In contrast to many other apps this app actually works and syncs well. It has a good feature set, is simple enough and intuitive. I wish the font in the sidebar could be bigger but they promised to fix that. Also, I had to reach out to their technical support twice but the got a very fast repley the 2nd time.
Love this app, but it’s CRASHING ALL THE TIME
This is an amazing app in a lot of ways but I’ve lost about an hour of work in my first day with it because it keeps crashing and my last 15 minutes of work are just gone.
Simple and flexible
I’m a Taskpaper refugee, looking for a barebones task management system. THL is based on lists which you can mark up with tags, priorities and dates, organize in hierarchical folders with apparently no limit on levels of embedment, and search for easily, including with persistent searches (smart folders). It has the power I need, without the overkill of Omnifocus, Things or even 2Do. Downsides: - no changing themes or customizing colors (2Do is better at this). The yellow pad metaphor is discouraging. - no iPad app; iPhone only—all the others are better at this - have to use their proprietary (but now free) synch service; I’d prefer Dropbox - no export e.g. to .txt or .csv - I don’t use scheduling/dates to organize my tasks, but it’s impossible to hide “Hit Lists” on the sidebar or to create new ones.
Mediocre companion to excellent iPhone app
I'm kind of disappointed. I expected The Hit List to be slightly lower-powered compared to OmniFocus 2, but that was okay because OF's sweet spot is more in the hardcore, GTD project-based task management of a work environment. What I didn't expect, in light of the Hit List’s very well-done iPhone app interface, is how skeumorphic, dated and clunky the Hit List Mac app's interface is. Here are specific example: Notebook paper as the only choice for a background is very dated. The card view has a very raw, jargony and difficult to use (for me) structure. Want to enter a context? Type the @symbol before the word you select as a context. Want to enter a second tag or context? Type a back slash after the first tag or context, then type in a second word. When you are finished editing, all of what you typed remains on a single line, just as you typed it with all of its symbols and back slashed glory. All in all, the interface borders on feeling like a hobbyist application. And a poor, difficult-to-use interface impact definitely impacts usability. I trust the Mac app will be updated soon to bring it up to the quality of the iPhone app. But it isn't there yet.
Tried them all. This is hands down the best.
Tried all the other contenders: Things App is good, but not enough control and starts getting cumbersome and fiddly if you have too many tasks. No subtasks and you’re locked into their way of doing things in projects. Just becomes a pain the more you put into it. THE HIT LIST towers above it by being super easy to customize, use your own way, and doesn’t get bogged down when you have a zillion tasks. And shortcuts via keyboard make it extremely fast and intuitive to organize your tasks and move them about. Omnifocus is just far too complicated. The Hit List is simple and clean and fast. Just makes sense and you don’t need to spend months learning it like Omni. Yes, I have pretty much tried every other GTD app out there. Every time I was tempted to leave The Hit List, I kept coming back to it again and again because it just works: quick, easy, intuitive, clean, and it gets out of your way. Syncing is great with no issues. Does NOT lock up your computer. Has all the options you need. No bloat at all. And the companion iPhone app (now in a new version) is awesome. I can’t recommend The Hit List enough. It is what keeps everything in my life in order.