Things 3 automation for iOS, a reader’s Mac and iPhone setup, a big improvement to MindNode, and more

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Automations and Workflows for Things on iOS: The Complete Guide »

Automations and Workflows for Things on iOS: The Complete Guide

In a significant update to Things 3, Cultured Code has added deep linking features that allow for new levels of automation and workflows for Things on iPhone and iPad. In this guide, we cover all the ways you can use these Things iOS Workflows to your advantage, plus we’ve got several examples and downloads for you.

Bonus! One more thing…

The Complete Guide to Managing Tasks in Things (Video)

If you struggle to keep up with all your tasks, we can show you some organization tips that may help you.

We put together a video that shows you everything you need to know about a task in Things:

  • The difference between start dates and due dates and how to use them effectively.
  • How to set up reminders so you never forget an important task again.
  • How to use checklists for tasks that require more than one step.
  • How to configure daily, weekly, monthly, or even annual repeating tasks.
  • And more…

You don’t have to use any of these things in your tasks if you don’t want to. But knowing what they are and how they all work will help you be more organized, save time, and ensure you are using Things in the way that suits you best.

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Justin Hamilton’s Mac and iPhone setup »

Justin Hamilton’s Mac and iPhone setup

Justin Hamilton is a first-year student at the University of Delaware where he studies computer engineering, writes music, and also takes pictures.

MindNode improves integration with Things 3 »

The latest release of MindNode, on both iOS and macOS, is all about smarter integration with other apps, particularly Things 3.

The latest update makes our pick for the best mind mapping solution that much better — and I wasn’t even a mind mapping person before MindNode.

How to export your podcast subscriptions from Overcast to Workouts++ »

Workouts++ is the best standalone activity tracker for Apple Watch, and one of its best features is the ability to listen to podcasts while working out. Since there is no Apple Podcasts support in Apple Watch, this is currently the only way to listen to podcasts while your iPhone isn’t paired to your Apple Watch.

Unread 1.9 introduces Inoreader support and improved iPhone X functionality »

Our pick for the best RSS reader for iPhone and iPad was updated last week, bringing with it new RSS client support, improved iPhone X features, and new Safari Reader options. Unread’s new functionality maintains its support for the latest RSS features, but ensures a pleasant reading experience remains at the forefront of its priorities.

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