12 Jul

The Hit List is a task management / calendar application released by Potion Factory.

The application basically allows you to organise your outstanding tasks into Projects and other folders, and lets you schedule and control the tasks more effectively.

The user interface is excellent and makes everything very easy to navigate and control. You can define a shortcut for launching a quick entry screen.

Tasks are very simple to set up, you can enter a task, and add sub tasks to this main task. Each task / sub task can have a tag, start date and due date. You can even give priority levels and start a timer while you are working on the task.

The application has a syncing options that allows you to Sync via the Potion Factory website, however, this is a chargeable service (£1.19 a month and £11.99 for a whole year). This is cheaper that some other options, but several other options are available for free. One of the advantages is that you can share with devices that do not belong to you (a colleague etc)

Unlike some task management tools there does not appear to be a way to export tasks out of the The Hit List.

On the upside:

  • Excellent task management system.
  • Excellent User Interface

On the downside:

  • Paid SYNCing so may not be the best option for solo users.
  • No iPad version (If an iPad version is in the works, make the iPhone version universal than pay again.)

Overall, this is a excellent time management / task manager application, it is simple to use and easy to set up. The iPhone version feels a little basic at times compared with the full featured desktop application, as you cannot set up projects direct on the iPhone. The extra charges for SYNCing is a bit of an extra hit after the fairly high prices of the applications. That said if you are a small group of mac / iOS users who need to share tasks then the overall price is very reasonable. This application really fits in the gap between Things and OmniFocus. If you find things to restrictive and OmniFocus too complex then you will probably love The Hit List. 

Rating: 85%

Size: 2.6 MB [iPhone] / 3.3 MB [Mac]

Price (at time of review): £5.99 [iPhone] / £29.99 [Mac]

Link: The Hit List – Potion Factory [iPhone] / The Hit List – Potion Factory [Mac]


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