My Daily Planner

By Rick Kale Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Apr 26, 2010

Modern life just keeps getting busier and busier, and software developers try their darnedest to produce tools to help us keep up. My Daily Planner is one such attempt; this bare-bones program lets users organize up to 12 tasks, color-coded by importance. Many of us would love to have only 12 items on our to-do lists, but for those who need just a touch of help prioritizing, My Daily Planner isn't a bad choice.

The program's interface is basic and fairly attractive. We have to admit that we've had a thing for the visible spectrum since elementary school, so we dig the way My Daily Planner color codes tasks; the most important are red, the least important are blue, and what's in between more or less follows the colors of the rainbow in order. There are 12 slots for tasks, and users can move tasks between slots to further emphasize their urgency. The program also has spaces to enter up to eight meetings, and a freeform text box for notes. My Daily Planner's Help file is actually a series of RTF files, which is irritating, but the program is intuitive enough that a visit to the Help file likely won't even be necessary. Overall, we don't think that My Daily Planner is a good choice for busy professionals, but it might be OK for students or people who take a very short-term approach to their to-do lists.

My Daily Planner is free. It comes as a ZIP file and is accessible after extraction with no need to install. We recommend this program only to users who don't have too many things to keep track of.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 6.1

Version 6.1 is an incremental update. Main highlights include:
  • Application window now supports resizing. Minimum size is the same as previous releases, however it can be resized to be larger. The size and position states are saved when the program is closed so it will always open in the same place and size.
  • Home Center was updated to include new QuickViews. The bugs from the last release were fixed too.
  • Tasks Center has a new Task Entry control that allows for drag-and-drop reordering of tasks.
  • Notes Center now supports "unlimited" Note Sections and includes a tabbed type of switcher (no more arrows)
  • Courses Center is completely new. It is aimed at helping students keep track of their current grades.
  • Settings Center has a new Options interface that combines the previously separate Options and Editors panel


Release May 12, 2015
Date Added May 12, 2015
Version 6.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements .NET Framework 4.0


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Developer's Description

Do you find it difficult to keep track of the many daily things to do, such as chores or homework? If you answered yes, My Daily Planner can help to clearly show you what you have to do. My Daily Planner is a simple to use program that keeps track of tasks that need to be completed. Those tasks may be a lot to look at just by themselves, so that is what the importance color coding is designed to improve. The more important a task is, the brighter its background color is to make it stand out. It is also easy to change the importance as the due date of the task nears. My Daily Planner is not only about tasks though. There are also two other sections. One section is for writing simple notes about other things that do not exactly fall under a task or that need more than just one line of information. The other section is a meetings list. For the many things that you need to do daily, My Daily Planner can help to organize and keep track of them.

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