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Recurring Task Bug and Start\End time tracking of tasks?

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I have a recurring task 'every weekday @5PM' but doesn't show up on Friday\Today. I also noticed that the recurring task is not in the 7day list. Bug?

Also is it possible to keep start & end times for tasks? If this is not possible then I would have to find another tool online that can do this.

Hope to hear from you soon.

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David Trey staff
Replied on Mar 21, 2013 - 23:27 UTC

Hello Sarel,

Regarding the issue with the task - please tell me, do you have the same and correct time zone set in both Todoist and your computer and haven't traveled between timezones lately (especially as you've completed the task while in a different time zone?

Unfortunately, it's not possible to add start and end dates for tasks, but you can use labels to keep track of when a task should start and due dates showing when a task should end (for example - type @22/3 within the task name). This way you can search for labels with a certain date. Alternatively, you could set a reminder for the start date.


Best regards,
David

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Sarel premium
Replied on Mar 21, 2013 - 23:31 UTC

Time-zones are in tact.

Pitty regarding the start\end dates - I'd like to track my effort specifically to amount of time spent on each task.

David Trey staff
Replied on Mar 21, 2013 - 23:35 UTC

Sarel,

Please clarify - when you enter the project with this task, is it listed there with today's date or did it skip the date to next Monday? What due date does this task have right now?

Reg. time tracking we may consider adding it in the future and you're welcome to vote for these requests in our Votebox:
http://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/303/
http://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/259/

For now, you can use labels also to set the time you want to spend on a task (@2h or @30min, for example).


Best regards,
David

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Sarel premium
Replied on Mar 21, 2013 - 23:41 UTC

The task wasn't completed and shows yesterday as due date. I just completed the task and the next recurring task is now set to Monday.

I have voted for the time spent on a task.

David Trey staff
Replied on Mar 21, 2013 - 23:44 UTC

Sarel,

When a task is overdue, it will only show as overdue on the "7 days, overdue" list. When you postpone it to today (Friday), then it will show under "today" on the "7 days" list. Recurring tasks are only displayed accordingly to their current schedule and not for every occurrence infinitely (this can be done by exporting them to a calendar software with the iCal field, though).


Best regards,
David

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Ken Steinberg
Replied on Jun 05, 2013 - 17:22 UTC

I've tried to add recurring dates to my calendar and, while syntax is accepted, the tasks only appear on the beginning date.
I've tried using:
every day
every day at 14:30 starting 15 June
every mon
every monday

David Trey staff
Replied on Jun 05, 2013 - 17:52 UTC

Hello Ken,

If you're referring to Todoist itself, there is no option to add a start and end date to tasks. The date you set is a "due date", the deadline on which you plan to complete the task. All dates you've mentioned are correct.

If you're referring to the calendar feed, then please note that in Google Calendar, the changes are synced by Google only once a day.


Best regards,
David