Today’s Work Wise tip is an Everyday Essential. (This means that I think most businesses would benefit from using it.)

checklist with pen and clipboardStart using an electronic To Do list.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a paper list. Nothing quite like ticking things off to make you feel super productive. But the note lists that work on your phone and computer mean that you never find yourself out and about and the list still on the kitchen table.

The simplest way of doing this would be to use the note app on your phone. This is great as long as you have your phone but you might want to take it up a notch with an app that syncs on all devices and which allows you to share lists with other people. (My husband and I share a shopping list so we can always see what needs replacing if we find ourselves in Tesco).

Best Basic List AppGoogle Keep is a great starting point with really pretty notes of different colours. Very simple to use, the notes look a bit like post its!

Best Ninja List AppToDoist is my current favourite list app at the moment (I’m very fickle, Google Keep held that spot for many years!) It has won the top spot because of 2 killer features;

1. I can create new to dos from my Gmail account, turning an email into an action with a reminder date at the click of a mouse,

2. It allows you to group your to dos so that you can see them by project (holiday, new website, client etc) or by due date.

It’s really powerful (even the free version though the premuim version is even better!) and I would love to know what you think of it.

Do you use a to do list app? Which one is your favourite?