What is the best way to organize your thoughts, ideas, and plans? Do you use a paper-based to-do list or an electronic task manager?
It certainly depends on the person and the intended uses. If you have real hesitations, there is a brief clarification posted on Timemanagementninja blog. Here we publish the most important thoughts from the article:
Electronic to-do lists benefits
Your phone is always with you and this is the first advantage of using an electronic to-do list.
We carry our phones everywhere and when we forget them, we turn around and go home to retrieve them
There are many iPhone or Android-based to-do apps or task management tools with such a feature to help you keep track of your tasks. They propose many powerful options such as sorting, prioritizing, and even syncing your list across multiple devices. You have a choice to choose a simple or a complex tool based on your purposes.
However, remember that when your phone is off, your list is out-of-sight and out-of-mind. Checking your list regularly is a good productivity habit, but it can lead to other phone-based distractions.
What about simple paper to-do lists?
Paper To-do Listing solution
There are many reasons that paper-based day planners and to-do lists have been around forever: they are easy and straightforward. They just work.
Many people will agree, that the simplest solution is the best. Everyone knows how to use a paper-based to-do list.
Using a paper to-do list, you may easily add a new task. You can always see your list, you don’t have to turn on your phone or open an app.
However, you can’t sync a paper-based list. What you see is what you get and that’s it.
Paper or phone? It’s up to you what to choose. Try both ways and choose the solution with which you are most comfortable.