henry copeland: How to make your to-do list work? Plan for more than today. pllqt.it/fk7PtYFirst, break those bigger projects into their component parts, as an app like Everest might help us do. Second, take a moment to figure out what our high-priority tasks within those bigger tasks are--are make sure those are bite-size enough to get them done today. Third, shamelessly push those tougher tasks down our calendar. "The people who do manage themselves have three, four, five tasks per day, and they actually get it done," Perchik, the Any.DO founder, says. "People who distribute their tasks across today, tomorrow, and Sunday, are the people that are doing a good job and will most likely become active (users) for a long period of time."