This is it! You’ve now got a working task management application with drag-and-drop support—all this with writing only a small amount of code. The next step in developing this application would be to make each task editable by double-clicking on it. script.aculo.us provides a great way of doing this with
Ajax.InPlaceEditor. Check out the documentation on for more information on how to accomplish this.
Another practical application for sortable lists would be in a Content Management System (CMS)—to manage the order of pages, projects, products, news, etc. In the end, it all depends on your imagination and how far you are willing to go to create great user interfaces.