Use Ta-da List to Manage Your Lists

February 1, 2008 – 8:00 am by Gabe Anderson | No Comments

Who doesn’t love a good list? Without a list, how will you remember what to pick up from the store? How will you manage your work day? How will you set goals for yourself or your home improvement projects? Note your great blog ideas? And how will you remember what you’re supposed to bring on your next trip?

Those are all things I manage in lists. But what kind of list management tool is best?

There are a gazillion ways to manage your lists — from good ol’ fashioned pen ‘n paper to the Palm Pilot (I had one of the originals back in 1996 or 1997) to the bulky organizer to the email inbox. And everywhere you look online there’s a little standalone app or widget you can add to your customized Yahoo or Google start page to manage your lists.

I’ve tried them all and I’m here to say that there’s nothing like Ta-da List. From the good folks at 37signals (whose design blog is a good read), Ta-da List just works. It’s simple to set up and simple to use.

Ta-da List
Ta-da List has no bells and whistles, which I think is a good thing. You can do all of the following:

  • Create, edit, manage unlimited lists.
  • Add as many items as you want to each list.
  • Easily tick a box to cross things off your list (but they’re saved in small text at the bottom if you ever want to reference your completed items again).
  • Email, share, or subscribe to the RSS feed of any of your lists.

And yes, you can use Ta-da List with your iPhone.

Here’s a screenshot of some of My Lists in Ta-da List:

See how versatile it can be?

I’ve been using Ta-da List for a couple years now and it’s great. 37signals has a number of other cool Web apps, too.

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