Action icons will help you execute tasks easily when it comes to your contacts. When you add a new task starting with ‘Call‘, ‘Email‘ or ‘Text‘ a suggestions menu with relevant contacts will appear below the text box. These are the Any.do ‘action icons‘ which are there to help you automate your tasks. Upon choosing one of the action words and then typing the name of one of your existing device-contacts, an action icon will appear to the right of your task. Hitting this icon will perform the action you have chosen in the context of your task. For example, if you write “Call Mom”, pressing the action icon will call Mom. If you write “Email Dad”, it will create an email with Dad as the recipient, allowing you to add your own content before sending. In order for the action icons to work, you will need to allow the app to access your contacts as well as have the specific details required to perform the actions (such as a valid email address) available under that specific contact person. Reminders will also feature these icons for fast execution.


Find details and platform-specific instructions below


Android

To give Any.do permissions for Action Icons:
1. Open your device Settings
2. Navigate to your App & Notification Settings
3. Open the App Info for Any.do
4. Tap Permissions
5. Enable permissions for Contacts


iOS

To give Any.do permissions for Action Icons: 
1. Open your device Settings
2. Tap Any.do to open its settings
3. Allow Any.do to access Contacts


Web

The Web version does not support Action Icons.


 

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