In the last years, for all my projects, personal and non-personal ones, I relied on Trello, the famous dashboard tool based on cards and boards.
What I really like about Trello is how it lets you see the state of a project, from various (all) its point of views, from all its contexts, in a glimpse, in a visual way. It is beautifully designed to let you do so.
One of the habits I started to adopt is the use of text labels in my cards.
I don’t use them as a substitute of the labelling system of Trello but I find them useful as a starting point to order the cards across the lists.