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Copy a task?

Is it possible to copy a task? Why do I need this? When I´ve done a task and I have to wait for a reaction of this tasks, I´m used to have a task with the label @waiting for and a date in the future. I will not change the label on the existing task, because I mark the task as done. Now I coped the suject of the task and create the same task again...

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David Trey staff
Replied on Nov 11, 2013 - 14:40 UTC

Hello Gerwin,

Technically - no and yes. No, it's not possible to copy one task using any Todoist functionality directly. Yes, you can create a template from a project and then import the whole task set from the exported template as shown in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Rl_CLGY_3o

However, this may not be convenient in your situation so I would recommend one of these options:

1. Don't check off this task, if it requires a follow-up add a note with any information required for the follow-up.

2. If you know this task will require a follow up already, create a parent task about the main goal/case, and sub-tasks: make a call, follow-up, check something etc.

3. Use labels and move the date as you used to. It can be a good method - you attempt to complete the task, but it requires another action, you edit it by adding a@waiting or @followup label and edit the date to when you want to do it and only then consider this task as truly complete.


Best regards,
David

GP
Greg Pill premium
Replied on Nov 27, 2013 - 02:46 UTC

too much work and too confusing. When will copying of tasks be available? Seems like a very basic request to which I concur. The template export is way to techie.

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Nov 27, 2013 - 02:53 UTC

Greg,

Within the Project, top right corner is a button, click it, then click Export. It downloads to a TXT file. Then you just do the same thing, but Import.

But we understand the need for single options.

Thanks,
Brendon.

R
richardparris premium
Replied on Dec 13, 2013 - 10:58 UTC

Dates like 'today and wednesday' would be a great way to do this for my use cases...

David Trey staff
Replied on Dec 13, 2013 - 13:05 UTC

Hello Richard,

We'll consider adding such date options in the future, but if the task you'd like to set up should always recur on two days of the week, you can use the date "every Fri, Wed".


Best regards,
David

BS
Bob Simon premium
Replied on Oct 09, 2014 - 12:45 UTC

Another way to do it might be to add an expiration to the recurring task specification such as:

Clean fridge with due date every 3 months starting 10 April until 10 August
Clean fridge with due date every 3 months starting 10 April 20 times
Clean fridge with due date every 3 months starting 10 April for one year

JB
Jerry Boutot Jr. premium
Replied on Oct 24, 2014 - 17:52 UTC

Why are you charging money for this program when I can't even perform the MOST BASIS of computer tasks that have been around since the first version of Windows? Cut/Copy/Paste??????????