Many people keep a list of things to do — on paper, in a spreadsheet, or with a combination of paper and electronic methods. In Microsoft Outlook you can combine various lists into one, get reminders and track task progress.
NOTES in Outlook 2010
The Notes Button is found in the Navigation Pane on the left, below the Tasks Button.
Notes are the electronic equivalent of paper sticky notes. Use notes to jot down questions, ideas, reminders, and anything you would write on paper. You can leave notes open on the screen while you work. This is convenient when you are using notes for saving information that you might need later, such as directions or text you want to reuse in other items or documents.
With a simple click, you can view or hide the folders from view. Located under the Notes Button in the Navigation Pane, you click the Folders List to toggle either view.