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Things 3.4 update brings URL linking, powerful automation, and app handover
New URL linking for better automation and integration.
Cultured Code has released Things 3.4 for Mac, iPhone and iPad. The update brings a trio of new features — Linking to Things, Powerful Automation, and Handover — to the app across macOS and iOS platforms.
Things now comes with a special URL linking, as of version 3.4, that starts with “things:” and makes it easy to quickly jump to Things app from other apps. These new links can be generated from within a list or to-do. To generate a “things:” link on your Mac, just right-click any item and choose Share –> Copy Link.
things:///show?id=today URL will open up your Today list inside the Things app, for instance.
Furthermore, you can now trigger Things from third-party apps as well, thanks to these new links again. For instance, apps like Workflow, Launcher, or Launch Center Pro can help you create to-dos, perform searches, and so on — all from outside of the Things app.
The anatomy of Handover isn’t much different from above two features.l With this you can easily export data from other apps to Things, and use it as a Things project.
For example, the mind mapping app MindNode allows you to brainstorm your ideas and then “hand them over” as a Things project when the time is right. Other developers wanting to export data to Things can easily do so with our open source Swift library.
Things 3.4 update also enables diacritic-insensitive sarch, meaning searching for “uber” will also result “über” in search.
Things 3.4 for Mac is available for $49.99 on the Mac App Store. The iOS counterpart is priced at $19.99 for the iPad and $9.99 for the iPhone (with Apple Watch support). Trial period is available on Mac.