Moving from Things 2 to Things 3

Last Updated: Nov 01, 2019 10:04AM CET

Here’s how Things 2 users can move their to-dos over to the new app.

First of all, if you’re an existing customer, we want to thank you for purchasing Things and supporting its development over the years. As a small company with a single product, we rely on your support to continuing making the app and hope you’ll love all the new features in Things 3!

Will my Things 2 license for Mac work with Things 3?

No. Things 3 is a new app, sold separately from Things 2. This is also our first paid update (since 1.0!) for existing users.

Can I get a discount on Things 3 if I already own Things 2?

Due to the way the App Store works, there’s no way to offer discounted pricing for only some people – it only allows us to lower the price for everyone. We discounted the apps for 2 weeks after the initial release of Things 3 on May 18, 2017, and a second time from October 15–31, 2019, to help our remaining Things 2 users upgrade at a lower cost. We reached out to those users via in-app notifications and emails to make them aware of the discount. With the discount periods over, the apps are back to the regular price. However, if you bought Things 2 on or after 1 March 2017, please contact us (with your proof of purchase) for a free upgrade.

Can I try Things 3 before buying?

If you’re on a Mac, yes – just download the fully-functional 15-day trial (requires macOS 10.13 or later).

If you’re on iPad, iPhone, or Apple Watch, Apple doesn’t provide any way to offer a trial version. Sorry.

How do I buy Things 3?

Things 3 is available from the App Store for Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch. To install the apps you must be running at least macOS 10.13, iOS/iPadOS 12, and watchOS 5.

Buy Things for Mac

Buy Things for iPad

Buy Things for iPhone & Watch

How do I move my to-dos from Things 2 to Things 3?

You can migrate your to-dos via Things Cloud. Learn more here.

Will Things 3 sync with Things 2?

No. Things 3 has new features that don’t exist in Things 2, and to support those new features your Things Cloud account will be automatically upgraded to a new sync schema that doesn’t work with the older versions.

Will you continue to support Things 2?

Things 2 was retired in May 2017. Since Things 2 has been removed from sale, there’s no way for us to release maintenance updates for it.

Please note that syncing for Things 2 will be discontinued on February 1, 2020. For more details, please visit this page.


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