It has long been a problem for me. As far back as I can remember (which isn’t long), my memory has been pretty lousy. I seriously don’t know how I would have coped in the pre-digital era. Back in the days when I used to carry a paper diary, usually it would turn out to be rather pointless as I’d forget to bring it with me.

Luckily, these days our lives are permanently connected. Forget your diary? No biggy. Log-on to your Google calendar via your iPhone, laptop, or if you’ve forgotten them, a friend’s PC works, too.

If, like me, you spend most of your day staring at a computer screen and just need somewhere to scribble down quick reminders, old fashioned post-it notes might not fit in with your modern-day lifestyle. Sure, there are Outlook calendars or even virtual sticky notes, but a neat little app called Scattrbrain is specifically designed for us types whose thoughts are here one minute, gone the next.

Scattrbrain’s sole function is to provide you with easily accessible to-do lists that you can edit in seconds. It also presents them in a very eye-catching variety of colours. The app takes up residency on your desktop, in a location of your choosing; you can simply add new tasks to it, clicking on their tick boxes to get rid of them when completed.

You can even change the order of your tasks based on their current priority, and Scattrbrain can link to your Google calendar so your tasks can be downloaded to whichever machine you’re currently using.

Now my only problem is figuring out what these digital scribbles I’ve hastily typed actually mean?!

Scattrbrain is a free download, requires Adobe Air and works with Windows and OS X.