That would, indeed, be a useful workaround. However, I've just tested it out by creating a new recurring task with a due date of today and a daily repeat. I have not yet ticked today's occurence as "done". The "project" thus created shows up with a fire icon in the Projects and Actions list, and states in purple that it is "due today". However, neither the project itself nor today's "to do" are visible in my "Today" list. Today's individual occurrence, created by GTDN when I scheduled the task as recurring, does not contain a "due date", and does not display the fire icon. The title of today's occurence of this test task includes today's date in the item title, but nowhere else.
I've checked other recurring tasks that I've set up, with repeat occurrences due today. Interestingly, they only display the fire icon when there is a due date set in the main task (that is, the one that GTDN turns into a project). In all cases, they are showing in red as overdue, despite the fact that the recurring instances have been ticked off as having been done. If I remove the due date, the fire icon disappears, despite there being an instance of the task due today. The only way I can see to have the fire icon is to add a due date to each individual recurrence once it is generated. This seems to me to be an unnecessary waste of time - if I wanted to have to do that, I could just create a new task each time I complete one, rather than setting up a recurring task.
What I'm finding, therefore, is that I can't have recurring tasks in my "Today" list, even when they are due today. I can find them in my "Projects and Actions" list, by filtering on the fire icon, but only if I am content to have lots of unwarranted "Overdue" warnings shouting at me. Is this what is intended? It seems a bit odd, if it is.
My original question supposed that recurring tasks would appear in my "Today" list on the day they were due, but it seems that my assumption was wrong, and that they never appear in the "Today" list at all. Is it right that recurring tasks should not appear in the "Today" list, even when they are actually due today? I appreciate that I can go to the Projects and Actions list and find the task in there by filtering on the fire icon (subject to what is said in my previous paragraph), but that is an extra step to think of, and I would have expected the "Today" list to be a complete reflection of everything due today. I'm thinking I must have done something wrong, but honestly can't see what. Surely I don't have to go into each recurring task and set a due date individually?
Any advice gratefully appreciated, thanks.