During the recent Mac Power Users episode on task managers, I neglected to mention how I manage recurring lists. We all have lists that are not necessarily task lists but get used over and over again. I have them for the grocery and hardware stores with things like bananas and duct tape. I also have them for packing an overnight bag or heading out to a presentation (extension cord? check). These lists don’t lend themselves to OmniFocus but there is a solution, the free web service and $2.99 iPhone application, Zenbe List. (iTunes Link)
Zenbe Lists has a very simple web interface that allows you to build lists straight from your browser or iPhone.
You can then share your list or even publish it to the web as a widget. More importantly, using the iPhone application you can sync it to your pocket.
While this architecture builds a perfectly adequate task management system, for me it creates an even better recurring list manager. I keep the application on my iPhone right next to the OmniFocus application and while it doesn’t get used as often, it serves nicely when required.