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'Remember the Milk' is a Great Tool for Organizing

I’m trying out Remember the Milk, and I really love the application so far. I thought I would share a bit of a review in case you are interested in using the tool. When I wake up I hit the gym / do what I normally do in the morning and then sit down with some tea, I turn on my computer and my Outlook calendar pops up ‘Remember the Milk.’ (I have it set to a daily task for Outlook.)

I click the link, log in, and can start focusing on my day. I’ve set it up so that I update it on Sundays / throughout the week as needed, but I pretty much have things planned on Sunday.

So this is why I like it:

  1. It allows you to put in tasks according to school, work, and personal.
  2. You can put in search terms / tags so that if you need to find a task that will ‘generate income’ you just need to add the tag ‘generate income’ on the task toolbar. (i.e. works with anything – grocery store, health, mental health, etc.!).
  3. You are able to put links directly on the task bar, which is fantastic. You can then put a note. For instance, if I write this blog daily / every other day, I can add the task ‘write blog’, say how often I want to do it ‘every 2 days’, and put the links with login / password info as a note. It is all right there! I don’t have to open excel spreadsheets, figure out what I have to do, where I have to go, where I left the password, etc.  (we could probably do an entire session on online login and passwords – is that driving anyone else crazy?).
  4. It keeps it stored online so I don’t lose it! Even if my hard drive crashes.
  5. I can use it on the phone / on the go (haven’t gotten there yet, but will!).

Of course, I also love it because I run a company called the Mood-Factory, and our ‘mascot’ is the cow (mooooood factory), so I think that is cool as well.

In all seriousness I think it will make my life a lot easier — I have so many sites to update / check / etc. this automates it all for me. Brilliant!

Have you found anything useful?

'Remember the Milk' is a Great Tool for Organizing

Kathryn Goetzke

I own a company called the Mood-factory (, a company that creates products based on how sensory experiences effect moods. I also run a nonprofit for depressio, iFred (, we are working to change the brand of depression. And yes, I have ADHD, along with PTSD, major depressive disorder, and a host of other challenges, opportunities, and gifts.

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Goetzke, K. (2010). 'Remember the Milk' is a Great Tool for Organizing. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 4, 2020, from


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