For someone who is woefully unorganized in pretty much every part of my life, I’m really into to do lists. Currently Outlook tasks are my drink of choice because they easily integrate with email, but nearly every day I have post it notes, spiral notebook pages and .txt files with some flavor of to do’s.
The interesting thing about to do’s is that unlike a lot of organizational items, mobile access is often a net negative. Seeing that I need to write a document when the only device I have access to is a phone doesn’t do anything for me. I think a lot of the companies building stuff in this space (like Evernote, which I do not get the hype about at all) are going about it all wrong. Showing me stuff no matter where I am isn’t helpful. I want to be able to categorize stuff from anywhere so that it shows up in the places I want it–only in the places I want it.