If you are tired of dealing with laptops, synching, lost data, and reboots, you might want to try a Hipster PDA. Created by a guy over at 43 Folders a few years back, the Hipster PDA is a simple organizing solution that involves a pack of index cards and some sort of clip or holder to keep them together.
For some years, I did the Franklin Planner thing. This worked for a while but the planner was bulky and I couldn't carry it around in a purse. The refills were expensive and the page-a-day format didn't help me get my to-do lists organized.