The Any.do Widgets

What is it?

The Any.do’s widgets give you the ability to manage your tasks right from your home screen – on mobile and desktop! Whether you’re using an Android device or iOS, you can easily access your tasks and events on-the-go by adding one of our widgets to your home screen. The widgets will sync with the app automatically, so anything you add or modify is immediately reflected in the app and across all other platforms.

Who can access?

  • Both Premium and Free users can take advantage of this feature!
  • The widgets are available on iOS, Android, Mac and Windows. 

How does it work?

  • On Android, you can also choose from 4 different widgets, raging in size and functionality – accommodating your every need.
  • Android users can opt to add a Quick Add bar to their notifications center (Android curtain) as well.
  • On iOS users can pick from a series of options (starting from iOS 14) or use the homescreen option (iOS 13 and below).
  • The Windows and Mac apps, offer tray-icons to quickly add tasks while working in other windows. 

Setting up the Android widgets

There are four different types of Android widgets:

  • The Task View/ Light Widget- Allows you to view all your tasks by scrolling through, complete tasks, and add new tasks by voice or typing. Exists in white or translucent options.
  • The Calendar Widget- Allows you to see your calendar, and your events and tasks that appear on it are shown below. You can browse through the dates, or use buttons on the bottom to quickly add events or tasks. Exists in white or translucent options.
  • The Compact Widget- Allows you to cycle through your tasks for today, viewing one at a time. Also has buttons for adding tasks by voice or typing. Exists in white or translucent options.
  • The minimal Widget- Only has buttons for adding tasks by voice or typing. Exists in white or translucent options.
  • Last, there’s the 3X3 option, for users who prefer the old view. You are welcome to add as many widgets as you’d like!

✔️ To install a widget: 

  1. Long press on your home screen
  2. Press “Widgets”
  3. Scroll to Any.do and select it
  4. Choose which widget you want to add, and drag it to your home screen.

✔️ To resize a widget:

  1. Hold on the widget for 2-3 seconds.
  2. Select “resize” or “padding.”
  3. Drag the edges to the size you desire.

✔️ To move a widget: Simply long press and then drag it wherever you would like

✔️ To remove a widget:

  1. Long press to start moving the widget.
  2. Tap on “Remove from Home” or drag it to the top of the screen where it says “Remove.”

✔️ To switch from Calendar to Tasks View: 

  1. Open the widget display.
  2. Press on either the Calendar or Tasks views on the top left corner. 

✔️ To add a task from the widget: Simply press , , or “Add a new task” depending on which Widget you are using and how you want to add the task.

✔️ To complete a task from the widget: Simply tap the checkbox to the left of the task.

✔️ To add the quick-add bar option:

  1. Enter your app’s settings.
  2. Toggle the Quick Add-bar to ‘Show’.

Setting up the iOS widgets

✔️ To install/remove the widgets on iOS 14:

  1. Click on “edit” below the widgets.
  2. Tap on the “+” icon on the top left corner of the screen.
  3. The new iOS 14 widget options will appear there. 
  4. Select Any.do, and tap on the widget you want to add.
  5. The task widgets also allow the option to select different filters to viewing tasks, by simply tapping the display while in edit mode.

Check this article for further details on how to add the Any.do widgets to various device screens.

✔️ To install/remove the widget on iOS 13 and below: 

  1. Go to the left most screen on your device’s home where you can view widgets.
  2. Press “Edit”
  3. Scroll to Any.do and enable/disable it

✔️ To switch from Calendar to Tasks View (iOS 13 and below): 

  1. Open the widget display.
  2. Press on either the Calendar or Tasks views on the top left corner. 

Setting up the desktop widgets (Windows/ Mac)

The Mac and Windows apps allow to add tray icons to your device, in order to quickly open an input box to add tasks while working in different windows. 

✔️Add a tray icon on the Mac app:

  1. Search in your Mac using the finder the Any.do app.
  2. Drag it to the bottom of the screen until it is located in the tray section.

✔️Add a tray icon on the Windows app:

  1. Open the computer Settings.
  2. Open the Personalization option, located on the top right side.
  3. Choose the Taskbar option, from the menu on the right side (the last option).
  4. Under the Notification Area section, choose the ‘select which icons appear on the taskbar’.
  5. Locate Any.do and enable the option for it.

✔️To add a task via the tray icon:

  1. Click on the tray icon from your Windows or Mac device.
  2. Input your tasks from the pop-up box. 

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