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Follow-up Feature


I would like to see a follow-up feature that allows you to "partially complete" a task for an item that has been addressed but needs follow-up. Or possibly allow you to "complete" the original task but create a new follow-up that is tied directly to the original task.

This would be helpful for items that require follow-up by you or situations in which you are waiting for a response from an outside party.

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David Trey staff
Replied on Jun 19, 2013 - 17:21

Hello John,

Thank you for your suggestion. For now, as a workaround, you could use labels to mark a status of a task. Simply type @waiting or @followup within the task's name and you'll be able to search for all tasks with this label.

Please refer to this post on our blog for more information: https://todoist.com/blog/2013/02/use-task-labels-to-monitor-task-status/

Best regards,

Andrew Richardson premium
Replied on Aug 22, 2013 - 21:03

For me the follow up is about scheduling the same task again

For example I have to follow up on a response to an email, I carry out the task but I want to set a further task for chasing again if I do not have a response. This happens regularly

Being able to complete the task as I do and then schedule the same for the future would be excellent

Many thanks

O'Boise premium
Replied on Oct 30, 2013 - 09:22

This is something that i wold find immensely useful as well. Typically, as I'm adding new features to software, it would be handy to have the ability to followup on a completed task x days after implementing to be sure it meets the users needs.
Something along the lines of the postpone feature where instead of just resetting the date to date++, a close and copy of the current ask properties to a even a date++ which could be easily adjusted.

Andrew Richardson premium
Replied on Oct 30, 2013 - 20:05

HI David,

Thank you for your response.

Hopefully we will see the system developed to have follow on.

The issues I have with labels it

1. My Karma is broken
2. I do not have a trace for the fact that I have actually carried out a follow up.

Never fear though the way round is to make the task a re-occurring task. So I schedule the task to be weekly. Each week I follow up the task and I can say I have completed it.

When the task or I get a response I then change the date on the task to 'Today' click done and no more task.

Hope that helps O'Boise and anyone else in the same boat.