5pm vs The Hit List - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: 5pm vs The Hit List

 

5pm

vs The Hit List

Company Disarea LLC Potion Factory LLC
Company name Disarea LLC Potion Factory LLC
Rating ★★★☆☆ ★★☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (inline, subtasks)
  • 2 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (notifications, link, autoprocess)
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (inline, subtasks)
  • 2 dates
  • auto sync
Description Web-based project management with timeline and email integration. Easy to learn, easy to use application that keeps lists of things to do. The Hit List is Mac's most powerful task manager.
Home page 5pm The Hit List
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform
Requires Flash 8 plugin (optional) Mac OS X 10.5 or higher and an Intel processor
Version released: 2019-10-17 1.0.6
Release date 2019-10-17
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 14 day trial Free 15 day trial
A paid version is available
Full price low $168 $49.95
Full price high $2100 $49.95
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with Microsoft OneDrive; CSV (manual export); iCalendar, Google Calendar (auto sync); RSS (feed); Basecamp (import); Email (manual notifications); 5pm for iPhone; 5pm (Google Apps); Excel (Manual Import); Google Drive; Dropbox The Hitlist for iPhone, iCal
Sync methods Import
Export
Manual Sync
Automatic Sync
Automatic Sync
Mobile access Web Access
Mobile App
Mobile App
Email-to-task support Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
Link to Task
Emails are automatically tasks
None
Categories Unlimited contexts Unlimited contexts
Time boxing No time boxing support No time boxing support
Number of date fields
Has reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Can automatically prioritize tasks 𐄂 𐄂
Project support Supports a single level of subtasks Supports a single level of subtasks
Calendar integration No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar
Features URL www.potionfactory.com/thehitlist
Screenshots URL www.potionfactory.com/thehitlist
GTD setup notes Contexts are awkwardly supported through Task Team User profiles (define and select contexts in addition to people).
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂 𐄂
Short details Easy-to-use interface allows filtering by groups, project, date ranges, as well as switching between daily, weekly and monthly views. Creation or editing of projects, tasks, and messages can be made with a single email. Now with free apps for iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry Bold, and WebOS. The Hit List is the definitive and impressive response to Mac's general lack of powerful task management software.

Able to support a wide variety to systems and styles, The Hit List can be as simple as written notes or as powerful as a search-and-destroy task list. Powerful search-lists allow for almost anything you can imagine with the simplicity of click-to-search.

The Hit List supports either GTD or TRO work styles and is highly customizable to fit a wide range of situations. Browser plugins, Gmail and iCal integration and a good iPhone app make this a great task list.

For Mac users looking for a powerful task manager that works offline, The Hit List should be the option you take most seriously.
Category dimensions 1 2
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 4 10
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 0
Collaboration and team support
  • Groups people into teams for projects or tasks
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • 5pm does not support teams or collaboration.
  • The Hit List does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2019-10-27 2012-02-28

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