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Can you please fix Android widget to not show completed tasks?

RH

I use the Todoist widget so at a glance I can see what I need to be doing in the next or day or two. Yet right now what I see is:
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3 days ago
[completed task details in strikeout text]

2 days ago
[completed task details in strikeout text]

Today
[details of task I need to do today]
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I do NOT need to see what I already did three days ago - I want to see what I need to do now!

In other words, I'd like to see:
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Today
[details of task I need to do today]

Tomorrow
[details of upcoming task]
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Is there a setting I'm missing? If not could you please change the way the widget works to make it more useful? Thanks!

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David Trey staff
Replied on May 01, 2013 - 17:48 UTC

Hello Roger,

No completed task should appear on the widget unless you're referring to sub-tasks. Also, please tell me:
- What version of Android are you using?
- What version of our app are you using?
- Did you opened the app and then the completed tasks were still there? The widget may not update if the app hasn't been opened since the phone was activated.


Best regards,
David

RH
Roger Hand
Replied on May 01, 2013 - 18:33 UTC

I'm running Todoist version 1.1.3 on Android 4.1.2 on a Samsung Galaxy S3.

I opened the Todoist app, which on its "Today" view shows the same two completed tasks (from 2 and 3 days ago) along with a Task for Today and one overdue task from 9 days ago. I click the refresh icon at the top and it stays the same.

I go back to the widget and it shows the same info it showed in my original question above.

David Trey staff
Replied on May 01, 2013 - 20:20 UTC

Roger,

Please tell me - are these tasks parent tasks or sub-tasks? Does clearing the app's cache solve this issue?


Best regards,
David

RH
Roger Hand
Replied on May 01, 2013 - 20:59 UTC

Nope, both of the completed tasks were in a project, but had neither parent tasks nor sub-tasks.

The app info shows 0.00B of cache, and the "Clear cache" button is greyed out.

I should mention that I also have "TiskTasks for Android" installed, version 1.0.7. It also shows no cache usage. This app also connects to my Todoist account.

I can experiment by installing your app on my tablet and see what happens there.

David Trey staff
Replied on May 01, 2013 - 21:03 UTC

Roger,

Every task on Todoist must either be a parent task (not indented) or a sub-task (indented).

As for TiskTask - please try to uninstall this app as well as our app and then only reinstall our app and don't use TiskTask and let us know if the issue persist.

Also, please try to log into your Todoist account through the web-app at https://todoist.com and let me know if you can also see these tasks there.


Best regards,
David

C
Carole
Replied on Jul 21, 2013 - 08:57 UTC

I have the same problem. I don't see the tasks in Chrome but I see them on my Android App.

David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 21, 2013 - 11:25 UTC

Hello Carole,

Please tell me:
- What are the properties of these tasks? Are these all sub-tasks, are they all within a certain project or were all added offline?
- You use the sync button on Android, it performs the sync, then you reload Todoist on Chrome and don't see any newly added task on Android?


Best regards,
David

S
Stuart
Replied on Jul 23, 2013 - 08:21 UTC

This is the same issue I reported a couple of months back: http://todoist.com/Support_Android/showQuestion/230/

Though I've since changed phones from a Galaxy S2 (on 4.1.2 IIRC) to a Galaxy S4 (on 4.2.1) and haven't had the issue, so not sure if it's something to do with Android version or having a fresh install.

C
Carole
Replied on Jul 27, 2013 - 06:03 UTC

Hello David,

Having had basic sync problems this morning I decided to uninstall and re-install the Android app. Completed tasks have now cleared from my phone and todoist is syncing again. All good!

Regards,

Carole

W
premium
Replied on Dec 14, 2013 - 18:21 UTC

is there any reason why subtasks cannot be hidden? they are becoming nuisance.

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Dec 15, 2013 - 21:37 UTC

W,

Sub-tasks do not get removed until the parent task is completed. We will consider changing this behavior in future updates.

Thanks,
Brendon.

W
premium
Replied on Dec 16, 2013 - 15:46 UTC

Brendon,
yes that I understand.

I think you guys need to consider how sub-tasks and the parent task work in the grand scheme of things. As it stands, completing all subtasks still leave the parent tasks uncomplete, which to me is a little odd. Also, when the parent-sub is on a periodic cycle, each seems to have its own due date/refresh cycle, which also is odd to me.

These may be personal preferences, and I don't mean to force my preferences on anyone else or entire Todoist (although the other to-do apps I used in the past - Toodledo, Astrid, Wunderlist - pretty much worked the way I prefer.) But I'd like the developer to re-consider the parent-subtask mechanism from grounds-up.

In any event, you guys have been doing a fabulous job. The best to-do app I've seen so far, and I'd not have come here if it wasn't Astrid's demise, so you guys need to thank Yahoo for that. :-)

David Trey staff
Replied on Dec 16, 2013 - 18:48 UTC

Hello W,

Thank you for your feedback. We will consider reviewing the sub-task behavior in the future, but we're unsure if making the parent task auto-complete upon checking off sub-task should be the default behavior as there are many situation where the parent task also stands for an action that mist be done separately after you check of its sub-tasks (archive a document, send an article for review etc.)


Best regards,
David