Keyboard Shortcuts for iPad

Last Updated: Aug 14, 2018 12:35PM CEST

You can control Things on your Mac and iPad with keyboard shortcuts. We have listed all of them below.


Show keyboard shortcuts for:

To quickly get an overview of the most common keyboard shortcuts inside the app, press and hold ⌘ Cmd. To quickly access this support page from Things, hit ⌘ Cmd + ⇧ Shift + ?.

Create new items

⌘ Cmd + N Create a new to-do
Space Create a new to-do below selection*
⌘ Cmd + V Paste plain text to create new to-dos
⌘ Cmd + ⇧ Shift + C Create a checklist in an open to-do
⌘ Cmd + ⌥ Opt + N Create a new project
⌘ Cmd + ⇧ Shift + N Create a new heading in a project
Ctrl + Space Open Quick Entry*
⌘ Cmd + ↩ Return Save Quick Entry
*On some keyboards, these shortcuts can cause undesired results. You can disable them in Things > Settings > General > Keyboard. If you are looking for an alternative way to switch keyboard languages, you can also use the fn key.


 

Edit items

↩ Return Open a to-do or project
⌘ Cmd + ↩ Return Save and close
⌘ Cmd + . Escape (Save and close)
⌘ Cmd + Z Undo
⌘ Cmd + ⇧ Shift + Z Redo
⌘ Cmd + D Duplicate a to-do or project
⌘ Cmd + C Copy a to-do or project
⌘ Cmd + V Paste a to-do or project
⌘ Cmd + K Complete selected items
⌘ Cmd + ⌥ Opt + K Cancel selected items
Delete Delete selected items
⌘ Cmd + L Move completed to Logbook
 

Select items

Select item above
Select item below
⇧ Shift + Extend selection upwards
⇧ Shift + Extend selection downwards
⌥ Opt + ⇧ Shift + Extend selection to the top
⌥ Opt + ⇧ Shift + Extend selection to the bottom
⌘ Cmd + A Select everything
⌘ Cmd + ⌥ Opt + A De-select everything
 

Move items

⌘ Cmd + ⇧ Shift + M Move selection to another list
⌘ Cmd + Move selection up
⌘ Cmd + Move selection down
⌘ Cmd + ⌥ Opt + Move selection to top of list
⌘ Cmd + ⌥ Opt + Move selection to bottom of list
 

Edit Dates

⌘ Cmd + S Show Jump Start
⌘ Cmd + T Start Today
⌘ Cmd + E Start This Evening
⌘ Cmd + R Start Anytime
⌘ Cmd + O Start Someday
Ctrl + ] Start date +1 day
Ctrl + [ Start date -1 day
Ctrl + ⇧ Shift + ] Start date + 1 week
Ctrl + ⇧ Shift + [ Start date - 1 week
⌘ Cmd + ⇧ Shift + D Add a Deadline
Ctrl + . Deadline + 1 day
Ctrl + , Deadline - 1 day
Ctrl + ⇧ Shift + > Deadline +1 week
Ctrl + ⇧ Shift + < Deadline -1 week
⌘ Cmd + ⇧ Shift + R Make to-do or project repeating
 
⌘ Cmd + 1 Go to Inbox
⌘ Cmd + 2 Go to Today
⌘ Cmd + 3 Go to Upcoming
⌘ Cmd + 4 Go to Anytime
⌘ Cmd + 5 Go to Someday
⌘ Cmd + 6 Go to Logbook
⌘ Cmd + ⇧ Shift + L Show in list
⌥ Opt + Scroll to top
⌥ Opt + Scroll to bottom
⌘ Cmd + / Hide or show sidebar
⌘ Cmd + Ctrl + ⌥ Opt + Navigate up in the sidebar
⌘ Cmd + Ctrl + ⌥ Opt + Navigate down in the sidebar
 
any key Start typing to begin a search
⌘ Cmd + F Find
 

Tags

⌘ Cmd + ⇧ Shift + T Open tag window inside an element
⌘ Cmd + ⌥ Opt + T Open tag window in a list to filter
⌥ Opt + Space Toggle tag on/off inside tag popover
Ctrl + shortcut Apply tag
Ctrl + ⌥ Opt + shortcut Filter for a tag
⌘ Cmd + . Close tag window
 

Interacting with Popovers

Popovers are the windows that open up on top of the main Things interface, for example when you use a shortcut to create a new to-do in the Inbox, or make an item repeating, or pick a new list.

 
⌘ Cmd + ↩ Return Quick Entry only: Save and close
⌥ Opt + ↩ Return Quick Entry only: Save and close
⌘ Cmd + . Escape (contextual meaning)
↩ Return Accept selection in popover
Cycle forwards through text fields
⇧ Shift + Cycle backwards through text fields
or Move inside accessible fields
⌘ Cmd + , Open Settings

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