Top 5 Things 3 Alternatives

Top 5 Things 3 Alternatives

Things 3 is a powerful GTD-like application but between its higher pricing point and its limited availability to only Apple devices, it can't be used by everyone. Thankfully, there are lots of great alternatives on the market, but which one to choose?

Today, we're going to explore 5 of the well-known Things 3 competitors and some of our choices span across multiple platforms so you can easily pick the most suitable one for you.

1. OmniFocus 3 (LINK)

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Main features:

  • OmniFocus is the perfect app for GTD (the Getting Things Done method) users, thanks to features like Actions, Projects and Review.

  • It's only available on iOS and Mac, they recently released a Web version but it isn't a standalone version, it only syncs with existing databases set up with the macOS or iOS versions of OmniFocus.

Pricing:

  • Cross-Platform Subscription: $9.99/month (or $99.99 billed annually)

  • OmniFocus 3 Stand-Alone: from $49.99 per platform

Where to get it:

  • Find out more here.

2. TickTick (LINK)

Main Features:

  • TickTick is a reliable app that works across 10+ platforms.

  • The five different calendar views make it easier to check and manage your schedule.

  • You can easily share lists and assign tasks to other people.

  • The app provides a modern and an easy to the eyes colorful experience.

Pricing:

  • FREE

  • Premium: $27.99/year

Where to get it:

  • Find out more here.

3. Sorted 3 (LINK)

Main Features:

  • Sorted has a very similar look to Things 3 and allows you to schedule events, tasks and notes.

  • The auto-schedule feature maps out your day for you and you can also choose how much time you want for your breaks between tasks.

  • This is a multi-gesture app and the Magic Select feature is perfect to highlight your tasks and move them forward and backward in bulk.

  • Perfect for mobile-only professionals since it's only available through the App Store.

Pricing:

  • iOS: $9.99

Where to get it:

4. Todoist (LINK)

Main Features:

  • Todoist is a reliable app that works across multiple platforms.

  • The powerful auto-schedule feature allows you to easily plan your days, avoiding task overload.

  • The upcoming redesign is going to make it more similar to Things 3 with the introduction of section headers, easier to use subtasks, and more.

Pricing:

  • FREE

  • Premium: $39/year

  • Business: $39/user per year

Where to get it:

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5. 2Do (LINK)

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Main Features:

  • 2Do is designed to meet your needs to quickly capture your thoughts and ideas and enter multiple tasks.

  • Perfect for GTD users thanks to a wide range of features like Sort, Focus, Tag, Location and Date-Range filters.

  • The layout can be very simple or become more complex according to your needs, thanks to the ability to group related tasks together and apply sorting, search filters and focus filters on each list separately.

Pricing:

  • iOS: FREE (+ in-app purchases)

  • Mac: $49.99

  • Android: FREE (+ in-app purchases)

Where to get it:


None of these meet your needs, but Things 3 still does.

Check out our beginner’s guide to Things 3 Skillshare class (LINK).

Whilst Things 3 is a powerful GTD-like application, it is expensive. In total, Things 3 will cost you a total of $80 on all of your devices (MacOS, iPhone and iPad) - this is costly. So making sure Things 3 is the best to-do list application for you is essential. With that being said, we’ve crafted this course to help you make that decision, before you by and learn alongside Things 3 when you’ve made that decision.

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