Most designers have a lot of different things going on all at once. There are multiple projects that need attention, deadlines that must be met, and there are always personal tasks that have to be done as well. Fortunately, there are a number of resources to help you with managing these tasks. In this post we’ll feature 10 of the best options, and 14 alternatives are also listed at the end.
Remember the Milk is a free to-do list manager that offers a number of features, including use of a map to locate your tasks, sharing your tasks with others, and the ability to search your tasks. It’s also available for the iPhone.
Ta-da Lists is a free to-do list manager from 37signals. Ta-da Lists prioritizes simplicity. You can quickly create a list and add new items. Your lists will have RSS feeds that you can use to keep track of the items on the list.
Vitalist allows you to create projects and contexts to organize your task lists. There is a free account with a limited number of projects, contexts and contacts, or you can upgrade for more.
Gubb is a free to-do list manager with a lot of features. It is accessible via mobile phones, lists can be emailed to yourself or to others, lists can also be sent via text message, tasks can be dragged and dropped, and much more.
Jott is a bit different than most of the other options. With Jott Assistant and Jott Salesforce you call a number, speak your notes, and Jott will convert it to text. It is well integrated with mobile phones and Outlook. Pricing is $3.95 per month for a basic plan or $12.95 per month for Jott Pro. A pay-as-you-go plan is also available.
HiTask is free but offers a premium plan with added features like unlimited tasks, no ads, and support. The free version is accessible by mobile phone, and allows you to assign and tag tasks.
Tweeto is a free option that features a simple interface. It allows you to email your lists, tag and organize your tasks, and can be used offline via AJAX (you can load Tweeto while you are connected, disconnect, and leave the browser open).
Done-zo is a free, simple option. If you have a Google account you won’t even need to sign up with Done-zo. You can quickly add new tasks and sort and filter them by task, context and due date.
Todoist is a simple and free option for managing to-do lists. It offers features like Gmail integration and mobile access.
Toodledo is a free to-do list manager that allows you to use folders, subtasks, priorities, contexts, and goals to organize your tasks. It’s also available for mobile phones. The collaboration tools allow you to share your items with other users.
14 Other To-Do List Options:
- My Life Organized
- iGoogle To-Do List
- Smart To-Do List
- Tudu Lists
- Getting Things Gnome
What’s Your Experience?
If you have ever used one of these resources (or something else), feel free to share your experience in the comments.