Things 3 users, is it the wrong time to jump in?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Paco II, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    I’ve been eyeing Things 3. The cost of entry for all three platform is pricey. v3 has been out about 10 months I think. And since they can never offer discounted upgrade pricing, I am weary about jumping in 10 months into the life of this product.

    For you Things 3 users, would love your feedback: Are there rumblings of when v4 will come out? Jumping in at the beginning of a lifecycle would be way easier to digest, than jumping in now, spending all that money, just to have v4 rollout in a month or two.
     
  2. nnoble, Mar 30, 2018
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    nnoble macrumors 6502

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    Things 3 was a quantum leap from it’s predecessor and it came just as users were wondering about the developers commitment. Version 3 was a stunning leap by a developer who is probably not influenced by demand from some users for a pointless yearly even monthly release schedule . This is all anecdotal, but my take is there is no ‘Things 4’ on the horizon but that development will be ongoing, incremental, when necessary.
     
  3. macjunk(ie) macrumors 6502a

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    What is it specifically about Things 3 the you like? There are other competing apps (2Do) that are cheaper and get the job done.
     
  4. jojoba macrumors 68000

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    Like the poster above me, I really like 2Do - cheaper but much of the same functionality.
     
  5. randomplaydo macrumors member

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    If there was a Things 4 even on the horizon it would be on the status board, but isn't. Things 3 was on the status board for over a year in beta tester mode before it finally released. I think you probably have another 1-2 years at least before you see a Things 4. https://culturedcode.com/status/

    But the dev DOES do regular releases with little extra features and bug fixes, so it's always in active development.
     
  6. nnoble macrumors 6502

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    The poster you referred to did not say he really liked 2Do, he merely stated it was 'cheaper' and had 'much' of the same functionality. For those wanting to bridge the gap between making do (with something that is not quite what you want, and 'really liking', and you can probably see why Things 3 is a 5* application.
     
  7. MacGizmo macrumors 65816

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    If you have a Mac, iPad and iPhone, you're looking at $80. For a To-Do app. The first thing I would add to my list is finding a cheaper To-Do app.

    2Do seems much more flexible and feature-rich. At $50 for all three devices it's a little easier to swallow, but still seems a bit steep (for my needs, anyway).

    This is one of those app genres that people will find any price to be well worth it, or absolutely insane. I fall into the latter category, but I can manage with Apple's built-in Reminders, Notes and Calendar apps.
     
  8. philosopherdog macrumors 6502a

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    Look at how long Things 3 took. It will be years. Considering these are not subscription based it is actually good value for a properly native app that syncs flawlessly and that is obsessively attentive to detail.
     

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