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The Hit List 1.1 for Mac and iPhone Released

I'm happy to announce that version 1.1 of The Hit List for both Mac and iPhone are now available. These updates are free for licensed The Hit List customers.

The Hit List for iPhone

The iPhone version adds two new features. The ability to create folders, and the ability to create repeating tasks. Until now, users have been able to create folders and repeating tasks on the Mac and sync it over to the iPhone, but to keep up with the pace of the new post-PC world, these features are now available on the iPhone too.

To create a new folder, you just have to tap the “Edit” button when you’re at the top level of the app. This will reveal the “Add Folder” and “Add List” buttons. To make a task repeating, you can edit the task in the detail view, tap on the start or due date, then tap the “Repeat” button.

The repeating task user interface is simple enough that you can quickly make tasks repeat every day, week, or month, yet powerful enough to let you make tasks that repeat on different weekdays of the month, repeat only after completion, end repeating on a date or after a number of times, and more. It has the same capabilities as the Mac version of The Hit List.

The Hit List for Mac

Speak of the Mac, the big new feature in version 1.1 of The Hit List for Mac is that you can now create tasks in the Quick Entry window based on the context of the foreground application. For example, if you are reading an email in Mail.app, you can use the “Quick Entry with context” keyboard shortcut to create a task that has the subject of the email, sender’s name, email address, and a link back to the original email. This works in other apps too. In document based apps, The Hit List will try to put a link to the document in the task’s notes field so that you can quickly get back to working on the document from The Hit List.

Quick Entry Window

Other improvements on the Mac include new menu items and shortcut keys to change a tasks's priority, set it to due today, open the link in the notes in a web browser, and more. The sidebar can be hidden now, and the app is signed with Apple’s Developer ID certificate in preparation for the release of Mountain Lion.

Finally, please note that Mac OS X 10.5, a.k.a. Leopard, is no longer supported in this version. The previous 1.0.6 version will continue to work on Leopard, but moving forward, only Snow Leopard or higher will be supported.

For the complete list of changes, please see the release notes of the Mac version or the App Store page of The Hit List for iPhone.

That's it for today. It's been fun concentrating my efforts on the Mac version of The Hit List for a while, but I'm getting back to working on the iPad version now.