Software/App: The Hit List
Price: $49 for Mac, $ 14.99 for iPhone App includes AppleWatch App
Pros: handy to use list manager, with folders/sub folders/ sync with Mac/iphone/AppleWatch
Cons: training video would help
Product Rating: 4/5 Impressive
by Gary Miller, Alaskan Apple Users Group Member
Conflict of interest disclosure:Karelia provided a free copy of The Hit List to me for the purposes of the review.
I’m a list guy, meaning if I don’t have a list when i go to a store, or start a project, something usually gets left out. Know that feeling? So when I saw this new product – The Hit List, I thought sure, let’s try it out, see if it can help me get more done, with less aggravation. Karelia Software is well known for high quality products, so again, I thought the learning curve would be easier. I have the Mac version, the iPhone version, that also now includes AppleWatch App with auto syncing. It’s a product that was fully redone I’ve read, graphics to functionality. All the better. As I said, I’ve never used it before, so I will be a good guinea pig.
I started out with the iPhone version of the App, it’s an iOS 8 version -(System Requirements: iOS 8.1 or higher for iPhone 4s, 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, and the fifth generation iPod Touch), updated for iPhone 6. Easy to navigate to create lists, add sub topics and start/due dates, if you want a monthly repeat or other, ok too, only thing I didn’t find were adding times of the day. I added colors for priority, and I liked being able to organize by topics too, so when I went to a store I could easily find all the things at that store, once done, I could check completed, and it stores that too. So far, so good. I felt more organized than in a long time, and it wasn’t a big deal to do it once I got with the steps to do it. Once you have your lists set, you can easily sync them to the Mac and AppleWatch apps too, and it’s free as a feature. Very nice. Worked great. Free demo too, so give it a try and be organized!
Here is a screen shot of an iPhone with the App:
Now for AppleWatch with The Hit List. By enabling glance view of it, then I see what’s on my agenda for the day, no opening or getting out my iPhone. I like that alone. Want more, of course I do, so…
If I tap on a task, then it shows you buttons to quickly complete an item or push it until tomorrow, while selecting the three dots will give you more details. In that detailed task view, a Force Touch allow you to mark it as complete or cancelled, or push it until tomorrow. The watch will still use your priority colors to highlight important tasks, and you can even view and complete your subtasks as well.