Things task manager updated for iPadOS with multi-window, Today widget tweaks, more

Alongside the release of iPadOS 13.1 today, Cultured Code has released Things version 3.10 for iPad. The popular task management app now supports improved multitasking, a new widget for the Today view, and more.

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One the biggest changes in iPadOS 13.1 is support for running multiple instances of the same app. Things for iPad now supports that new feature:

Opening a second window is easy. Just tap & hold Things’ icon in the dock, then drag it to the side of your screen. Et voila – two windows! Now you can drag & drop between them to get organized.

Things has also added several new keyboard shortcuts for multi-window support, including ⌘Cmd + Ctrl + N for opening a new window ⌘Cmd + ` for switching between two windows, and ⌘Cmd + W for closing a window.

iPadOS 13.1 also allows you to pin widgets to your Home screen for the first time with the Today view. The Things widget has been updated with a new interface that is better suited for this use case, as you can see in the image above.

Things version 3.10 for iPad also taps into new Shortcuts features:

There’s also an exciting new feature this year called conversational shortcuts: a new way to create to-dos by speaking to Siri. To create a conversational shortcut, use Things’ Add To-Do action in the Shortcuts app. But instead of entering a title for your to-do, simply set it to Ask Each Time.

Other new features of Things include integration with the system-wide Dark Mode, support for the new Share sheet, accessibility improvements, a new Reminders importer, and more.

  • Reminders Inbox – Apple’s Reminders app has changed quite a bit this year. We’ve reworked the existing feature for adding to-dos to Things’ Inbox; it’s now called “Reminders Inbox” in Settings.
  • Reminders Import – We’ve also built a new “Reminders Import” feature for users who want to migrate their entire Reminders database over to Things. You’ll find this feature in Settings > Import.
  • New Gestures – Things supports the new text gestures in iPadOS and iOS 13. These gestures make it easier to select, copy, and paste; you can also undo typing with a swipe. See Apple’s documentation for more info.

Things 3.10 is available on the App Store as a $19.99 download. You can read more on the Cultured Code blog here.

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