Getting Started

Using Remember The Milk.

Hi there! This guide is a brief introduction to getting started with Remember The Milk. Ready to get more organized and productive? Read on!

person Sign Up

First things first! You need to join Remember The Milk. Head on over to the Sign Up page to create your free account... Done? Let's continue!

file_download Download the apps

To be productive anywhere, we recommend that you download the desktop and mobile apps. Remember The Milk is also available for all fine web browsers; you can log in to launch the app.

add_circle Adding tasks

It's super fast and easy to add your tasks to Remember The Milk. Just click the 'Add a task...' box to get started. With Smart Add, you can enter your task's properties in one line, including due date, priority, repeat, tags, and more. Once you're done, just press the Enter key.

list Working with lists and tags

Lists are where your tasks live. You can create as many as you'd like to organize your tasks. You can tag your tasks, too. Tags are like keywords or labels that make it easier to find and organize your tasks later. You can tag a task with phone, and then when you have time to make some calls, click on the tag to see all your tasks that require a phone.

person_add Get things done together

Share your lists and give tasks to others to get things done faster. Need Bob to pick up the milk on his way home? Just give him a task! Got a project you want to work on together? Share an entire list. You can choose whether you'd like someone to be able to edit the tasks in the list, or just view them (very handy if you want someone to be able to see what you're working on, but not mess with your tasks!).

You can instantly search your tasks and notes in Remember The Milk. Use the simple search box with some powerful search operators, or try the search wizard to make it super easy to search your tasks.

Want to find the tasks you've given to Bob T. Monkey that are due this week, high priority, and tagged with bananas? No problem! Once you've come up with a search that you like, you can save it as a Smart List (see the next bit).

star Introducing Smart Lists

Smart Lists are special lists based on search criteria (e.g., high priority tasks due this week). Make sure you don't miss your most important tasks, finally complete those tasks you keep postponing, or look for some quick wins. With almost 50 different search operators, the only limit to Smart Lists is your imagination!

alarm Setting up reminders

You'll never forget the milk (or anything else) again. Have a super duper important task that you want to be reminded about by Skype five minutes before it's due, by email one hour before, by desktop notification the day before, and by carrier pigeon two weeks before? No problem! Get reminded by email, text, IM, Twitter, and mobile apps (Android, iOS, and BlackBerry 10).

sync Sync with Microsoft Outlook

Keep your Remember The Milk tasks seamlessly synchronized with Microsoft Outlook, so you're always up-to-date. Learn more about MilkSync.

explore Explore integrations

Remember The Milk is even better when you connect it with your favorite apps and tools. It works with Gmail, Google Calendar, Twitter, Evernote, Alexa, and more. Visit the Integrations page to learn more.

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