Every day, you make a ton of to-do-lists … everything from interviews you have for the day or items you need from the food store and maybe even a list of which PR people to avoid because they send you so much spam (I’m not one of them!). And according to the results of the first-ever nationwide list making survey, when it comes to making lists to stay organized, you’re not alone.
gubb, a Web-based list making service, on Monday will release results from a Zogby Poll revealing that an overwhelming 84% of Americans use lists to organize their lives. But most interesting, despite the prolific number of list makers, 63% of those surveyed felt that their list making left a lot to be deserved, namely that they need a better method for making lists.
Here are some interesting results from the Zogby survey:
* 84% of Americans use lists to organize their lives
* 63% think their list making skills could be improved
* Conservatives make lists almost twice as often as self proclaimed liberals
* Older folks consider themselves better list makers than young people
* Notebooks are the most popular list making tool
A major reason why lists aren’t more effective? Because most people are resigned to jotting down reminders on easily lost scraps of paper or post-it notes, much like that note you took on the back of your ATM receipt last week and lost five minutes later. But Web based making list services are helping to end this frustration.
The most recent example is gubb, a new online list making application that lets you create, edit, access, share, and email your lists anytime from anywhere to anyone. You can even access your lists from your blackberry or web-enabled phone.
After signing up at for free at gubb.net, anyone can start right there: Create any number of lists, and manage them online, through gubb’s mobile app, text messaging, or regular old e-mail. Gubbers then retrieve lists via text or e-mail message. Some even print right from the site.