Things 3 Coming In 2014 As Sales Of Popular To-Do App Reach 1 Million

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Things has been a staple to-do app on iOS and OS X since the iPhone app was first released back in 2008. And despite its infamously slow update cycle, it remains popular.

The Apple Design Award-winning app has not yet received its major iOS 7 redesign, but today Cultured Code has announced that Things 3 will be coming “as early as possible in 2014.”

On top of that, Cultured Code is also announcing that Things has sold one million copies to date.

For a little over a year now, we’ve been working on Things 3, which will be available for the Mac, iPhone, and iPad. It introduces a fresh new visual style, a revised user interface, more structure for your lists, and an array of great new features that are designed to make you more productive. We’ve revisited many areas of the app that have been neglected in the past, and renovated much of our codebase. It’s the most ambitious update we’ve ever undertaken.

The 11-person Cultured Code team originally wanted to show off Things 3 by the end of this year, but they haven’t been able to get the apps ready yet. “While we understand the desire for a concrete time estimate, they are notoriously hard to get right.” Those interested can check out the company’s status board to stay updated on the development of Things 3.

With respect to iOS 7 we were faced with a pretty straightforward decision back in June. Apple had just unveiled iOS 7, and we were knee-deep in the development of Things 3. The decision was to either continue development of Things 3 as planned, or to halt development, revive the old Things 2 code, and ship a half-hearted re-skin of our app. It’s clear now what we chose to do. This means that you’ll have to stick with the Things 2 design a bit longer, but it also means that Things 3 will ship much sooner than it would have otherwise.

Things 2, which was released with cloud syncing in August 2012, costs $50 on the Mac, $20 on the iPad, and $10 on the iPhone. You can learn more about the app on the Cultured Code website.

A specific release date for Things 3 hasn’t been announced, but expect to see more early next year.

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