I've tried a lot of Project Management Tools like Trac, Jira or Redmine.
I use these tools to get more structure in my daily work and projects and I like to use these tools for private "non-programming" projects also. Therefor I'm very interested in your experience using project managment tools for private things.
I'll give you some examples to understand what I mean:
I've used Trac a long time to get my professional projects work. But I also used Trac to collect information for different topics. Maybe I'd like to buy a new HDD: I've used Trac to collect tests, prices and so on. After buying this HDD I closed the ticket.
Or maybe I've found an interesting topic in the internet and wanted to read about it later, I've just created a new ticket and collected everything together to take a deeper look later.
I've liked it, but it was not that perfect.
So I've tried Jira. And wow, this looks amazing, and after testing around some months I'd now like to use it to find a new apartment together with my wife. As for her being a geek too, we wanted to use Jira to find the perfect domicile.
I've started a new project and edited lots of screen mask for our personal needs to find an apartment we both like. Where's the flat? How much does it cost? Where have you found it? After adding an interesting flat, there has been a workflow (the partner has to recheck, discussion about the offer. After recheck visiting the flat, and so on). But after a time it gets too complicated, there's to much of project administration.
So what's your experience? Why do you use the tools that you use? What compelling features extend beyond the capabilities of the classic to do list?