Especially if you're one of those people (myself included) that tends to forget things... okay, everything. You love to pack it all in... "live life to the fullest" and all that. But it's not always a sustainable philosophy for a scatterbrain like you. Fear not, mobile apps are here to save bird brainers like us.
If you never used your homework diary at school, because you had it all stored "up there", you can stop reading now. You're not on our level. But if you include yourself with the other 90% of the population who weren't able to remember which exercise or page needed to be done, then our collection of to-do list apps might come in handy.
When you've got apps like these, who really needs a memory anyway?
Wunderlist is a multi-platform app that is generally considered the benchmark in this genre. You can do anything you'd expect to do in an app like this, and more. You can schedule tasks, set up alarms, send them by email, share with other users, prioritize, filter, check the history... what else could you hope for? Plus, it's got a snazzy design and it works perfectly. It's a great choice for anyone who's looking for a thorough tool, which can be personalized too.
If you've got time management issues, 1-3-5 To Do Manage Tasks could be your savior. It's a simple app that is based around the idea that you need to do 9 tasks every day; 1 big one, 3 medium ones, and 5 small ones. And that's it. This one is amazing for people who need to organize themselves and their responsibilities.
Todoist wants to make sure that you get your jobs done. This tool can be used on your mobile, as well as on the web, and it lets you split your tasks into different categories and filter by date too. It uses your calendar to organize your life and help you plan well ahead. Don't worry if you haven't had time to finish a project; Todoist will keep pestering you about the task until you mark it as complete. You could also change the deadline. But that would be cheating.
If you don't want to make your life any more complicated, the simplest option is Remember the Milk. It's pretty thorough, but really simple to use too; perfect for organizing your day-to-day life in a structured way. Set up tasks, add notes and tags, and search the whole app for advice. Just don't expect to get much help with the tasks that you've left till the last minute - you're on your own with those ones!
This last one is a bit different, but still interesting. If you're down with the kids and ready for IFTT, then this app is perfect. It has three functions; create events in the calendar, save notes, and share tweets. The best way to stop yourself from forgetting what you need to do, is to simply download the three widgets to your home screen and tap on them every time you get a new idea, or have an important appointment to rememeber. It's quick, efficient and really simple.