Cloud sync is by far and away the biggest missing feature in the otherwise excellent Things task manager app for iPad, iOS and Mac. It has been for a long time now, while other rival apps have offered it well ahead of Things.
Last month there was some relatively good news for those of us long awaiting this feature; as Cultured Code (developers of Things) started a Things Cloud Sync Beta in early May. The not so great news at the time was that only Macs (no iOS devices) would be involved in the initial beta period, there was no timeframe at all for the beta period or ETA for when the feature would be released, and no indication as to whether the cloud sync feature would be free or paid for.
I’ve been curious about how the beta testing is going and hoping by now there might be some word on ETA for the new feature release – so today I had a quick check of the Things Blog and Cultured Code’s Twitter account. Their most recent tweet was a reply pointing a user at an FAQ page for the latest info on Cloud Sync.
And that latest info is, in a nutshell, there is nothing new.
When will Cloud Sync arrive?
The beta of Things Cloud Sync began on May 2 – a final release date (end of beta) will not be provided at this time.
Questions on whether the feature will be charged for have similar non-answers.
I realize that developers are often hesitant about offering release dates for apps or updates of apps, but honestly by now, with as long as Cultured Code has said this (single!) feature has been at the top of their list, to have no new information to share at all after 1.5 months of the beta start just seems ridiculous to me.
Things is an all-time favorite app of mine and one that gets used heavily every day, but I honestly feel so disappointed with Cultured Code’s terribly, terribly slow response and progress on Cloud Sync. As I’ve mentioned before here, as much as I like Things I am now actively testing other apps to take its place.