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"Change Date" on recurring tasks

It was a real boon to me when I was able to take a recurring overdue task and 'move it to today' without breaking the recurrence, so thank you for that.

I've noticed that if you 'postpone' a recurring task it moves to the next occurrence. (Basically messing you up, because you haven't done it yet.)

I've also noticed that I now seem to be able to take an OVERDUE recurring task and use 'change date' on it to move it forward a bit.

So, as an actual and wonderfully exciting example, if I had "Check car tire pressure" due 2 days ago and I want to move it to next Saturday, I can use 'change date' to do this without breaking the recurrence. With me so far? This seems to work with no issues.

However, the reason I am here is I seem to have developed an issue. I have 3 overdue recurring tasks which I have moved to next Sat using this method (change date). It works, but then the next day when I log in again, they are back as overdue tasks, not as next Saturday.... Any thoughts?

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Nov 22, 2013 - 15:33 UTC

Hello Mark,

Please tell me:
- What's the exact due date formula you've used for this task?
- What's the exact text you type into the "change date" box?

Best regards,

Mark Davis  premium
Replied on Nov 22, 2013 - 18:20 UTC


every month starting 11/16
after 3 months starting 11/15
after 1 month starting 11/16/2013

I didn't type anything in a box. I highlighted all 3, then selected this Sat from the calendar popup. It works, but, for instance today I opened todisit on my iPad and they showed 5 days ago overdue which it the original day except the 11/15 one. That is after seeing them as tomorrow on mac FFox this am.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Nov 22, 2013 - 22:21 UTC


Thank you for clarifying, I will pass this to the developers as I'm unsure if multi-selecting and using "change date" on recurring tasks should work. This feature was not available for a very long time. I will inform you once I hear back from them or once this is solved/fixed.

Best regards,