This is how I get work done! Here is the workflow I use to help me maintain control over the tasks I put my energy into during the day. This deck also explains the rationale behind it and the core tools (both on PC and iPhone/iPod) that allow me to be remember more and keep focus on what needs attention. I hope it helps you - would welcome feedback, here or at my blog on www.purplesalix.com.
The approach is heavily influenced by David Allen's Getting Things Done (GTD) approach.
BTW - I've also got a Productivity Magazine on Flipboard that I curate. Find it at https://flipboard.com/@curdridge/purple-patch-kgkdnkdhy