Have a quick look at the minor tasks due for the day on RTM

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November 22, 2010

There are many small things that you do everyday and many others that you skip. There are things that don’t require much of your effort and can be completed within minutes; still you skip them over. If you use Task Management programs like Remember the milk, you tend to skip some short tasks. For example, your pen holder worn out pens, mixed up with fresh pens. But you don’t feel like clearing up the useless pens even if that takes less than 5 minutes of your time. If you have a habit of using Remember the milk for task and time management, this trick will help you have a quick glance at the minor tasks due for the day.

All we do is create a simple smart list on Remember the Milk. On the search box insert the following:

dueWithin:”1 day of today” and timeEstimate:”< 5 min”

Now you’ll see a list of items that take about 5 minutes to complete and are due for the day. Now save your search as a smartlist and give it a name.

If you want to see such small tasks that you skipped over the week or still due, use the following search term instead.

dueWithin:”1 week of today” and timeEstimate:”< 5 min”

If there are such tasks that take longer, modify the time as per your requirement. Thus the Smart Lists in Remember the Milk help your have a quick glance at the minor tasks that due for the day.

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