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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Planning your day with time estimates

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 by Andrew Conkling

Ever have a time when you take a look at your list for the day and realize you have way too much to do? This week's tip, shared by susani, shows a handy Smart List that will let you know how much you have planned for the day to help you plan accordingly.

  1. Daily or regular tasks: Repeat: "every 1 day"… (use every)
  2. Tag all daily tasks: (tag=daily)
  3. Give all repeating tasks an estimated time
  4. Create a Smart List: a list that shows you daily repeated plus overdue, plus special tasks of the day:

    tag:daily OR dueBefore:today OR due:today

Now you get the total time you need for all these tasks for this list on the right side, when your Smart List is opened.

I like this total time estimation.

Thanks for sharing this tip, susani! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week.

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