I've seen quite a few people make fancy excel sheets, detailing every stage their miniatures are in. I'd love to have one of those but the amount of prep and maintaining the darn things put me off (yeah, I'm pretty lazy...). So I've searched for something more simple.
I've used Wunderlist for some time. Really simple and effective, but you have to make separate lists for all the stages, so that was pretty annoying. On my work I had to work with Trello (think of kanban for that matter) for a short while and I really liked the sticky note/task board feel. You just drag your task to the next stage until you've completed it. And since I work a lot on my iPad, I wanted something similar and something I could carry around with me. I came across the Taskboard app. Very simple and effective and it actually works for me. You'll have to spend some money in order to make more projects but it isn't all that much. It can get a bit crowded and hard to read if you have a lot of tasks but it's a minor nuance. All in all, it does it's job and you'll be very happy to see that "completed" list grow! You can make it as complicated if you want, by adding notes, colours and deadlines.
Here are some screens:
|The wall of doom- I mean projects. Too bad you can't choose pics only colours.|
What? Lizardmen! In due time dear friends, in due time!
My Blood Angels painting list:
|The red dot marks the importance of this particular task.|
So! What's your favourite tool for list keeping? Let me know in the comments!