A few months ago this thread led me to the application ToDoList. It only got a short mention by Fost, and the bland name makes it easy to miss. I gave it a try on a lark, then decided to use it instead of a commercial product I planning to buy when the trial ran out. I thought I'd give others another shot by sharing my experience. Thanks for the mention, Fost. Written in MFC/C++, (the link above includes source code, binaries and a Code Project article covering the app's internals), it's a flexible, lightweight application meant to fit into your process, not the other way around. I always find screen caps most informative, so I attached an image of my setup (slightly squished to keep image size down). Tasks are stored in a single .tdl file, which I added to my game's Visual Studio Solution. This makes changes to the file (and the file itself) easier to keep track of, since we version it with SourceSafe within the VS IDE. I also changed the default behavior for .tdl files in Visual Studio so they are opened in ToDoList by default. Here's a list of the features I find most useful: Nested trees of tasks and sub-tasks, with lots of options for summing the state of all sub-tasks sharing the same parent. This is standard in project management apps, but one of the most unique and useful things about ToDoList is that it's part incident manager, part project manager. Each task can be assigned to multiple categories, you can create dependencies between any two tasks, and file refs can be linked to any task. Launches External Tools, passing formatted task data as commandline parameters. This includes things like the full path of the .tdl file, the FileRef linked to a task, task name, task id, task state, current date, etc... (much like VS External Tools). Export .tdl files to HTML, with an optional transform using a CSS stylesheet. Great for meetings. A dozen property pages jam-packed with hundreds of preference settings and simple, XML data files mean you can create a highly cusomized solution without touching the C++ source code. There's more that I haven't covered or don't use. If you need a simple tool to help wrangle smallish software projects, give it a shot. Its surely better than what you are probably using right now...nothing Fost, you (or anyone else) actually using it? I'd like to hear about mods to the source as well.