I love lists. They make tough problems simpler and more manageable, and can apply to almost anything in life.
I've been on the hunt for a decent solution to my terrible memory for quite some time, and I think I might have finally found it.
I was using reminders a fair bit but it just didn't cut it for me. I'll still use it for location based reminders, and Siri is amazing at adding things - "remind me to defrost the chicken when I get home" but it doesn't need to be on the front page of my phone for that.
Evernote seems to be a clear favourite for a lot of people, but I hated it when I tried it. It was too clunky, did too many things at once and the UI pissed me off to no end.
Simplenote - linky
This free bad boy allows you to add notes and text for that note, it's pretty simple. But it is free and syncs across devices and has a web login that allows you to rapidly enter things with a keyboard instead of typing it out on your phone. I use this as a collection or archiving tool - it holds quotes, login details, hardware specs of my shit, ideas for presents and links to recipes I find. There's a search tool that makes it super easy to find things. I used it as a shopping list but as the to do style lists are a pro only (~$20/yr) feature I needed something else.
Clear - linky - video
Easily one of the most sexy and swish apps on the App Store, Clear is as simple as it gets. Create a list, add items and complete or delete them. It takes a little to get used to but then the controls are quick and efficient. This has a 'to do list' and a shopping list, so I can quickly mark things as complete instead of editing a big text box in SimpleNote. I haven't had this for long, but I love it already. It also has the ability to email lists out, so I can email Stacey my shopping list and she can import it into her Clear app with no fuss.
Wunderlist - linky - video
I've also discovered this last night and spent a while entering in the appropriate things from SimpleNote to Wunderlist. I love the subtask and notes features for each item, and the reminder/due date is a nice touch too. I'm using this for bigger projects, such as iOS dev jobs, doing tax and things that require a little more thought and planning. There is a free version and a pro version (~$50/yr) but this looks much more worth it than SimpleNote as it seems a more complete package - and going pro unlocks a shit load of features like sharing/assigning tasks and things.
This is what I've found works for me best so far. What do you use to keep on top of things?