It’s really hard to believe, but The Hit List has been released to the public after 2 years (!!!) of “development”. When I first wrote about it I really thought this is going to be a great application… last years update was depressing already, but there was still hope in the Google Group.
Now that Poition Factory finally announced The Hit List 1.0 (not really announced, the only developer just put it online) I really wonder
- if it will take another 2 years until an iPhone or even iPad application are released?
- what the upgrade policy will be? How fast will bugs be fixed?
Do people still believe in such a company, with such a bad track record? How could anyone pay for the sync service? I personally would rather invest into Appigio Todo, which has released many many updates and a Web interface – and they had some time to fix bugs and improve the application.
…just my 2 cents regarding this 2 year saga….
Not even to mention all the features that the competition has and that should be the standard in todays productivity apps:
- Importing and exporting tasks. At least from basic text files. My data belongs to me, not to your proprietary database format.
- Adding tasks via E-Mail. Most times this is the application in front of me, so why not mail a task to myself?
- Documented API’s and interfaces, so others can modify the data easily – think about Evernote or Dropbox, how well they integrate with tons of apps.
So yes, the user interface of THL is still charming, simple and because of the keyboard shortcuts very very powerful…. but again, the competition is way ahead….. about 2 years to be exact.