Let me start off by saying that the fact Apple does not have To Do list syncing on the iPhone and Mail is crazy. It should be one of the items synced through the MobileMe service. But since Apple is running a little behind on this, let me tell you about Things.
The first time I saw things was on an airplane. The guy in the seat next to mine had the Things desktop app loaded up to full screen on his Macbook Pro, and I couldn’t help but be nosey. I was always looking for a good To Do list organizer, and Things looked very interesting.
I have had a rocky relationship with To Do apps. I envy all the Getting Things Done (GTD) people. I read the book, and I totally dig the idea. Unfortunately it feels like it takes someone who is already organized to get this uber-organized. Apps like OmniFocus just look to me to take up more time than they would save. But Things is nice and simple. Things power comes from it’s simplicity. And they brought that simplicity to the iPhone.
Things for iPhone syncs very well with the desktop and offers the ability to have all your tasks list right on your phone. I would like to see some features added, but to be honest, I can’t think of how to add them without taking away the insane simplicity of the software. Things is a must have for the iPhone.