Passive Guy has been using a handy freemium program for his To Do lists lately - Doit.im.
The program is designed to work well for Getting Things Done fanbois and fangurlz, but you don’t have to be into the whole GTD system to gain benefits from it.
It’s dead-simple to use. You just type in a to-do item, then hit return and it’s on your list. If you want the task to show up tomorrow, you just drag it to the Tomorrow button and it will show up then. For a future date, drag the item to Scheduled and a calendar will appear for you to drop it on whatever date you like.
When you finish an item, click on the box next to it and it disappears. Each item will automatically carry over from day to day until you mark it done. Items not completed on the date scheduled will show the date they were supposed to be completed.
The company offers free iPhone and Android apps that put the same screen on your smartphone/tablet so you can add or clear items while you’re away from your computer. Unlike a lot of web apps, the smartphone/tablet system works very nicely on a touchscreen. The app/computer integration is very smooth with information flowing back and forth seamlessly. The free version syncs once per day between all your devices. If you pay $2 per month or $20 per year, you get instant syncing.
There are lots more features, but this is all that PG uses the program for. For a long time, PG would schedule to-do’s on his calendar, but then he would have to re-schedule them if he couldn’t do them on the date scheduled. He also used the List feature on Outlook but swore off that program when he left the corporate world.
It’s a nice psychic reward to click the Done box and have the task fade out then disappear. Unfortunately, the next task automatically jumps up to the top of the list.