Do you use a todo list or todo list tool – if so which ones and have you found a…

18 Nov 2011 admin In G+ Posts

Do you use a todo list or todo list tool – if so which ones and have you found a balance between project management and a todo list?

List up what you use and we can put together a list for others…

I have used several and none of them seem to do what I need them to do for all the lists I need to make….thou some are project related and that can make for more issues…

What do you use? Do you like it or hate it? and does it actually make you get more done or do you spend way too much time admining the list…

Do you require syncing across multiple platforms?
Do you need to print your lists?

Rememberthemilk – RTM
Index Cards
My Life Organized – Android
My own memory
Astrid
workflowy.com
OmniOutliner
Reminder Feature in IOS5
Omnifocus
wunderlist
Google Tasks
Evernote
Errands To-Do List
Checkvist
lists.zenbe.com
nimble.com

Comments: 37

  1. mary Zeman 18 Nov 2011 Reply

    I'm very interested in the answers to this question too! I keep resorting to paper and pen. I tried remember the milk, and it was ok, but not great.

  2. Michael Hocter 18 Nov 2011 Reply

    I have tried them all, but lately I've gone back to index cards for doing GTD. Now I'm trying an Android app called "My Life Organized" which has a template for a pretty pure implementation of GTD. It looks like it might work out.

  3. David Carse 18 Nov 2011 Reply

    I used basecamp in a bigger organisation. Working for myself I love pen and paper. New page each day, tasks broken into big and small, physically cross them out and transfer any undone ones to the next day.
    Paper on the corkboard with current projects.

  4. Jason ON 18 Nov 2011 Reply

    My memory.

  5. Rachel Miller 18 Nov 2011 Reply

    I used to use RTM and Astrid on my phone… then Astrid stopped supporting RTM and nothing else seemed to work. So now I use a lined post-it pad, pen and highlighter LOL

  6. Heather Hill 18 Nov 2011 Reply

    I've been using Workflowy.com I use it on Android phone, PC & Mac. You can share lists, & break down them down into infinitely smaller details. Really linking it a lot. I have never tried to print…but it has helped my productivity—after the newness of admiring my new fabulous lists wore off!

  7. Bruce Walker 18 Nov 2011 Reply

    I've been using OmniOutliner (Mac and iPad only) as it's flexible enough to even have some rudimentary spreadsheet capability. I'm forever rearranging info and the outliner aspect lets me do that easily.

    Where it all falls apart is adding dates to my ToDos and pulling them forward. I rarely remember to do that, OO doesn't help, and older todos become lost and forgotten.

    http://www.omnigroup.com/products/omnioutliner/

  8. Kelly Prawdzik 18 Nov 2011 Reply

    Actually I like the reminder feature on my iPhone 4 with iOS 5, light but simple enough. Check em off as I finish or they will roll over to the next day, and especially like the location reminder feature along with date and time. Cant say how many times I set it to get pop & snacks when I leave the house, then soon as I leave out the door the reminder pops up.
    (Recognizes GPS position)

    I know some of you know this, but just explaining a little for others. 😉

  9. Rachel Miller 18 Nov 2011 Reply

    +Heather Hill I will have to check that out, I have an Android as well

  10. Jawn Lam 18 Nov 2011 Reply

    I'm getting started with OmniFocus.

  11. Brent Burzycki 18 Nov 2011 Reply

    great keep them coming… I have tried Astrid integrated with Google Tasks – then in chrome I use New Tab to Tasks and it pops up all my active tasks from google tasks.. it is very simple – yet it seems like i also revert to a Steno Pad at the end of the day.. yet I still seem like I spend alot of time making lists – then putting out fires – and forgetting about the list….

  12. Brent Burzycki 18 Nov 2011 Reply

    +Heather Hill hmm workflowy is interesting…..

  13. Mark Bienvenu 18 Nov 2011 Reply

    I've tried a bunch of them, but don't usually stick with any for very long. Wunderlist is the one I'm currently using. It's little more than a simple checklist, although you can create different lists to serve as projects.

  14. Rachel Miller 18 Nov 2011 Reply

    I just tried workflowy and wunderlist… neither have repeating tasks 🙁 I have a lot of tasks that repeat like reports due on the 1st and 15th etc.

  15. Rich Houtby 18 Nov 2011 Reply

    I just use Google lists. I can see them anywhere on any platform and mixed with the gTasks iphone app, I've got them everywhere.

  16. I use html format as my to do list, i know it's lame but it work for me, and notepad++ as my primary codding bench…

  17. Sarit Mishra 18 Nov 2011 Reply

    I recommend GTD and any tool that implements it. The tool actually is less important than the methodology. And it works wonders for me!

  18. Sarit Mishra 18 Nov 2011 Reply

    I use an Evernote implementation of GTD. so it stays in the cloud and syncs with all my devices. Less admin and no printing.

  19. April Gamel 18 Nov 2011 Reply

    I have only used my outlook lists in windows and post-its. Then I find myself
    Able to check at home and at work. Keeps my home life and library to dos all good. But I wish my lists would pop up automatically every hour or so. Do any of the previously mentioned programs or apps do that?

  20. Mark Bienvenu 18 Nov 2011 Reply

    +Rachel Morales If you have an iphone, you can also check out the Alarmed app. It doesn't allow you to organize your reminders, so I don't really consider it to be a todo list, but it has some of the best options I've ever seen for repeating tasks. It's better than the default alarm and reminder apps on the iphone combined. The same guy also makes a todo list that's not bad, but maybe not the best. http://www.yoctoville.com/

  21. Rich Houtby 18 Nov 2011 Reply

    +Alexander Mikula sorry, I meant Google Tasks.
    https://mail.google.com/tasks/ig

    If you have a google account or gmail account you can use that.
    I use web gmail so my tasks always show up there too. Plus I think they can integrate with your google calendar.

    There are a bunch of apps that use google tasks which makes it convenient.

  22. Rachel Miller 18 Nov 2011 Reply

    Astrid now has their own task list online very user friendly and it syncs immediately with your Android phone!! I'm going to give this one a try for a few days.

  23. Alec Style 18 Nov 2011 Reply

    I have very basic needs. I put reminders in Google Calendar. I also use Google tasks which I sync with my iPad and iPod. Also have created a "next action" label for gmail. See to work for me.

  24. Heather Hill 18 Nov 2011 Reply

    You can hash tag events in workflowy, it is a way you could set up repeating events….but you'd have to search for them. Repeating tasks are a pain….But, I like it a lot otherwise.

  25. Rachel Miller 19 Nov 2011 Reply

    +April Gamel Astrid does give you reminders on your Android phone… not sure what type of phone you have. I found it very easy to create an account today and type in my list copied from my post it pad

  26. April Gamel 19 Nov 2011 Reply

    +Rachel Morales Thank you so much. I have an iPhone. So I'm still not sure. I'll have to reread through the responses tonight and see if someone had a tip that way. Thank you!! 🙂

  27. Kirill Maximov 19 Nov 2011 Reply

    Consider trying +Checkvist (I'm one of the founders)

  28. Rich Houtby 19 Nov 2011 Reply

    I used to use lists.zenbe.com before google. They also have an iPhone app and you can share lists with other Zenbe users. I didn't use their email services, just lists.

  29. Vail Joy 19 Nov 2011 Reply

    Nimble.com and Wunderlist are the absolute best, and believe me I have tried a lot of apps.

  30. Brent Burzycki 20 Nov 2011 Reply

    +Rachel Morales Does the web version of Astrid connect with Google Tasks?

  31. April Gamel 20 Nov 2011 Reply

    +Vail Joy Just downloaded wunderlist and added you. Thanks so much!

  32. Michael Hocter 20 Nov 2011 Reply

    FYI, List Master Pro is free in the Amazon Appstore today

  33. April Gamel 21 Nov 2011 Reply

    +Rachel Morales I used it today and I'm loving it. Thanks. And thanks +Brent Burzycki for this post. 🙂

  34. April Gamel 21 Nov 2011 Reply

    Oops. +Vail Joy. Read above statement please.

  35. Brent Burzycki 7 Dec 2011 Reply

    Free in the Amazon store today: https://plus.google.com/u/0/108542426628002931624/posts/RAVkG9ofiC4

    For those that wanted to try yet another app…

  36. E Narcisse 18 Jul 2012 Reply

    checkvist and workflowy are pretty awesome 🙂

  37. Jennifer Sutton 1 Feb 2019 Reply

    I use Wunderlist, and for pills I choose separate app like Appotek (https://www.appotek.com/). A simple solution to remind you when to take your medication with the added advantage of letting your doctor check on you if you forgot to take the medication and how treatment is going.

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