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Every Day doesn't work properly, days are skipped. Is there a work around?

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David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 12, 2013 - 08:58

Hello,

I have checked it through the web-app now and it seems to work correctly. Please tell me:
- How are you accessing Todoist (web, mobile, plugins)?
- If it occurs on the web - what browser are you using?
- What is the exact due date as you type it to the field? "Every day", "everyday", "every day" or "ev day"?
- Are there any particular days skipped?


Best regards,
David

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IbeFredrick
Replied on Jul 17, 2013 - 09:20

Thanks for your response David

Answering your questions:
Web
Safari and explorer
All the every day variations you mention
The day following the intended completion check off, when the check off is done a day late.

For example:
If the item was due yesterday and done yesterday but not checked off until today, then today's item will be skipped.

The same happens for "every weekday"; if Friday's item is checked off on saturday then Monday's item will be skipped.

I mostly use an iPad 1, running iOS 5.5

Is there a work around? May I hear from you?

David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 17, 2013 - 14:25

Hello,

That's an intended behavior. Checking off a task always moves it to the next available occurrence based on its formula and the time you check it off. So when you complete a task with a formula "every day" today, the next occurrence is 1 day from now, that is - tomorrow.

This way, if you've missed some tasks for a while, you won't have to check them off many times to bring the date to the next occurrence, only once after you complete today's occurrence.


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David

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IbeFredrick
Replied on Jul 17, 2013 - 19:56

So then...

"Everyday" and "everyweekday" really mean - sometimes, on those days that one happens to handle the check off, of the previous item, by our rules.

That's useless

David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 18, 2013 - 07:02

"Every day" means - every 1 day. You check it off on Monday, it'll go to Tuesday and so on.

"Every weekday" means - every 1 days between Monday and Friday. You check it off on Friday, it'll go to Monday. The rest works the same as "every day".

For example, a task set to "every 3 days" checked off on Monday would be moved to Thursday.


Best regards,
David

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IbeFredrick
Replied on Jul 18, 2013 - 10:41

One work around is to enter separate items for each day of the week. Then one can see the everyday stuff along with everthing else for the week ahead.

I understand what you are saying (no need to repeat it again), I just don't see a use for the function described.

David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 18, 2013 - 12:22

We're sorry for the inconvenience. If you would prefer daily overdue task to be completed partially, only for one occurrence, you're welcome to vote for this request in our Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/461/


Best regards,
David