All About Action Cards
In Actions, tasks are assigned to Action Cards, which serve as the basis for the work you’ll do. These Action Cards can be created in a couple different ways, but all lead you to the same place: a more productive workflow.
In the Schedule Tab
In Schedule, there are two distinct ways to create an Action Card:
- If the task will be assigned to a day in the next week, tap on the date header
- If adding the task is primarily meant for today, tap the icon on the screen
After performing either of these actions, you’ll then be able to add a title and select its appropriate List (find out more with All About Lists). Once complete, the Action Card will be added under the assigned date.
In the List Tab
Sometimes, it’s easier to brainstorm tasks when looking at similar goals in the same category. In the List tab, you can browse through your various Lists, pick the relevant one, and dive right in.
To add a task in the List tab, follow the steps below:
Tap the Listicon at the bottom of the screen
If you’re using Actions for iPad, Lists are already available without the need to tap an icon
Select the appropriate List by tapping it
Tap the card holding theicon (iOS) or tap the icon at the bottom (Android).
Type in a title and tap either(iOS) or “Enter” (Android).
An Action Card will then be added to a specific list immediately — no need to assign it upon creation.
Moving Action Cards
Action Cards have the ability to be moved around the app through drag and drop. In both iOS and Android, tap and hold on a Card to drag it between days in the Schedule view to rearrange your list.
On iOS, you can also move Action Cards to Logbook or Lists via drag and drop. Want to move more than one? Tap and hold the first Card, then continue tapping other Cards to add it to the stack.
Rescheduling, Reminders, and Repeats
For proper task scheduling, Action Cards can be rescheduled to a different date either through drag and drop or by tapping next to theicon. You can also reschedule Action Cards by swiping left to right until the clock icon appears.
Additionally, tap into an Action Card to see reminder and repeat settings; if necessary, you can set a pre-set or custom date and time for a reminder and repeat the task across different days. This can also be done from the creation screen.
Find out more in Adding Reminders and Repeats.
Adding Notes to your Action Cards provides additional context to the assigned task. By tapping on an Action Card and tapping “Notes,” you can add text that will follow your note between times, days, and Lists.