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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Focusing on tasks due now, not later

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 by Emily Boyd

This week's tip comes courtesy of RTM user bunchbob, who shared this very handy search criteria:

Search for dueBefore:now

If you use the time feature in the due date to time things out, you can use the Smart List "dueBefore:now" and it will bring up anything you can do anytime today, as well as anything that is past due, that way you can look at time sensitive stuff.

As bunchbob points out, this is especially useful if you have tasks set for specific times (1pm, 5:30pm, etc). Only tasks that are due already will show in the Smart List: your tasks due later in the day (say 6:00pm this evening) will be hidden, so you can keep your focus on what's due now.

Thanks for sharing this tip, bunchbob! You’re our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week. :)

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