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.

4 thoughts on “The Hit List – New Mac GTD App Goes Public

  1. David Pierce

    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

    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

    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

    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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