When using either the tasks or calendar features of Microsoft Outlook, you can use this tip to enter dates even faster:
Let’s say you’ve just started a project today and want to create a task reminding you to, for example, order parts in 5 days. Create a new task in Outlook, and in the Due Date field, enter 5 days.
You’re not limited to using days as a calculation unit. You can also enter things like 2 weeks or 1 month. This doesn’t take into account holidays, weekends, etc. but it’s great for at least ensuring that you get a heads-up before reaching a deadline.
Try it yourself!