Things for iPad Hits the App Store

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Cultured Code announced the immediate availability of Things for the ipad on Sunday. Things is a task management app that supports syncing with the Things for Mac OS X.

Things for the iPad supports task and project tracking, task prioritization, sports a Quick Entry pop-over view, syncs data with the Mac version of things via Wi-Fi, and more.

Things for the iPad is priced at US$19.99 and is available at Apple’s iTunes-based App Store.



The prices they are charging are ridiculous. The iPad app does not sync with the Mac, unless you’re connected to the same WiFi. Stupid. To not have OTA syncing like Evernote has is just crazy at that price.


I prefer Things over Evernote.
I have used both and Things is far more reliable and much easier to work with.
But, as they say, to each his/her own.

cheers from Oz


For that price it needs to sync via MobileMe as well. $20? Let the gold rush begin!


I’ve been using Things for Mac and iPhone for several months and it’s the first time I’ve been able to stick with a toDo organizer in my life.  It was a little pricey but its polish and simplicity have lived up to their own hype. 

I’ve been messing with EverNote for a few weeks and while there’s a few things that I think Things could probably borrow from EverNote, I’m not an advocate for the product…yet. 

The iPhone app also only syncs to the Mac via WiFi.  That alone made me wonder why can’t at least some of Apple’s services like contacts and calendar entries sync via WiFi instead of requiring a dock connection.  Never really thought about over-the-air (OTA) syncing, but since Things only logs items as complete on a daily basis, I don’t consider it a big deal.  Your mileage may vary.

But $20 for me to add Things for the iPad?  I saw the screenshots, they’re even better than the Mac version.  But c’mon, asking for your existing customers to shell out that much just to allow them to use your product on another device doesn’t sit well with me.  I’m not asking for it free, but at least offer me a discount.  $10 sounds a lot more reasonable for existing customers, $20 (or more) for new customers is fair and still cheaper than the desktop version.


OK, I wasn’t comparing EverNote and Thing as competing products. I am comparing the cost of each, compared to how much functionality they have.

? EverNote does a heck of a lot more than Thing.
? Evernote has OTA syncing to as many devices as you please.
? Evernote sync continually.

? Thing is great at what it does, but it doesn’t do much.
? Thing only syncs to on and connected computers.
? Thing requires you to be on the same WiFi network

? Evernote is $0.00 (free) for Mac to iPad to Mac syncing.
? Thing is $70.00 for Mac to iPad to Mac syncing.

No matter how pretty Thing’s interface is, it lacks cloud sync and is utterly ridiculously expensive for such a limited app. Thing is the epitome of style over substance.

Ref Librarian

I think it is called Things instead of Thing.


I’ve been thinking about this some more, it would be nice to see Things embrace EverNote’s ability to add photos and voice memos to tasks.  And I think the guys at Culture Code could implement such features without sacrificing the minamilist ease of use that Things is known for. 

And while EverNote does offer a very popular free version, there is also a paid subscription version for those that need some extra features.  However the free version does so much I see very few people needing to step up the paid version.


I agree with Substance. I love Things and use it on my MacBook Pro and iPhone. It is fundamentally larcenous to charge that amount to use the same software on another device. Bad, bad, bad.


I could be missing something but I can’t find a way to add contact info to my to-do items… I can’t believe how much this iPad app cost me! It lacks so many basic functions. Does anyone know if we can start (or if one already exists) a petition to Culture Code with a list of basic functions that should be incorporated into this overpriced app that is for some reason getting way too much positive press? The videos that they have out are very misleading. I’m NOT happy & I’m at a loss as to why everyone is giving this app such high marks.


Hehe… Get a refund and use ToDo instead.


How do I get a refund?

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