HBR had polled some of its most productive and tech-savvy bloggers to ask what apps they use to stay on track. No. 2 on the list was workflowy.com.
Workflowy is an online tool that helps me organize myself, first by making a list of high-level topics and tasks and then breaking them into smaller pieces. For example, I started with just two major headings: Blog and Personal. Under Personal, I've created sublists like:
- To phone or e-mail
- To check
- To do
- Shopping list
- Amazon list
- Possible activities
- Travel plans
- Movies to see
I use Workflowy on my desktop computer, but I gather many people have downloaded it to their smart phones. I have enough trouble just dealing with the standard features of my iPhone.
Here's an introductory video from Workflowy. It also has a set of more specific "Help" videos on its features.
Of course now I'm left with my usual problem: I'm great at organizing the things I have to do; I'm just not very good at doing them.