My last post was about online services, particularly for communication and organisation. Another useful online service that fits into this category is Remember the Milk (external link), an online to-do list service. About a month ago, I set out to find an adequate online to-do list service because I wanted a centralised location to store my tasks (similar reasons to why I moved my RSS and calendar recently). I tried out a few services, but ultimately I decided upon Remember the Milk.

Remember the Milk

Remember the Milk is nicely organised and the interface is intuitive. It has similar features to other computerised to-do lists, such as setting reminders, due dates, notes, etc. However, one useful feature it does have (that I have not yet found in other similar services) is the option to set a to-do to repeat over a specific time interval. For example, I setup a to-do that reminds me to take out the recyclables every Wednesday morning. I also have them setup for various bills and other tasks I do weekly/monthly. It can integrate into Google Calendar as well, but really I am not a fan of how it works; it needs improvement still.

Now, I am sure someone will comment about 37signals' Ta-da list (external link). I do like this service as the interface is extremely easy to use and it does not feel bloated in the least bit. However, you cannot assign due dates to an item nor email reminders. It just lacks some of the basic features I need.

If you are looking to get a grip on organising your tasks, then I really do suggest Remember the Milk. And best of all - it is free!


  • Looks interesting. For my team project we use flyspray as a task organiser, not quite the same as a to-do list but the principle is still the same.

    Posted by Tom (external link) on Sun 9 Mar 2008 at 10:31

  • Oh, for bug tracking we use Arctic (previously from Olate). It works very well.

    Posted by Ethan Poole (external link) on Sun 9 Mar 2008 at 10:46