Written by: Adam Christianson
Categories: Macworld 2009, Podcast
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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. A special episode of the Maccast from Macworld 2009. Talking with Michael Simmons from Cultured Code about their new task management application for the Mac, iPhone, and iPod Touch, called Things.
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I’ve using Things since the start of the beta and had been waiting anxiously to buy it to show my suppport for the program. I think that you will find that it will really help you to GTD due to its simplicity and elegance. Also, I recommend adding GTD the book to your Things next actions list.
It would be nice to get a comparison between Things and OmniFocus. From the screen shots, and what I heard on the podcast I don’t see any major differences.
I agree with Eric comment about a comparison. However I would also like to see The Hit List added to that comparison.
The only way to distribute iPhone applications is on the App Store. So we have to sell the Mac and iPhone versions separately. Apple does not provide a way to offer bundles.
I’ve been using Things on and off since the beta. I spent one week using Things, The Hit List (THL) and OmniFocus (OF). Comparing THL to anything is not really fair since it’s in Beta and fairly new. It came down to Things and OF, OF has a hugh following but for me Things just seemed to work. And more importantly they have a team that “gets it” when it comes to task management. There are several things I would like to see in the mobile version of Things, but the biggest one for me is the ability to sync the “Areas” on the desktop add to the mobile app.
Overall Things is a winner for me. However, I really wish Apple would buy them and beef it up and integrate iCal, To-dos, Things, Notes,etc….similar to Entourage without the mail.
Michael’s kind of Goofy. Then again, successful people are always different.