Organize Your Life with Things 3 by Peter Akkies

Organize Your Life with Things 3

Learn a simple workflow to feel in control and get stuff done.

Learn a Things 3 workflow you can trust

Do you struggle to organize your life? Are you always forgetting about things? Do you feel overwhelmed and stressed with everything you need to do?

Imagine having everything under control. You've got all your ducks in a row. You know exactly what to work on, when. And nothing is slipping through the cracks. You anticipate deadlines. You feel confident you're working on the right thing. And every day, you make time to focus on what really moves the needle for you.

I'm Peter Akkies and I'm here to teach you how to use Things 3 to make this happen.

Your instructor

Hi, I'm Peter Akkies.

A few years ago, I wrote a blog post on how I used my task manager. That post blew up. So I decided to teach productivity in a more structured way.

Today, I've taught over 250 happy students. I've also been featured on, The Sweet Setup, and the popular YouTube channel Keep Productive. Listen to this podcast episode to learn more about me.

I'm also into bouldering, scuba diving, the Philadelphia Eagles, F1, veganism, and escape rooms.
Some of the things you'll learn include how to:
  • Get your tasks into Things
  • Structure your tasks into Projects and Areas
  • Work with dates
  • Perform weekly reviews
  • Plan your days and your weeks
  • Use project templates to save time
Most importantly, though, you'll learn how to think about using Things. And you'll learn a workflow you can trust.

If you apply the Things 3 workflow that I teach in the course, you'll feel more relaxed. You'll experience less stress. You'll feel in control of everything that's going on in your life. And you'll be organized, so you can confidently do the things that you care about.

Things 3 is a powerful tool

It's worth learning how to make the most of it, so you can be the most organized and productive version of yourself.
Now, like many people, you probably lead a busy life. So I made this course with an eye to respecting your time. I'll teach you exactly what you need to know to use Things 3 to organize your life—not more, not less.

Sure, you could piece together information on using Things 3 from random places all over the Internet. But how long would that take? And what is that time worth to you?

When you follow this course, you'll learn everything you need to know to organize your life and to be productive using Things. You'll save tons on time compared to figuring things out yourself. Think about what you could do with the extra time! You could spend it with your kids. You could spend it learning to play the guitar. Or you could, you know, spend the time doing the actual work you want to do!

When you're done with the course, you'll feel confident and you'll have a system you can use and can build on over time.

So, what are you waiting for? Enroll now and start getting organized today.

P.S. Your purchase is completely risk-free, because I offer a 100% money-back guarantee for 30 days.


I’ve been enjoying the presentation of your course. Simply brilliant!
Hasan Ameer Ali
[The course] was all encompassing yet briefer than some of the other courses out there.
Jason Sturman
The course is stimulating and motivating, and well co-ordinated.
Marcus Lee
I got my home life together and organized and planned, as well as doing the same for my work life.
Andy Pastor

What's included?

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Getting ready
2 mins
Course goal, requirements, and philosophy
4 mins
Customizing some Things settings
6 mins
Getting all of your tasks into Things
Dividing your responsibilities up into areas
6 mins
Getting tasks from your head into the Things inbox
6 mins
Adding tasks to the inbox with Quick Entry
4 mins
Adding tasks to the inbox on iOS
3 mins
Using the share sheet to add to Things on iOS
2 mins
Adding tasks with Siri on iOS
4 mins
Processing your email with Things
6 mins
Check-in: making sure all your tasks are in Things
2 mins
Structuring with projects
What is a project?
7 mins
Creating your first project
13 mins
Organizing larger projects with headings and areas
11 mins
When to use checklists
4 mins
Moving your tasks from the inbox to areas and projects
5 mins
Working with dates
How dates work in Things
13 mins
How to assign dates and reminders to tasks and projects
9 mins
Location-based reminders (using Apple Reminders)
5 mins
The two types of repeating todos
9 mins
Editing and setting reminders and deadlines for repeating to-dos
7 mins
Being on top of birthdays, anniversaries, etc. with Things
5 mins
Repeating entire projects
6 mins
Assign deadlines to your existing to-dos and projects
2 mins
Planning your days and weeks
How to plan what to work on today
8 mins
Planning ahead
5 mins
Calendar event or Things task?
6 mins
Plan your day and week now
2 mins
Weekly review
What is a weekly review and why should you make reviewing a habit?
3 mins
The nine steps to a weekly review in Things 3
23 mins
Weekly review cheat sheet
1.46 MB
When and how often to review
7 mins
Bonus: reflect on what you've already completed
2 mins
Working with tags
What are tags for?
6 mins
Working with tags in Things
4 mins
A few tags to get started with
12 mins
Incorporating tags into your workflow
4 mins
Working with project templates
Why project templates will save you time
2 mins
Example: weekend camping trips
5 mins
Example: creating and using a packing list
7 mins
Create your own project templates
3 mins
Using Things in daily life: some examples
Progress update
1 min
Finding calm on a stressful day
7 mins
Keeping track of groceries to buy
2 mins
Processing to-dos after a meeting
4 mins
Wrapping up
How to do Things (😉) on iOS
4 mins
2 mins
Course summary (PDF)
679 KB

Plus, some bonuses

Did I mention that the course includes two bonuses? The first is a weekly review cheat sheet. The second is a course summary in PDF format. You'll get access to these bonuses right away when you enroll in the course.

Bonus: weekly review cheat sheet

This cheat sheet will help you be on top of your projects. It has step-by-step instructions for reviewing your projects. By following these steps, you can trust that nothing will slip through the cracks.

Bonus: course summary PDF

After you finish the course, you can refer back to the summary to refresh your memory of what you've learned. And you can remind yourself of the Things 3 best practices we'll have covered.

Full video transcripts and subtitles

I want to make it as easy as possible for you to follow along with the course, so all lessons come with full video transcripts and subtitles.

Some praise for my other courses

Learn from this master teacher... Superb course, easy to navigate and delivers a force multiplier to your productivity!

Alison Rogers
Peter, I'm so grateful for your course! I got everything set up wonderfully without having to scour the internet for hours finding random bits of information.
Shannon Hughes
Peter’s course was great - really useful, simple to follow and packed with smart ideas. 
Marc Matthews


Is this course for me?

If you want to learn a simple Things 3 workflow you can trust, to get organized and be more productive, this course is for you.

If you are already an advanced Things 3 user, this course is probably not for you.

What's your refund policy?

I offer a 100% money-back guarantee.

If you're not happy with the course, let me know within 30 days of your purchase and I will refund the full purchase price, no questions asked.

How much time does the course take to complete?

You'll be up and running with this workflow in an afternoon or two.

How long will I have access to the course?


Other sites may require you to keep a monthly subscription, but for this course, you pay once and you get lifetime access.

You'll also have access to course updates and new lessons.

When does the course start and finish?

This course is self-paced, so you can start it whenever you like and take as long as you need.

What if I need to use a Windows PC at work?

If you use Apple devices at home, but you use a PC at work, you can still use Things and you'll still get a lot out of the system you'll learn in this course.

In this case, I recommend that you bring your Macbook or your iPad to work. Simply use Things on your laptop/tablet and do the work on your PC. 

Do I need to buy Things before taking the course?

Nope! Download Things from the Cultured Code website or from the Mac App Store and you'll get a 15-day free trial. That's plenty of time to take this course and learn the workflow.

What if I have more questions?

Just email me at and I'll do my best to respond quickly.