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depending tasks: link task start to other task finish


A good feature would be if a task start can be linked to some other task being finished.

For example, "pay carpenter bill" could be linked to "carpenter repairs veranda" with a "first saturday after 'carpenter repairs veranda' finish" setting.
This way "pay bill" would pop up in my to do list e.g. the next saturday after "carpenter repaired veranda" is checked off, as saturday is the day I have to do all my administrative tasks.

The advantage is, that I can make a complete plan up front without having to check if I have to set new dates for depending taks in between events. (this consumes so much time.)
A second advantage is, that my filter for tasks with no dates set, will exclude all depending tasks. This creates a lot more overview: now it only contains tasks that really dont have a plan date yet, and really need attention in order to get done.

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Sep 02, 2014 - 20:24


Thank you for the suggestion. This seems very similar to Next Actions and is something we will look into for future updates.


Bradley Hartwig
Replied on Sep 02, 2014 - 22:30

I agree, so many of the things that we do are a sequence.

The organization of projects could be used to group everything together which achieves a larger goal. For example, you could name a project "Veranda" and the order of the tasks would indicate their order of completion.

[ ]Veranda
[X] Submit work plan to multiple contractors for quotes
[X] Select best suited contractor
[ ] Carpenter repairs Veranda
[ ] Pay Carpenter


Replied on Sep 03, 2014 - 17:07

Agreed, similar to 'next actions', but definitely not the same!

Anyway, I'm sure this feature would be appreciated by many.

Dmitry Novikov
Replied on Sep 24, 2014 - 13:09

Actually, the lack of dependencies is what prevents me from switching to Todoist Premium from MLO.
Been waiting for this for ages...