Recently I have noticed an increase in the number sites and applications for managing the list of things to do. I’ve tried out a few of them to see whether there is really any benefit in using services such as Remember The Milk
The issue I found with all of them is that personally I don’t need them.
You see the problem I have with the concept of yet another calendar with an alarm on it is that they’re perfect for people who are incapable of managing their time efficiently, but little else is on offer for those who are competent enough to follow a time frame and complete a task or project by the deadline provided.
Even in a scenario where a freelancer for example has 10 or more projects running concurrently, these lists serve as nothing but distraction. The only instance where I thought this may differ is if it broke down your day rather than providing a date time stamp of the required completion of a project. To do this however you would spend more time logging the projects, various mile stones and markers than actually working.
And there’s the rub, you are going to spend more time programming your reminder application than you are just getting your nose to the grind stone and doing the task at hand.