At work I've been using the Pomodoro technique. I use just an MS Word document to keep track of my backlog for the day, and a three column table (time, to do, notes) to move these tasks into the current Pomodoro slot; I use the strikethrough format to cross things out as they get done.
As new tasks arise, I add them to the backlog. I also use Sticky Notes (MS software) to keep track of bigger, or less immediate tasks that aren't necessarily going to be done that day.
What I find especially useful about this technique is keeping focus - if I ever need reminding 'What am I doing again' - I just look at the backlog.
The question - how can I employ a similar technique for my personal projects at home? The main complication for personal tasks, is that often I'm not at my home computer when I think of the task that needs to be done. I'm often at work, or out and about.
What I've currently got, is a notepad type app on my phone (Galaxy Note II - has a stylus) that I can use to write down tasks when I'm out and about. But then there's the question of reconciling this with my home PC.
What do other people do?