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Option of automatic rollover to the next day?


Is it possible to have make a task automatically rollover to the next day if it's not completed today? I know I can postpone a task by dragging it to tomorrow, but that still requires me logging in to do this at some point before the day is over. It would be handy to have this as an option to assign to a task if it's not presently available.

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jan 12, 2014 - 18:46 UTC

Hi Cliff,

Tasks already roll to the next day automatically if not completed, they become overdue. If you are wanting the date to roll over automatically then this is not possible.

Please note, you will lose more Karma by changing the date each day, then to leave it overdue until completion.


Cliff Donaldson  premium
Replied on Jan 18, 2014 - 23:43 UTC

Hi Brendon,

I was actually thinking of my "Today" view when I posted this question. I can query "yesterday" and call up tasks which are one day overdue, but I can't seem to find a syntax for going back further than one day. I know that overdue tasks appear in each individual project, but it would be so much more helpful if I could type in "2 days over due" or "2 days ago" and have those overdue tasks from all projects appear, rather than having to go into each individual project to see those tasks. Some tasks are under "infrequently but occasionaly used" projects, and I don't always think to look in those places to see if I've missed anything.

BTW, I don't use the Karma option (I found it annoying so I turned it off), but thanks for the advisory.

Randolph Miller  premium
Replied on Jan 19, 2014 - 08:48 UTC


Try using the query "od" to find all overdue Tasks ...

Best regards,
Randy Miller

(not affiliated with Todoist, just a user)

Cliff Donaldson  premium
Replied on Feb 11, 2014 - 02:46 UTC

Thanks Randy. Problem is, "od" only allows me to call up all overdue tasks, rather than tasks overdue within a specific time frame (e.g. 2 days overdue; 3 days overdue, etc.).

Thanks anyhow.


David Naylor
Replied on Aug 09, 2014 - 07:12 UTC

I would love my TODAY tasks to always rollover to the next day automatically too.
Everyday I click on each task individually (which is now under the YESTERDAY heading) and re-date it to TODAY. This is very annoying as I have over 25 tasks sitting in that area typically.

Jon Hussey  premium
Replied on Aug 06, 2015 - 13:04 UTC

I would like the option for some tasks to roll over automatically from day to day until completed, while others to remain on the overdue list. That would be a very helpful feature.