Working with professionals in several industries I’ve seen nearly every type of To Do list.  From paper, to a Notepad file, to Evernote, Wunderlist, Getting Things Done, Any.Do, Astrid, Remember The Milk, and others.

One that I’ve tried and failed at is keeping the email inbox as a to do list.  For me, this is maddening as I can get 100 emails a day, and only 5 of them actually require me to do something.  The rest are informational.  I’ve learned to use email like pieces of paper that come across my desk.  I archive them in folders and move them out of the inbox, and keep the inbox at zero.

Do you use your inbox as your to do list?  If not which system works for you?

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