Create a To Do List for Tomorrow/Plan My Day the day before
You plan your next day of to dos and it would be helpful to create the to do list for tomorrow at the end of the business day
In the Planned smartlist, there’s a section called ‘Tomorrow’ where you can view your tasks due tomorrow.
One more for planning my tomorrow day... today. I want to be able to decide which tasks have priority for the following day, and I don't use due dates much as part of my workflow.
Got to agree with the request and not the response here.
This is about choosing what my priorities for tomorrow will be before I shut down for the evening. I can then come to work in the morning knowing all the jobs, large and small, that I need to remember to do that day. Having the functionality to choose when to populate the My Day list would make this app a hero in my view.
Joe R commented
So it’s been a year, any plans to let us plan for tomorrow?
I completely agree. I ALWAYS plan at the end of the day for tomorrow. It's more efficient. I hit the ground running the next morning on my action items instead of having to spend time planning first thing. Plus I can carry over the items from today that didn't get done IF they are still a priority. Some items cease to be a priority by the end of the day. Having to "figure that out again" in the morning is NOT efficient.
Ok Microsoft, you've convinced me, I'll stop using your service and use Todoist.
I'm sorry it took me so long to learn that you don't want me using your service. Much like your Internet Browsers, they are just not something you want people to use.
I would suggest to go one step further and allow the user define the start date and end date of a task at whatever date
This is such a dumb defect. I want to plan my day at 11 pm, can't do it. I want to start at midnight, no problem. It would be so easy to fix this. Do you even know what a to-do planner is for? Do you know how people actually use it?
The option of not clearing my Day, as suggested below, would work perfectly for me. Please do it ASAP. - thanks.
I am not sure that « under review » status is either relevant or reassuring, because the associated comment is pointing to the existing Tomorrow in “planned” tasks, whereas ALL requests (in this thread and in all other similar threads) clearly explain the 2 features are very different and insist on their preference for a “Tomorrow” similar to the famous magic “My Day”. TERRY LARSEN, CAN YOU COMMENT PLEASE?
Chris Ruffin commented
Please help us
You could also just include a settings option to prevent 'My Day' getting automatically deleted at the end of each day
Mirroring all the comments saying it's really frustrating to ACTUALLY plan your next day when you can't assign things to "My Day" for tomorrow. The point of a to-do app is for PLANNING. Viewing the "tomorrow" section in the Planned smartlist is NOT the same; I could have many things assigned for tomorrow but there are a core group of tasks that HAVE to be done and those need to be called out in a separate list.
Michael David Wilson commented
Please please implement this feature. I like to lie in bed and plan my day the night before. I have kids and busy mornings. Come on Microsoft. It's such a tiny feature. Please!!!!!!
I find it ridiculous how after so long, you still cannot plan out your upcoming day beforehand. I like creating a list of what I want to do the next day, and I keep missing these because they don't appear in "my day". Also, I have to change the date to "tomorrow" for each individual one.
John Dresty commented
To be clear, not just a due tomorrow, because that would just move to due Today. (Though that would be great too, adding to Tomorrow only and not just due today). We need a special list that would simply be tagged to the My Day after midnight (with NO due date unless we add one). Now that I think of it, imagine having a timer (like the reminder) when any tag gets applied. e.g. tomorrow at 12:01 it gets My Day or in 2 days it gets starred or a #tag gets added, perhaps like an increasing priority.
Over 7000 users have now voted for the very small, specific enhancement that will support the workflow for all of us who plan for tomorrow the night before. This has been pending since Microsoft bought Wunderlist. Common people...let's get this done.
Kaitlin Sundling commented
I am currently using "important" as a surrogate for the tasks I would like to work on in the next few days. However, it would be much better to have some kind of built in function intended for populating a list for tomorrow or some other future time. Tags or categories within To Do could accomplish a similar function.
As others have mentioned, due dates are not equivalent -- I try not to abuse due dates by assigning them to things that are not strictly due on a particular day, which just leads to alarm fatigue.
For "my tomorrow", maybe one simpler solution is that (1) once a day, the user can decide that his "MyDay" will be applicable from now till end of tomorrow, (2) starting or not from a blank page:
(1) will allow the main request: prepare the "MyDay of tomorrow in the evening for those who prefer planning before going to bed rather than during breakfast
(2) will allow to chose between reusing previously selected tasks (those not completed), even if some can be eliminated manually later, or restarting from the blank page (for me, it depends : sometimes I will prefer the one, sometimes the other)
Point (2) should be a separate feature, but it fits well with (1) (for instance : when I make my list for the period between now 20:00 and tomorrow 23:59, I maybe want to keep the tasks I did not finish today but will try to finish before going to sleep)
this request is not the only one about preparing "MyDay" in the evening for the following day (same logic : starting from blank page, suggested tasks, ...) rather than doing it in the morning (or at least after 0:00, which give some constraint on your night ... ;-). it does not seem that complex to implement (but maybe that's a false impression).
Another improvement, which seems to me of even higher value, but also much more complex, is to have IN PARALLEL several "Magic MyXxx" : MyDay, MyWeek, MyWeekEnd, MyMonth, ... with logics in-between (when I add a Task in My Day, it enters also MyWeek, When I delete one in MyWeek, it leaves MyDay, ...).
Both are very different to my opinion from using the "Planning way" using due dates and reminders, in particular because you restart from a blank page with suggestions.
See the comment I posted here :
@Terry, what is your opinion about those 2 improvements ? and their being different from the "Planning way" ?
Thanks for your feedback !
Todd Howe commented
The admin's response on 1/27/21 does not address the issue. Tasks due tomorrow are not the same as My Day for tomorrow. The usefulness of My Day is that it allows me to prioritize tasks. Sometimes I have things that I want to work on that are not due until next week, but I'll add to My Day because it is part of my focus.
Moreover, I would expand it to not just My Day for tomorrow but for the entire week.