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Postponing a weekly recurring task to tomorrow

I have some tasks I do on a particular day of each week. For example's sake, let's say Thursday. At the end of my workday, I have some tasks that I did not have time to accomplish, including my recurring Thursday task. I need to push it to Friday. If I postpone the task it goes to next Thursday. Is there a way to assign the task to tomorrow, while still maintaining it as a recurring task on Thursdays?

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David Trey  staff
Replied on May 24, 2013 - 13:54 UTC

Hello Reid,

Unfortunately, that's not possible, but you can simply not postpone the task at all and if you leave it like this, it will become overdue and every default search on Todoist will also show you overdue tasks so on Friday, you'll see the task scheduled for "yesterday", you can complete it then and it will be moved to next Thursday.

Best regards,

Replied on Sep 03, 2013 - 12:22 UTC

I think this is a an incorrect implementation. Currently postpone acts more like skip, moving it to the next time the task was to recur. Instead postpone should simply move it forward one day.

Ben Kuhlmann
Replied on Sep 04, 2013 - 17:05 UTC

I completely agree with Reid and C McMahon on this. There are many times when I want to postpone a reccuring task until the following day. The challenge with your workaround is that it makes my to-do list hard to read and prioritize. Rather than 1 complete list it shows items in separate blocks since I can not postpone the recurring tasks. I can't see all my priority 1 items in the same place since they are separated by the day.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Sep 04, 2013 - 17:24 UTC

Hello Ben,

Thank you for your feedback. You can search for "p1" or "priority 1" to see your top priority tasks regardless of their due date even if they're overdue. You can also combine searches and look for: "p1, overdue, 7 days" to make sure there's a p1 list at the top.

Of course you're welcome to vote for this request in our Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/549/ and we will consider implementing different options to postpone a task to its next occurrence or "move to tomorrow".

Best regards,

Ben Kuhlmann
Replied on Sep 04, 2013 - 18:46 UTC

Thanks for the suggestion David. Rather than just the P1 items, I would like to see all priorities for overdue items and today's item's in the same list. Is there a way to show overdue and today together rather than separating them?

David Trey  staff
Replied on Sep 04, 2013 - 22:50 UTC


Unfortunately, that won't be possible. In Todoist, every date-based view separates the tasks by date for a better overview, therefore "overdue" will always split these tasks by date while queries such as "p1" will not as they're primarily not date-based.

We'll consider implementing alternatives in the future.

Best regards,

Dave Shinkle
Replied on Sep 14, 2013 - 03:48 UTC

If I could postpone a task to tomorrow my life would get a lot easier. Currently I have to edit the date of that reoccurring task and I have to be careful to not lose the recurrence.

Volker Koch
Replied on Oct 23, 2013 - 18:36 UTC

I agree: I often want to postpone the current instance of a recurring task to the next day.

Jayson Hoogeveen  premium
Replied on Dec 06, 2013 - 23:09 UTC

I also would like this functionality. What if postpone always just moves it to tomorrow for consistency of the UI and another option called something like 'Skip to next occurrence' only for recurring tasks.

Tammo Heeren  premium
Replied on Mar 27, 2014 - 17:52 UTC

Have had this problem and found out that the solution was already implemented, and it keeps the original recurrence. Well done.

RadoslavCap  premium
Replied on Jun 06, 2015 - 12:33 UTC

How is it working?

I've tried this (on the web)

1. Create task with daily reccurence
2. Postpone on for tomorrow
3. Next day I check the task as done

Now is task done, no next recurrence is present.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jun 06, 2015 - 14:31 UTC


Please let us know what exact text do you enter into the "due date" field of the task? Is it "every day" or "ev day" or "everyday"?


RadoslavCap  premium
Replied on Jun 06, 2015 - 16:00 UTC

Hello David,

it was "daily".

I've realized I've omitted describe expected behavior:

1. Task - for example every Monday
2. On Monday I would like to postpone on for tomorrow
3. On Tuesday - check done
4. Next recurrence will be scheduled for next Monday



David Trey  staff
Replied on Jun 06, 2015 - 19:13 UTC


If you enter "every Monday" and use the "tomorrow" option from the right-click -> More menu and then complete this task, it will go to the next Monday :-)


RadoslavCap  premium
Replied on Jun 06, 2015 - 19:25 UTC

I see, this way. :-)

This fits with my workflow. (+1)

Thank you for reply.