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In addition to the regular Postpone option (which postpones one-time tasks to Tomorrow and recurring tasks to the next due date) I would like a custom Postpone.

If I have a task that recurs every 6 months, every month, or even every week, I may not be able to do it today, but I don't want to postpone it that long.

Yes, I know I can tweak the starting date under the due date, but that's too much clicking and entering.

2 options:
1) Have a Postpone (Custom) menu item under the regular one, or
2) Have a per-item postpone setting.

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JG premium
Replied on Jul 01, 2012 - 08:10

Just ran into this myself also. I have lots of maintenance tasks which I want to appear on my to do list every month or every 3 months, but that doesn't mean I want to do them on that exact day.

I need to be able to easily (drag n drop?) move recurring tasks to a specific day without postponing them til the next occurrence. Drag n drop within the 7 day view would be ideal for me so I can push them to the upcoming weekend.

Jamie premium
Replied on Feb 22, 2013 - 16:30

I'd also like to be able to skip weekends on some tasks. Ideally I would like to be able to set a default postpone for each project so that (for instance) Work would skip weekends postponing a Friday task till Monday but not for other projects.

David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 22, 2013 - 16:36

Hello J,

Please note that you can use the "every weekday" due date to set tasks that will skip weekends or even set it to recur on specific days, for example: "every Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu".


Best regards,
David

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barefootwriter premium
Replied on Feb 22, 2013 - 16:53

"Do It Today" is a very nice start, by the way. That right there solves many of my problems.

PB
Patrick Bode premium
Replied on Jun 04, 2013 - 19:02

How about "Postpone until next Occurrence" in the options menu, right next to "postpone" and "Do It Today". Also, this option would only show up for recurring tasks.

*This would be useful because I have some recurring tasks that I have scheduled that I can only do on that particular day, but sometimes I am unable to do them. I would like to postpone them to the next week--not simply tomorrow. I want a postpone option that changes the due date to the next scheduled occurrence as opposed to simply moving it to tomorrow.

Yes, I could simply mark the task as complete and it would go to the next occurrence, but that would mess with the karma feature, nullifying its usefulness.

Thanks.

David Trey staff
Replied on Jun 05, 2013 - 06:40

Hello Patrick,

The "Postpone" feature works exactly as you describe - when you have a task due "every Friday" and you know you won't be able to complete it this weeks so you don't want to leave it overdue to catch up, simply use the"postpone" option and it will not be completed, but moved to the next occurrence, that is - next Friday.


Best regards,
David

PB
Patrick Bode premium
Replied on Jun 05, 2013 - 09:36

My mistake. Did you guys change that recently, because about two weeks ago, whenever I clicked postpone for my recurring tasks, it would just move it to the following day, not the next scheduled occurrence.
In either case, I'm just glad the postpone feature works like that now. Thanks.

David Trey staff
Replied on Jun 05, 2013 - 12:46

Patrick,

This is how the postpone feature worked ever since it was introduced. Please tell me, what was the due date formula of the task? If it was "every day" then it will indeed move the date to tomorrow because this is the next occurrence.


Best regards,
David

PB
Patrick Bode premium
Replied on Jun 05, 2013 - 13:06

It was probably human error TBH

PB
Patrick Bode premium
Replied on Jun 07, 2013 - 13:00

Although now that I think about it, it would be really nice to have a custom-postpone feature for recurring tasks.

Sometimes it would be nice to postpone a recurring task to tomorrow instead of having postpone push it to the next occurrence.

David Trey staff
Replied on Jun 07, 2013 - 14:52

Patrick,

If you know that you will catch up to the recurring task within 3 days, you can simply leave it overdue (to not lose Karma) and overdue tasks are always displayed in the default "today" and "7 days" views. Nonetheless, we'll consider customizing the postpone option in the future.


Best regards,
David

Scott Williams premium
Replied on Jul 14, 2013 - 10:01

+1 for this idea of postponing a recurring to tomorrow rather than to the next occurrence. Just because I can't get to it today doesn't mean I want to not do it at all, or at least not until the next occurrence. At the same time, I also don't want it showing up on my list of things to do today; I much prefer to only show items on my 'Today' list that I can or will actually get to today.