NEWS & ANALYSIS

Things 3 launches ‘Mail to Things’

by | Dec 15, 2017

According to the folks behind Things at Cultured Code Mail to Things is a powerful new way to create to-dos from other apps, services and platforms.

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BERLIN, Germany – The outrageously expensive but nonetheless gorgeous, award winning to-do-list app, Things, launched a new way to add things to your to do list this week.

If you’ve splashed out $100 on upgrading the full suite of Things products to Things 3 across mobile, desktop and tablet then you’ll have the pleasure of using the new feature across all your devices. What’s the new feature, you ask?

Well, it’s called ‘Mail to Things’.

And what does it do exactly?

According to the folks behind Things at Cultured Code, Mail to Things is a powerful new way to create to-dos from other apps, services and platforms.

How? It works by converting your emails into to dos from inside the Mail app on your iPhone and other mobile devices so that you can do nifty things like:

  1. Send to-dos to Things from other platforms, like your PC at work.
  2. Forward an email to Things from your iPhone; Things will link back to the email so you can find it again later.
  3. Give your @things.email address to a trusted partner or colleague so they can delegate to-dos to you.

In a nutshell, ‘Mail to Things’ acts as a new way to input things to do into your things app. There were previously a few alternative ways you could input to dos into your list aside from the main entry mechanisms and these included Siri, Reminders and 3d touch. You might notice that these are a little Apple-centric, however, so the idea here is to expand the reach of ways to input items into your lists.

If you’ve already got your Things cloud set up to sync across all your devices you might not find the new feature all that life changing, but it’s nice to have nonetheless. Thanks to the ubiquity of email, says the team at Cultured Code, you can now have “Quick Entry” everywhere so that you never forget to do the things that you said you would.

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