The Tasks View

What is it?

Any.do’s Task View is where you will find everything that you need to manage, organize and prioritize your lists and tasks. From here you can add new tasks, view your tasks, edit them, complete or retrieve them.

Who has access?

  • Both Premium and Free users can take advantage of this feature!
  • The feature is available on all supported platforms.

How does it work?

  • The Task View features a Quick-Add Bar for easy creation of tasks, next to a simple + icon.
  • The view is minimally designed to keep your focus on your action items, filtered by Time categories or by List.
  • When filtering by List, you will be able to see your tasks by the order of lists you’ve set up in the Navigation menu.
  • When filtering by Time, tasks will be automatically sorted per their reminder date.
  • Tasks filtered by Time won’t be organized by chronological order, in order to allow manual reordering. To view tasks in chronological order, switch over to the Calendar View.
  • At the top left corner you can go to the Navigation menu to select the desired List or Shortcut, and you can also open the Grocery List feature. 
  • At the top right corner you will find your Notifications Center, as well as a compact menu from which you can export, print or filter your tasks, as well as clear all completed ones.
  • On mobile, you can also upgrade your account, activate the Any.do Moment feature, or manually sync your tasks from that menu.
  • On mobile, you may also find the Any.do “Smart Cards” right along your notifications, presenting you with useful tips and tricks for getting the most out of the app.

Opening the Tasks View

✔️ Android/ iOS

Tap on the  icon from the bottom left corner of your screen. Or, select the desired List or Shortcut from the Navigation menu

✔️ Web/ Windows/ Mac

Select the desired List, Shortcut or Tag from the left side Navigation Pane. 


Adding a task

✔️ Android/ iOS

Type into the Quick-Add bar at the bottom of the screen. Or press the button to use any Action Icons.

✔️ Web/ Windows/ Mac

Type into the Quick-Add bar at the bottom of the screen. Or use the “+ Create a Task” button from the Navigation pane, to have more options like adding a reminder and notes.


Adding tasks directly to a category

✔️ Android/ iOS

  1. Press the icon on the right side of the desired category.
  2. Type in the task.

✔️ Web/ Windows/ Mac

  1. Select the relevant list from the Navigation pane, or filter the “All Tasks” view by ‘List’.
  2. Type the task into the Quick-Add bar at the bottom of that list.

Re-ordering tasks

✔️ Android/ iOS/ Web/ Windows/ Mac

Drag and drop the tasks into whatever order you like. Or edit the task’s reminder or list from its Task Menu.


Clearing completed tasks

✔️ Android/ iOS

  1. Open your Task View Options using the  menu on the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Tap on “Clear completed tasks”.

✔️ Web/ Windows/ Mac

Click on the “clear”  button next to the list’s title. 


Exporting a list

✔️ Android/ iOS

  1. Open your Task View Options using the  menu on the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Press the ‘share’ icon to select how you wish to export.

✔️ Web/ Windows/ Mac

On desktop users are able to export to PDF only, using the Printoption. 


Printing a list

✔️ Android/ iOS

  1. Open your Task View Options using the  menu on the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Press the ‘print’ icon

✔️ Web/ Windows/ Mac

  1. Open the menu that appears above the list.
  2. Press the ‘print’ icon

Syncing a list

✔️ Android/ iOS

  1. Open your Task View Options using the  menu on the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Press the ‘sync’ button.

✔️ Web/ Windows/ Mac

Click the spinning arrows iconon the top right corner of your screen.


Changing your list's sorting

✔️ Android/ iOS

  1. Open your Task View Options using the  menu on the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Press “Sort by: ” to toggle between “Time” and “List”.

✔️ Web/ Windows/ Mac

  1. Open the menu that appears above the list.
  2. Next to “Sort by” tap on “Time” or “List”.
  3. Next to “View” tap on “Multi-column” or “Single-column” .

The Single-column option will display the Task Menu of the marked task. The Multi-column option will display the relevant lists’ titles when “Sort by” shows “List”, and the time categories (Today, Tomorrow…) when “Sort by” shows “Time”. 


Changing a list's name

✔️ Android/ iOS

✔️ Android/ iOS

  1. Open your Task View Options using the  menu on the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Press “Edit list name”. (Note: Can not be done in the “All Tasks” list).

✔️ Web/ Windows/ Mac

  1. Click on the  icon next to the ‘Lists’ section, on the navigation pane.
  2. Click on the  icon next to the list to edit its title.

Deleting a list

✔️ Android/ iOS

  1. Open your Task View Options using the  menu on the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Press “Delete list”. (Note: Can not be done in the “All Tasks” list).

The list and all associated tasks will be removed immediately.

✔️ Web/ Windows/ Mac

  1. Click on the  icon next to the ‘Lists’ section, on the navigation pane.
  2. Click on the  icon next to the list you would like to edit.
  3. Click “Delete”.

The list and all associated tasks will be removed immediately.


Minimizing categories

✔️ Android/ iOS/ Web/ Windows/ Mac

Tap on the category you want to minimize. Minimized categories will display how many tasks are contained within them.


Viewing Notifications

✔️ Android/ iOS

  1. Press on the top right corner of your screen to open your Notifications Center.
  2. Here you can see new notifications as well as your Smart Cards.

Changing your default home screen to Tasks View

✔️ iOS

  1. Go to the app Settings screen.
  2. Toggle “Preferred Home Screen” to “Tasks”.

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