Things for iPad adds insanely good keyboard shortcuts

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Things now has the best keyboard support of any iOS app
Things now has the best keyboard support of any iOS app
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Cultured Code’s lovely to-do app Things just got a massive update on iOS, and set the standard for iPad keyboard support at the same time. Now you can control pretty much anything from the keyboard, in a way that’s intuitive and useful, and not just there for power-nerds.

Also — finally — this update lets you drag tasks onto the Things sidebar to add them to your lists.

How to create a ‘do it later’ to-do list

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A deferred do-it-later list can transform your to do list.
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Todo lists are great for not forgetting to, you know, do stuff. But they can be tyrannical, stressing you out with an endless queue of tasks which need to be completed. Even if you are hyper-productive, and manage to get through most of your chores, your todo list can end up cluttered with lower-priority tasks that don’t need to be on it.

This, then, is where the do-it-later list comes in.

Pro Tip: Convert an iMessage to an Apple Notes checklist

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Checklists can make your shopping trip a lot easier.
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Pro Tip Cult of Mac bugDoes your husband/wife/boss/presumptuous, spoiled teenage kid send you lists via iMessage or SMS? Do you then spend the whole day flipping to the Messages app and scanning it to see which tasks you’ve done (or groceries you’ve dropped in your cart), and trying to work out what’s still left to do? Then you need to get that list out of the Messages app, and into the Notes app, turning it onto a checklist along the way. And don’t worry. This is so quick and easy, you can do it in a few seconds.

The Hit List Task Manager Gets Second Chance With New Developer

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Neglected iOS and Mac app The Hit List has been snapped up by Karelia software, promising to breath life into a pretty great to-do app. One look at the iOS version of The Hit List tells you all you need to know: it still sports an aged iOS 6-style interface, and there is still no iPad version. That’s pretty bad for an app that costs $50 on the desktop, and requires a $2-per-month subscription to sync with the $10 iPhone app.

Hopefully that’ll be fixed soon now the app is in better hands.

Slick Task Management With Mailbox, Drafts, Gmail And (Maybe) IFTTT [How To]

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Cult of Mac reader James Broccoli asks:

My answer was “Sure!”

. And if you don’t like this post, make sure to address all your complaints to Mr. Broccoli.

Finish Things When You Want Them Finished [Review]

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Finish what's most important first.
Finish what's most important first.

Another week, another todo list. Given the fundamental simplicity of todo lists as we used to know them (scraps of paper with stuff scribbled on), it’s amazing that there’s so much endless innovation in the field of virtual ones. But so it goes, and Finish is one of the latest apps to try and add a new twist. And mostly, it succeeds.