vs FacileThings ▼
|Company name||Potion Factory LLC||FacileThings Ltd.|
|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.|
|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|
|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||
Mobile Optimized Web Access
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||✓||✓|
|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|
|GTD setup notes|
|Data can be manipulated via an API||𐄂||𐄂|
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.
|Number of priority levels||10||0|
|Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.)||0||0|
|Collaboration and team support||
|Date last reviewed||2012-02-28||2018-09-30|
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