Has anyone ever used the things app on iOS (or android for that matter). I’m a keen user of the reminder stock app on the iPhone but feel like I could do more with it? It’s rather expensive but I don’t mind paying for quality and the reviews are great! What’s everyone’s experience with it?
I love it, but I use it alongside another app called Memento (which integrates directly with system reminders).
So all my day to day reminders go through iOS (albeit effectively in a different skin with added features), and then I use Things for more long term lists/tracking stuff, as opposed to pure reminders.
E.g. I keep track of credit card spending (and which friends owes me what for the cinema/gig tickets, or airbnb etc etc), I have a list of things I wanna buy (and then sub-lists for kitchen stuff / clothes / tech etc etc).
I think it’s a fantastic app overall, great UI and UX, but my main gripe is that it doesn’t integrate directly with system reminders, so there’s no way of making tasks made in Things show up in my calendar app for instance. And thus I wouldn’t put anything time based in there because then I would lose access to it in the rest of my workflow.
I used to use it, but I’m a heavy user of Shortcuts and Things really doesn’t play nicely. Their decision to have the iOS and iPadOS versions to be wholly separate apps means you have to piss about when writing Shortcuts that interact with Things. You basically have to run a “if i’m running on an iPad do this, but if I’m running on an iPhone do this” check with every step and it’s miserable.