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.
I hope I can schedule time for each task in My Day, such as Go Shopping 8am to 9am, instead of just a deadline. I know this can be achieved in outlook, but the tasks in To Do are more often personal and trivial. Thanks!
Often we do not complete my day tasks and it would be nice to have them added to the next day without too much hassle. Also having them visible the next day so one does not have to go searching for them in the different lists from where they came from.
Paul Russell commented
I totally get what you were intending for the my day page, but it seems like a lot of people are just copying the things that are due onto my day. You might want to look at the data and see if people are being intentional like you intended, or if you're just making them do a bunch of manual work. I know in my case it's just a bunch of manual work and I'd really like the option to have things that are due that day or even overdue, show up on my my day list. I can always remove them, and I know I would remove a lot less than I add each day.
Herilkumar Patel commented
You guys are working on this idea since 2018 and 2021 is about to start.🤷♂️
Gary Newman commented
I would love for scheduled items to automatically be populated into My Day. The extra step of placing items into My Day is unnecessary in my view and should be optional or removed all together. It's easier to remove items from My Day if not required.
Add the My Day list to smart lists so it can be turned off!
Luzia Kündig commented
So I write a recurring task that I do not want to forget (like maybe water the plants every other day), and you're telling me that adding it to My Day every other day is the better way to go?
I really love the app as a whole, but this is just too annoying.
You're not really working on it MS... please add the feature as requested. Or like others have requested allow "My Day" to be turned off so it's not clogging up the side menu.
T a j commented
Having to populate the My Day list manually every day is a waste of time for me
Hank Burgess commented
Just started using To Do and literally found this by doing web search of how to fix this annoying problem. I want to love To Do, but that is a huge negative. Sure can use the Planned list but then what in the world is the My Day list for? Maybe a list called "Due Today" or something then. Frustrating.
Anaz Nuc commented
Add the My Day list to smart lists so it can be turned off
Having to populate the My Day list manually every day is a waste of time.
For this reason the My Day list is redundant as the Planned list has this feature along with the option of various view dates as mentioned by Polly seven months ago!!!
Therefore, the My Day list needs to be added to the smart lists with the option to turn it off.
The iOS reminders app has had the auto population of their Today list for some time.
With nearly 8000 votes, this improvement is a no brainer.
Christine Trillo commented
Love the new MyDay suggestions on the iPhone!! Wow, it makes adding items so quick and easy!! Love it!! Thank you!!
Justin French commented
Automatic adding of Important tasks to My Day
please add a function to popolate "myday" the day before like in the end of the day !
I always to my tasklist at the end of the day for the next day.
To Do cancels my day at 00:00 h so I loose my planning
Rolling over the unfinished task is a very good idea, and I hope this could be made optional and I can use it automatically.
Please make this optional ... The idea of having to manually plan your day each day is important. Too many tasks automatically rolling over each day just snow balls and becomes unmanageable. Having the option to automatically update my day is good ... but don't replace the manual option.
Mike A commented
Yes, roll over unfinished My Day tasks. Not just suggest to add them or tell you you didn't finish them, an option for them to roll over and stay on the list.
I don't always finish my current days items in "My Day". Could there be an option to carry forward these items when one opens the list for "My Day" on the next day. On a side note, being able to select multiple items as one does with the control key and alt key when selecting items elsewhere would be useful. I would find it useful when going through to select items for "My Day" from other lists.