Backpack is a nice, clear and simple online application to help keep yourself organized and all of your information in one spot online. I’ve been using it for about a week now and I’m finding it very helpful. Being a huge fan of Basecamp, which was created by the same folks, I was pretty much looking forward to Backpack, which in many ways is similar, yet done on a more personal level.
The thing I like the best about it is that it’s flexible. You can apply your own rules to it. This is actually one of the core ideas behind Backpack. It’s an online application that intended to work with your own way of working. The Backpack Manifesto is a way to get some insight into the philosophy behind the tool.
Aside from all of that, it’s just plain practical. You can store notes, to-do lists, images, reminders and a whole lot more in an easily accessible place online. I know I’ve already made quite a bit of use of their reminder system, which will send you an e-mail or SMS to your phone. With so much on my mind of late, this has been extremely helpful in letting me set a reminder and clear my brain for more important things.
In any-case, it’s a very useful personal productivity tool that does just what it should–no more, no less. Well worth checking into.