The Smart Type feature 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. Add Reminders right from the get go, while creating your tasks, by simply naming the time and date. Choose which List it will be filed under, assign the Task to a collaborator and add Color Tags as needed. The power of Smart Type gives you endless customization opportunities, including the ability to create new Lists and Tags, or even share your to-dos with your friends and colleagues, all from one view.

Note: Automatic time detection is currently available in English, French, German, Spanish, Hebrew, Portuguese, Chinese, Italian, Korean and Arabic only.


Find details and platform-specific instructions below


Android

✔️To add a Reminder:

  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 Tag:

  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 new label names X” that appears on the screen.

✔️To set a List:

  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 add an assignee:

  1. Create a new Task using the + icon or by typing in the quick add bar.
  2. Tap on the person iconbelow the Task’s title, or use the “@” key. 
  3. Choose the desired contact from the menu, or type the contact’s email address to assign the Task.

If the contact is already a collaborator on the respective List, it will show in blue upon selecting it. If the contact is not a collaborator, once you save the Task, a popup will appear offering to share the List with them. Tap on “Share List” to send the invitation. Please note that the Task will be assigned to this user only after accepting the invitation to the List. 


iOS

✔️To add a Reminder:

  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 Tag:

  1. Create a new Task using the + icon or by typing in the quick add bar.
  2. Tap on the hash iconat 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 new label names X” that appears on the screen.

✔️To set a List:

  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 add an assignee:

  1. Create a new Task using the + icon or by typing in the quick add bar.
  2. Tap on the person iconbelow the Task’s title, or use the “@” key. 
  3. Choose the desired contact from the menu, or type the contact’s email address to assign the Task.

If the contact is already a collaborator on the respective List, it will show in blue upon selecting it. If the contact is not a collaborator, once you save the Task, a popup will appear offering to share the List with them. Tap on “Share List” to send the invitation. Please note that the Task will be assigned to this user only after accepting the invitation to the List. 


Web, Windows and Mac

The smart type will soon be added to the Web and desktop platforms, so stay tuned for updates! 


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