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I have been searching for a right solution for my note taking and to-do list management for a while. I'm not talk my business related tasks, those live in Jira, I'm talking about my own day to day blogging/shopping/testing/installing/don't forget stuff.

I have tried everything from Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft OneNote to various applications and web services like Google Notebook or BackPack. I think I found a right combination at last...

For to-do lists I use Todoist.

Todoist typical slick Web 2.0 app.

What I like about it is it's speed and simplicity, Google Mail integration via Firefox plugin and keyboard shortcuts. And price - it's free.

Todoist

For note taking I took a low tech road - I use Notepad2

But with a twist - I made up a new file extension .note which I mapped to "Configuration files" color scheme. So Notepad2 thinks I'm editing and old school .INI file and if write title in square brackets it gets emphasized.

I indent lines with a tab, so I can put different marks in front of the line, like X for done, ? for figure it out and so on. I can "comment out" a line with a semicolon sign in front.

I constantly invent new rules in my head, but I think you get the point.

Of course, I sync notes across my computers with FolderShare.

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Posted on Thursday, October 04, 2007 10:55 PM | Filed under: Software Internet |

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# re: Notes and to-dos 10/5/2007 7:17 PM Bojan Vrhovnik
i use notepad2 as well and i totaly agree with sentence, the best notepad replacment ... :) usefull trick...

# re: Notes and to-dos 10/24/2010 2:28 PM dennis M.
Todoist is good, simply because it helps a user to easily access his notepad. cool!

# re: Notes and to-dos 10/24/2010 6:07 PM Jordan
I just checked Todoist and I really love the simple and easy-to-use interface. The best thing I love is the built-in calendar with the recurring dates feature. I just checked Notepad2 and I haven’t really gotten around it. Do you know of any application that combines both note taking and to-do-list features?

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