The Hit List vs Entourage - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: The Hit List vs Entourage

 

The Hit List

vs Entourage

Company Potion Factory LLC Microsoft
Company name Potion Factory LLC Microsoft
Rating ★★☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆
TRO Ready
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (inline, subtasks)
  • 2 dates
  • auto sync
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, subtasks)
  • 3 dates
  • linked appts
  • auto sync
  • email (copy, link)
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. Email client and PIM from Microsoft.
Home page The Hit List Entourage
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform
Requires Mac OS X 10.5 or higher and an Intel processor
Version 1.0.6 12.2.3 (2008), 11.5.7 (2004)
released: 2010-02-09
Release date 2010-02-09
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 15 day trial no longer available.
A paid version is available
Full price low $49.95
Full price high $49.95
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with The Hitlist for iPhone, iCal iCal, .Mac, Exchange Server (auto sync)
Sync methods Automatic Sync Automatic Sync
Mobile access Mobile App
Email-to-task support None Copy to Task
Link to Task
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 Tasks can be linked to the calendar
Features URL www.potionfactory.com/thehitlist www.microsoft.com/mac/help.mspx?clr=99-2-0&target=99dd2888-d3bd-4c30-9691-1e2574c27f561033
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 3
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 0
Collaboration and team support
  • The Hit List does not support teams or collaboration.
  • Entourage does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2012-02-28 2016-02-13

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