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How to setup 14 tasks for everyday

JD

I added 14 tasks to my inbox. Each task was configured as "every day". I then noted that the 14 tasks were displayed in the inbox, today, and tomorrow.
I then completed 6 of the tasks from the today tab. I then waited until the next day and viewed only 8 tasks! This is not the way I expected it to work. I want all 14 tasks to appear every day because I configured the tasks as "everyday". The fact that I didn't complete all 14 tasks the first day shouldn't affect the number of tasks which appear everyday. I can I get this to function the way I need?

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David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 18, 2014 - 12:46

Hello John,

Each task has a due date. If it's a recurring task set to "every day", it means that upon completion, it's due date will act based on the task's recurrence pattern. That is - if it's due today, you complete it - it moves to tomorrow. You don't complete it - it becomes overdue so that you're aware of the fact that you have missed it yesterday.

If you know that you will miss it or don't want to complete it for some reason, you can also postpone such task in which case its date will also move to tomorrow, but t won't be considered as "completed".

There is no way to set it so that regardless of whether you complete such task or not, it will still complete itself and move to the next day, unfortunately.


Best regards,
David

JD
john davis
Replied on Jul 18, 2014 - 12:58

I guess this means that if I want to use todoist to manage the same 14
tasks for everyday, I could do this by always doing the tasks listed in
yesterday and today? So what would happen if I completed only 6 tasks the
first day and then let 3 days go by - in that scenario, what views should
I look at in order to do and manage the 14 tasks on the 4th day?


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> Todoist Support <http://todoist.com/Support/> | *David Trey*
> (Doist Support Staff) added a comment to question How to setup 14 tasks
> for everyday <http://todoist.com/Support/show/36587/#comment_120622>
>
> Hello John,
>
> Each task has a due date. If it's a recurring task set to "every day", it
> means that upon completion, it's due date will act based on the task's
> recurrence pattern. That is - if it's due today, you complete it - it moves
> to tomorrow. You don't complete it - it becomes overdue so that you're
> aware of the fact that you have missed it yesterday.
>
> If you know that you will miss it or don't want to complete it for some
> reason, you can also postpone such task in which case its date will also
> move to tomorrow, but t won't be considered as "completed".
>
> There is no way to set it so that regardless of whether you complete such
> task or not, it will still complete itself and move to the next day,
> unfortunately.
>
>
> Best regards,
> David
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David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 18, 2014 - 13:18

John,

If you leave any task uncompleted, its date will be fixed for the last day it was doe to after 3 days it will have the due date from 3 day before.

You will always see these tasks in the today or 7 days views. That is - whenever you click on "today" or "7 days", the actual query that Todoist runs will be:
- "overdue, today"
- "overdue, 7 days"

That said, you will always see these tasks under the "Yesterday" or "2 days ago" headers which will show up on your today view once you have some overdue tasks. You can see how it works by adding a task today with a due date "yesterday", then go to these views and see how it'll be listed there.

Overdue tasks are always marked clearly, on the web (and the Windows app) the header is red, then the number of tasks next to "today" also becomes red if there are any overdue tasks - all that to make sure you won't miss them :-)


Best regards,
David