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How do I mark a completed task as 'not completed'?

I thought 'postpone' was the same as snooze, so postponed a daily repeating task. Todoist marked today's event as complete and created tomorrow's event. However, today's event is not complete yet at all. I can't find anywhere that I can undo this.

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David Trey staff
Replied on May 30, 2013 - 07:23

Hello Sue,

Postponing doe not mark a task as completed, it just moves its due date to the next occurrence. Therefore, it's also not possible to undo this action, but you can edit the task and change its due date to "every day starting today" or "every day starting yesterday" or use any date after "starting".


Best regards,
David

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SueBK
Replied on May 30, 2013 - 07:36

It seems a tad clunky if I have to edit the task's due date to correct a simple mistake. For example, I accidentally 'completed' task today by swiping my screen the wrong way.
Completed non-repeating tasks appear in the completed list at the bottom and I can untick them.
In a number of other aps, repeating tasks that are marked as completed today, appear in today's completed list, while also resetting for the next event. If the completed item is reset (the completion revoked), the due date is reset to back to today.

David Trey staff
Replied on May 30, 2013 - 07:47

Sue,

If you accidentally complete a task that has a single date and is not recurring, you would see it on the list grayed out with a strikethrough, you could then tap on it and see an "uncomplete" option.

However, tasks that are recurring are not "completed" the same way as their date is moved to the next occurrence. You're welcome to add a request for an option to revert the completion of a recurring task: http://todoist.com/Vote_Android/


Best regards,
David

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Artem premium
Replied on Nov 25, 2013 - 02:03

Guyz, it's really annoying thing, that i can't undo last action.
I have 3 times when i swiped task by mistake, and did not see which exactly (it was recurring, and it did not stay in tasklist).

UNDO - it's one of the most important things in EVERY software. Even google.mail has that feature, when we send mail.

All people make mistakes, so software must helps people to solve this.

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Vincent Cackowski premium
Replied on Jun 06, 2014 - 23:51

I've noticed from comments here that others are experiencing that it is far too easy to accidentally complete a task which cannot be undone. So I am requesting that you change the method of completion or make it far easier to uncomplete a task. I've wasted too much time trying to figure this one out and also seriously do not like having to retype tasks that I cannot recover.

Birgit Schultz premium
Replied on Jun 12, 2014 - 12:36

I second this request as it bothers me too ever so often.

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Crystal Pruitt
Replied on Jun 19, 2014 - 15:31

I have a lot of recurring tasks and I like to keep the previous one for notes on what I filed...check number dates and etc. From reading this, it sounds like I would be better off to change the due date on an item rather than make it recurring since it deletes the completed recurring task. I upgraded to premium for the notes part of the recurring entry but it won't help me if the system is going to delete it. Am I understanding this correctly?

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jun 19, 2014 - 15:34

Crystal,

I am not too sure. Recurring tasks do complete, they just move the date to the next occurrence. Changing the date of it is not going to accomplish anything. If you need to see each one completed within the projects completed task list, then yes, changing the date to a non-recurring date, then completing it would work, but this does not accomplish much when you need recurring tasks.

Regards,
Brendon.

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Crystal Pruitt
Replied on Jun 19, 2014 - 16:02

A copy task function would be helpful. Then, i could copy it and set to next date due before marking the current task completed.

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Andrew Lowther premium
Replied on Jun 30, 2014 - 00:30

I have just accidentally completed 4 items thinking I was changing the priority status (the "complete" check box is shown in the priority colour which is very confusing!) and now i can't un-complete them. Seems a very basic omission for software such as this and needs fixing asap.

Clyde Romo staff
Replied on Jun 30, 2014 - 01:41

Hi Andrew,

There's a way to undo completed tasks in the web, desktop app, and mobile apps. In the web, you just have to go to the right project and click the "Show completed task" icon on the bottom of each project. It's the one that looks like a clock.

You can then look for the completed tasks that you want to restore and uncheck them.

Regards,

Clyde

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Andrew Lowther premium
Replied on Jun 30, 2014 - 03:32

Thank you Clyde, that's helpful.

I was using the "View All Completed" report from the top menu, which for some reason doesn't have that facility.

cheers
Andrew

Clyde Romo staff
Replied on Jun 30, 2014 - 04:02

Hi Andrew,

Good to know it's sorted out. :-)

Regards,

Clyde

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Markus Klein
Replied on Jun 30, 2014 - 10:38

Hi Clyde,

the "Show completed task" icon is exactly what I have been looking some days.
It is shown only in the project view, whereas I mostly work with temporal views, where I miss it. It would be great if this functionality would work also in other views (at least for tasks completed today or yesterday).

If I upgraded to premium, I would get my labels and my linked mails and notices to my completed tasks? This would be helpful for cases when I think my tasks are completed but my supervisor does not. ;-D

Thanks for this app!
Reagrds, Markus

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jun 30, 2014 - 10:42

Markus,

In terms of un-completing an item, Premium will not change that, you still have to got to Grab Completed from the clock icon within the project, and then un-do it.

Yet, Premium does give you those options you are referring too.

Regards,
Brendon.

WB
Wilburn Bonnell premium
Replied on Jun 30, 2014 - 11:41

i've read this whole thread -- just wanted to verify -- if an instance of a recurring task is completed, there is no way to undo that other than to delete the task and recreate it -- right?

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jun 30, 2014 - 11:53

Wilburn,

Yes correct.

Regards,
Brendon,.