Smart Type

What is it?

The Smart Type is Any.do’s answer to on-the-go functionality. Designed to make life easier, Smart Type helps users create action items in a time-saving automated way, utilizing natural language. It gives you endless customization opportunities, including the ability to add reminders, create new Lists and Tags, or even share your to-dos with your friends and colleagues, all from one view.

Who has access?

  • Both Premium and Free users can take advantage of this feature!
  • The Smart Type is available on all supported platforms and is being gradually released
  • Automatic time detection is currently available in English, French, German, Spanish, Hebrew, Portuguese, Chinese, Italian, Korean and Arabic only. 
  • Smart type is available for creating tasks only, not events. 

How does it work?

  • Use natural language to add one-time reminders by simply naming the time and date.
  • Choose which list to associate with your task.
  • Add Color Tags as needed.
  • Reminders can only be added with both a time and date (except for recurrences which are not currently supported).

To add a task with a reminder

✔️ Android/ iOS/

  1. Create a new Task using the + icon or by typing in the quick add bar.
  2. Add a reminder using natural language for time detection. Or, select the relevant option from the auto-reminder menu.

✔️ Web/ Windows/ Mac

  1. Create a new Task using the + icon or by typing in the quick add bar.
  2. Tap on the bell iconat the left-most side below the Task’s title.
  3. Choose the desired Reminder time and Tap “Set time” in the bottom right corner of the screen. 

Note that you can also add a date & time with natural language. 


To add a task with a tag

✔️ Android/ iOS/ Web/ Windows/ Mac

  1. Create a new Task using the + icon or by typing in the quick add bar.
  2. Tap on the hashicon at the right-most side below the Task’s title, or type the “#” key.
  3. Choose the desired Tag from the menu, or type a new title to customize a new Tag, and then tap the “Create a “X” Tag” that appears on the screen.

To add a task with a List

✔️ Android/ iOS/ Web/ Windows/ Mac

  1. Create a new Task using the + icon or by typing in the quick add bar.
  2. Tap on the list iconbelow the Task’s title, or use the forward slash “/” key. 
  3. Choose the desired List from the menu, or type a new title to customize a new List, and then tap the “Create new folder named X” that appears on the screen.

To disable Smart Type's auto-detection

✔️ iOS/ Web/ Windows/ Mac

  1. Create a new Task using the + icon or by typing in the quick add bar.
  2. If you do not want the auto detection, once you see a part of the Task title highlighted in blue, tap below the title on the blue suggestion to disable it. As a result the highlight will be removed.

✔️ Android

  1. Open Settings in Any.do.
  2. Under Preferences, tap on Time Detection (off). 

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