Eight Months With Things 3
Long-term use notes and the workflow I’ve settled into
I first wrote about Things 3 in May, shortly after I got access to it.
At the time, I was still swept up in its good looks, smooth operation, and refreshingly non-punitive take on carrying over incomplete tasks to the next day.
Nearly a year later, I’m still using Things. This makes it the only task management app to have successfully dethroned Todoist for more than a couple of months.
It’s given me time to settle into a workflow and analyze the long-term nuances of the app, especially in terms of how it compares to Todoist.
How I Use Things
In a word: very simply. Over time, I’ve whittled away a lot of unnecessary busywork in my usage pattern:
- I use Areas to segregate tasks into broad “containers” like Personal, Blog, Work, Photography, etc. I have only six Areas, and part of my New Years re-organization will likely reduce
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