Every Day doesn't work properly, days are skipped. Is there a work around?
Asked by IbeFredrick on Jul 12, 2013 - 08:32
I have checked it through the web-app now and it seems to work correctly. Please tell me:
- How are you accessing Todoist (web, mobile, plugins)?
- If it occurs on the web - what browser are you using?
- What is the exact due date as you type it to the field? "Every day", "everyday", "every day" or "ev day"?
- Are there any particular days skipped?
IbeFredrick on Jul 17, 2013 - 09:20
Thanks for your response David
Answering your questions:
Safari and explorer
All the every day variations you mention
The day following the intended completion check off, when the check off is done a day late.
If the item was due yesterday and done yesterday but not checked off until today, then today's item will be skipped.
The same happens for "every weekday"; if Friday's item is checked off on saturday then Monday's item will be skipped.
I mostly use an iPad 1, running iOS 5.5
Is there a work around? May I hear from you?
That's an intended behavior. Checking off a task always moves it to the next available occurrence based on its formula and the time you check it off. So when you complete a task with a formula "every day" today, the next occurrence is 1 day from now, that is - tomorrow.
This way, if you've missed some tasks for a while, you won't have to check them off many times to bring the date to the next occurrence, only once after you complete today's occurrence.
IbeFredrick on Jul 17, 2013 - 19:56
"Everyday" and "everyweekday" really mean - sometimes, on those days that one happens to handle the check off, of the previous item, by our rules.
"Every day" means - every 1 day. You check it off on Monday, it'll go to Tuesday and so on.
"Every weekday" means - every 1 days between Monday and Friday. You check it off on Friday, it'll go to Monday. The rest works the same as "every day".
For example, a task set to "every 3 days" checked off on Monday would be moved to Thursday.
IbeFredrick on Jul 18, 2013 - 10:41
One work around is to enter separate items for each day of the week. Then one can see the everyday stuff along with everthing else for the week ahead.
I understand what you are saying (no need to repeat it again), I just don't see a use for the function described.