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

If you're a fan of The Hit List, we really appreciate it if you leave a review or rating on the App Store. Thanks!

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
30 Ratings
30 Ratings
mark slomka ,


I like HitList but company has been slow to update and it lags behind others apps like Things, 2Do, and Todoist... this update crashes each time i go to sync on my 10.5 in iPad Pro... So I can’t use... it does appear to run fine on my iPhone X. Still no update for the Mac...

robfuzz ,

Can't reorder lists

App is still too dependent on the Mac version for editing. I should be able to manually reorder lists on my iPhone.
Also miss the Watch app but maybe it'll return next year.

rmatei ,

The best of many I’ve tried

The Hit List is remarkable in how it combines simplicity with extraordinary power. I’ve tried nearly every major task manager and this is my permanent companion.

The iOS version is solid in its own right but it’s the Mac version that it’s a companion to that really shines. If you do most of your work there it’s worth considering the joint system.

What’s so good about it:
- the ability to have infinite nesting. It’s most natural for me to add high level tasks and then later break them out into subtasks at will. THL makes it as easy as writing a bullet list. Other managers force you to decide what’s a “project” and what’s a “task”.
- the combination of tagging and custom views - for instance, all tasks marked today + start of the day, to track what I need to do at the start of the day, or on the phone, or on the go.
- the differentiation between start and end dates. Something can’t be done until next week? No problem, just defer it. Other managers often only have due dates, which makes it hard to differentiate between “have to do this tomorrow” and “can do this tomorrow”.
- the masterful keyboard shortcuts on desktop. Anything you want to do can be done in less than a second and you feel like a ninja.
- the ability to add estimated time while on desktop. This easily lets me see if I’m biting off more than I can chew for the day. And the attached timer adds some soft accountability - why have I spent an hour on something that I thought could be done in 20 minutes?

THL deserves to be near the top of every productivity addict’s toolbox - props to the creators.


Karelia Software LLC
32.1 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Karelia Software LLC


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