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Share how many tasks you've completed in 2013

Thursday, December 26, 2013 by Emily Boyd

Wondering how much you've accomplished with Remember The Milk this year? No problem, Bob's been keeping count for you! Just login to the web app, and we'll tell you how many tasks you've completed in 2013.

If you'd like to let everyone know how much you got done this year, there's also an option to share your achievement via Facebook or Twitter (as you can see, Bob had a pretty productive year).

Posted in: New Features & Updates

Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Keeping track of important questions

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by Andrew Conkling

Whether it's your boss, family, friends, or someone else, it's easy to think of something you want to ask someone… but not have the opportunity to ask it right away. This week's tip, shared by visruts, offers an easy way to keep track of these questions until the opportunities arise!

If you are anything like me, you have a perpetual habit of forgetting important questions that you wanted to ask someone. However, Remember The Milk has a really easy way of helping you with this.

  1. Create a new list with the name of the of the person you want to ask the questions.
  2. Add tasks to the list that you want to ask the person.
  3. Use priorities for each question so you know which to ask first if you have limited time.
  4. Add a location for all of the tasks in this list – this should be where you would normally meet the person (that way you won't forget when you are nearby)
  5. Remember your pressing questions!

In addition to these tips, I find it helpful to add a note with the answers I got to each question before I completed them so that everything would be organized in a central place.

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

Do you have a suggestion for our weekly Tips & Tricks post? Got an interesting set-up or idea? Head over to the Tips & Tricks forum, add a new topic, and let us know how you use Remember The Milk. Each week we'll give away a 1 year Pro account to the user whose idea inspires the Tips & Tricks Tuesday blog post for that week.

Posted in: Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Remembering to show gratitude

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 by Andrew Conkling

Some tasks can be necessary to get things done, while others are the type that simply make your day better. This week's tip, shared by kateoneill, suggests passing on a bit of joy by being mindful of one's gratitude for others!

I keep meaning to write more thank you cards, because it's such a joy every time I get one that I want to share that joy with others. So I have a repeating task called "Write and send a thank you note to someone for something they did this week, just because" that recurs twice a week to remind me.

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

Do you have a suggestion for our weekly Tips & Tricks post? Got an interesting set-up or idea? Head over to the Tips & Tricks forum, add a new topic, and let us know how you use Remember The Milk. Each week we'll give away a 1 year Pro account to the user whose idea inspires the Tips & Tricks Tuesday blog post for that week.

Posted in: Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Planning a holiday party

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 by Andrew Conkling

The holidays can be rather hectic times, particularly surrounding parties — for all their fun, they often require a lot of planning! This week's tip, shared by vkhubani, shows a few ways to help navigate the planning process to make them less hectic and more fun!

Bob hosts a holiday party

I am planning a holiday party at my house this season and the activity can get pretty hectic to manage (what to cook, what to wear, decorations, shopping, etc.). Not to mention keeping track of all of the things I need to do for someone else's party!

RTM has helped me manage my parties in several different ways:

  1. I created a list for each party that I am attending or hosting
    • My Party
    • John's Party
    • Michelle's Party
  2. I use hashtags to tell me what the task is about
    • #cook
    • #buy
    • #chore
    • #errand
  3. I use locations to add all of my favorite stores and my house so that I get alerted whenever I am nearby (with my Android app)
    • @grocery
    • @partystore
    • @butcher
    • @home

And there you have it! All of my party tasks in a nice neat little gift-wrapped package. Of course, don't forget to create some Smart Lists to help you through like:

  • For a quick list of things I need to buy for my party
    list:"My Party" and tag:buy
  • For a quick list of things I need to do to prep for someone else's party
    list:"John's Party" and (tag:chore or tag:errand)

Happy Holidays!

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

Do you have a suggestion for our weekly Tips & Tricks post? Got an interesting set-up or idea? Head over to the Tips & Tricks forum, add a new topic, and let us know how you use Remember The Milk. Each week we'll give away a 1 year Pro account to the user whose idea inspires the Tips & Tricks Tuesday blog post for that week.

Posted in: Tips & Tricks