Do you keep a ToDo list? I do.
I keep mine electronically, but that’s just me. I found that I spent too much time rewriting my list of ToDo’s if I kept it in paper form.
I tried keeping it in Outlook and syncing it with my PDA for a long time. That worked far better than paper. I kept that up when I switched to a smart phone – at first a Windows mobile phone. I liked that environment a lot. I had the same list on my phone and my desktop – sync’d nicely.
Then I got an iPhone. No native ToDo app. What? It still seems like a major oversight to me, but there it is. I searched and sought advice.
I ended up selecting Touch ToDo by Chen’s Photography and Software.
It has a rich feature set, including
– Beautiful interface and effortless task/project management.
– Repeating tasks.
– Call/Email/Map a contact from TouchTodo.
– Customizable home screen app icon number.
– Real-time full-text search to quickly find any task/project.
– No additional desktop version to purchase.
– No online todo account to register.
– Usable with or without synchronization.
– Wireless synchronize from anywhere.
And I must apologize to Chen. In my earlier post about my iPhone, (see “My iPhone – one of my best productivity tools“, I said that TouchToDo had a major shortcoming. I believed at the time, it was NOT seamlessly integrated to my contacts list. I was wrong. See item #3 in the list above. I just hadn’t looked carefully and realized that all I had to do was tap the “person icon” next to the task to have TouchToDo bring up the correct contact record from which I can select the appropriate phone number and, voila, the call is placed.
I think it is critical to keep a ToDo list. Whether you are a person or a corporation. For a corporation, the list becomes even more important. They are your corporate priorities, tied to people who are accountable for the tasks. If you don’t keep track of them, and make sure they are executed in a timely fashion at the highest possible level of achievement, you risk your company’s future.
Companies who use the EOSprocess business framework, to help them clarify, simplify and achieve their vision, call these priorities Rocks. They know that when everything is important, nothing is important. Organizations won’t execute well when they don’t prioritize well. The process of setting Rocks enables an organization and its people to align around the three to seven most important priorities that must get done every 90 days.
What system or software do you use to help you keep on top of your priorities?