Choose a Mobile Do Today Ordering Method

Match Your Desktop Solution

Use a mobile option that matches your desktop TRO approach, if possible. (However, some mobile apps allow independent task reordering. This is OK if you only rely on it in your mobile task list.)

Ordering your daily tasks is optional, so you need to use a feature or field that is not already used for hard dates, soft dates, task reminders, Do Today, Someday/Maybe, and contexts.

No matter which method you use, make sure you can sort the list so you see the list in order from top to bottom. Typical options are:

  • Priority. Highest priority means “do this first today.”
  • Star or Flag. Star or flag means “do this first today.” All other Do Today items are done afterwards. You can even star or flag them a second or third time when the first group is done.
  • Drag to reorder. Dragging and dropping is a nice feature. Make sure it only affects the Do Today list.
  • Create task appointments in your calendar. If all else fails, add loose appointments in your calendar for your most crucial tasks, regardless of how big they are. You can schedule several in one appointment for convenience.