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When viewing a specific date, show all repeat events

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When entering a given date in the search box, a repeatable event is currently only shown if it's the next time that the event is occuring. This should be changed, so that any occurrence of that event will be shown.

For example, let's say that today is the first of November, and I create an event to start today and to be repeated every 7 days.

Current functionality: I choose to see what is on 1 nov. I see the event. I choose to see what is on 8 nov. I don't see the event. If I accept a diary commitment, I have no idea whether there's anything else planned for that day, as I don't see the full picture.

Proposed functionality: I choose to see what is on 1 nov. I see the event. I choose to see what is on 8 nov. I see the event. I am able accept/reject diary commitments knowing exactly what is on that day.

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JC
Joel Cohen premium
Replied on Dec 02, 2011 - 02:31

Good suggestion, AND I think it should be an OPTION to show all events.

For example, suppose I set a persistent task to every weekday. I do this so it is easy to move it to the next day by checking it. I dont necessarily want it cluttering my lists every day.

joel

JC
Joel Cohen premium
Replied on Dec 02, 2011 - 02:51

One more suggestion, if you display all occurences, you need the ability to have an endi date so they dont keep going forever.

Possible syntax

"ev 2 weeks disp all until 1/1/2012"

Thanks,

Joel

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Unknown
Replied on Dec 02, 2011 - 03:40

@Joel

Good points.

Following on from your comment, it would appear that there are at least two types of re-occuring events.

a) Appointments. I think you'd agree that we do definitely want to see those at all times. So, if I'm attending a particular event on - say - the first Wednesday of every month, I want to see that entered on every Wednesday affected.

b) Mundane but essential reminders, eg "remember to produce daily report".
http://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/176/#
I think the best way of catering for both types is to have a flag on the task's series saying "Show future repeats yes/no". This would seem preferable to a blanket condition, which would either show all repeated tasks or none.

CG
Chris G premium
Replied on Dec 07, 2011 - 17:15

I agree that it should be an option, but not buried in a menu. Have it right there on the screen.

Another option is to have the not yet assigned recurring tasks come in partially transparent (or lighter) so that you can quickly see which tasks are recurring and not the next occurrence.

CG
Chris G premium
Replied on Dec 07, 2011 - 17:21

Follow up to my last post:

Currently for daily/weekday events I have created 7 (or 5 tasks) of the same entry for each day of the week so I can see them on the next 7 days view.

I think another useful option in the date field would be to put:

"ev day @6pm - show next 7 occurrences"
or
"ev weekday @8am - show next 5 occurrences"

Then if you wanted to show future ones after that lighter in color, that could be an option.

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Pavel
Replied on Jan 20, 2012 - 01:00

Very Good suggestion!
I think it just needs to be done.

Thanks!

JW
Jake Waksbaum premium
Replied on Jun 12, 2012 - 14:06

+1 to all the above

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Jamie premium
Replied on Sep 09, 2013 - 10:40

The apparently in-progress calendar view (https://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/23/) could help with this, assuming the calendar will show all recurring instances.