Things 3.14 Brings Improvements to Notes, Markdown Support, More

Things 3.14 Brings Improvements to Notes, Markdown Support, More

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Things 3.14 has been released with better note taking capabilities and other improvements.

Get things done! The award-winning Things app helps you plan your day, manage your projects, and make real progress toward your goals.

What's New In This Version:
THINGS 3.14 - Re*mark*able Notes
​This update is all about the *notes* inside your to-dos – and it’s a big one! Four great new features go hand in hand to elevate the note-taking experience to a whole new level:

1. Bullet Lists
2. Markdown (!)
3. Find in Text
4. Things Cloud “Fractus”

We can’t wait for you to try it out – we think you’re going to love it!

Things now has support for writing great-looking bullet lists in your notes, and it couldn’t be easier to use. ​Simply type “-” followed by some text. You can also use other bullet characters like *, +, or •

As you’d expect, text that wraps to a new line is neatly indented for better readability. Editing is smart, too. When you hit Return, a new bullet is inserted. Return again escapes the list. And copy/paste automatically removes accidental “double bullets”.

You can also nest lists! Simply insert a few spaces before bullets to indent them, or use our new keyboard shortcuts: Cmd-[ and Cmd-]

As many of you requested, you can now use Markdown to structure and style your notes!

If you already know Markdown, go ahead and try it out. Things detects a wide range of commonly-used syntax and renders it in a unique blend of proportional and fixed-width fonts. It looks and feels great!

If you don’t know Markdown, here’s how it works. To emphasize a word, surround it with asterisks, like so: *emphasized*. Things will detect this and render the word in italics. If you remove the asterisks, it goes back to normal again. Here are a few more examples:

• Use two asterisks to make text **bold**.
• Use colons to ::highlight:: text.
• Insert “#” at the beginning of a line to make a heading (# My Heading).

So your notes are still plain text, like before. There are just some special characters that make the text appear in a different style. It’s a bit quirky, yes, but after using it for a while we think you’ll enjoy how easy it is to style text while you write. Give it a try!

As you’d expect, we’ve added some great keyboard shortcuts on both Mac and iPad. On iOS, you can also double-tap a word to select it, then tap “Aa” and choose a style from the popover.

To learn more, check out the Markdown Guide on our website.

Things already had great full-text search across all your lists, but now you can find text just within the current note. Try it out: open a to-do, tap “•••” then “Find in Text”. There’s also a shortcut: Shift-Cmd-F.

Many of you are already taking long notes in Things and there’s no doubt this update will encourage this even more. We wanted to make sure Things Cloud is up to the task.

Introducing Things Cloud “Fractus” – our smart new method for syncing notes. Before, even a tiny change would require the *entire* note to be synced again across all your devices. But now, only the small edits themselves are transferred. This drastically improves the speed and efficiency of the sync and allows for smarter resolution of conflicts.

There’s nothing you need to do to set this up – we’ve already turned it on.

You can purchase Things 3 from the App Store for $9.99.

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