The Hit List vs Evernote - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: The Hit List vs Evernote

 

The Hit List

vs Evernote

Company Potion Factory LLC Evernote Corporation
Company name Potion Factory LLC Evernote Corporation
Rating ★★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (inline, subtasks)
  • 2 dates
  • auto sync
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (inline, field)
  • export
  • email (notifications)
  • api
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. Multi-platform information manager with tagging and search.
Home page The Hit List Evernote
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Requires Mac OS X 10.5 or higher and an Intel processor Mac OS X 10.5, or Windows XP or Vista, or WinMobile 5/6, or iPhone 3G (native), or iPhone or iTouch (Web)
Version 1.0.6 released: 2018-02-10
Release date 2018-02-10
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 $45
Full price high $49.95 $45
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with The Hitlist for iPhone, iCal Online or other desktop Evernote installs for same user (manual sync); Handheld to online or desktop (export sync); Formatted HTML (export); XML (import/export)
Sync methods Automatic Sync Export
Manual Sync
Mobile access Mobile App Web Access
Email-to-task support None Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
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 simple 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 www.evernote.com/about/learn_more
Screenshots URL www.potionfactory.com/thehitlist
GTD setup notes Notebooks can be used as project names or general classes of tasks. Notes can be edited even after screen capture, allowing collection of future steps. Searches can be saved in Win verion.
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
Evernote is a great application for making your important documents available anywhere, any time. For people who travel, collaborate with a team, work from multiple offices, or who are seeking a paperless office, Evernote is a great system for storing and accessing resource information.

On the downside, Evernote is less useful as a task list. Evernote is a virtual filing cabinet, and Evernote as a virtual task list works about the same as a regular filing cabinet. The chief danger is that you will lose your tasks somewhere in the midst of all your files and notes.

The best way to use Evernote is as a repository for information. Keep your tasks in a true task manager, and when you have a task that requires resource information in Evernote, attach a link to the task. (Every document in Evernote can be linked to.)
Category dimensions 2 2
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.
  • Other people's tasks can be viewed
Date last reviewed 2012-02-28 2018-09-09

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