There are a large number of list / task managers that it needs a list for itself. Seems like every one wants to create a task manager, and who could blame them? The only reason I looked up all these task managers is because I had an itch to write one myself.

30 tasks, to-do, project, collaboration, goals management tools

Service Comments Paid / Free*
blablalist.com simple, barebones, task list, collaboration Free
flexlists.com advanced, online database Free
gonutshell.com note taker, web scrapbook Free
gootodo.com Email reminders Paid
gtdinbox.com GTD, Gmail, Paid
hipcal.com Notes, Tasks, Collaboration, Calendar, Reminders Free
hiveminder.com Notes, Tasks, Collaboration Free
lifetango.com goal list, social Free
lifetick.com Goal tracking Paid
listography.com List of lists, Home page style Free
mail.google.com/tasks Simple tasks, gmail integrated Free
monkeyon.com reminder service Free
mynoteit.com Notes, Tasks, Collaboration, Aimed at Students Free
netvibes.com Homepage, Task is a module Free
orchestratehq.com simple Free
placestodo.com Todo linked to locations, Mobile Free
rememberthemilk.com Grand daddy, simple yet advanced Free
roughunderbelly.com prioritise Free
tadalist.com ROR demo app, simple, collaboration Free
task.dlma.com simple, barebones, task list Free
taskbin.com Tasks, Advanced Features, Collaboration Free
tasktoy.com strange Free
tiddlyspot.com wikified task list, local Free
todoist.com Calendar, Tasks, Advanced Features Free
toggl.com time tracker Paid
Toodledo.com folders, subtasks, due-dates, priorities, tags, contexts, goals, notes, time estimates Paid
tudulist.com Calendar, Tasks, Advanced Features, Collaboration Free
voo2do.com Calendar, Tasks, Advanced Features, Collaboration, Project Management Free
zohoplanner.com Simple, collaboration, reminders Free

* All paid services have a free version of some type.

If there is any correction to be made, please leave a comment. I have deliberately left out comparing or reviewing them since it might be like comparing oranges to lemons 🙂

Toodledo has another list comparing features of the popular ones: http://www.toodledo.com/info/compare.php

If only there was a site that does the things for you!

Stephen R. Covey in his landmark book “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” defines 9 possible centres that people have:

  • Spouse-centred
  • Friends / Enemy-centred
  • Family-centred
  • Money-centred
  • Work-centred
  • Possession – centred
  • Pleasure-centred
  • Church-centred
  • Self-centred

In other words, these are the glasses we see the world through. All decision making is coloured by your bias towards one or more of these. But none of these are worth centring ones life around, they all blur the view. So he suggests taking off these glasses and seeing the world in the light of the principles that you value. If one has a mission statement and knows the principles he values most, then making decisions is easier.

As hinted in the previous post I will take a departure from my general blogging topics and talk about life. Let me talk about something that troubled me and still slightly troubling me.

I have been under a lot of mental and emotional stress lately, and did not know the reason. But with a lot of introspection and a couple of very good reads, I was able to find the root cause of this and am in a much better state of mind. Ask my wife 😉 I will like to share this to spread the good words that helped me.

So, what was wrong?

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Life is not something that happens between work, work is a small part of life. So I am adding a category on “Life”. Hope this will increase the work-life balance of my blog, more on this later.

Though the number of posts under this category would be less, it just means there is more to life than I would like to share on a public medium.

Here’s to life…