Do you have a To-Do-List?

Most people have a diary to schedule their tasks that they have to complete on a certain day or time. In that case they have a To-Do-List that helps them keep things organized and stay on track. Designers are usually very organized when it comes to clients and meetings and being on time, well we are. The main reason I’m asking the question, “Do you have a To-Do-List?” Is that I want to find out how other designers and people manage their activities and schedules on a day to day basis to get everything done.

Everyone has a different way to go about doing things and getting them done on time, I have been busy reading “Making Ideas Happen” by Scott Belsky for the last few days and I can truly say it has changed the way I look upon day to day tasks here at the Agency. Our usual scheduling methods work like this: We have a white board in the office which has the projects listed on. Underneath each project we have the activities listed that have to be completed for that certain project. We then also keep a diary that has all our appointments and meetings listed within the dates and the exact times. I also use Mini Task on my dashboard if there is really important things to remember for my personal life.

So tell us, Do you have a To-Do-List and how do you manage yours?

Jacques is an Entrepreneur and Founder of the An1ken Group. He recently launched a daily vlog on Youtube — JacquesvhTV. He started Creativeoverflow in 2009 as a hub for creatives. Connect with him: - @Jacquesvh - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest

  1. Reply Natasha Storm May 31, 2010 at 8:27 AM

    I think having a ToDo list is sooo important to keep track of all the small admin things that get added to the daily tasks. I use a fantastic program called ‘ToDoList’ by AbstractSpoon, i think it helps me be much more productive. I’d recommend it to everyone!

  2. Reply barren May 31, 2010 at 10:27 AM

    Of course but it’s like never ending story…

  3. Reply Studio RB June 1, 2010 at 1:15 PM

    Fail to plan…plan to fail… I use pen and paper, each Monday morning I set out the list for the week. Invariably it grows out of control by Wednesday and I spend Thursday and Friday depressed! I should probably try that AbstractSpoon app, cheers for the heads up :)

    • Reply Jacques van Heerden June 1, 2010 at 1:50 PM

      Haha, that usually happens, you have to keep control of your tasks though, that is the way to go about getting things done.

  4. Reply Chris Nankervis June 3, 2010 at 5:41 AM

    I have a to do list that’s organized by priority, then by percent completed. Then each task has a category that is either “Waiting” (On someone to get back to me or content to be sent over), “Normal” or “Important” (Finished, but needs to sit at the top of the list for me to remember). Works pretty well for me. I’m just an ‘intern’ at a web design company though so I don’t exactly have the responsibility of meetings etc. yet. =]

  5. Reply sam June 3, 2010 at 2:31 PM

    teuxdeuxcom is an amazing one as well. It’s browser based so you can access it from anywhere, and things you don’t get done roll over into the next day.


  6. Reply melydia June 4, 2010 at 1:20 AM

    I use I post a new one each week, plus I have another that’s “to do (in general)” for less pressing projects. It’s handy because I can get to it from anywhere.
    .-= melydia´s last blog ..Eyeshadow Art – An Experiment =-.

  7. Reply Teylor Feliz August 16, 2010 at 10:29 PM

    Yes, it is important for time managment and to avoid getting too stressed! I always keep a to do list!

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