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  1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar


    On Thursday, as a part of the Cupertino-based Apple's ritualistic practice of picking a worthy paid application in the App Store to be showcased for a week and offered to users as a free download, Apple has selected the highly popular Things to-do list application by Cultured Code GmbH & Co. KG.

    Both the iPhone version (normally $9.99) and the iPad version (normally $19.99) are currently available as a free download in the iOS App Store as a direct result of being selected as the App of the Week, and they will remain free in the iOS App Store until November 28th. As a bonus, the application developer is also selling the Mac version of the Things application at a 30% off discount this week to celebrate Thanksgiving.

    Things is a task manager application with a beautiful user interface that helps you get things done and remind yourself of what has to be done. You can take advantage of due dates, repeating tasks, priorities, and even view completed tasks in your log. The application is packed with features to help you stay productive throughout your day.



    If you want to take advantage of the freebie and/or sale while it's available you can follow the following App Store links:

    2014-11-20 03:52 PM
  2. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
    Just out of curiosity, what makes this better than the default reminders app that has Siri support. It'd take one heck of a feature set top convince me it was worth giving up Siri.

    ......beware......
    Just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man!
    2014-11-20 03:56 PM
  3. rodnutz's Avatar
    I'm curious how you even make sense of the stock Reminders app. No offense to you, but it's so ugly and messy I just can't make sense of how to use it effectively. I've even watched a few Youtube videos and it's still very confusing.
    2014-11-20 04:47 PM
  4. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
    I'm curious how you even make sense of the stock Reminders app. No offense to you, but it's so ugly and messy I just can't make sense of how to use it effectively. I've even watched a few Youtube videos and it's still very confusing.
    I agree somewhat.

    I think the UI of the Reminders application is so horrendous.
    2014-11-20 04:52 PM
  5. HovikGas's Avatar
    I agree somewhat.

    I think the UI of the Reminders application is so horrendous.
    Yea, but SpidermanAPV has it spot on. 9 out of 10 times, I use Siri to "remind me to X when I get home," or something along those lines... I wish there was a jailbreak tweak that allowed you to choose a third-party app, like they used to have one for Siri and Google Maps... Better yet, I wish Apple allowed it natively, but that's not gonna happen...
    2014-11-20 05:00 PM
  6. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
    Yea, but SpidermanAPV has it spot on. 9 out of 10 times, I use Siri to "remind me to X when I get home," or something along those lines... I wish there was a jailbreak tweak that allowed you to choose a third-party app, like they used to have one for Siri and Google Maps... Better yet, I wish Apple allowed it natively, but that's not gonna happen...
    Actually there is a native work around for Google maps. Say what you normally would, then say "by transit." Apple maps has no transit support so it opens it in google maps.

    ......beware......
    Just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man!
    2014-11-20 05:24 PM
  7. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
    Yea, but SpidermanAPV has it spot on. 9 out of 10 times, I use Siri to "remind me to X when I get home," or something along those lines... I wish there was a jailbreak tweak that allowed you to choose a third-party app, like they used to have one for Siri and Google Maps... Better yet, I wish Apple allowed it natively, but that's not gonna happen...
    I love using Siri to set reminders, and I don't use any other applications for reminders, but I do agree that the UI for Reminders has a lot to be desired.
    2014-11-20 05:30 PM
  8. novadam's Avatar
    I'm downloading to my phone and iPad simply because it saves $30. Will figure out later if I actually want to use it. Thanks for the heads up!
    2014-11-20 05:59 PM
  9. jsuddu0109's Avatar
    I'm downloading to my phone and iPad simply because it saves $30. Will figure out later if I actually want to use it. Thanks for the heads up!
    Same here. Though I still don't see how the Mac app could be worth $35.
    2014-11-20 06:56 PM
  10. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
    Same here. Though I still don't see how the Mac app could be worth $35.
    I definitely agree.
    2014-11-20 07:38 PM
  11. jsuddu0109's Avatar
    I definitely agree.
    And that's with the "discount" lol.
    2014-11-20 07:42 PM
  12. novadam's Avatar
    I went into the settings for the app and it has Siri integration -- I guess you use Siri to enter to dos into the stock app and then they import into Things. Or something like that.
    2014-11-20 07:44 PM
  13. Rcworship's Avatar
    I don't understand how the stock Reminders app UI is such a big deal. Do you hang out in Reminders for that long? I use the heck out of Siri for reminding me, but then I simply get in, delete old reminders, get out, and get on with it! It may not be the best, but for a couple minutes a day, if that, who cares?! It just does't affect me...
    2014-11-20 08:54 PM
  14. Blue's Avatar
    YES !
    I'm using Fantastical calendar app with it's reminders. If I set a reminder with Siri it's also at my Fatastical reminders because probably all apps can import iOS reminders. So, where exactly is the problem using Siri with any other reminder app ?
    2014-11-20 08:58 PM
  15. novadam's Avatar
    I'm not really getting why Things is so expensive. I'm going to keep using it for a while longer, but I'm still sold on Fantastical, which has reminders from the stock app built in ... and so much more.

    Also, Things only imports reminders from the default list. I have multiple lists in the stock app, like groceries (my wife and I share an Icloud Account for reminders, contacts, etc).
    2014-11-20 09:00 PM
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