There is an abundance of to-do and task management apps that help you to be productive. I personally use Any.DO for my to-do list and Trello for my task/project management work. I can conveniently access them through apps on my iPhone or through a web browser on my laptop. Their simplistic design makes them extremely easy to use. These types of apps are popular, because people are looking to make better use of their time and want to get things done. All of our lives are busy and it doesn't take much for things to spiral out of control without proper self-management.
I am for the most part religious in using Trello for my work, but I can't say the same for Any.DO. There are days where I just don't want to manage my daily tasks with a digital tool. I know it is due to constantly looking at the laptop screen and my cell phone that I just want a break from looking at all the screens. I just need that short digital break from looking at one less thing on a screen. There are also times where I just want to detach myself from everything that is going on at the moment.
Now, I still want to keep track of the things that I have to do for the day.
What do I then use?
I use a pen or pencil and a sheet of paper.
I make a list of all the tasks that I would like to complete for the day. Then next to each task I draw a short line where I can put a check mark when the task is completed. This simple list still provides me with a way to visually see all my tasks and prioritize them. It is simple to setup and use.
Sometimes it is best to take a simplistic approach in managing all the chaos in your day.