Don't Be Managed By Your Task List

Shawn Blanc

Hi! My name is Shawn Blanc, and I run The Sweet Setup.

Our goal here is to help you make the most of your time and attention. We do this by researching the very best apps for your Mac, iPad, and iPhone.

We also know a lot about workflows, staying focused, and best practices. That’s why our work has been featured in and referenced by sites such as Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, and MacStories. And we have helped over 10,000 customers.

Things 3 is the best task management app out there. It is simple and easy to use, and it has a beautiful design. While being powerful enough for even the most detailed and organized power user, it is also simple enough for the rest of us.

In our most-popular course, All The Things, we will quickly show you how to get up and running with Things 3.

Moreover, you will get additional, in-depth systems for a more calm approach to productivity and easier task management. (More on that later.)

— Shawn

P.S. Already know you want the course? Click here.

All The Things: A Calm Productivity and Task Management Course

Is your task list longer than your arm?

Not only do you need to focus on the important things, you also can’t lose track of the little stuff which still needs to get done.

Which of these sounds less frightening?

Don't tell me. The second one, right?

Some folks think they have a better chance racing against laser sharks than they do of setting up a good productivity system. Clearly, as tasks build up, it can be a bit overwhelming.

Good news is that you’re not alone. It seems just about everyone is drowning in tasks (no pun intended). Did you know...

63% of people spend most of their time on busywork.

Yep. We asked more than 2,000 people if their day is spent mostly on busywork or important work. And guess what? The majority of people said busywork.

Which means two things...

And frankly, that sucks. It means you're swimming against the tide, not making any progress at all.

“Distraction is the enemy of creativity. Value emerges as the product of focused work.”

Jocelyn K. Glei, Author and Podcaster

Things 3 is the Best Productivity and Task Management App

There are a lot — and I mean a lot — of options available in this golden age of getting stuff done.

But none of them have the same degree of polish and delight that you will find in Things 3.

Just recently (2017), Things 3 won the prestigious Apple Design Award. This app is a perfect combination of powerful organization underneath a simple design. Things 3 is easy to use for the most basic of lists, yet powerful enough for the most ambitious and busy amongst us.

Things 3 provides all the features you need to be more productive while still maintaining a simple interface that limits distractions so you can focus on accomplishing the task at hand.

The reason I’ve grown so fond of Things is that it helps me to set it and forget it.

Things is a "Forgetful" Task App

For better or worse, I am a naturally organized person. Which means my brain is always thinking things through. I don’t want a task management app for the sake of remembering something, but rather for the sake of forgetting it.

I need a place to dump all the ideas, projects, and to-do items that come my way so I can happily live in the here-and-now rather than in the what’s-to-come. And Things’ ability to handle vast amounts of tasks while keeping them in order with lists and notes is better than any other app I’ve used.

That’s why we use Things 3, and that’s why we want to help you learn Things and discover everything it’s capable of doing.

The Tip of the Iceberg

There is so much to this app, you won't believe it...

Some of my favorite features in Things 3 include:

We’ll show you how to make the most of all these features, and more...

Matthew Candler

Shawn has taken his approach to meaningful productivity and made it accessible for life. With helpful tech tips as well as analog insights, my goals all just got a huge boost!

I simply can't believe the amount of value and content in this course. It was so good I binged it like Netflix.

Matthew Candler

Shawn Blanc’s Hybrid Productivity Method

Here's a video taken from the course where I show how I use both digital and analog tools to manage my tasks.

P.S. In All the Things (Pro), there is over an hour and a half of additional video content that goes into significantly more detail explaining exactly how I use these tools, the templates I use for my daily and weekly planning and reviewing, and more.

You Can Manage All The Things

This productivity course has two parts…

PART 1: In-Depth Training for Things 3

Here we will be doing a complete video walkthrough of the Things 3 app suite. We will show you everything you need to take full advantage of this app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

We will also be including several advanced Things 3 workflow examples with AppleScripts for the Things Power Users out there. And a handful of workflow setup interviews featuring seasoned Things users, so you can get a peek behind the curtain of how other people are using Things 3 to manage their tasks.

PART 2: Advanced Workflows for Productivity and Task Management

Tools, like Things 3, are only half the equation. Which is why we are also creating an entire series of videos on goal setting, productivity systems, and more.

This is where the real magic happens...

In Part 2, you will discover our best practices, templates, personal systems, and more for managing your tasks and being productive.

Note: What you will discover in Part 2 are ideas and workflows that you can use no matter which app you use (from Things, to OmniFocus, Todoist, or even a physical journal).

Sean McCabe

If what’s important always seems like whatever’s URGENT, you’re going to feel overwhelmed. Break the cycle.

This course will help you get freedom from the urgent so you can find margin for the meaningful.

Sean McCabe

Learn From the Best

As part of All the Things (Pro), there are 6 interviews with busy folks like you and me — writers, managers, entrepreneurs, creatives, moms & dads — who have an ability to stay focused and productive. We discuss topics and examples related to managing tasks, staying focused, keeping work and life in balance, and more.

Setup Interviews

Additionally, there are 7 Things Users Setup Interviews featuring Federico Viticci, Joanna Eitel, Mo Bunnell, Marius Masalar, Ben Brooks, Katie Finlayson, and Blake Stratton. These folks share how and why they use Things to manage their tasks and keep their life organized and under control.

“When it comes to our actions, disorder and distraction are death.”

Ryan Holiday, Best-Selling Author

All the Things Productivity Course works on all your devices

All The Things (Pro)

The complete training. Every productivity video, screencast tutorial, interviews, and workflows for Things 3. Also includes transcripts, downloadable videos, and productivity templates.

David Sparks

Shawn gets it. And best of all ... he can help you get it, too. I found this course to be affirming and helpful.

David Sparks, Cohost of Mac Power Users podcast

30-Day, Money-Back Guarantee

Please take a month to check out the class. If, for any reason, you’re not completely satisfied just let us know and we’ll be glad to give you a full refund. No questions asked. It’s zero risk on your part.

All the Things (Basic)

Just the screencast tutorials for Things 3, user setup interviews, and the advanced scripts.

All the Things (Analog)

Get all the productivity training videos, expert interviews, and productivity templates but none of the Things 3 screencasts.

Upgrade: Save 50% on the Entire TSS Course Library

Many of our 14,000 customers have purchase multiple courses from the TSS library. If you want to skip ahead, you can also save over $600 in the process. Buy the full library of our popular courses that cover Productivity, Idea Development, Time Management, Habits, and more.

The Complete Training Bundle includes all 9 of the TSS video courses: Simple Habits; Timeblocking + Time Tracking; All the Things; Mastering Mind Maps; Learn Ulysses; Day One in Depth; Learn GoodNotes + Templates; The Productivity Flywheel; and To Obsidian and Beyond. A total value of $1,226. You save over 50% when you buy the complete bundle for just $597.

“Our highest priority is to protect our ability to prioritize... Focusing on the essentials is a choice. It is your choice.”

Greg McKeown

Greg McKeown, Best-selling author of Essentialism

This course is for you if...

Matthew Candler

Shawn's training on productivity has been so helpful to me. If your task list feels overwhelming, I think you would love All the Things!

Joanna Eitel


Q: Is there a money-back guarantee?

A: Yes! You get 30 days to check out the class, which is more than enough time to go through all the material. If, for any reason, you’re not completely satisfied just let us know and we’ll be glad to give you a full refund.

Q: I don't use Things, but I want to get the other productivity training videos without having to buy the full Pro course. Are the other videos available separately?

A: Yes! The high-altitude productivity videos are available as a standalone option for $79. These are great if you use a different productivity app (such as OmniFocus or Todoist). The content within these videos does not go into any technical specifics about a particular app, but focuses entirely on higher-level productivity systems and mindsets, as well as how I (Shawn) use both digital and analog tools to stay focused and productive during the day.

You can buy the productivity videos only right here.

Q: What do I get when I buy All the Things?

A: You will get immediate access to all the content as soon as you sign up. The website is easy to use and navigate, and works great on desktop, iPad, and iPhone. You also will be able to download all the videos in HD format for offline viewing, and we include full-text transcripts of each video as well.

Q: I mostly use Things on my iPad (or iPhone), is the course still relevant for me?

A: Yes! Absolutely. Things on iPad and iPhone are first-class citizens here. All three versions of the Things app (Mac, iPad, iPhone) are nearly identical to one another. While most of our Screencast videos show the Mac app or iPad app in use, you’ll still discover all the same features that exist across all versions of the app. Moreover, there are a couple of videos that focus only on the iOS version of Things showing you some of its unique features.

Q: Who made this class?

A: All of us here at The Sweet Setup. Our goal is to help you make the most of your time and attention. We do this by researching the very best apps for your Mac, iPad, and iPhone. But we also know a LOT about workflows, staying focused, and best practices. That’s why we’re visited by 500,000 readers every month.

With All the Things, we'll teach you how to get the most out of the best productivity app out there, and we'll also give you some best practices for keeping your life focused and in control.

30-Day, Money-Back Guarantee

Please take a month to check out the class. If, for any reason, you’re not completely satisfied just let us know and we’ll be glad to give you a full refund. No questions asked. It’s zero risk on your part.

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