The Hit List interface

I’ve had a license for The Hit List from back when it was in beta. It’s been a long time coming but it’s now at 1.0 with a companion iPhone app so I thought I’d give it another shot. There’s some small interface touches that make it a real joy to use.

The filing system for tasks in your inbox is outstanding. With a task selected pressing just “f” brings up the above. Start typing the name of a list and sidebar highlights those with matching letters. Pressing up and down moves between lists to file the task under.

If you sort a list by date you get these great little dividers throughout the list. Slick way to indicate time as well as break up a longer list.

The best part of the user interface is how blazing fast and unobtrusive the sync is. It doesn’t block task input, finishes in a few seconds, and in my testing is absolutely reliable. Pretty great app that’s well worth the wait.


[…] A few weeks ago I wrote about how I’m using The Hit List as my task app. Before, I used OmniFocus which was good but was just too much for my needs. I don’t need the flexibility perspectives offer, the sync was pretty slow, and the user interface was just not my style. The Hit List is a wonderful change and a really well done app. […]

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