When comparing Things 2 vs 2Do, the Slant community recommends 2Do for most people. In the question“What is the best cross-platform to-do list app?” 2Do is ranked 21st while Things 2 is ranked 25th.
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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 Support for Apple Watch
Pro Offers detailed options
Adding a task can be as simple or complicated as you like. A to-do list entry can simply consist of its title, or you can also add notes, recurrence, set a due date, tag a location, schedule an alarm, priority (low, medium, high, starred) and tack on a URL or photo. You can even make an audio recording with voice notes. And each list is sortable by a number of criteria, including priority and due date.
2Do conforms to your workflow instead of forcing you to conforming into some preset workflow. It helps to accommodate your workflow through a series of features including tags, batch editing, configurable presets, and the ability to quickly add tasks at any time.
Pro Updates have remained free since beginning of time
Unlike many other apps that will release a new paid version when major features get launched, 2Do doesn't resort to that.
Pro Advanced search
Find old tasks or organize smart lists based on complex search terms (for example, “tasks to do at home between 6 pm and 11 pm”).
Pro Get Things Done-style inbox
You can use 2Do according to the Get Things Done methodology – or not.
Pro Variety of organization methods
Use a combination of tasks, projects and checklists.
Pro Optionally sync with iCal or Outlook
The app can optionally sync with iCal or Outlook with free helper software available from the 2Do Website.
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 Decreased cross-platform support, new versions only for iOS
For those that use multiple mobile platforms, support for the Android version has been dropped meaning there is no longer parity between the apps on iOS and Android.
Con No attachment capability
2Do will create a link to a file, but will not store the actual file as an attachment.