When comparing Things 2 vs Facilethings, the Slant community recommends Facilethings for most people. In the question“What are the best cross-platform to do list apps?” Facilethings is ranked 24th while Things 2 is ranked 28th.
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Pro Daily review
At the beginning of every day, a yellow box appears at the top of the Today section, displaying all tasks scheduled for this day. You can investigate them, and then decide which ones you’ll have for that day and which one you’d rather want to delay.
Pro Cloud sync
Users need to create an account for Things Cloud (the account can be created from any device). Once signed up, cloud sync will be active, and you’ll have to login on all of your devices to complete setup. From that point on, syncing happens in the background. It is invisible and always reliable.
Pro Easy to set up and use
Things 2 works from the moment you start it up. Simply add a task and when you want it done by. You can also add notes to tasks or tag when you need them. Things allows you to quickly and easily start keeping track of your tasks.
Pro Project support
Things 2 has a projects feature that allows you to organize your tasks together. You can select a project you need to get done and Things helps you focus on each task to get it done. You can even group projects together to focus on the most important aspect of your life at the time.
Pro Nested tags
It's very easy filtering tasks that belong to various areas (etc private vs work)
Pro Great for GTD
Things is one of the best apps of doing Getting Things Done.
Pro Customized calendar
The calendar view (when selecting a due date for a task) is a customized, scrollable version of the default iOS calendar view. This makes it look familiar, but also functional for Things 2's requirements.
Pro Helps the weekly review process
Pro Allows adding items via email
Simply send an email to email@example.com to add a new item to the Inbox.
Pro Support of a "start" date and a "expected" date
This is a very outstanding feature for a gtd App.
Pro Horizons of Focus
FacileThings integrates GTD's Horizons of Focus.
Pro Allows attachments in emails
You can collect stuff in the FacileThings Inbox by sending an email with attachments to the firstname.lastname@example.org address.
Pro Full Integration and Syncing with Evernote
All notes are automatically synced.
Capture things in Evernote and the notes will appear in the FacileThings inbox.
Reference Material in Evernote will appear in Facile Things.
Pro Integrates with a bunch of third-party tools
Facilethings can integrate with Evernote, Twitter, Dropbox and Google calendar.
Pro Very simple
Pro Excellent support
Con Expensive if you buy apps for Mac, iPhone and iPad (all sold separately)
As at May 2016 if buying all three apps it cost $80! That said there is no annual subscription and I've been using Things for years and have only paid once so far.
Con No supported time based/location based alarms
Other apps have these abilities, and they are very useful. Especially for a $10 app, it would be great to include these premium features.
Con Android app
The Android app is not always reliable and doesn't have all of the features of the desktop app.
Con Rather slow
The web app has some performance issues. It feels too unresponsive at times.
Con A lot of clicking
Little inline editing or keyboard shortcuts.