I'm a student in college and I have to keep track of all my class assignments and exams, plus all my extracurricular and personal stuff. That can get pretty overwhelming, so I put together a smart list that organizes an outlook.
dueBefore:"1 week of today" OR (dueWithin:"2 weeks from today" AND tagContains:school AND name:exam) OR (due:never AND NOT addedWithin:"1 week") AND NOT (isRepeating:true AND dueBefore:tomorrow)
Basically, it shows me all my tasks due within a week of today, any tests that I have coming up in the next two weeks, or anything that I didn't give a due date to but haven't dealt with for a week — sometimes I have tasks floating around without a set due date that I forget about. There's also a little bit at the end that only shows the soonest repeating task, so the list doesn't get to cluttered.
Posted at 2:19am on February 22, 2012