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Can I define event, not task (i.e. no need to check off)?

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Event is something like kids' activity, say, dancing. If you missed it, then so be it.
Task is something you have to finish, e.g. credit card payment.

It makes sense to have to check a task to remove it.

My question is:
Is there a way to define event on the TODOIST? Basically, user can see events in the query result, say, 7 days. But the item will automatically disappear or checked after the time is passed.

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David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 11, 2012 - 05:58 UTC

Hello Bruce,

the easiest way to set up an "event" that won't be completed once, but recur multiple times is by using a recurring date.

For example, you can set up a task with a due date: "every friday" and in case you won't complete this event until Friday, you can simply right-click on it and use the "Postpone" option which will move the task to the next Friday. Completing this event will also move the task to the next occurrence.

Alternatively, you can add an asterisk * in front of a task which will remove its check box. However, if you don't add a date to such task, it will not appear on the "7 days" list and if you add a date, you will have to use the "Postpone" option anyway as there will be no possibility to check it off in case you do complete this event.


Best regards,
David

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Bruce
Replied on Jul 11, 2012 - 19:41 UTC

Thanks. David.

The key is auto-check/auto-expire. I have about two dozen kids' activity each week. I don't want to check them off every weekend.

I know many calendar application can do that. But I really like to have one best application (todoist) to handle both my tasks and events.

Has anyone else already requested this?

Thanks.
Bruce

David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 12, 2012 - 05:36 UTC

Bruce,

unfortunately, such option is not available right now. You can create a task without a due date which will stay on your list, however, it will never appear on a "7 days" query result.

You're welcome to add your suggestion to our Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/ and we will consider adding it in the future.


Best regards,
David