how do I put things in the 'today' folder? Everything goes straight to inbox...even when I am trying to do 'quick add'...
When you use the Quick Add option (+) it gives the option to select which project you want to add the task to. If you don't have any created (left hand menu, projects) then it will default to the Inbox.
The Today view is for tasks from any project that have a due date of today, or any other date based view. So for things to show up in Today it would nee a due date for "today" or "today at 2pm" etc.
oh...so basically everything has to be in a project of some sort?
Yes, there is no way to not use Projects.