Beware “within” Filters

Do NOT filter by an option that says “within” (like Tasks Due within the Next 7 Days). This hides older tasks, and you will lose sight of them.

In ToDoList, access your hotlist using the filter bar (top of ToDoList window). Change the view to show Tasks Due by the End of This Week, Active Status, all other filters = <any>. Then, during your daily review:

  • Sort by Due Date, Ascending (click the Due header until the arrow points up).
  • Skim down the entire list.
  • If you will do the task today (“must do” to avoid bad things), flag it as Do Today by setting the Due Date to today.
  • If you will not do it today and it due or overdue (red), reschedule the Due Date.