I have to manually tell the todo list to organize by date. Is there a way for it to do that automatically?
unfortunately, it's not possible to set a task list to automatically sort itself by date, but you can use a keyboard shortcut. To sort by date, simply click on the "s" key or, to sort by priority - the "p" key.
Also, you're welcome to vote for this request in our Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/406/