Writing Posts in Things 3

I’ve streamlined my workflow by using Things 3 as an editor for initial drafts of my blog posts.

Writing Posts in Things 3

Like a lot of folks out there, I use Ghost for my blogs. Like a lot of folks out there, I also use Things 3 to manage my various tasks and projects.

I used to keep track of tasks in Things, but then use apps like Scrivener or Ulysses or Craft to draft my posts. However, most of what I need to do when drafting a post is simply write it. Most of the time, I prefer to use the features in Ghost’s editor to add other media to the post. Recently, I decided to skip the middle man and just write my posts in the notes in Things 3.

Check out this screenshot:

Here's a screenshot of me startin to write this post in Things 3 for iOS. Note that you can use Markdown — and I do love me some Markdown! — right there in the notes for a task. Why not just keep it all there for simple posts like this?

Why not just use Markdown right there in the Things notes for that particular to-do item? It’s quick. It’s easy. Most importantly, however, I don’t have to move back and forth between apps. I can keep my notes and thoughts for a post in Things, and then I can simply copy and paste it to Ghost and use Ghost’s (very useful) editor to fine-tune the post.

You might prefer to write in Ulysses and publish directly to Ghost. I get that. But this has been working for me lately.

Happy writing!