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.
Grant Strydom commented
I agree ... at least make it an option for those of us who would like to prepopulate to choose to do so. I agree it would be good to either highlight overdue in red at the top of the list or have a separate "Overdue" list.
Annoyed Consumer commented
Like the OP, I have several tasks I've scheduled in the past and they all happen to fall on the same due date, it makes NO sense to use any other list other than 'my day' to have a combined view of tasks that are due today.
This is an overdue change that I cannot believe has taken over 3 years!
Andrey Strebko commented
Leave "My Day" as it is now. If it fills up automatically, those who do not want to spend 5 minutes to enter tasks into it manually in the morning will spend 10 minutes every morning to clear "My Day" of inappropriate or overdue tasks. It will be very demotivating every day.
Rich Giordano commented
I would love to have this automatically populated daily. You should also include anything I didn't mark complete from the prior day.
What is the purpose of "My Day" if it does not automatically populate from all/selected lists that are marked as "use for my day"?
is it just another list? ...
I'd expect my day to get everything that should happen on today's date.
Planned should be e.g. - a week time frame, or everything with any date
This feature is why one would use software over manual lists. Please add it
Came on to say precisely this. It would be great if your scheduled tasks would appear in My Day when the scheduled day hits.
daily repeat task should daily appear in my day
T Holt commented
Reading through a lot of the comments there are a lot of different requests. I think it would make more sense to have the ability to create a custom view of existing tasks, like the "Tasks" option in the "To Do Bar" in Outlook desktop. If the view had enough options, it could potentially satisfy a lot of users and the various needs. ie: view option to show todays tasks and overdue OR only today OR today and tomorrow.
This, as well as automatically populating My Day with unfinished tasks from the previous day. Would be very helpful as I have to do that manually every day
not sure if in one of the many comments below but in additional to the many good suggestions, I would like the ability to be able to set recoccuring daily tasks to be in My Day. I have several things I have to do each work day and have to add them everyday manually
Yes, automatic populating of My Day based on due date would remove a huge barrier for use, for me.
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