The Hit List vs EssentialPIM Pro - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: The Hit List vs EssentialPIM Pro

 

The Hit List

vs EssentialPIM Pro

Company Potion Factory LLC Astonsoft Ltd
Company name Potion Factory LLC Astonsoft Ltd
Rating ★★☆☆☆ ★★★★☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (inline, subtasks)
  • 2 dates
  • auto sync
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, subtasks, hierachy)
  • 2 dates
  • calendar tasks
  • auto sync
  • email (notifications, 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. Tasks, email, contacts, notes, password manager, and calendar all in one.
Home page The Hit List EssentialPIM Pro
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Requires Mac OS X 10.5 or higher and an Intel processor
Version 1.0.6 8.54
released: 2019-09-19
Release date 2019-09-19
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 15 day trial Free feature-limited version or Free 30 day trial
A paid version is available
Full price low $49.95 $39.95
Full price high $49.95 $49.95
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with The Hitlist for iPhone, iCal Outlook, Google Calendar, other computers running EPP (manual import/export/sync), Toodledo (Folders); EPIM (Android, iPad, and iPhone); EPIM Cloud; Dropbox
Sync methods Automatic Sync Import
Export
Manual Sync
Automatic Sync
Mobile access Mobile App Mobile App
Thumb Drive Version
Email-to-task support None Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
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 Projects can be nested within other projects
Calendar integration No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar Tasks can be scheduled directly in the calendar
Features URL www.potionfactory.com/thehitlist www.essentialpim.com/?r=products&pr=provsfree#
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.
Priacta Coach's Review:
A low-cost alternative to Outlook, EssentialPIM does tasks, email, calendar, contacts, and notes. With a mobile (non-install) version and synchronization to Windows Mobile and Palm Smartphones, it's easy to take your information with you on the road.

EssentialPIM supports a vanilla GTD system, though people using more automated time management systems (such as TRO) may feel hampered by limited features--such as single categorization and no saved task views. Pro version includes "collaboration" by allowing multiple users to see the same task list. EssentialPIM does support limited task-assigning to other Pro users but does not support automated follow-up or reporting.

Users migrating from Outlook may be frustrated by missing features such as saved task views, email-to-tasks and note-to-task capabilities, advanced searching, advanced email filtering, default appointment reminder settings, etc.

EssentialPIM is a good option for students or businesses on a budget.
Category dimensions 2 2
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 10 7
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 0
Collaboration and team support
  • The Hit List does not support teams or collaboration.
  • EssentialPIM Pro does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2012-02-28 2019-09-22

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