Check yourself

Create basic to-do lists with this no-frills utility.

Time management software has exploded in popularity over the last few years, and some people may argue that it's become too complex for its own good; you end up spending more time managing your tasks than actually completing them. My Checklist is an extremely simple task manager that has only slightly more features than a pen-and-paper to-do list. For some people, that might be a welcome change.

The program's interface is plain and intuitive, with buttons for adding and removing items, checking off items that are complete, reordering items, and printing the list of tasks. That is the full extent of what My Checklist does. There's no Help file, but there's no need for one, either, as it doesn't get much simpler than this. The program doesn't even require installation--it launches as soon as you click on its .exe file--and at a scant 59KB, it's the perfect size for taking with you on a USB drive or other portable device. My Checklist isn't going to please those who like a lot of bells and whistles; you can't assign priority levels or set alerts or monitor your progress. All you can do is get the old-fashioned satisfaction of checking items off your list as you complete them. For those who like to keep it simple, this may be the perfect productivity software.

My Checklist downloads and functions without issues. We recommend this utility to all users.

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