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Welcome! This guide is intended as a brief introduction to using Remember The Milk. For more information, please see the Help pages.

Introduction to the Remember The Milk web app

With the Remember The Milk web app, you can manage your tasks in any web browser. Once you sign up for a Remember The Milk account, you can login to the web app to get started.

Working with tasks


You can use the keyboard shortcuts to manage tasks quickly. Learn more about keyboard shortcuts.

The Tasks screen

The tasks screen is the first screen that you'll see when you login. This is where you'll manage your tasks. You'll see a list of incomplete tasks, with a checkbox next to each task name.

Tasks screen

Task actions

When a task is checked, it's selected so that you can perform actions on it. You can click the Complete or Postpone buttons above the list, or use the More Actions dropdown to access more options such as Setting Priorities. You can select multiple tasks to perform actions on several tasks at once.

Task actions

Adding and editing tasks

To add a new task, click on the Add Task field, type in the name for your task, add any other properties you want, and then press enter.

Adding a task

You can also add other task properties while adding the task, e.g. the due date, priority, or any tags. Learn more about Smart Add.

Your new task will automatically be added. If you want to edit its properties afterward, you can select it in the list below and use the task details box on the right. Click on the Due field to set the task's due date -- you can enter due dates such as Aug 5, tomorrow, or next Tuesday.

Working with lists

Introduction to lists


Your default list is the first list displayed when you sign in. Learn more about default lists.

You'll start with five lists in your account: Inbox, Personal, Work, Study, and Sent. The Inbox is just like your email inbox -- except that instead of emails, you'll receive tasks. The Sent list stores the tasks that you've sent to other users. You can create as many lists as you need.

Customizing your lists

You can customize your lists by going to the Settings screen, then clicking on the Lists tab. Here you can add, delete, rename, and archive lists. To add a new list, click on Add List, type in the name for your list, and then press enter.

Adding a list

Setting reminders

Setting your reminder preferences


You can set the time that your daily reminders are sent, e.g. 12am or 9am.

You can receive reminders for tasks with due dates. Before you can start receiving reminders, you should set your timezone on the Settings screen. Then, click on the Reminders tab to set your reminder preferences. Learn more about setting reminder preferences.

Daily reminders

You can receive a reminder on the day the task is due, as well as before the task is due (e.g. 1 day or 2 weeks before the due date).

Daily reminders

Due time reminders

You can also receive a reminder at the time the task is due, as well as before the task is due (e.g. 10 minutes or 1 hour before the due time).

Due time reminders

Setting your reminder method

You can choose to receive reminders via email, SMS, and instant messenger (AIM, Gadu-Gadu, Google Talk, ICQ, Jabber, MSN/Windows Live, Skype and Yahoo! are all supported). You can set new reminder methods by clicking on Add Details on the Reminders screen, and then choosing the appropriate option. Learn more about setting reminder methods.

Reminder methods

Searching and Smart Lists

Basic search

Remember The Milk has your own personal tasks search engine. The basic search allows you to enter words that appear in the name of the task you want to locate. Click in the search box, type in the word (or multiple words) that you're looking for, and then press enter. Learn more about searching.

Basic search

Advanced search

The powerful advanced search feature allows you to find tasks matching other criteria. For example, you can find tasks that you've shared with Bob T. Monkey that are high priority and due in the upcoming week and tagged with 'bananas'. You can also use advanced search operators for more complex searches.

Advanced search

Smart Lists

Smart Lists are special lists that are created based on criteria that you define, and are automatically updated as your tasks change. For example, you can create Smart Lists that contain all of your tasks with high priority, tasks due this month, or tasks tagged with 'supermarket'. Learn more about Smart Lists.

Smart Lists

The overview screen

Planning your time

The overview screen is a handy way to see what's due today and tomorrow, and the things you've missed. To access it, click the Overview link on the top right. Click on the Weekly Planner to see upcoming tasks in a printable format.

Overview screen

Doing more with Remember The Milk

Download the Android, iPhone, iPad, and BlackBerry 10 apps

Take your to-do list anywhere with our full-featured apps for Android, iPhone, iPad, and BlackBerry 10.

Sync with Microsoft Outlook

Synchronize your Remember The Milk tasks with Microsoft Outlook. Learn more about MilkSync for Microsoft Outlook.

Manage your Evernote Reminders

You can now use Remember The Milk to manage your Evernote Reminders. Learn more about using Evernote with Remember The Milk.

Add tasks via email


You can import entire lists via email too. Learn more about importing lists.

Adding tasks is as simple as firing off an email (even from your phone). When you sign up, you're assigned a unique email address -- emails sent to this address are automatically converted into tasks and appear in your Inbox. Learn more about adding tasks via email.

Add tasks with Siri

You can now use Siri on iOS devices to add tasks to Remember The Milk. Just ask Siri to remind you, and the task will be magically added to Remember The Milk. Learn more about adding tasks with Siri.

Add tasks with Twitter

Add new tasks to Remember The Milk, interact with existing tasks, and receive reminders -- all via Twitter. Learn more about using Twitter with Remember The Milk.

Subscribe to RSS and iCalendar feeds

You can use the RSS feeds to keep track of your tasks with your feed reader, and use the iCalendar feeds to subscribe to and access your lists from various calendar apps.

Gmail, Google Calendar, and more

See the Apps section to find out how you can manage your tasks from within Gmail and Google Calendar, and more.