Importing To-Dos From Other Apps

Last Updated: May 24, 2017 03:48PM CEST

Here’s how you can import your to-dos from other apps into Things.

This page is about importing to-dos on the Mac. If you’re looking to import to-dos on iOS, go to Things > Settings > Help > Import

How to Use the AppleScripts

Some of the import options below require you to download an AppleScript. Here’s how to use it:

  1. Download the AppleScript you’d like to use via the Download AppleScript link.
  2. Locate the downloaded file and double-click it. This will launch the AppleScript Editor .
  3. In the toolbar, click the ▶ Run button.

Import from Wunderlist

Your lists are imported as Projects in Things, but some of them might be better off as Areas. Consider creating a new area and moving your tasks over. Repeating tasks are imported, but are not set to repeat, please re-create them inside Things. The importer will ask you to log into your Wunderlist account so we can transfer your to-dos into Things.

  1. On your Mac, open Things.
  2. In the menu bar at the top of your screen, click File > Import > Import from Wunderlist.

Import from OmniFocus 2 (Pro)

Due to a bug in our current version, the import may fail for you. Please follow the instructions below to resolve the issue. Sorry for the trouble!

If you bought Things through the Mac App Store

Please email us for instructions on how to resolve the issue.

If you are using the trial version

  1. In the menu bar at the top of your screen, click Things > Check for Updates.
  2. Install the update.
  3. Run the script again.

Imports projects and to-dos with due dates and notes, converts top-level folders to areas, and contexts to tags. Once downloaded, you’ll need to right-click this app to run it. Please note that only the Pro version of OmniFocus provides AppleScript support, so it will only work if you have that version installed.

Download Importer

Import from Apple Reminders

To import from Apple Reminders, please have a look at this page.

Import from Outlook for Mac

When you run the script, you’ll be provided with some options for including projects, completed to-dos, categories, and priorities. Notes will be imported as HTML markup.

Download AppleScript

Import from Toodledo

Uses a Toodledo XML export file. Imports to-dos with due dates, notes, and contexts as tags. Creates projects from your project folders. To-dos without a project go into the Next list.

Download AppleScript

Import from a plaintext file

Creates a to-do for each line in a plaintext file. If you hit ⇥ Tab after a title, the text that follows will be imported as a note: title ⇥ Tab note

Download AppleScript

If you would like to send us an AppleScript to import data from other apps, email us.

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