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start and end of task ¿?

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I need to know how to add start and end of each task, for example,
on Monday the cpu continuously repair the day Tuesday

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Dec 06, 2013 - 19:49 UTC

Hi Ronald,

Unfortunately there are no start or end dates for tasks at the moment, well partially. You can add a start date such as "every tuesday starting 17 december" into the date box, but this task will not be hidden before that date.

There are no end dates, but you can press CTRL and then check a task off, to complete it for good.

http://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/214/
http://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/415/

Regards,
Brendon.

JS
James Schnitz premium
Replied on Dec 19, 2013 - 05:32 UTC

This deficiency is driving me nuts. Clearly people need to set a start date and an end date for a task. Why is this not a priority fix?

David Trey staff
Replied on Dec 19, 2013 - 12:31 UTC

Hello James,

An addition of a separate date set is a significant change to our system both on the front and the back-end and to maintain simplicity and clean design, we can't add this very quickly to avoid cluttering the interface and making the system too complex, but we'll consider adding such option in the future.

For now, as a workaround, you could use labels to mark a start date, add a date to a project or to the task's name for reference.


Best regards,
David

JS
James Schnitz premium
Replied on Jan 03, 2014 - 23:20 UTC

Thank you for your response. While I am disappointed and somewhat surprised that this function seems to be a structural design challenge, I understand what happens in software when a function violates design. Hence, I won't look for a near-term solution. I have used this workaround so that I don't lose track of tasks, but it is not the best solution.

I guess this is an issue of feature creep, to some extent. Project management tools certainly have the functionality I'd like, but their complexity disqualifies them from serving as simple todo lists. Oh well....