Desktop productivity tool No. 10: Task Coach 1.1.3
If tackling the Getting Things Done methodology seems too daunting, take a look at [[xref:http://www.taskcoach.org/|Task Coach]]. Task Coach uses a much simpler, checklist-oriented approach to help you stay on top of your workload. Tasks can be organized into any number of categories, assigned dates and progress percentages, and time-tracked so that you can get an idea of how long you're spending on any given project. More advanced features, like creating subtasks or adding "effort" annotations to a given task, are there if you need them, but you don't need to know how to use them to make use of Task Coach. I also like how you can visualize your tasks as more than just a list; there's a calendar view, a timeline, and a hierarchical view (for subtasks). The task lists can also be synced via iCalendar (ICS), or through a [[xref:http://www.funambol.com/|Funambol]] server if you use one.