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When I was a kid, I read a book called The Listmaker. It’s about a young girl who uses lists to organise and make sense of her life. At the time, I didn’t read any more into it besides the fact that this was an odd hobby for a pre-teen girl to spend so much time on. Now, although I don’t remember the book that well, I do see much more significance in the humble list — especially after researching where they come from and why we make lists.
Most to-do lists are organised by either priority or time. That’s fine, but it doesn’t work for everyone, especially on those days when you’re a bit under the weather. For those times, 99U suggests trying something a little different and organising your to-dos by the amount of energy it takes to complete an item.
Allthings is a webapp that makes it easier to organise your to-dos, add files and links you may need to refer to, and work with other people when you need to.
iOS: Not everyone needs a robust to-do list app like Any.do. Sometimes all you want is a simple app that looks gorgeous and lets you note what you have to do, with a few basic features like reminders and sorted lists. Meet Taasky.
iPhone: To-do apps are everywhere, but finding one that’s feature-packed, easy to use and based on the GTD system is tough. DashPlus is based on Patrick Rhone’s Dash/Plus system, but fans of the GTD method might want to take a look at it as well.
Mac: Email can be organised in all kinds of ways, but if you treat your email like a task list, Mail Pilot is a great app for organising it on the iPhone. Now that same basic app is available on your desktop as a free beta.
iOS: Notes don’t always need to be elaborate. If you’re just making a quick checklist or jotting down ideas, Note.It is a dead-simple iPhone app that’s easy to use and easy to read, even on the go.