Excel To Do List


We are sad to announce To Do List will no longer be offered for sale. While the product is considered a worthwhile tool by many of our dedicated users we have been unable to attract a sufficient number of subscribers to make the continued development and support a profitable activity for our business. 

"To Do List" Overview

This Excel To Do List is where all the things you need to get done are organised in one place, taking the worry out of having to remember.

You simply create a To Do List (lets say Travel) add the tasks required to achieve your travel goal, give each a priority and estimated time of effort then use 'Auto-Schedule' to create an automated plan. You can have as many To Do Lists as you need, colour coded to make them easily recognisable.

The animation below gives you a quick overview of the key features you will find with To Do List.


Overview of To Do List functions for initial To Do List page

Creating Your To Do Lists

To create a new To Do List, simply click on the "Add" button and enter the list Name, Description, which days of the week, and number of hours you will work on this To Do List then click "Add List" and the list is ready for tasks to be added. As each task is added the Dashboard and other Analysis features are automatically updated.

Overview to Add List to To Do List

Todays Focus

Use Todays Focus to view the highest priority unfinished activities for the day. You can update directly from Todays Focus into your lists. This feature enables a simple but effective method of avoiding procrastination, instead working on the most important things in your lists.

Overview of Todays Focus

Key Benefits: Managing your To Do List has never been easier!

Track multiple To Do Lists, Create as many To Do Lists as you need for different parts of your life.

Calculated Start Dates based on Effort, To Do List takes care of the mundane calculations, you just estimate the effort required, then the Due and Start dates are calculated for you.

Dashboard updates automatically, when you add, delete, or update tasks the display on the dashboard is updated to reflect the % completed and remaining activities.

Customise your To Do List, pop-up forms have been designed to lead you step by step through the configuration of your To Do Lists

Excel Find and Find Next, if you need to find something in any To Do List, simply use Ctrl+f to find the item you are looking for.

Better analysis Timeline view, With your tasks spread over many days and weeks a view that shows the future plan helps you to know when tasks will need to be actioned.

Auto-Schedule to save time, using configuration and your estimated effort the Dates are automatically calculated.

% Complete, the Dashboard provides a simple and effective snapshot of % complete across all To Do Lists and for specific To Do Lists.

The Custom Ribbon makes navigation easy, displaying all commands to control your worksheets. Functions are broken into sections to quickly and easily find the action you need.

Worksheet filtering, helps you analyse specific parts of your To Do List.

Monthly Calendar View, See all your tasks on a calendar view to give you a quick snapshot of what is coming up next week and later in the month. You can edit tasks directly from the calendar.

Help when you need it, Video Tutorials to get you started, comprehensive user guide, To Do List specific forum and included support, means you will always have access to any question you have on To Do List.

Customise your To Do Lists in easy to use Forms

Each custom function has been implemented using a pop-up form. The form captures your configuration for the To Do List and then applies it.

Customise Forms in one shot

Working with To Do Lists

For each To Do List the tasks are directly entered on the worksheet. As the required fields are entered for your To Do List the calculations to determine if a task overlaps with another or if it is not on a valid day of the week occur automatically.


The animation below demonstrates the  task being entered then the user decides to use Auto-Schedule from the ribbon to reset the Due Dates for all tasks that are not finished and once this is complete there are no warnings remaining for the list.

Working with To Do Lists to demo a new item creation and Auto-Schedule


Analysis of your To Do Lists is an important to keep focused on your efforts to achieve your goals.

To Do List makes this quick and easy with these key functions, Todays Focus, Calendar View, Timeline and Dashboard displayed in the Analysis section on the ribbon. Each give you a quick and simple method to identify the most important unfinished tasks and update it with progress or mark it is as complete.

The screenshots below show the different  Analysis views you can use.

Video Tutorials

For a more detailed demonstration click on any of the Video Tutorials below.

Create List

The first step after registering your To Do List is to create a new list that is specific for you. This video demonstrates the steps involved in creating your first list, including the configuration of categories for your list.

Auto Schedule

The Auto Schedule is one of the most useful features of To Do List. Not only is it a huge time saver, as its automated, but it makes sure your tasks start and end dates are scheduled appropriately, where you actually have time to complete them. See the Auto Schedule feature in action below.

Add Items

Once your To Do List is created you can to start adding tasks/items to the list. In this video you will see what happens when adding new tasks to the list and how the automated "Warnings" guide your entry of these.

Customise To Do List

To Do List has a default configuration so you can get started quickly. You can also Customise it with different colours to make it look the way you like, or use the customise functions to help you get more out of To Do List, including custom sorts, adding columns and specific values for your select lists. This video below gives you a demonstration of the customise features and how you can use them to enhance your use of To Do List.


Keeping track of your progress is easy using To Do Lists Analysis tools. This video demonstrates each of those features and how you can use them to get the most out of To Do List.