Paper works better for me
Being a geeky kind of guy I thought electronic would be best for me, but I found I had a tendency to shoot things onto action lists too quickly and ended up with hundreds of useless items. Writing on paper has worked better; it gives me a bit of time during processing to think about things. I also love the tactile feel of a fountain pen on thick toothy paper, so I bought premium TOPS heavyweight pads at Office Depot.
1. If the lists get over a page long it causes discomfort and I'm more likely to buckle down and do things.
2. More flexible; doodle, picture, put exclamation points, etc.
3. tactile feel is nice for me.
1. Having to rewrite list periodically when it gets cluttered.
2. A bit of a pain to correlate actions with projects (but my workaround is to number my project list and add the number to the action in parentheses.) also I copy the project list and check it off during weekly reviews.)
3. Less portable; so I put my @errands list on blackberry and calendar on outlook/blackberry. Home and work, gee, portability is not an issue.
4. Can't just drag an email to paper. Still working on how to make email actions work better for me; out of sight out of mind is an issue.
Email: Outlook and Gmail, PC and Android
Lists: Paper organizer and Android for errands
Wondering about Evernote!