At Simplicity Is Bliss Sven Fechner has a handy TextExpander snippet for managing a nightly review, including a space to log tomorrow’s goals and the prep necessary.
I could see this being a very handy tool for academics, particularly in regards to class and research prep. During the mid-semester push, for example, I find that it’s easy to backlog research and reading writing tasks–they simply don’t feel as pressing as the next committee meeting or student concern. Adjusting Sven’s snippet to include reading & writing goals, however, could provide a helpful mechanism for reading/research accountability. Connect the snippet to your to-do list, and you helpful means of both scheduling and later assessing that schedule. Handy.