Until a certain number of items, lists are helpful. Are you launching something new or moving something from one place to another? Create a list. It helps you ensure that you don’t miss things critical on that day. On the D day, when there are many thoughts in your mind, lists can be the calm you need.
To capture data to day activities, lists are not always helpful unless you have a system for when things go out. Unless you do, I would not recommend using a list-based system to track your to-do list.
If the rate at which new items are added to the list does not match the rate at which things are ticked off, lists can be a daunting place to return. That is why most to-do lists app fail for me. That is why most bug tracking apps have failed for me.