Things 3 alternative

Things 3 vs. Amazing Marvin

Amazing Marvin is a customizable and multi platform Things 3 alternative.
Here is a comparison of the two to-do list apps.

Things 3 vs Amazing Marvin - comparison

Things 3

Things 3 vs Amazing Marvin - comparison

Amazing Marvin
(setup as Things 3)

I am loving your app. I've been using Things 3 but finding that your app has all the things I was missing form Things... Very well done. It's awesome AND gorgeous!

Been using it for 3 days transitioning from Things 3 and am enthralled!

Brand new user who is a veteran of all the to-do apps, but most recently and consistently Things 3. So far, I'm entranced by Marvin. REALLY impressive work. And, love your approach.

I’m particularly excited I can leverage your app to mimic Things 3 but with much more features such as time estimates, task drag and drop into a calendar, Pomodoro and complex smart lists.

I have to congratulate you for such a piece of art, I have been using different systems and Marvin is the only one that has surprised me recently :-).

2 months into a lifetime subscription of Amazing Marvin and I can say I’m completely satisfied. Worthwhile investment in my productivity.

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Basic Feature Comparison

Here is a direct comparison of some popular features. For a more in depth comparison check out our to-do app comprison chart further down.

Amazing Marvin logoThings 3 logo
Smart List/Custom PerspectivesSmart List/Custom Perspectives
Defer dateDefer date
Board/horizonal viewBoard/horizonal view
Templates/Saved ItemsTemplates/Saved Items
Calendar ViewCalendar View
2-way Calendar Sync2-way Calendar Sync
Time blockingTime blocking
Print listPrint list
Agenda viewAgenda view
Time TrackingTime Tracking
Check off soundCheck off sound
Snooze & BackburnerSnooze & Backburner
Duration estimatesDuration estimates
Native iPad appNative iPad app

Right for you

Marvin is likely a better fit for you if:

  • you struggle with procrastination
  • you are a productivity power user
  • you manage a complex workload
  • you use a GTD workflow
  • you are on windows, android or Linux
  • you aren't sure yet what workflow works best for you
  • you get bored of your to-do app easily
  • you have a clear idea of how you want your to-do app to work
  • you need time tracking
  • you need some extra motivation to get things done
  • you get overwhelmed by your to-do list
  • you are looking for a way to track your goals and habits

Amazing Marvin customizable to-do list app
To-do list app comparison chart
Amazing Marvin Procrastination Guide