Independent developer Gerald Aquila and designer Wolfgang Bartelme have released Firetask for Mac, their new GTD-based task management application for Mac OS X. The new desktop version complements its mobile counterpart Firetask for the iPhone and iPod touch and is geared towards professionals, creatives and managers who need to enter, manage and delegate up to a hundred or more tasks every day.

As such, it’s heavily optimized for keyboard control while providing a clear and visually attractive overview of all relevant tasks across different project task lists. Like its mobile counterpart, Firetask for the Mac combines concepts from David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD) approach with practical elements of classical task management such as due dates and priorities.

Firetask sports a “Today” screen showing both upcoming due tasks and relevant next tasks in a single view as well as its “Waiting For” list for keeping track of delegated tasks. Firetask explicitly organizes tasks into projects and supports the user with an overview of all open tasks across projects in its Today and category-based overviews. Firetask for the Mac syncs wirelessly with its iPhone or iPod touch counterpart over local WiFi networks.

It’s available as a digital-only distribution for download from the Firetask web site ( for a free 15-day test drive. Firetask for Mac requires Mac OS X 10.6.x (“Snow Leopard”) and can be purchased though the Firetask online store for US$49.