Given that you're avoiding Listpro for note-taking and using Notepad instead, it sounds like Listpro just isn't working for you. Perhaps you should investigate other solutions for your PDA platform.
If you're able to consider switching platforms (I am assuming you're either on Windows Mobile or PalmOS), then I'd highly recommend the iPhone or iPod Touch. There are loads of productivity apps on the market for this platform that will help you get things done in a much easier, intuitive and fun way. And as a former Windows Mobile user, I can say that my experience of switching to Apple has been very positive.
Many of the iPhone/iPod Touch task management apps have a "quick entry" feature for getting things out of your head and into your PDA in a very easy fashion, and many also can be integrated with online ("cloud"-based) systems or with desktop systems. And there are a number of other neat aids available like voice-to-task and email-to-task services that enhance your ability to record what you need to do quickly and easily.
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