Resources for “Taming the TODO”

Resources for the print article.

Cory Doctorow's notes on Danny O'Brien's talk “Life Hacks: Tech Secrets of Overprolific Alpha Geeks”:

RT (request tracker):

Using RT to Keep Track of Bugs, Ideas, Users and Your Life in General:

Ta-da (Web-based task manager):


Introducing the Hipster PDA:

Planner, a personal information manager:

Planner quick start:



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Another way of handling todos

Jason Philbrook's picture

Excellent article and topic. I'm always looking for new ways to experiment with keeping atop my tasks. works well for me. Cross platform was important so I can let windows users update the lists. I use it as a hierarchiel todo manager. Tasks organized by town primarily. someone else might use it tasks sorted by class or customer or however they want.

I put a little crop of mine without any useful information here:

Freemind and mindmapping

Sacha Chua -'s picture

Yeah, Freemind is cool! I sometimes use it to capture longer notes. =) By the way, someone's gotten Freemind to work with Emacs Planner...

Bad QuickStart URL

Anonymous's picture

The URL for QuickStart is misspelled, it should be Quick instead of Quck, like this:

You get a page with a header but no content if you use the bad link. connection refused

andy's picture

I hope this is a temporary thing, like they took the site down for maintenance. Or perhaps they got lj'd (too popular).