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.
Vũ Thuân commented
same problem and about to post a request before a see this. Since 2018 but Microsoft is still working on it @@
I'm in shock. I thought, "wait these don't move forward automatically if I don't get them done today?" Nope. It's a great interface, with great features, but come'on!! That's such a simple task feature. Even the free ones do it.
Frankly, I was shocked that this doesn't happen and I had to look up this thread to confirm I wasn't crazy. It is 100% user expectation, that if I assign a due date to something and that date is is today, then I would expect it to show up as a task in My Day. Otherwise, what's the point if you have to think about manually assigning everything to My Day. It's useless. I may as well just sort my tasks by Due Date, but the point is I ONLY want to see what I need to do today and not be distracted by other tasks.
This feature has been requested by so many users and I can't wait to see its implementation (although it's taking so long...). Along with calendar integration, this feature will definitely add more value to Microsoft To Do, and will change the way users use the application.
3 years to implement a basic function requested by many users? What is the use of a to-do application if every day I have to remember what to do and add it to the MyDay section? I think the time has come to look elsewhere ...
Andrew Jensen commented
According to the Admin response above, they were "working on it" as of Feb. 18, 2021 and this original feature request was posted in 2018. Since this is not a complicated thing to create within the app itself, I'm guessing one or more of the following is going on, folks:
A. This is not a high priority right now and so has not been given the resources (people/time/attention/approval)
B. A properly functioning "My Day" won't be working until MS has it properly working with Outlook and anything else they want it to work with.
C. To Do is being changed more fundamentally as part of some bigger MS ecosystem overhaul or update and so it doesn't make business sense to refine the current app much.
I do not know if those things are the case, but only speculating three feasible possibilities.
As for me, it would be really helpful to streamline things if they could just autopopulate the "My Day" with tasks that are due today and get the synch of "My Day" working in Outlook with both To Do tasks and the calendar. I think this would help a lot of people. For me, doing this is one of the top three improvements MS could do that would daily improve and streamline my work with their products. What about you all? How valuable would these improvements / fixes be to others?
Andrew Schmitt commented
YES! This is illogical at best that "My Day" isn't automatically populated with Tasks that are due Today, and even Meetings from my Outlook Calendar!
Thank you for this proposal.
I completely agree and wanted to post the same proposal. This is not efficient to have to transfer everyday the tasks to My day list so I cannot use this list.
It should me uddated automatically by the system with the due date, and like this, it would be very useful. It would be very useful to open My day list to discover the tasks of the day.
Sorry if my english is not very good
Thank you Microsoft to take this demand in consideration
Not only the ones that finish, but I also wanted the "add to my day" function to automatically add the tasks on the day they are automatically scheduled. For example, for next Saturday, I want the task "meeting" to be automatically added to "My day" ONLY on Saturday, even though I created it on a Tuesday. Likewise for repetitive tasks.
I agree with the feature request to automatically populate the "My Day" smart list with items that are due today, or overdue. Furthermore, items due within the next week should be prioritized as such in "suggestions." In consideration of Terry Larsen's response in the admin comment on 18 FEB 2021, the "Planned" smart list is more valuable to me than "My Day" in it's current implementation.
I think it would be great (as an option maybe) if My Day didn't automatically clear at the end of the day. This would allow me to carry things over to tomorrow; but, more importantly, last thing at night I could add some stuff to My Day knowing that they'd be in the list ready for the morning.
Automatic import from Excel sheet for a planned or to be done it will be great for student like me,
once i created a plan sheet it will show my planned activity on my day
@Terry Larsen please just quickly add the option to disable "My Day". There are so many problems with it (just read through all these forums to see them)- stop shoving an unfinished/unusable/bad list in our faces whenever we open To Do.
Paul George commented
at least developers should provide an option for us to choose to switch it on or off
This is why I don't use To Do. Wunderlist worked so well in this regard. Tasks with due dates and recurring tasks should show up automatically in My Day on the appropriate days. Otherwise your app is useless. I want to wake up in the morning and have my list ready to go.
Waiting for My Day to automatically populate instead of having to go through the "Today" bucket under another smartlist.
Wunderlist founder Reber is developing a new software called "Superlist"
Any chance we can just bring back all of the features that Wunderlist has. To-do development has been slow and terrible. I want to switch to a different task manager
Gloria Kozier commented
a feature where the "My Day" tasks dont leave the "My Day" list until they are completed or deleted. So they carry over from day to day if things dont get done on that day and they dont have to be re-added to the "My Day" list repeatedly
Get Cortana to sort this; it’s a feature requested from day 1