The Hit List vs FacileThings - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: The Hit List vs FacileThings

 

The Hit List

vs FacileThings

Company Potion Factory LLC FacileThings Ltd.
Company name Potion Factory LLC FacileThings Ltd.
Rating ★★☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (inline, subtasks)
  • 2 dates
  • auto sync
  • unlimited contexts
  • projects (inline, field)
  • 1 date
  • calendar tasks
  • auto sync
  • email (notifications, 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. GTD-specific task application trains you in pure GTD principles as you work.
Home page The Hit List FacileThings
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform
Requires Mac OS X 10.5 or higher and an Intel processor Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox 3+, Google Chrome 4+, Safari 4+, Android, phone browser
Version 1.0.6 released: 2018-09-04
Release date 2018-09-04
Type Commercial Commercial
Has free version
Free version notes Free 15 day trial Free 30 day trial
A paid version is available
Full price low $49.95 $83
Full price high $49.95 $83
Made specifically for GTD 0 2
Syncs with The Hitlist for iPhone, iCal
Sync methods Automatic Sync Automatic Sync
Mobile access Mobile App Web Access
Mobile Optimized Web Access
Mobile App
Email-to-task support None Automatic Send (Reminders, etc.)
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 Supports simple 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 facilethings.com/tour/en
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.
Facile Things is an noble attempt to teach you a pure GTD approach as you manage your tasks. The original interface was especially good at doing this, stepping you through the process of a mid dump and the 5 phases of GTD for each task.

Facile Things supports unlimited tagging (contexts), Goals that can be connected to projects IF the goals already exist (which is very awkward), and Contacts (which must already be Facile Things users to utilize some functionality--it will not invite them for you).

Collaboration ability appears to be a work in progress as of this writing, but it looks like it is coming.

TRO Implementation: To do TRO with Facile Things, do not use the built-in Waiting For functionality--it does not support dates. Instead, use the W/F method taught in TRO Online Training. Use the Date feature as the hard date, and use special #ThisWeek, #NextWeek, #ThisMonth, #NextMonth tags as soft dates. Use #Today as a Do Today indicator. You cannot use special characters with tags. Tasks cannot be transferred from one project to another, so use the inline+notes project approach for most project tasks.
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.
  • FacileThings does not support teams or collaboration.
Date last reviewed 2012-02-28 2018-09-30

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