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Customizing Your Any.do Profile

Customize your Any.do profile by setting themes, adjusting notifications, and managing tasks for a personalized and efficient experience

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Customizing your Any.do profile enhances your user experience, making the app work better for your unique needs. From setting the first day of the week to adjusting reminder sounds, Any.do offers a range of personalization options. This guide will walk you through each customization feature, helping you tailor the app to fit your preferences and improve your productivity.


βš™οΈβ€‹ Basic settings

Customizing the basic settings in Any.do helps tailor the app to your needs. Set the first day of the week to match your planning style, adjust time settings for accurate scheduling, and change the app’s language to make navigation easier. These foundational settings ensure your Any.do experience is aligned with your personal or work preferences, enhancing overall productivity and comfort.

πŸ“…β€‹ Setting the first day of the week

Choose the first day of your week to align your calendar view and reminder options with your personal or work schedule.

πŸ“± How to set the first day of the week on Android/ iOS

  1. Go to Settings.

  2. Next to 'First Day' or 'Week starts on' toggle the days written in blue to your preferred day.

πŸ’» How to set the first day of the week on Web/ Windows/ Mac

The Web/Desktop is the only platform in which you can manually edit your task time settings, set your time zone and date format.

  1. Go to Settings, click on the setting\profile image icon.

  2. Click on 'Time Settings'.

  3. Change the settings for 'Time Formate, 'Date Settings' and 'Week starts on' according to your locale date and time.


⏰ Changing time settings

Set or adjust your time zone to ensure all your tasks and reminders are accurately timed, keeping your schedule consistent. By default, the time and date are set by the general time and date settings of each of your devices. You can choose to change these settings manually in the web/desktop apps and via the native settings in the mobile apps:

πŸ“± How to change the time settings on Android/ iOS

  1. Go to your native device settings.

  2. Change time settings.

πŸ’» How to change the time settings on Web/ Windows/ Mac

  1. Go to Settings, click on the setting\profile image icon.

  2. Open Time Settings.

  3. From there you can change the Time Format (12\24 hour), Date Settings (DD/MM/YYYY or MM/DD/YYYY) and Week starts on (Sunday/ Monday/ Saturday).


🌎 Changing the app's language

Select your preferred language to make using Any.do more comfortable. Choose from a variety of supported languages to suit your needs.

πŸ“± How to change the app's language on Android/ iOS

  1. Go to Settings.

  2. Tap on 'Language' and choose the preferred language.

πŸ’‘ Note: If you would like to use the same language when using the voice input feature (on mobile), please check the option 'Same for voice input' or 'Speech' on iOS.

πŸ’» How to change the app's language on Web/ Windows/ Mac

  1. Go to Settings.

  2. Tap on 'Language' and choose the preferred language.

🈳 List of supported languages by platform

  • πŸ€– In the Android app, the following languages are available: English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian (Latvia), Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Welsh

  • ο£Ώ In the iOS app, the following languages are available: English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

  • πŸ”΅ In the Web/desktop apps, the following languages are available: English, Arabic, Chinese Simplified, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish


🏞️ Display and theme settings

Personalize the look and feel of your Any.do app with the display and theme settings. Choose your default view to see the layout that suits you best when you open the app. Customize the theme and background to make the app visually appealing and adjust the font size for better readability. These options help create a user-friendly and visually engaging experience, making task management more enjoyable.

πŸ–₯️ Setting the Default View

Pick your preferred default view, whether it's list, calendar, or another option. This ensures you see the most useful layout when you open the app.

πŸ“±To set the Default View on Android/ iOS

  1. Open the 3 dots menu on the top right and go to Settings.

  2. Tap on 'Preferred Home Screen' to set the default view - My Day/ All my tasks/ Next 7 days/ Last viewed.

πŸ’» To set the Default View on Web/ Windows/ Mac

  1. Go to Settings.

  2. Click on the 'Default View' and choose your preference - My Day/ All my tasks/ Next 7 days/ Last viewed.

🎨 Setting a theme

Customize your app’s appearance by selecting a color-theme (on mobile). This adds a personal touch and can make the app more visually appealing to match your personal style.

πŸ“±How to set a theme on iOS/Android

  1. Go to settings.

  2. Next to 'Theme' choose your preferred color.

πŸ“±How to set a dynamic theme mode on Android

  1. Go to settings.

  2. Turn on the Dynamic Theme.

πŸ“±How to set auto dark mode on iOS

  1. Go to settings.

  2. Turn on Auto dark mode.


πŸ–ΌοΈ Setting a background

Customize your app’s appearance by selecting an image-background (on web/desktop). This adds a personal touch and can make the app more visually appealing to match your personal style.

πŸ’» How to set a background on Web/Desktop

  1. Go to Settings, click on the setting\profile image icon.

  2. Next to 'Theme' choose your preferred mode 'Auto' / 'Light' / 'Dark'.

  3. Under 'Backgrounds' select your preferred background option.

  4. Click on the "search icon" to search for more backgrounds.

Alternatively, you can set the background via the My Day screen:

  1. Press on the bottom right background icon.

  2. Select a background or search for one.

Note: There is no option to upload a personal image as a background at this time.


πŸ“ Changing the font size

Adjust the font size to improve readability. Choose a size that makes it easier to view and manage your tasks comfortably. While there's no direct option to change the font type or size in the app, users may still increase/decrease the font via their device settings:

πŸ“± How to change the font size on iOS

  1. Open device settings.

  2. Open Accessibility.

  3. Open Display & Text Size.

  4. Open Larger Text.

  5. Adjust Text size.

πŸ“± How to change the font size on Android

  1. Open device settings.

  2. Open Display.

  3. Open Font size and style.

  4. Adjust Font size.

πŸ’» How to change the font size on Mac

  1. Open device settings.

  2. Open display.

  3. Click on larger text.

πŸ’» How to change the font size on Windows

  1. Select Start

  2. Open Windows settings.

  3. Open Accessibility.

  4. Click Text size.


βœ… Task Management Settings

Optimize your task management in Any.do with these customization options. Set a default list for new tasks to keep everything organized right from the start. Enable the shake-to-clear feature to quickly remove completed tasks, and customize your widget to show or hide completed tasks for a cleaner view. These settings help streamline your workflow, making it easier to manage and prioritize your tasks efficiently.

πŸ“’ Setting a default list

Select a default list for new tasks to streamline your task entry. This helps keep your tasks organized right from the start. The default list is the list to which personal-tasks will be added by default when created.

πŸ“±How to set the default list on Android/ iOS

  1. Go to Settings.

  2. Tap on 'Default List' and choose the preferred list.

πŸ’» How to set the default list on Web/Desktop

  1. Go to Settings.

  2. Tap on 'Default List' and choose the preferred list.

Note: The default list does not have any relation to viewing option in the app or the widgets. It is simply used when adding new tasks through any of the collective views (7 days/All Tasks). The default list option is available for personal lists only at this time, not for boards.


βœ… Enabling 'clear completed' with shake

Enable the shake-to-clear feature to quickly remove completed tasks by shaking your mobile device. This fun and efficient method helps keep your lists tidy.

πŸ“±How to enable 'clear completed' with shake on Android

  1. Go to Settings.

  2. Set Shake to ON.

πŸ’‘ Note: For iOS users, this option is enabled automatically.


βœ… Showing/hiding completed tasks on the widget

Decide whether to show or hide completed (swiped) tasks on your widget. This customization keeps your widget clean and focused on upcoming tasks.

πŸ“±How to show/hide completed tasks on the Android widget

  1. Go to Settings.

  2. Set 'Show completed tasks' to ON / OFF.

Note: This option is currently available on Android only. Hiding the swiped tasks will only be applied to the widget, not to the main app's views.


πŸ”” Notifications and Updates

Stay informed and up-to-date with Any.do’s notifications and updates settings. Customize reminder sounds to ensure you never miss a task, and check the β€˜What’s New’ section to keep up with the latest features and improvements. These settings help you stay on top of your schedule and take full advantage of new enhancements in the app, making your task management even more efficient.

🎡 Changing the reminder sound (mobile)

Customize your reminder sounds to make notifications more noticeable. Choose from available sounds to find one that best alerts you.

πŸ“±How to change reminder sounds on Android/ iOS

  1. Go to Settings.

  2. Tap on Reminder Sounds.

  3. Choose the preferred sound for each category of notifications.


πŸ†• Viewing What's new

Stay updated with the latest features and improvements. Check the β€˜What’s New’ section to keep your app experience fresh and up-to-date.

πŸ“± To view 'What's new' on Android/ iOS

  1. Go to Settings.

  2. Tap on 'What's new?' under the "Any.do" section.

The What's New screen will show up automatically whenever an app update is done.

πŸ’» To view What's new on Web/ Windows/ Mac

  1. Go to Settings.

  2. Tap on 'What's new?' under the "Any.do" section.

πŸ’‘ Note: You can also access the 'what's new' tab from any of our browser extensions. Users can also opt to see the What's New section by simply clicking this link.


🎯 FAQs

🏁 My week starts on Monday but I want it to start on a different day

You can set the first day of the week to Sat/Sun/Mon/ per your preference and as explained right here.

🌌 I want the app to open a specific screen when I launch it

No problem, you can choose your default view (list, calendar, etc.) in the app’s settings as explained here.

🈳 Can I change the app's language to my native language?

Any.do is an English app that offers a variety of translations πŸ€“ To learn about available languages and how to change the language to your preference, please click here.

πŸ•‘ The app's time zone is different than my local time

The app syncs your native device's time preferences. You can set or change your time zone from the device settings (or through the app on Web/desktop) to ensure accurate scheduling. For more details, see here.

πŸŒ† Can I set my own background/theme for the app?

While there's no option to create a custom background, Any.do does offer a large variety of background on web/desktop and several color-themes to choose from (on mobile). For details see here.

πŸ“‚ I've set a default list but still see all other lists in my view/widget

The Default List setting applies only to creating new tasks through the collective views (7 Days/All Tasks). The personal-list to which new tasks will be added (unless specifically chosen otherwise) would be the default list.

πŸ“³ What is the 'shake to clear completed tasks' feature?

Enable this feature in settings to quickly remove completed tasks from your lists by shaking your device.

πŸŽ™οΈ Can I set my own sound for reminders?

Not at this time. However, the app offers a wide variety of sounds to choose from as detailed here.

πŸ‘€ I chose to hide my completed tasks but I still see them!

This settings applies only to the Android widget. All other views in the main app will still show the completed (swiped) tasks even if enabled.

πŸ“ My app's font is too small/big

You can always choose to change the font size from your native device's settings to improve readability. For instructions, see here.

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