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
While we aren’t adding automatic population of due dates to My Day at the moment, we have made some significant changes to the Planned list.
Rolling out on Android now (version 2.17), and coming soon to other platforms, you can now see a distinct Today view in the Planned list. You can also choose to group this view by list so that you get a view of what you have to do today across all your lists. You can choose to close particular lists e.g. Home if you don’t want to see it while at work.
Chris Hendry commented
Ideally, I'd love a 'do date' and a 'due date' for each task.
The 'do date' would auto-populate 'My Day' with each of my planned tasks, and the due date would let me see when I *have* to complete a task... (not that I *ever* procrastinate!)
It would also help with forward planning - as many others have said, I don't always have the luxury of planning in the morning - quite often I set myself 'end of week goals' on a Sunday night.
The minimum outcome which must be obtained is the following:
- every item listed in Today section of Planned view must automatically appear ALSO in My Day view
It should'nt take a great development effort, but it would be a great rationalisation for the user.
So, Polly, please, wake up! and get done this little/great improvement in a couple of weeks!
I came here to suggest this.. I don’t understand that if I set a due to tomorrow it isn’t in “my day” the next day!! Annoying
Not planning your day in advance is a bad time management practice, and it's surprising that a task management service would deliberately encourage this.
Most busy people in the real world don't have the luxury to plan their day in the morning. Perhaps MS employees do, but for most of us the mornings are the busiest time, and the efficient people plan their day a day before.
Raphael Rodrigues commented
This is the one thing that's keeping me from saying this app is perfect.
I have some daily tasks like do some reading and go for a little walk and I would love for the app to automatically put them on My Day in the morning. Also would be nice if it could do that to other tasks I add to specific dates.
This app would fit perfectly to all my needs if it had that feature.
Matheus Bitencourt commented
I can't understand why this feature isn't already available!!!!
Such simple feature with a couple of line-code could be solved.
If Schedule_date is today, then
Move all Scheduled_Today to my My_Day list
So simple. Yet, a game-changer feature which is LACKING
i don't get why you don't listen to all these users' voices and don't add this function. it would make so much sense!
why why why??why still no this feature ???
This is the most logic thing to have: I plan something for the day x and when day x arrives it is automatically on the "My Day" List. I don't understand why this feature is not there (like the "tomorrow" feature which would be very very useful)
First of all, I love the To Do app and MS Planner, which help me greatly as a project manager to organise my tasks. But Microsoft, please add this functionality to automatically populate My Day with tasks that are due today. It cannot be that difficult to write an algorithm for that. It really is a pain to have to populate My Day manually every day. Thanks!
Shubham Sharma commented
I was looking for this, and I guess a lot of us using this app are vouching for this feature. I never understand why this feature is not there, it would be the very first feature I would look in a To-Do app. Just add it as a preference for people whether they want it or not. This is the only thing that I find is missing from the good app.
Very hard to understand why this would not be a feature??
Almost unusable without auto population of My Day.
after 2 years, we get nothing
I really hope this feature gets added as the lack of it is a major crutch for the app. I see why starting My Day with a clean slate everyday might appear preferable, but it leads to so much more leg work, every single day. This is itself overwhelming.
I would also add the suggestion that the tasks that were on My Day on the previous day should stay there, as any tasks that weren't dealt with most likely still need dealing with, or at least need ticking off if we did them but didn't tick them off on the previous day.
I actually find it most convenient to add all due tasks, and tasks from yesterday, and then reschedule and remove any I want, so everything gets added to My Day regardless. The app also seems to struggle at times with the adding of many tasks to my day from the quick access pane that contains due tasks and yesterday tasks (and recently added, though not related to my points), so clicking the "add to My Day" button, over and over, takes the majority of the time spent.
A fix-all solution would be to add automatic population of due tasks and yesterday tasks as separate functions that can be called through the clicking of buttons or other means. A click and drag functionality, or select all, or similar, would also be a reasonable alternative (so we can quickly highlight a set of tasks in the quick access pane or otherwise, right-click and select add to My Day, rather than manually selecting each one). This would allow those unaffected by the issue to continue using it as they have been, while also providing a solution to those of us who experience this as a problem.
This app could be incredibly powerful for productivity, and it is the lack of this feature and the tediousness this introduces that holds it back. Users want to wake up and crack on with their day as they have previously planned it, then maybe later on reschedule and remove what they are not getting round to, not be distracted first thing in the morning by the need to add everything to My Day. I am an engineer and understand the difficulties with pleasing a diverse user-base, but this is clearly a significant problem for many and should only require a simple solution, and this can be done without affecting those who don't find this an issue.
I'd like to finish by saying that this, and many other limitations, could all be solved with an integrated environment for writing and running macros, but that is of course asking for a whole lot more. Though, I am sure I am not alone in seeing the potential for the app and thinking this could allow whole new levels of productivity to be discovered!
A better solution would be to have everything Due Today added to My Day each day with the ability to remove from My Day without completing it.
Just started using this app and I have to say this is a major deal-breaker.
Would love the automatic population also so I don't miss those recurring tasks that I set reminders for months in advance. Thanks for considering!!
Can you give us an update on this feature
any target day for this feature?
Virendra Firake commented
What exactly users expect when they say 'Today' list is actually 'Today and Overdue' List put together. The App's Planned view provides Today and Planned lists separately and not together. Kindly provide the same together. Moreover, the list as selected in the planned view should also be visible in the Android Widget as well. Currently the Android Widget shows compulsorliy the 'All Planned' view only in the widget. This feature is long awaited by all power users of the app.