This post is really aimed at current users of Things, who perhaps like me don’t read instructions 🙂
Things from Cultured Code is a top task manager that has been incredibly well received since its launch. It regularly appears on the iTunes top apps list, I would guess this is then driving the adoption of the iPhone version of the software.
If you have not come across it checkout the Cultured Code Site.
Anyway, if you are a current user you would no doubt have work out a couple of ways of syncing the iPhone with the Desktop versions.
One way of doing this, and I admit this is what I have been doing, is to get your iPhone and your Desktop on the same wireless network, then the sync magic just happens.
The problem with this approach is this. I regularly work from a number of different locations, most of which have wireless but some do not. One location in particular has wireless but you have to connect then connect to a VPN etc.. then sync. It works but it is just cumbersome .
So, if I had of read the FAQs on the Things site I could have saved myself a lot of time. A colleague comes by my office today and points out a really obvious solution. When you connect your iPhone via the USB cable, or via Bluetooth and have the Internet Tethering turned on, the two devices are on the same network, via the tethering – and you guessed it – Things will do its sync work.
So there you have it, plug in your USB cable, have Things open on both devices and the syncing is done – easy as that.
Feel free to post a comment telling me I’m daft, everyone knows this etc.. but I suspect that I am not alone in my ignorance!