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How to hide a task, that I only can start working on x dayes, months in future?

This is allso for the other apps. I just like to have a way to say to ToDoist, show me this task in 7 dayes, or on the 1/june...
There is some tasks you think of now, but you can only DO in the future.

Ex. I'm gonna be a dad soon, and I have a ton of things and idears I like to type in, but I don't like to see them before a month before my wife give birth to my our child.

If there a way to do this?

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David Trey staff
Replied on Mar 17, 2014 - 13:11 UTC

Hello Daniel,

If you add a task and set its due date to "20 Sep", then you will never see it on your 7 days list until 20 Sep approaches. You can't make this task invisible within a project, though.

For recurring tasks, you can set dates such as "every day starting 20 Sep" or "ev Fri starting in 20 days" and again - you will not see this task in the daily, weekly or monthly views until their date approaches, but you will see them within their projects.


Best regards,
David

Daniel Lindegaard premium
Replied on Mar 17, 2014 - 13:40 UTC

Hello David

It's not quite what I'm looking for, and I don't like to set due date, when it's not a due date...

So the only way I can do this, is by making a Project (future) and have future tasks and projects in it.
And then set a reminder on the tasks to the future date, as I see it and understand TodoIst?

David Trey staff
Replied on Mar 17, 2014 - 13:42 UTC

Daniel,

Yes, that would work - all of these tasks would be in the same place and you can schedule them later whenever you like (and/or set a reminder to each of them for later).


Best regards,
David

Kerim Friedman premium
Replied on Oct 02, 2014 - 07:09 UTC

One of the best features of Things (from which I recently switched to Todoist) is the ability to schedule a "start date" (as opposed to a "due date") and have tasks remain invisible in all your next actions and filters until that date. More than anything else, I really miss this feature when I use Todoist.

For instance, I have a repeating task on the first of every month - pay rent - which is a high priority task. It shows up in my filter for Priority 1 tasks, even though I already completed it and it isn't due for another month. While I can filter for tasks due within 7 days, that would filter out tasks without a due date and so that isn't really an option. Instead, I would rather that the task were hidden until it is time to pay my rent again.

The solution discussed above doesn't really solve the problem, since you loose the context (project) associated with the tasks you are scheduling.

David Trey staff
Replied on Oct 02, 2014 - 13:31 UTC

Hello Kerim,

Thank you for your feedback. For now, as a workaround, you can use this filter:

p1 & (7 days | no date)


Regards,
David