The Ultimate Guide for switching from a PC to a Mac
(Part 2 - coming soon)

Monday, December 17, 2007

Tip #2: Things, a to-do application!

Don't forget to check out the tip posted earlier today. This is really more a review than a tip and it is about the new to-do application called Things. It is currently in alpha testing, but MacUpdate added the alpha preview to the promotion bundle today. If you already bought the bundle, you can download it now and if you haven't bought it yet, it is still available here on MacUpdate. Here is my review of Things:

I really didn't understand the point of this app at first. I thought that we already had everything we needed with to-dos in Mail. The truth is that I never once used to-dos in Mail, but having it totally separate, I started using it (I'll see if it goes on!). The interface is very intuitive and it has the "shiny" iTunes look. I haven't found any bug yet and it seems very solid for an alpha version. Another thing is that deleting works like in iPhoto, it goes in a separate Trash for this application. Emptying the trash is not obvious because it is not possible to right-click on the trash and empty it from there. You actually have to go to the "Things" menu or use the shortcut "Shift - Command - Delete" (it's the same shortcut than in the Finder so that is good). One thing that will certainly be missing in the future is iPhone synching. Apple will most likely add iPhone synching to Mail's to-dos, but the chances of that happening with Things are slim. Overall, I would say it is 4/5.


Blogger zevie said...

WOW, this program really helps :) Thanks, i would also like if you can have links for programs, like this more often.

December 17, 2007 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger Hasan said...

it's a great application, but did take a look at OmniFocus. best app ever

December 20, 2007 at 4:20 PM  

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