Tell Siri To Add Reminders to Things for Mac

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  Something I’ve been using a lot lately is this handy iOS feature that allows me to tell Siri to add a reminder for something and that reminder gets automatically pulled into my Things for Mac app. In order to do this, you have to first make sure you’ve ticked the “Show reminders…” option in the Preferences section of Things. Then to add a Reminder, all I do is hold down my… Continue Reading

Never Forget Another Birthday Gift Again

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March is a birthday-filled month for us for some reason. I recently purchased five gifts for friends’ and friends’ kids’ birthdays. My productivity trick for never forgetting to buy birthday gifts is simply setting up recurring scheduled tasks in my to-do list app, Things. A lot of people use calendar events to remind themselves that they need to get birthday gifts. This isn’t a horrible idea, but I personally don’t like… Continue Reading

Things for Mac: The “Waiting For” Tag

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I think one of the biggest reasons for my success as a project manager has been that I hardly ever let things fall through the cracks. That’s a pretty bold statement, but I feel like that’s literally what you’re getting paid to do anyways–herd cats, crack the whip, and never drop the ball. The key to not letting things fall through the cracks is TRACKING EVERYTHING and ALWAYS FOLLOWING UP.… Continue Reading

Things for Mac: Projects and Areas

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Projects and Areas is my last topic in this six-part introduction to Things. Check out the five other features I covered in previous posts: Inbox Today Next Scheduled Someday Projects 101 A project is anything that is comprised of more than one task and has a distinct “finished” state. Cleaning the garage is a project, while House Upkeep is not. The only open project I have right now is this… Continue Reading

Things for Mac: Scheduled Tasks

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In this blog post, I cover my favorite feature of Things, Scheduled tasks. In previous posts in this blog series, I’ve covered the Inbox, Today, and Next. Scheduled Tasks 101 I cannot stress enough how useful the Scheduled section of Things is. I do think it is what separates Things from other popular productivity apps like Wunderlist and Omnifocus. Scheduled tasks are tasks that you’ve asked Things to remind you of… Continue Reading

Things for Mac: Today Section

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This is the second post in a six-post blog series about my productivity tool of choice, Things for Mac. My previous post covered the Inbox feature of Things, which is the “first stop” for capturing random thoughts and reminders that will later be processed into actionable tasks. The section I want to cover in today’s post is the Today section in Things. Today 101 The Today section in Things is… Continue Reading

Blog Series: The Best To Do List and Productivity App

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The bulk of my productivity system revolves around the productivity app called Things. It’s made by a software company called Cultured Code. It’s available for Mac, iOS, and even has an accompanying Watch app. I’ve been using Things for about six years now and still have yet to find anything else that works better for me. Things is really great for people like me who subscribe to the whole Getting… Continue Reading