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.
What about adding a Today smart list???
If you had Rules, you could decide how to populate Myday or Push tasks to next week if priorities change or whatever justifies it. You'll decide how to manage tour schedules, not Todo.
Yeah I'm still not quite getting the whole "My Day" thing here when you have tasks due today. So basically...for all tasks that are assigned to you and are due today, there are two kinds: tasks that are part of your day, and tasks that aren't part of your day. But they're both still due today and assigned to you. What PM is in charge here??
I share the enthusiasm to have the My Day auto-populated with scheduled tasks, and I would only add that the badge list should reflect those items when transferred into the My Day section. I currently use Things for Mac & iOS and they have a "Today" view, which is reflected automatically on the app badge, which shows the number of items in that Today view. A scheduled task automatically gets populated into Today when the date arrives and the app badge is updated (until an item is marked complete). Basically, I can quickly pick up my phone and see how many action items I have to work on for that day. If I can do that on To Do, then it will replace an app like Things and I can use it for my task tracking and list making. If I cannot have it auto-populate into a My Day/Today section with the app badge appropriately reflecting the outstanding tasks, then it is (at best) regulated to a shared shopping list with me and my wife. Adding a Today view to the Planned list does absolutely nothing, as I need to go into the app and look for what might be on my list on a given day to see what action items I may have. Absurd and non-productive. I cannot believe this is functionality for which we need to petition.
DO NOT CHANGE My Day functionality. Obviously everyone needs a solution for rolling-over tasks due today but this contrary to the point of My Day. Provide a solution for what everyone needs but the current My Day functionality is a key differentiator and a very good feature.
The functionality of My Day is mostly lost if tasks that have a due date of Today aren't populated there. It's basically doubling my work - I have to assign the due date and then I still have to add it to My Day. If there is no plan to change this, please make it so I can turn off the My Day list and operate with Planned instead.
Items on "My Day" that I don't complete should roll over the next day. I could see some people not wanting that some maybe a user defined option. I decided to 'pilot' during my furlough, I normally use onenote for tasks.
What? Don't add the one obvious needed feature that everyone wants after using the app for a short while, leading to unhappiness and migration to other apps. Hmmmmm not so smart. Can you explain please why though? Is is technical or just Product Manager being a headache?
really really would love if you did add automatic population of due dates. can you share why that isn't a priority in development?
Your solution is overly complicated and was so simple in Wunderlist - you could see the lists they came from and the days they were due. Why not just go with what worked?!
I just moved from Wunderlist to the To-Do app. So far, I am happy with the app. One HUGE thing that I am missing though, is the auto-population of a 'Today' list. After reading the two replies on here, I do like the idea of keeping the "My Day" list as an intentional list where I can chose which of the items I have scheduled for today are the most important and then using the a "Today View" under the "Planned" list for the auto-population! I like the idea of being able to group the "Today View" by list as well. When will this be available for Mac users?
Sorry but i literally can not think of more useless list than 'My Day' and what it is doing at the moment. It misses the whole point of the to do list app. Tasks due today should be first thing you see when you enter the application.
With last update some kind of functionality is added to 'Planned' list and tasks due today can be seen but that is not good enough.
Like many others i like the simplicity of Wunderlist and two extremely simple and extremely useful lists, 'Today' and 'Week'.
Logic for that functionality could be written in 5 minutes but two years have passed. So i will just find another app.
My Day must alert the user about the tasks over what we must pay attention. If they don’t appear every day in My Day, then the user could think some of them - or all - are completed, leaving of being a realistic help. As users, we must decide which ones we do and which ones not to do, but you the developers must not block our power of decision. Please, auto populate My Day and take the Reminder Day as the reference, many thanks.
Users should train themselves to use My Day to realisitically plan the day ahead. This includes tasks that are due today because after all, the users himself was the one who created the task with due date today. So if the app's intent is to help the user get a feel for what he can accomplish in one day with the My Day feature, then please auto populate that list because this adds to the learning effect.
So are yall gonna make this a feature or not? Auto populating the day should be an option feature.
It's not complicated at all, and a lot of people want to do it.
You can make auto-add optional by putting it in Settings.
People who want to add it automatically will choose it, and people who don't want to add it automatically will choose not to add automatically.
Lucas Carvalho commented
Isn't 6,500+ votes enough for this to be implemented? Wunderlist was great but To-Do is a disappointment so far.
I began using this program precisely because I wanted to manually populate My Day so I would very much like it if that would stay, at least as an option. It's not such a big hassle to populate my day since you can shift click to select mutliple tasks.
I was so excited about this app until I realized that My Day doesn’t automatically populate. What a huge hassle! Now I’m wondering if this app is even worth the trouble.
Yes, I really want them to automatically show up. Please make this a user-configurable option at least, since there is no other way to easily see everything due today.
Yes having to manually add to my day is a pain. Sometimes I can have 20-40 items or so between work and personal tasks. This is a pain. Please automatically populate tasks with due date = today to My Day. (of course you can always give the user the option to remove manually)