Automatic populating of My Day
I have several Lists each with numerous actions. I assign Due Dates to each action. Every day I have to troll through all my actions and Add to My Day on all those actions which are due today. It would save an awful lot of time if an algorithm could be devised by Microsoft which automatically registers those actions due today in My Day
For now, you should be able to see the tasks that are due today in your “Planned” smartlist under the “Today” bucket.
Federico Mazzaferri commented
It is what I am looking for, it doesn't offload (cognitively speaking) me to reach the planned activity in an apposite section, it would be more user friendly to just make them appear on the proper day
I agree this would be useful; if its not desired by everyone then it should at least be an option.
It should be a trivial change to support this but make it super useful for everyone. It also seems like such a basic feature to do (as what is the point of every day dragging all tasks manually to 'My Day' if this isn't automated?). What was the guy designing the 'My Day' list thinking by not supporting it on day-1? (Tap on the head).
I spend the everyday morning up to five mins moving due tasks for the day to 'My Day.' Assuming you have 100K users using it, you could save them close to 8K hours, daily!!
I can basically only add my +1000 endorsement to every suggestion and reason provided in this comment thread.
And the list should sort by reminder time, which Planned will not do.
Anything with a reminder for today should be in My Day.
A My Tomorrow would be a fantastic way to plan for the day ahead - this can automatically populate my day on the next day while clearing the schedule for my tomorrow
For the developers, and Original Poster of this and the enthusiasm behind this suggestion.
I think you could integrate it like this and it would be a very achievable thing to do. https://todo.uservoice.com/forums/597175-feature-suggestions/suggestions/43328397-add-m-i-t-most-important-task-add-hourly-reminde
I agree with this, specifically, I would think a My Tomorrow would definitely be of something to consider as potential changing, it would then populate the My Day automatically as the day goes to tomorrow.
I agree with the idea. Is there a way when we click suggestions in add to my day tab can there be filters to choose either by date due or by date added etc. Also may be also from source like planner or emails. Presently its very challenging that we can get lost.
Ian Richardson commented
As a more simple middle step please could it automaticly carry over any uncompleted my day tasks from one day to the next seems an obvious move
Jan Goulding-Cooper commented
The idea of a To Do List is to help structure tasks by advance planning thus helping to reduce workload. Having to add task to my day, every single day defeats the purpose by actually increasing the work load.
If this was implemented, it might not have been sitting on the list, undone, for 4+ years.
MS user commented
have the option for adding to my day the unfinished tasks from yesterday (not just part of the large number of suggestions which include other items that were not on my list yesterday)
I have a lot of daily tasks. It makes more sense to automatically add my 20 daily tasks by default. I hate adding 20 tasks. Every. Single. Day. For the time-being, I've switched to Googles app. But I'd switch back to MSFT if this were resolved, because the MSFT app is better in other aspects.
The fact that these tasks were set to recur daily implies that they should be in "my day" by default. It is more likely that I plan on doing them than not doing them. Otherwise they wouldn't be goals would they? They would just be things that maybe I'll do if I feel like it, which is not what To Do apps are for.
On average, people have more tasks that they aim to complete in that day, compared to tasks that they want to defer.
And so based on that logic deferring a task should be the manual process.
Alternatively if my logic is wrong, and not all users are like me, at least add a setting to toggle if they're automatically added or not. That way you will not upset any of your userbase.
As a side note I can't even use the work-around of using the Planned smartlist under the Today bucket instead. This is because the Android widget doesn't have that as an option - I would have to open up the app. I prefer the widget because it is always visible.
Please extend this with tasks that have a reminder for this day. If it's due tomorrow, it usually means I actually have to work on it today, but it won't show up automatically.
it will be super useful
Sal A commented
How hard would it be to put tasks due today in the my day screen? Seems like it's more work for the user to add these manually. Come on Microsoft, you can do better.
Margi Nowak commented
I'd love a "My Week" that could be put together over the weekend when there is more time to think and plan. And allow tasks unfinished on a given day to just automatically roll over to the next day. The most maddening feature of ToDo is the requirement that My Day be populated in the morning. Who has time to think at that time (let alone strategically categorize tasks??)!
Incomplete jobs in My Day to be transferred to the next day automatically until they are assigned a new date or marked complete.
These tasks can also be displayed separately under heading Pending Task or something like that