How do you handle your to-do list for the day? Are you a day planner person? A whiteboard writer? A post-it note fan? Or maybe you’re an “I-don’t-need-to-write-it-down-I-know-what-I-need-to-get-down” type of person.
Personally, I live in the Land of a Thousand Stickies. I write everything – I mean EVERYTHING – on post-its. The only issue is that I end up with multiple to-do lists in various degrees of completion. It’s not always the most effective. Actually, most of the options aren’t that effective.
However, the other day I found a great tool that uses your web browser to help you maintain your to-do list.
If you are a Chrome user, go check out Dayboard.
I think this article on LifeHacker sums up the benefits of this free tool well:
Dayboard is a Chrome extension that turns every new tab page into a minimal to-do list that keeps you focused on the most important things on your agenda for the day. You choose the five most important things on your to-do list, and Dayboard makes sure they're front and center.
There are plenty of tools to supercharge Chrome's new tab page, and some so powerful they're productivity tools of their own, but Dayboard takes a more minimal, focused approach. Each day, you'll want to add the five most important things you want to accomplish—the ones that you'll feel good about finishing that day. From there, that's what you see with every new tab. If you prefer, you can toggle "focus mode," which only shows you one to-do at a time.
If you don’t finish something from a previous day, Dayboard pulls it over into the next day for you.
I’ve been using Dayboard for a few days now and I have to say I love it. Granted I still keep my post-its for larger, ongoing work, but Dayboard allows me to focus on the most important things I need to accomplish each day.
Check it out yourself and see how surfing the web can help keep you focused. Click here to get Dayboard.