If you are considering using an electronic organizer/pda/smartphone you should make a list of your needs. Almost everyone needs a program that has categories, notes, descriptions and the ability to prioritize. However, do you need to enter data on the device? Is it for view only? Do you need a desktop version?
There’s an article discussing this at http://webdev.infonex.us/2010/10/15/how-to-pick-the-right-to-do-list-organizer-software-to-increase-your-personal-productivity-at-work/
The two most important paragraphs state:
“Be careful not to choose a program that is so complex that it takes you a long time to get used to, or takes a long time to enter and organize tasks. If you do, it will be so difficult to make your to do lists that you’ll end up giving up on them altogether. So it’s important to make sure that whichever program you choose, you are able to be very comfortable using and navigate through quickly.
With all of the options available in terms of to do list organizer software, it’s important to choose one that will have the features you need so that you can be effective in using your lists. Don’t get one that has all of the bells and whistles (unless you really need them), but don’t choose the super simple ones either (unless that’s all you need). Choose the one that’s right for you, and you’ll be more organized and more productive in no time.”
You will be the one using the device every day, if your going to spend your money on it, make sure it will meet your needs and increase your productivity.