Organize Your Life with Things 3

Do you feel overwhelmed?

Do you spend more time on urgent tasks than on important tasks?

Do you resort to pen and paper to plan your day? Have you tried using Things before, only to give up in frustration?

If so, you’re in the right place. In this video course, you’ll learn an Things workflow you can rely on.

Picture this:

  • You feel less stress because you’ve got your projects under control.
  • People see you as reliable because you don’t miss deadlines.
  • You feel proud because you’re doing the important work.
  • You know exactly what to work on next.
  • Nothing slips through the cracks.
Go Things!

How can you get there?

By learning a simple Things workflow you can trust. And that’s what you’ll learn in this course.

Max Jimenez
“It’s only been a week since I bought Peter’s course and my life hasn’t felt this organized ever.”
Each video lesson comes with subtitles and a full transcript.

Regular Edition

  • 10 modules, 53 lessons
  • Weekly review cheat sheet
  • Course summary PDF
  • Access to the Big-Picture Productivity community
buy now FOR $149
Sales tax or VAT may apply.

Premium Edition

  • 10 modules, 53 lessons
  • Weekly review cheat sheet
  • Course summary PDF
  • Access to the Big-Picture Productivity community
buy now FOR $199
Sales tax or VAT may apply.

30-day money-back guarantee

If you’re not happy with the course, just let me know within 30 days of your purchase and I’ll give you a full refund. No drama, no questions asked.

Learn a simple workflow you can trust. With real examples and a friendly instructor.

On any given day, you have dozens of things to do…

Home tasks, work projects, being there for your friends and family, staying healthy, taking care of your finances—how do you keep track of it all?

Incoming emails rule your day. You rarely get to your most important tasks because you’re always chasing deadlines. And you feel overwhelmed.

Before you know it, you forgot to buy a birthday present for your mom, your boss is nagging you about that report that was due yesterday, and you still haven’t gotten around to filing your tax return. 🤦🏻

It doesn’t have to be this way.

In this course, you’ll learn how to:

  • Get your tasks from everywhere else into Things
  • Structure your tasks with Areas and Projects
  • Work with dates
  • Plan your days and weeks
  • Execute consistent weekly reviews
  • Work with tags
  • Use project templates to save time and reduce errors

Of course, you’ll learn lots of specific things too, like when you should use deadlines; how to actually reach Inbox Zero (🧘🏻); and how to never forget a birthday again ( 🥳).

Your time is valuable

You’ll learn exactly what you need—no more and no less. I’ve designed the course to be efficient, because your time is valuable.

You could piece together information on using Things 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!

After you follow the course, you’ll:

  • be able to focus,
  • feel in control
  • know what to work on next,
  • save time and reduce errors,
  • and have a system, so nothing slips through the cracks.

That’s what learning a workflow you can trust will do for you.

Michael Busillo
“Since starting Peter’s course, I’ve cut a lot of the fat from my system and feel like I’m engaging with Things in a way that actually helps me get things done. And Peter’s Weekly Review template has been a game changer.”

10 modules, 53 lessons

Go at your own pace. Take your time or work through all modules in one sitting. Refer back to the course any time.

Getting your tasks into Things

  • Creating areas for your responsibilities
  • The many ways to add tasks to Things
  • Processing your email with Things

Navigating Things

  • Things keyboard shortcuts
  • Using Quick Find (and some hidden, handy views)
  • Using multiple Things windows

Structuring with projects

  • What is a project?
  • Organizing within projects
  • Sorting your tasks into projects

Working with dates

  • How dates work in Things
  • Repeating to-dos and projects
  • When and how to use deadlines

Planning your days and weeks

  • Planning today
  • Planning ahead
  • Calendar event or Things task?

The weekly review

  • The nine steps to a weekly review
  • Weekly review cheat sheet
  • Scheduling your weekly review

Sorting tasks with tags

  • What tags are for
  • How to use tags in Things
  • Some tags to start with

Saving time with project templates

  • Why project templates will save you time
  • Example templates
  • How to create your own templates

Example use cases

  • Finding calm on a stressful day
  • Keeping track of groceries
  • Processing to-dos after a meeting

Pro Tips

  • What to do instead of tracking goals in Things
  • Building better habits with Things
  • Reference material and Things
Bob Williams
“Had I not taken Peter’s course Things 3 would be just another app on my phone. In fact the first version got used very little. I hated starting the day without a well defined agenda and the tasks I needed to get done. Now, for the first time in a long time, I’m actually starting to consider myself ‘organized.’ The spillover effect is noticeable too: organizing my office, starting a morning routine, etc.”

Regular Edition

  • 10 modules, 53 lessons
  • Weekly review cheat sheet
  • Course summary PDF
  • Access to the Big-Picture Productivity community
buy now FOR $149
Sales tax or VAT may apply.

Premium Edition

  • 10 modules, 53 lessons
  • Weekly review cheat sheet
  • Course summary PDF
  • Access to the Big-Picture Productivity community
buy now FOR $199
Sales tax or VAT may apply.

This course is for you if:

  • You feel overwhelmed by everything you need to do.
  • You have trouble focusing.
  • You want to learn a system you can trust.
  • You want to learn how to get the most out of Things.
  • You’ve used Things in the past, but have gotten away from it.

This course is not for you if:

  • You’re looking for a magic solution that requires zero effort.
  • You’d rather figure everything out yourself, from scratch. (You can, but it’ll take you much longer.)
  • You want to learn about Things automation.
Peter standing in front of the IJ river in Amsterdam.

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 1,000 happy students.

I’ve been featured several times on The Sweet Setup and on the popular YouTube channel Keep Productive.

I’m also into scuba diving, Formula 1, the Philadelphia Eagles, World War II history, and veganism.

John Griffith
“I have tried other such courses hoping to kickstart my implementation of first OF and later Things. This is the first one that I feel like I really launched and will keep going.”
(See more testimonials.)

Frequently asked questions

What’s your refund policy?

If you’re not happy with the course, just let me know within 30 days of your purchase; I’ll give you a full refund, no questions asked.

Do you offer a payment plan?

No, I don’t.

Do you have any discounts?

No, I don’t.

What support can I get?

If you get stuck or want to run something by me, just leave a comment on the relevant course lesson or email me at peter@peterakkies.net.

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?

Forever! 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.

I’ve already bought another course on Things. How is this course different?

I won’t waste your time teaching you obvious basics, such as how to install Things or how to sync Things between your devices. Instead, I’ll teach you a simple workflow that you can use, right away, to get stuff done.

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

Do you have an iPad? The Things app for iPad is quite good, too!

Regular Edition

  • 10 modules, 53 lessons
  • Weekly review cheat sheet
  • Course summary PDF
  • Access to the Big-Picture Productivity community
buy now FOR $149
Sales tax or VAT may apply.

Premium Edition

  • 10 modules, 53 lessons
  • Weekly review cheat sheet
  • Course summary PDF
  • Access to the Big-Picture Productivity community
buy now FOR $199
Sales tax or VAT may apply.

Students say…

Khalid Salah Meyran
“Peter’s course is fun, useful and has plenty of real-life practical use cases for both personal or work projects.”
Angela Marshall
“After taking Peter’s course, I am coming into the new week with so much more clarity.”
Stephen Davanzo
“This is a brilliant video course for Things 3. I'm amazed how much I missed trying to learn it myself. Cultured Code should have Peter do their in-depth training.”
Vivian G.
“Peter’s course completely changed my perspective on how to use Things 3. Nothing comes close to this course in quality and practicality.”
Sharon Wong
“I was surprised by how many things I learned about Things 3 even though I had been using it on and off for years, and following GTD much longer! The pacing of the course felt really natural, more so than GTD books or websites that I’ve read in the past.”
Viktorija Atarinova
“I like Peter’s short, clear videos that give all the necessary information. It’s a very practical course!”
Mısra Turp
(Peter’s girlfriend 😉)
“Without Things, I would probably be hiding from all of my projects right now. How did I ever get anything done without it? Thanks love!”
Mat Rhein
“I liked the clarity of the presentation, the relative brevity of the content and the instant and helpful interaction of Peter concerning questions and feedback in general. Very much appreciated!”
Hugo Castellanos
“Peter’s course accelerated my ramp up on switching from OmniFocus to Things since I didn't have to learn by trial and error.”
Aziz Hamzaev
“I’m recommending Peter’s course to all my friends. This will help them feel peaceful and stay on track with their tasks.”
Holger Ruoss
“Peter has an excellent ability to convey valuable knowledge of Thing 3 in a simple and understandable way. I found new motivation to integrate Things 3 even more intensively into my daily workflow and to restructure it.”
Lucas Repullo
“After taking Peter’s course, my workflow is perfectly organized and I feel that I dominate the tool.”
Mark Hayes
“Peter’s ability to transfer his project management skills in a clear and understandable manner with this simple tool is exceptional.”
Xavi Tribó
“This course is a breakthrough for me unlike anything I've tried before.”

Still not convinced? Get my weekly review cheat sheet

Reviewing your projects is a crucial part of staying organized and getting stuff done. This cheat sheet teaches you the nine-step process that I use to do weekly reviews in Things. Get the cheat sheet.