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Next of recurring task

It happens for recurring tasks that due date shift to next day when I complete an occurrence of previous day.


Task's due date: every day @ 21.00

15-Oct-2013 @ 21.00 I miss to complete it
16-Oct-2013 @ 8.30 I complete the task

I expect task's due date is set to 16-Oct-2013 @ 21.00, but instead it is set to 17-Oct-2013 @ 21.00.

Please advise.

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Mike Deam  premium
Replied on Oct 16, 2013 - 08:53 UTC

I'd agree with Angelo in the way I'd like the task to complete .. I have several tasks that are weekly, monthly quarterly and yearly I'd want them all to work that way - or at least have a setting that would allow me to let them work that way


David Trey  staff
Replied on Oct 16, 2013 - 11:54 UTC


This is actually an expected behavior. Completing or postponing a task moves it to its next occurrence, that is - an "every day" task will be moved to the next day once you check it off.

This way, if you miss a task for multiple days, you don't have to complete it multiple times (even though you haven't completed them).

Best regards,

Angelo Chillemi  premium
Replied on Oct 16, 2013 - 13:28 UTC

David, you are ignoring the time. If it is just "every day" I <could> agree.

In my case, since I'm completing previous task @ 8.30, the next occurrence should be @ 21.00, same day, otherwise I'm skipping a task to accomplish.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Oct 16, 2013 - 13:35 UTC


Unfortunately, our system ignores the time. It can handle tasks by day/date and sort them by time, but completion or postponing of a task will not take the time into account, if it's due today, completing it today moves it to tomorrow regardless of what time you've set up for it.

We may of course consider changing this in the future and rewrite our whole date handling system to include times, but for now the time works primarily an information for you when you've planned the task and a point of reference for relative reminders.

You're welcome to request such change in our Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/

Best regards,