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Repeat tasks that have sub-tasks

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Hello,

I just remembered a question that I've been meaning to ask for a while.

I notice that if I have a task that repeats, and there are sub-tasks under that task, the sub-tasks remain marked as "complete" when the main task appears in the new date. Would it be possible to have the sub-task renew themselves also?

There are some instances where I'd find this most helpful..

Thanks.
Paul

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Andy Puest premium
Replied on Jul 26, 2013 - 13:32 UTC

Hi Paul, if you made that a suggestion in the votebox, I'd definitely vote for it.
Andy

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jul 26, 2013 - 14:20 UTC

Hi Paul,

Thanks for the suggestion. This isn't possible right now but feel free to add it to our votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/

Thanks,
Brendon.

David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 26, 2013 - 17:59 UTC

Hello Paul,

The only workaround for this right now is to make the sub-tasks recurring as well in which case each time you complete them, they will be moved to the next date. However, this will not display them as crossed-out the same way it does when they're non-recurring.


Best regards,
David

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Andy Puest premium
Replied on Jul 26, 2013 - 18:55 UTC

Hi Paul, voted for it as promised :-)

Kevin Miller premium
Replied on Mar 14, 2014 - 16:04 UTC

This is an incomplete implementation of a product feature, it seems strange that this would be a feature to be voted on. It should be on the bug fix list not vote to fix list. It doesn't work as a normal person would expect the product to work.

Devon H.
Replied on Mar 15, 2014 - 14:32 UTC

"This is an incomplete implementation of a product feature, it seems strange that this would be a feature to be voted on. It should be on the bug fix list not vote to fix list. It doesn't work as a normal person would expect the product to work."

Agreed, Kevin. I've found that this makes Todoist unusable for me and had to leave the app because of it. Under what circumstance would anyone ever want to have a repeating task where the subtasks don't also repeat? All I can think of is say, "Watch Doctor Who" where each episode is listed below, and each week another can be checked off. This is the only example of this I can think of, and IMHO doesn't mean the subtasks should function this way. It's much more common for a task such as "Daily Review" to reoccur with subtasks that must be completed each time, yet you cannot do this simple thing in Todoist without also having the subtasks show up, out of order, in the Today list as both separate tasks and subtasks to the parent task. Makes NO sense. The fact this is being taken to vote and not simply fixed bothers me.

Kevin Miller premium
Replied on Mar 15, 2014 - 15:01 UTC

This is still one of the better products out there and it is being actively developed. There are others, but no updates are being worked on. I will keep using Todist and just work around this and other bugs. I've been writing software for over 20 years and know that they could band-aid this with a simple for(....) loop in the code. This also shows that the company didn't architect the design - this is the same reason that they cannot duplicate a template and have to export and import. Some developer just started to cowboy it up and no one is doing any type of user testing, since this is a feature most people would use.

If it makes you feel any better, Wonderlist is even worse with sub-tasks.

David Negron premium
Replied on Mar 24, 2014 - 02:34 UTC

Agreed, this is a really annoying bug. If a parent task renews, all associated sub-tasks should renew with it accordingly -- especially since setting a subtask to reoccur makes the task show twice.

One would also expect a "list header" (tasks with the *asterisk and no checkbox present) to disappear/move to the next day once all the subtasks are done. Note that the list header does not show up with the repeated subtasks unless a due date is assigned to it, which renders the idea of a list header fairly useless.

Where is this particular issue in the votebox to vote on?

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Mar 24, 2014 - 02:44 UTC

David,

Feel free to create one, as I do not believe there is already a request for this.

Regards,
Brendon.

Daniel Miller premium
Replied on May 06, 2014 - 22:52 UTC

Brendon.

There are several same and similar requests for this in the votebox and
help requests: