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Every Day doesn't work properly, days are skipped. Is there a work around?

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Jul 12, 2013 - 13:58 UTC

Hello,

I have checked it through the web-app now and it seems to work correctly. Please tell me:
- How are you accessing Todoist (web, mobile, plugins)?
- If it occurs on the web - what browser are you using?
- What is the exact due date as you type it to the field? "Every day", "everyday", "every day" or "ev day"?
- Are there any particular days skipped?


Best regards,
David

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IbeFredrick
Replied on Jul 17, 2013 - 14:20 UTC

Thanks for your response David

Answering your questions:
Web
Safari and explorer
All the every day variations you mention
The day following the intended completion check off, when the check off is done a day late.

For example:
If the item was due yesterday and done yesterday but not checked off until today, then today's item will be skipped.

The same happens for "every weekday"; if Friday's item is checked off on saturday then Monday's item will be skipped.

I mostly use an iPad 1, running iOS 5.5

Is there a work around? May I hear from you?

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jul 17, 2013 - 19:25 UTC

Hello,

That's an intended behavior. Checking off a task always moves it to the next available occurrence based on its formula and the time you check it off. So when you complete a task with a formula "every day" today, the next occurrence is 1 day from now, that is - tomorrow.

This way, if you've missed some tasks for a while, you won't have to check them off many times to bring the date to the next occurrence, only once after you complete today's occurrence.


Best regards,
David

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IbeFredrick
Replied on Jul 18, 2013 - 00:56 UTC

So then...

"Everyday" and "everyweekday" really mean - sometimes, on those days that one happens to handle the check off, of the previous item, by our rules.

That's useless

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jul 18, 2013 - 12:02 UTC

"Every day" means - every 1 day. You check it off on Monday, it'll go to Tuesday and so on.

"Every weekday" means - every 1 days between Monday and Friday. You check it off on Friday, it'll go to Monday. The rest works the same as "every day".

For example, a task set to "every 3 days" checked off on Monday would be moved to Thursday.


Best regards,
David

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IbeFredrick
Replied on Jul 18, 2013 - 15:41 UTC

One work around is to enter separate items for each day of the week. Then one can see the everyday stuff along with everthing else for the week ahead.

I understand what you are saying (no need to repeat it again), I just don't see a use for the function described.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jul 18, 2013 - 17:22 UTC

We're sorry for the inconvenience. If you would prefer daily overdue task to be completed partially, only for one occurrence, you're welcome to vote for this request in our Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/461/


Best regards,
David