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Jan 9 2009

The Hit List – New Mac GTD App Goes Public

I first saw the Hit List via a blog post over at The Unofficial Apple Weblog back in December 08.

Well, the application is now at public beta and you can download it to have a play with it.

Hit List

The Hit List has come from the Potion Factory, the people behind applications such as Voice Candy and Tangerine.

I would compare The Hit List more to Things than OmniFocus. It looks great, is clean and simple with a great polish. OmniFocus has features coming out of its ears and great integration options.

I have downloaded and installed The Hit List. I am also about to embark on a good look at Things 1.0 so I will report back with a review of both the apps.

Competition is always good and OmniFocus and Things do have a real competitor here with The Hit List. An iPhone companion application is a must so watch this space as I would love to be able to see The Hit List on the iPhone as well.

Take a look and I would love to hear any comments.

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  1. David Pierce said on January 10th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Liking this application- just (finally) bought my first Mac, and I’m trying to figure out how to implement productivity stuff on it. Once RTM gives me a desktop app, it’s all over, but this looks really solid. Thanks!

  2. Den said on January 11th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Just covered in on my blog too. I think it is really nice. I love the timer feature and the ability to drag mail from directly into The Hit List. I did a little comparison to Things and Omnifocus on site but still liking Things (for now).

  3. Josh Mormann said on April 13th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    The Hit List is the best of all of them for the Mac, possibly the best of all across all platforms. I love it. I got it as an after thought freebie in the MacHeist3 bundle, and wasn’t even going to bother using it because I had just bought Things for both my Macs, AND my iPhone. I was a things believer. Um, but ah, yeah, The Hit List is amazing. It has extremely powerful keystroke tools, you barely ever need your mouse. The timer feature I found by accident this morning, and couldn’t believe it, how much did they pack into this?

    This is what is better than the others:
    - Excellent Repeatable tasks (include sub-tasks)
    - Start/Due dates can be entered in English (ie Monday, Tuesday, Tomorrow, T (for today) etc.)
    - Powerful Keystrokes for creating, filling-out, filing and ordering tasks (way more robust than the others)
    - Tabbed window
    - Moves completed tasks to a new list
    - Shows canceled tasks
    - Task timer
    I could go on and on…

    Basically I think the folks at Potion Factory made a smart move by making sure that V1 of THL was exactly what they wanted before moving on to iPhone development.

  4. Jonathan said on April 19th, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    I love it. I have been looking for a good GTD App for over 5 months now — and this one hit the spot. Great job.

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