Theoretically this could play out in several ways.
As much as I love computers there is nothing quite like good old fashioned paper for making to-do lists. So there is paper. I strongly advocate its use. It is recyclable, cross-offable, portable, not dependant upon technology or an internet connection.
When it does come to technology and being organised I have discovered the following tools.
8apps Orchestrate – An online task list. I think use is by invitation only (let me know if you’re interested)
Google Calendar – You need a gmail account (also by invite – ask), you can set it up to msg (phone) you reminders, or email reminders and you get a fantastic month-by-month or however you choose to customise it overview. Quite ideal for setting ‘reoccuring’ appointments. The other appealing thing is that it can all be categorised by colour.
I spent hours during my final year catergorising things by colour. This is something that seems to work well for my visual memory. It must travel the same lanes as: remembering that a CD is a certain colour but have no idea of the name and so on.
All Consuming – I use this to track the books I’m reading. Thats as far as I take it, the place is much more an online community but I haven’t bothered to delve in and ‘get it’. All Consuming stems off of 43 Things (which I don’t use) but that’s a life-goal setting etc. tool.
Something I came across recently is the PocketMod. I haven’t used it yet as my printer spat the chips and after I’d gone and bought a new cartridge, I was to busy printing assignments to bother. This little paper thing that has evolved from a technological standpoint is fully customisable (think Google Calendar), retains the to-do list as needed (think 8apps) and can supposedly fit whatever your individualistic requirements require.
I am about to investigate online gift registries and I am familiar with things like amazon wishlists.
What other useful organisation tools do you know of? Online or offline. What’s the best out there?
Now to share my hypocracy – I am sitting at my computer with The Cat Empire playing still in my pajamas, it is nearly lunch time and I haven’t even eaten breakfast.