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Is there an undo function


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David Trey  staff
Replied on Oct 11, 2012 - 06:43 UTC

Hello Sarah,

if you accidentally check off a task, you can click on the "Get completed tasks" link at the bottom of the particular project and un-check it to put it back on the list.

In case of an accidental deletion of a task, the undo option will pop up at the top of the screen.

In case of deleting a whole project, there is no undo option, however, to prevent deleting it accidentally, we've put a warning message asking you to confirm the deletion which lists the names of all projects that will be deleted in the process (incl. sub-projects).

Best regards,

Replied on Oct 29, 2012 - 21:44 UTC

How does this work with recurring tasks? I cannot find an option to undo a click for these. I accidently clicked the November task thinking it was my October task.

Thanks much.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Oct 30, 2012 - 07:14 UTC


unfortunately, it's not possible to un-complete a recurring task. You can of course remove this completion even in your history (by clicking on the "# Completed" link in the upper-right corner), but in order to change the task's date, you'll need to edit it's formula.

To do so, you can simply reenter the same due date formula, but add a starting date to it. For example, if the original due date is:

every last day

and the task has been mistakenly completed, you can change the date to:

every last day starting 30. Sep 2012

If you add the full starting date including the year, a task will be scheduled for the past and this way you can roll back a recurring task.

Best regards,

Erik Moe  premium
Replied on Nov 04, 2014 - 16:18 UTC

I accidentally deleted something just now as I was moving several items from inbox to projects using the dropdown menu. I have no idea what the item I accidentally deleted was. I now know to be extra careful when using that menu. Instinctively hit Command-Z and then looked all around the interface for any kind of undo option to no avail. If there was a pop up on screen, it was not very prominent. :-(

FYI - This was in the MacOS app.

A keyboard shortcut for undo would be helpful. Might I suggest the 'Z' key? OR perhaps a trash folder that I could go to to find deleted items. Could empty items older than perhaps 1-2 days or so.

Peter Martin  premium
Replied on Nov 04, 2014 - 17:17 UTC

Please, please implement app-wide undo, accessible through the appropriate OS-standard menu and keyboard items. This should apply to all deletions, completions, moves, edits, etc.—in other words, changes of any kind. I realize it's a lot of work, but it's also really important. Having workarounds or 5-second undo windows for a few scenarios isn't really a good solution; IMHO, a well-engineered app has comprehensive undo capabilities, accessible in a consistent manner.


dpgreenbaum  premium
Replied on Jan 16, 2015 - 00:54 UTC

Agree you need an undo functoin. There is no way to undo when looking at a filtered view.

David Jituboh  premium
Replied on Jan 24, 2015 - 13:48 UTC

Agreed 100% - Undo is one is one the biggest flaws of this app...one that has caused big fights amongst the team.

Jacquelyn Bortolussi  premium
Replied on Mar 31, 2015 - 23:45 UTC

+1, I can't find the completed task I just checked for the life of me. This is super annoying and seems essential.