by Ash White / 04.09.09
I've recently been playing around with The Hit List, the task management program from Potion Factory, considering it as a replacement for OmniFocus. I've been using OmniFocus for a while now and while it does its job well, in my opinion the interface leaves a little bit to be desired. This is exactly where THL shines: the interface is very slick and I find the workflow to be more intuitive.
After purchasing the MacHeist 3 bundle and getting a fully-licensed copy of The Hit List, The only thing stopping me from making the switch was the lack of sync support (which OmniFocus provides via MobileMe or WebDAV). This is a must for me, since I frequently switch between my iMac at the office and my Macbook Pro at home.
After some poking around, I was able to get THL successfully syncing between my two Macs:
- Make sure THL is closed and locate its library file:
~/Library/Application Support/The Hit List/The Hit List Library.thllibrary
- Move this file to a public folder (iDisk, DropBox, etc). I prefer DropBox.
- Reopen THL while holding down the Option key
- When prompted, provide the new location of the THL library file
- Repeat the previous two steps on any Mac that needs to be able to read the library file
While it seems to be working great so far for me, this is definitely an unofficial solution - your mileage may vary, back up your data, swim at your own risk, etc.