According to Dustin Wax over at LifeHack.org there is no better personal productivity tool than the humble to-do list.
Just the ability to put down and visually scan everything you’ve got on your plate offers a huge benefit — as anyone who’s ever reached for a sheet of paper and started listing tasks when they were feeling overwhelmed will attest.
What’s missing in most to-do lists, though, is the element of time.
Enter TeuxDeux, a new task list that bills itself as “a simple, designy, free, browser-based to-do app.” “Simple” is right — TeuxDeux’s interface consists of columns for the next 5 days and a “Someday” section underneath. You can add tasks in the text box at the top of each day, click finished tasks to cross them out, delete finished tasks, and drag tasks from one day to another or to the “Someday” list.
And that’s it. No contexts, no projects, no time tracking, none of that stuff. You enter tasks, you do them, you cross them off. If you don’t finish something, you can drag it to another day. The interface is lovely — you wouldn’t normally call something “designy”, except that TeuxDeux is a collaboration between two design houses that are clearly looking to demonstrate their skill to potential clients — and everything just works.
Photo by TeuxDeux.