How many ways are there for Mac users to get things done? From Stickies to iCal’s to-do list, the Mac is a great time saver, chaos calmer, task tracker, GTD loving machine.
Here’s yet another great Mac app for managing your daily routine of lists, tasks, and to-do’s. In fact, this friendly Mac app is so good it at reminding, tracking, and timing, only has one glaring omission.
Another Way To Create More Lists
To try it is to like it and want more.
It starts with the premise that you know what you need to do and when you need to do it.
That’s part of the Getting Things Done method. GTD says put your tasks onto a list and prioritize the work to get them done. The Hit List does that in spades. Take a look at very familiar and friendly territory.
Your InBox is a list of what needs to get done. Each to-do item can be assigned to a special list. Lists of tasks can be combined into Folders, which really act as projects.
Click any item on the list to get the specific details. Notes, alarms, due dates, start dates, estimates, anything pertinent.
The 10 basic ways you can use The Hit List to organize your life’s to-do chaos start with Lists (#10). Everything begins with an item in the list.
From there, you move to organizing your items in the Today List (#9). This functions as those items you’ll do today. The Hit List comes with plenty of Keyboard Shortcuts (#8) to help you create and manage to-do’s, tasks, lists, folders quickly and easily.
Smart Folders (#7) are for Mac users with far too many items and lists. All can be organized based on keywords or specific projects so you can click to see what else needs to get done. iCal Sync (#6) makes it easy to view your work day from a timeline perspective.
The Hit List comes with a feature called Cards (#5) which gives you the detail you need on any specific item or task.
Everything you do can also be timed with a Timer (#4) so you can measure your performance.
Instead of wading into The Hit List just use the Quick Entry (#3) to add a task from anywhere on your Mac.
Much of our day also consists of Repeating Tasks (#2) and The Hit List handles those—including scheduling meetings, bill payment, shopping, or whatever. For Mac geeks, there’s also AppleScript (#1) support to automate your efforts.
The Hit List is very good, quite intuitive, and priced the same as the popular Things. That’s not a good thing. The Hit List does not come with an iPhone or iPad version which makes Things more capable, flexible, and mobile. To the developers: Drop the price a bit and pop open the iPhone version of The Hit List and you’ll have a hit.