Occasionally, one of my colleagues will see me adding a due date by typing one of the recognised shortcuts, and they’ll say, “Wow! I didn’t know you could do that!”
So, just in case there are any others who don’t know them, here are some non-case-sensitive shortcuts for typing due dates:
- Typing a weekday will assign the task to the next one - Mon, Tues, Wed, etc.
- You can also assign to the previous weekday (for retrospective start dates, perhaps) - last Mon, last Tues, etc.
- You can use Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
- You can directly type the due date, using Month → Day; so, Dec 13, will assign the task to Dec 13 this year, and Dec 13 2019 will assign it to the same day next year, and so on.
I use this all the time in combination with the shortcut for assigning a task to myself. So, once I’ve created a task, with the title and description, I can type:
- Tab+M (assigns it to me)
- Tab+D (opens due date)
- Today+Enter (marks it as due today)
- Tab+Y (moves the task to the Today section in My Tasks)
No clicks required.