In today’s world, freelancers face many problems while freelancing and working on a project. Very easily a project gets behind the schedule and crosses the deadlines frequently due to lack of time management and lack of organized workflow. Soon projects gets overdue and after sometime you feel overwhelmed by due tasks and work.

Here I have compiled some best to do list management tools to organize your task to make you more productive and proactive.



HiTask is an online task manager, to do list, time management, and projects management software that helps individuals and businesses effectively organize their projects and tasks. With a simple to use interface, users can begin scheduling, assigning, and creating tasks and projects within minutes. Its reminder system will send you reminders in your mailbox so that you won’t forget any task in future and all this absolutely free.



Highrise does nearly everything a personal secretary might do except go out for coffee and pick up our dry cleaning. It’s simple and powerful interface allows user to work efficiently and effectively. It will send you reminders according to your preference so that you never forget your important task

Ta-da Lists


Ta-da List is the web’s easiest to-do list tool. Make lists for yourself or share them with others. It’s clean and simple interface provides only those features that you really need. You can create multiple lists and add, edit, re-order, and remove tasks from each list.



The best thing about Todoist is its appealing user interface. It is simple, fast and reliable to do list manager loaded with many cool features like grouping tasks, email reminders, color coding, etc., and all this available for free. It doesn’t have anything which may consume your much time, just add any task and decide due dates by simple words like “today”, “Friday” etc. Get reminded about important task via email or mobile text message, but this feature is available in premium version only just at $5 per month. It also offers free account with many features so that you can try it out.



This tool is basically a calendar that remembers all the tasks that were added by you. You can easily remember your tasks just by adding task details on calendar. Simply click on any date to add task and it remembers it, but what if you forgot to login next day? 30boxes differs here that is it sends a reminder to you on your email so that you can easily remember what you planned yesterday. Just add a task and enable reminder by going to settings and no need to check again and again same page to remember your task.



Designed with a clean and efficient user-interface, Thymer drastically simplifies project management with a sleek one page layout that’s centered around quickly adding smart tasks. Add a task in seconds using the smart input bar. There are no complicated forms to fill out. Thymer stays out of the way. Manage your tasks, deadlines, and responsibilities on a single page. Create a simple schedule so you know exactly what you’re going to do.



Pagico is an effective task planner and personal information manager that manage your tasks, schedules and projects very efficiently. In just a few seconds, you can arrange your day by defining which tasks are Must-Do and which are not. And you can achieve this by simply dragging your tasks around.



Checkvist is a powerful, online to do list manager, just create a list and enter the task details and you are ready to go. Set due dates, add notes to remember each small detail which you want to remember. It offers you customized hot-keys and shortcuts to increase your speed and efficiency.



Gqueues is a new online to do list manager that is simple and easy to use. It has collaboration with google and due to this it has many features of google like google calendar, gadget for igoogle and calendar. You can categorize your task in various categories to access your task quickly. The best thing about gqueues is that you need not to register to use it, just login with your existing Gmail account and you are ready to use it. It is available for free and if you want more features, then you can buy it at just $25/year.



TeuxDeux is a simple and power online to-do app. If you like making to-do lists, you will love TeuxDeux. Its clean interface is amazing and it is as simple as keeping notes on paper. Just click to add task and when it gets completed then click again to mark it done. Its drag and drop feature makes it faster than other tools.



Nirvana is task management software that’s 100% web-based. It is fast, easy, reliable and available from anywhere. If you forgot where you put something, then Nirvana’s global search will find it. Search across projects, tasks, notes and tags—you can even re-file tasks directly from the search result list. Tag tasks with contexts (location, priority, and resources, time) so you can quickly drill down to the exact action item you should be focused on right now. You will be amazed at how lightning fast Nirvana does this.



bTodo is an easy to use GTD software for managing your todo list. It’s simple, easy and fast so that you can spend your maximum time on your work rather than bTodo. Its clean user interface is simple and powerful enough to let you work faster.



ToDo Brew is an awesome, totally free daily to do list web app that you can access from anywhere in the world with your smartphone or computer.

Remember The Milk


Remember the milk is a powerful online to do list manager equipped with a lot of cool features that makes it amazing. It allows you to organize your tasks into tabs and tags to do your work smooth and fast. Add time specific tasks with automatic reminders and repeat intervals, and even has collaborative features. Remember the Milk is free to use, but Pro accounts are available with advanced features for $25 per year.



5pm is an intuitive web based task management and personal task assistant tool. 5pm is all in one solution which offers time tracking, task management, sharing notes and files so that user need not to go anywhere to manage his task and projects.

These are few task management tools which also act as personal assistant which reminds you about your tasks, events, schedules, meetings, etc. Each tool is effective and has some unique features to organize your task and schedules effectively. Some tools are as simple as listing on paper and some have extensive features like time tracking, file sharing, and project management to manage your all projects at one place. However, effective time tracking needs specialized tools for that and I have listed the 10 best time tracking tools in my previous blog posts so have a look!

4 Thoughts to “15 Best To Do List Manager to Organize Your Work and Life”

  1. I would like to suggest our iOS universal App, LifeTopix – the most complete life organization app. (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lifetopix/id399076264?mt=8#)

    It is designed from the ground up as a productivity app. It strikes the perfect balance between simplicity and power. Whether you want to do something as basic as set a reminder to take out the trash or something as involved as plan a wedding, LifeTopix saves you time and enables you to achieve better results with less effort. Easily access your online documents, bookmarks, and services. Be more productive, get organized, take control of your life information with LifeTopix. Get things done faster and better, and have more information at your fingertips. LifeTopix: amongst the best productivity apps for iPad and iPhone.

  2. Thanks Adi for letting me know about lightarrow. I have a question that is this tool available for windows for pc version of right now it just has ipad and iphone version available? I couldn’t figure out this point that’s why this isn’t in this list.

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