Focus on what matters with AI in To Do

Published Jan 21 2021 07:19 AM 9,286 Views
Microsoft

Does it feel challenging to stay on top of important tasks? Is planning your day overwhelming? If so, read on to find how Microsoft To Do can help you focus on your urgent and important tasks.

 

Plan your day better with intelligent task suggestions.

A well-formed daily plan can do wonders to boost your productivity and help you end each day on a high note. The My Day list in To Do gives you a blank slate to plan your day. We’re committed to making your daily planning experience better and have introduced intelligent task suggestions in My Day on To Do’s web application so you can focus on tasks that matter to you. We use AI to identify tasks that seem important, suggesting them based on keywords. These suggestions also include tasks that have deadlines and tasks you starred star.png.

 

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Try the feature now!

Head to To Do web application and select the My Day list. We’ve added a new section, Tasks that seem important, in the suggestions pane light bulb.pngIt can help you identify tasks to add to your My Day list so you can focus on getting things done. If a suggestion isn’t relevant to you, just select more options > This isn't relevant to me.

 

We’ll show up to seven tasks we identify as most relevant to you in this section. It’ll update as you add new tasks or edit existing ones. Your urgent tasks, like ones due today or tomorrow or the ones that are overdue, will show up here. All other tasks with due dates will continue to show up in the Later and Earlier sections of the suggestions pane.

 

The feature is currently available on the To Do web application and only for To Do in English.

 

Note: Tasks assigned to you in Microsoft Planner show up in To Do’s Assigned to you list, but these tasks currently aren’t suggested in the Tasks that seem important section.

 

We hope that AI-powered task suggestions help you stay focused on your key tasks. We’d love to hear your feedback. Let us know in the comments below or over on Twitter and Facebook. You can also write to us at todofeedback@microsoft.com.

3 Comments
Super Contributor

This is the most annoying thing every morning to see that popup trying to suggest something. No, you are not in my head and don't know what i need to do, so can i disable this?

 

Also, i plan my next day at the end of the current one and it is annoying to have to move tasks to My Day in the morning, when they are already set due to Today. Give us option to plan My Day ahead or to keep tasks recurring in My Day until completed.

 

Recently i also noticed that web version shows "new features" number in the corner. I checked it once, but it shows the same features every day, a few times a day. Annoying.

 

There are bugs in web version, like truncating long text in steps. I have opened a case with support. They looked at it and said it will be fixed (this is already after maybe 8 months of having this bug and yelling about it here in blogs, in uservoice). A few more months passed, still the same.

Visitor

@Oleg K : I agree with the idea to built task for my day the day before, when I make the point of what have been achieved.

Occasional Contributor

It would help if the team that develops ToDo had at least basic real life task management experience. From all the "why on earth did they do that ?" moments in that app, it's clear that they are sorely missing in that respect.

 

  • You don't plan your day in the morning. You plan it the day before. The morning is busy with meetings, calls, and issues.
  • There's a major difference between due date and "plan to work on it" date. Due date can't be used as a substitute, and Planned view showing tasks due tomorrow is not the same as being able to assign a task to work on tomorrow. "My Day" could be a great feature that sets ToDo apart, but the way it's implemented, it's severely limited.
  • Task due date is its single most important attribute. If a view doesn't provide users with ability to have custom sort, the default sort must be by due date, and completed tasks should be excluded by default. This is not how search and tag results views are currently designed to work, and it makes them effectively useless. 

I no longer use Todo because of these and other, very basic, issues. 

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