Did you know you can add a to do list task to your calendar? Just add a numerical date to a task on your to do list, and it will automatically be added to your calendar.
For example, if sending in your son's summer camp registration form is on your list of things to do by next Monday, just add 4/25, 4/25/11 or 4/25/2011 to the item on your list, and you’ll see it appear on your calendar for Monday. It will be labeled as a TO DO item, and appear above your other appointments, without an assigned time.
To do list items with dates in the upcoming week will have the dates highlighted in yellow on the to do list. If the due date comes and goes without the task being completed, the date will remain on your to do list, but will no longer be highlighted. To add the task to another date, just adjust the date in your to do list.
To help you identify who is in charge of the task, the color dot assigned to the item on the calendar will be the color of the list's owner. With this in mind, you could keep separate to do lists for each family member, assign dates to certain items in each list, and have those items appear in the calendar, assigned to the correct person.
A couple of things to note:
- Since these tasks will be imported to your calendar from your to do list, they aren’t edited in your calendar. Any editing of the item or the date is done directly in the to do list.
- Clicking the calendar item takes you back to the do list that contains the task.
- Reminders can’t be added to these tasks, since they’re not appointments. If you need reminders for your tasks, you could consider adding them to your calendar as appointments.
- If you use the send-to-phone feature for your calendar data, dated to do list items won’t be included.
We hope that you'll find this dated to do list feature helpful in keeping your important tasks visible in your online calendar.