The Hit List 4+

Simply Powerful Task Manager

Karelia Software LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 3.5 • 54 Ratings
    • Free



Powerful, flexible, and simple task management — for everything. Big jobs? Weekly errands? Bucket lists? Five year plan? No sweat.

Whatever the task, capture it in The Hit List — then relax. Let The Hit List keep track of it for you, freeing you to focus, and be more effective with time management and task management.

Use it on your iPhone or iPad. Use it with The Hit List for Mac (available on the Mac App Store). Use one app, or both with the included fast, reliable sync service to have everything you need at hand and in sync right when you want it.

It’s easy to learn — it’s as easy as making lists. And, it’s powerful enough to let you plan, let it go, then act at the right time. The Hit List scales with you, from simple list-making, to the power and flexibility of systems such as Getting Things Done (GTD) by David Allen, or your very own unique approach.

Life is complicated enough. The tool you use to manage life’s chaos doesn’t need to be. Keep it simple, with The Hit List. You can use it to manage a to-do list just like you would on a piece of paper. Or you can do much more. With The Hit List, the interface simplicity belies the power within.

Available for Mac (sold separately on the Mac App Store), and for iPhone, iPad as a Universal app. Use one app, or both with the included sync service to have everything you need at hand and in sync when you want it.

What’s New

Version 2.7.4


• Fixes crash which could happen when going to create a new task


Smarter Today Screen

• Tasks are sorted by priority within each section, making important tasks more prominent, and low priority tasks less so
• When viewing completed tasks, only those from today are shown
• The "Still Working On" section has been renamed to "Ongoing"

Upcoming Screen

• Improved layout splits up tasks for the week ahead so you can see what is happening each day


• Push Sync means your task list is immediately up-to-date when editing on another device
• Improved syncing of recurring tasks
• Improved handling of time zone changes when travelling
• Fixed bug where adding a subtask to a completed task via sync might not mark it as incomplete
• Improved reliability of pull-to-sync

Group Details

• Viewing a Smart Folder's details is more informative, with an overview of its rule(s)
• Re-instated the icon for the folder which a group belongs to
• Improved handling of titles to avoid accidentally creating groups with leading or trailing whitespace

Task Lists

• New editing commands:
• Mark tasks as complete/incomplete
• Clear start date
• Increment start date
• Additional option to sort tasks by creation date
• iPad: Extra action to easily archive a partially complete list, cancelling any remaining tasks
• Better truncation of long list names when included while viewing a list (e.g. Today)
• Fixed crash which could occur when swiping to delete tasks
• Corrected indentation of checkboxes when searching

Task Details

• Fixed bug where the disclosure button could point the wrong way initially

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Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Jarod Billingslea ,

This would be perfect if you could manually or ALPHABETICALLY reorder the Lists tab.

Everything in this app is PERFECT bro. The only drawback for me is the inability to manually or alphabetically organize the Lists tab. And I say this is a huge flaw because the Tags tab is alphabetically organized but not the Lists tab. I had to take a star off because of this! And this is coming from someone who is a huge practitioner of bullet journaling, GTD, and the 12-week year frameworks together.

Oh and you can put sub-tasks within sub-tasks! This is REALLY useful if you’re a practitioner of the 12-week year book. It helped me organize my project tasks by week and then all I had to do next was move the project lists for my 12-week-year goals to a folder that focuses solely on one 12-week-year period at a time.

But like I said, I wish I could reorganize the order of the folders and project lists. That would really help!

Aquzip ,

Great app. Needs more explanation

It took me a while to get this one figured out. Would be better if there was a more detailed explanation.

Drewonimo ,

LOVE the Mac OS app, but iOS is buggy

The Hit List is a great app over all and when it works, it’s seamless, powerful and gives me exactly what I want. However, I find the iOS version to be very buggy. Lately, every time I open it it crashes immediately despite the fact that I have a fairly new iPhone and the latest iOS update. I’ve tried reinstalling but, as of now, it doesn’t work at all.

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