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Recurring tasks not shown in 7-day forecast

It's too bad recurring tasks can't have and end date. But why on earth aren't they shown in the 7-day forecast? It would really build confidence in Todoist. For now, the only acknowledgement that a task is recurring is the small icon next to the date.

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David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 04, 2014 - 17:45 UTC

Hello,

Recurring days are shown in this view, but on their current date so if you complete an "every day" task today, it moves to tomorrow.

This allows you to:
- See if you've missed an occurrence as then the task becomes overdue
- Clearly see other tasks that may be more important and that are not recurring so all the occurrences of the tasks you're already used to won't "cover" this one task that you want to find.

Of course we may consider changing this in the future and for now, you can view all instances of all your recurring tasks using our iCal feed. If you add it to any calendar software, you'll see your Todoist tasks in it the way you want to.


Best regards,
David

Fuzen Design
Replied on Jul 04, 2014 - 17:50 UTC

OK, but the fact I have a task is recurring means it **is** important. I don't that your company should dictate what the user feels should be important. As such, the task should show in the forecast.

Also, if I have a task as recurring it doesn't make sense for it to be seen as late, at least in certain circumstances. For instance, if I have one labeled "Perform the ____.com tutorial", that's simply a reminder to do it. It should compound on days missed.

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On Jul 4, 2014, at 1:45 PM, Todoist Support <support.xxxxxxxxxx@support.todoist.com> wrote:

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> Todoist Support | David Trey (Doist Support Staff) added a comment to questionRecurring tasks not shown in 7-day forecast
> Hello,
>
> Recurring days are shown in this view, but on their current date so if you complete an "every day" task today, it moves to tomorrow.
>
> This allows you to:
> - See if you've missed an occurrence as then the task becomes overdue
> - Clearly see other tasks that may be more important and that are not recurring so all the occurrences of the tasks you're already used to won't "cover" this one task that you want to find.
>
> Of course we may consider changing this in the future and for now, you can view all instances of all your recurring tasks using our iCal feed. If you add it to any calendar software, you'll see your Todoist tasks in it the way you want to.
>
>
> Best regards,
> David
>
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David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 04, 2014 - 17:55 UTC

Hector,

Thank you for your feedback, we'll consider it for future updates.


Best regards,
David