These days I positively absolutely pay little attention to a new Mac utility unless it has an iPhone or iPad counterpart. That includes any of the few hundred thousand todo list, task manager, and notes apps. Here’s one you might like assuming you have some room on your credit card balance.
Nothing But Hits!
The Hit List app has been around a few years and as todo list or list or task managers go, this one is more feature laden than most.
This is not Reminders with a price tag. The Hit List (hereinafter referred to as THL, because ‘The Hit List’ as an app name doesn’t make much sense and isn’t exactly memorable) is instantly familiar.
The lists are in the lefthand sidebar and display what’s coming today, what’s upcoming, what projects and tasks have been created and stored.
What I truly like about THL’s Mac interface, other than the simplicity of the sidebar, are the tabs. If THL didn’t have tabs I wouldn’t bother. Tabs are God’s gift to humans.
Tabs in THL display what you want with a click. Click on Today, and view all the details of work that needs to be done.
The sidebar is no slouch, though. Click on a project to view the tasks within (a project is little more than a bunch of tasks that get you to an objective).
Unlike most todo list apps or simple task managers, THL has a few more sophisticated options. There’s a built-in timer for tasks. It handles focus the Getting Things Done way. It even does notes.
The scheduler sets up repeating tasks and reminders can be synchronized with other apps. Nice, right? So, what’s the caveat?
I don’t mind the extra cost iPhone version but there’s no dedicated iPad app (different interface, should be more Mac-like with the added screen real estate). For me, it’s very important that utility apps like THL sync between iPhone and Mac. THL does that but you pay by the month for the privilege. No Dropbox or iCloud sync.