The Hit List
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The Hit List manages the daily chaos of your modern life. It's easy to learn - it's as easy as making lists. And it's powerful enough to let you plan, then forget, then act when the time is right.

Your life is complicated enough as it is. The tool to manage your life shouldn't be. The Hit List keeps things simple by not forcing you to learn a system. It can be as simple as just keeping a list of things to do as you would on a piece of paper. However, if you do have a task management system such as Getting Things Done by David Allen, The Hit List is flexible enough to
What's New
Version 1.1.3:
  • OS X 10.9 Mavericks compatibility fixes
  • Other bug fixes
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.6 or later



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The Hit List User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Anon-Bud commented on 04 Mar 2014
Just a note: Karelia Software has acquired The Potion Factory. So maybe there will be movement here again!

Let's hope so!
[Version 1.1.3]

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Ajmac25 replied on 04 Mar 2014
http://www.potionfactory.com
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lemon-kun commented on 30 Dec 2013
Just a comment about the paid syncing service:

The Mac version of The Hit List costs 50$, the iPhone app 10$ and syncing 20$ per year. So one year using The Hit List costs 80$, +20$ for each year. (no iPad app?)

OmniFocus costs 80$ the Mac version, 20$ the iPhone version, the iPad version costs 40$. Syncing is free, and there aren't "must to" updates all that often – it is still at version 1 for years. So the complete package of OmniFocus cost 140$. That is the same like four years of using The Hit List.

Organize Pro costs 50$ for the Mac, iPad app for 13$, iPhone app for free, syncing free. So all of it for 63$.

Things costs 50$ for the Mac, 10$ for the iPhone version, 20$ for the iPad version, syncing free. The whole package costs 80$ (it won't do sub-sub-sub-tasks as far as I know, so no deal for me).

2Do costs 40$ for the Mac version, 10$ for iPhone/iPad app, so about 50$ for the complete thing (sync via Dropbox). No sub-sub-sub-tasks, so nothing for me.
[Version 1.1.3]


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Jazzyguy commented on 17 Dec 2013
I just want to add the fact that there is no better reminder app on OSX or on any platform than this app.It has been honed to Perfection
[Version 1.1.3]


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Jazzyguy reviewed on 05 Dec 2013
I agree with onamac this is a well thought out application. The GUI and everything in it is great.I use it daily.
[Version 1.1.3]

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Jazzyguy replied on 12 Dec 2013
In addition it is very easy to use with the configurations you need to apply tags etc included with the app.The Developer sent me a PPC application for 3 of my older Macs. He is very responsive and cooperative!
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Mhoutman commented on 05 Dec 2013
Is this a joke ?
[Version 1.1.3]

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Jazzyguy replied on 13 Dec 2013
Are you a JOKE???
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Jazzyguy replied on 17 Dec 2013
Maybe you ought to take a little Duck Walk as this is a 5 Star web site!
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Jazzyguy replied on 27 Dec 2013
The Biggest JOKE of all is OSX-FTW!
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onamac reviewed on 31 May 2013
Owned this app for a long time, back when it was a beta. Since then I also demoed the competition, but I still come back to this one. It's just a very well-implemented, thought-out app IMO. I like that you can have regular tags and contexts too, and more than one of each if you want. The Smart folders are great as are the way it handles projects too, similar to OF but Hit List just feels better to me. Archiving is done well too, that it is still accessible and 'live'. I do sort of like the context columns in OF but it's just as easy to enter the details in THL and seeing them right next to the task instead of a column is fine with me. The subfolders / nesting is essential to me in organizing my things.

I agree there's a security in knowing a product is actively developed, but since this one works so well, that's not a big concern for me. I figure in 10 years if it's not around, I'll have to adapt to something else. I'm sure there will be plenty of apps not around in 10 years and lots more to replace them. It's not like I'm worrying about future importing my projects to a new app, because if my projects are still going on 10 years from now then I've got bigger problems than finding a new app. I've used some old old well-coded software that still worked long after it was abandoned. Remember NotePad Deluxe? That thing would still be working if Rosetta were still around. Anyway we don't know that this app is abandoned. Plenty of stuff that is working hasn't seen an update for a year, not just this. That said though, I do hope Andy still has the desire to keep it alive, because even with what else is out there, THL just does everything so smoothly and is very flexible. It really is a gem.

Anyway, I too would like it if syncing wasn't a paid option, and up until recently I got around that by syncing to iCal and letting iCal show me the events on my iPhone. However, I did decide to try out the iPhone app and pay for the syncing just to see what I was missing, and I think it's really well-implemented. I personally don't like iOS apps where the only option is to sign up and pay from there, so was glad this wasn't the case. I'm also glad it isn't an autopay. I was impressed with the way THL handled the whole thing—quite elegantly, actually. And the sync is crazy fast. As soon as I'd type something in THL it would appear on my phone. I feel this app is the best out there for the way I want to work.
[Version 1.1.2]


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Monkeyjunkey reviewed on 13 Dec 2012
Nice app, but having to pay for an app AND having to pay a monthly fee, for syncing between OS X and iOS, is not cool.

Deal breaker. Either charge for the app and allow syncing for your paying customers or make the app free and charge for syncing.
[Version 1.1.2]


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Dingdongdaddy reviewed on 22 Oct 2012
Long time OmniFocus user here. Every single time I opened that program up, I'd groan, and die a little inside. Technically sound, it just felt hard to look at, and (especially on the iphone) convoluted to use.

I'm in the early days of The Hitlist, but what a breath of fresh air. To open a task in card view and do some some serious brainstorm writing is great!

Tags and tag filtering--Omni swears we don't need that, and I believed them, till I used them here. Tags are great and easy to use in The Hit List.

Multilevel outlining--another plus.

It's reminding me a bit of the old program InControl, which was basically an outliner with a built-in calendar. That would be a sweet addition to The Hitlist.

But even as is, I'm loving it.
[Version 1.1.2]


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Lodestone reviewed on 27 May 2012
This is a great todo app for keyboard enthusiasts. The keyboard mappings are intuitive (especially for someone who has ever used Vi/Vim). Sync with iOS (payed service) is not where I'd like it to be but I understand sync is a hard problem to solve. I'm willing to be forgiving for an app I enjoy using so much.
[Version 1.1.1]


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Blloyd reviewed on 26 Apr 2012
The 1.1 update to The Hit List brings one of my most needed features: Context-sensitive quick entry (via integration with OS X services). It makes a huge difference in usability to me.

THL is beautiful, well-designed software, and the sync service is fantastic. It's noticeably faster than OmniFocus sync for me.

The main knocks at this point are a couple things:
* There's no iPad version yet. Potion Factory says it's on the way, but things often take longer than people would like
* Between releases, Andy can go kinda quiet. This is fairly well documented in the comments below.

With the large number of changes in 1.1 and the improvements, it's pretty clear to me that he's investing a lot of time in it, and it's worked reliably for me for the last couple releases so I don't have much bad to say about it. It really is nice and flexible to use, and it doesn't frustrate me like Omnifocus does.
[Version 1.1]


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FTBZ had trouble on 30 May 2012
Unable to use the sync service from two weeks now. I get an error "The operation couldn’t be completed. (OSStatus error -25300.)" and the support does not respond to my emails. Boring.
[Version 1.1.1]

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Bayard replied on 11 Jul 2013
So you see what I meant.

MarkL007 rated on 02 Oct 2013

[Version 1.1.2]



Rauto rated on 04 May 2013

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appjunky rated on 20 Apr 2013

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Blloyd rated on 19 Apr 2013

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Tomeck rated on 18 Apr 2013

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Diazj3 rated on 10 Oct 2012

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Cjbolland rated on 04 Jul 2012

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firemason rated on 04 Jun 2012

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Pedro-Fardilha rated on 05 May 2012

[Version 1.1.1]



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Pedro-Fardilha rated on 23 Apr 2012

[Version 1.1]


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The Hit List manages the daily chaos of your modern life. It's easy to learn - it's as easy as making lists. And it's powerful enough to let you plan, then forget, then act when the time is right.

Your life is complicated enough as it is. The tool to manage your life shouldn't be. The Hit List keeps things simple by not forcing you to learn a system. It can be as simple as just keeping a list of things to do as you would on a piece of paper. However, if you do have a task management system such as Getting Things Done by David Allen, The Hit List is flexible enough to support you.

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