The Hit List vs ActiveInbox - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: The Hit List vs ActiveInbox

 

The Hit List

vs ActiveInbox

Company Potion Factory LLC The Inbox Foundry
Company name Potion Factory LLC The Inbox Foundry
Rating ★★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (inline, subtasks)
  • 2 dates
  • auto sync
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (inline, field, hierachy)
  • 1 date
  • auto sync
  • email (manage, autoprocess)
Description Easy to learn, easy to use application that keeps lists of things to do. The Hit List is Mac's most powerful task manager. GMail Firefox addon that manages emails as tasks.
Home page The Hit List ActiveInbox
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform
Requires Mac OS X 10.5 or higher and an Intel processor Firefox 2.0 or later, GMail account (free), Chrome
Version 1.0.6 released: 2017-03-02
Release date 2017-03-02
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 15 day trial Free feature-limited version
A paid version is available
Full price low $49.95
Full price high $49.95 $24.95
Made specifically for GTD 0 1
Syncs with The Hitlist for iPhone, iCal Gmail (direct integration); other computers (settings sync, Pro only)
Sync methods Automatic Sync Direct Database Update
Mobile access Mobile App
Email-to-task support None Manage an email as a Task
Emails are automatically tasks
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 Projects can be nested within other projects
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
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂 𐄂
Short details 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 2 1
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 10 0
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 0
Collaboration and team support
  • The Hit List does not support teams or collaboration.
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • Tasks can be added to other people's lists
  • ActiveInbox does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2012-02-28 2017-04-28

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