Increase Productivity: Keep track of tasks.
Pen-and-paper to-do lists are great in theory, but a home office filled with tiny post-it-notes and scribbles of paper is no way to live in 2011. While you could just use a Word document to keep track of tasks, several to-do list programs have better functions to organize a busy life.
For iPhone and Mac OS users, TaskPaper provides relief for a hectic schedule. The free, easy-to-use tool tracks your tasks and lets you filter them by importance. The program syncs your tasks with your iPhone, meaning you’ll never forget to do something again. TaskPaper is also great for keeping track of other information, like grocery lists.
Swift To-Do List is, with monthly prices ranging from $9.95 to $225.95, more expensive than other task-management programs, but it packs a lot of power. The web-based tool lets multiple users organize to-do lists and delegate tasks. It even sends email reminders for specified projects. The tool is also available as desktop software for Windows users.