Seconding JohnV474's suggestion
Rather than jumping from system to system, i'd encourage you to turn this selection process into a project with a very clear sense of what a successful outcome would look like.
Originally Posted by JohnV474
Like many other on these boards, i've spent lots of time (which i don't regret) trying out various systems: paper, web-based, application-based, iPhone, etc. etc.)
What i didn't do, though, and would if i was to have my time over, would be to set out specific criteria from the start that i could use to contrast and compare what i found.
In other words, spending time figuring out what you need, want (and are prepared to live without) can make the process a whole lot easier.
These criteria don't need to be complex, but they should help focus your thinking. Questions you might ask yourself could include:
- how easy is it to get info into the system?
- how easy is it to stuff out of it (exporting lists, printing, etc)?
- do i need to be able to sync across multiple devices?
- is the software visually appealing?
- is there reasonable support?
- is it secure?
- how much am i prepared to pay?
Obviously this list could go on and on, but the point is that it is much easier to find something when you know exactly what you're looking for.
Best of luck with it.