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default duration of tasks sent to calendar?


I love that Todoist will send tasks with a specific set time to the calendar (i.e. Tuesday @3PM). However, all these tasks appear with a default duration of 1 hour. Is there any way to tell Todoist to set a unique duration for each of these tasks? I've tried what I could think of, like Tuesday @3PM-5PM, but it still shows up on the calendar as only one hour duration.

Can this be done?

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Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Mar 25, 2014 - 18:25 UTC

Hi Lone Smith,

Unfortunately there's currently no way of doing this. However, you can submit a feature request in https://todoist.com/Vote/ where other Todoist users can vote for ideas that they like.



Ione Smith  premium
Replied on Mar 25, 2014 - 18:41 UTC

Thanks for the info, but sigh. Why is it so impossible for anyone else to have all the features that Life Balance did? If they just hadn't stopped development, I wouldn't be looking for a new organizer now. It's discouraging. And they got started more than 10 years ago. It seems like organizer technology is moving backwards!

Frederick Dudek  premium
Replied on Apr 13, 2015 - 07:03 UTC

Prior to Version 6.1 (326) I was able to send tasks with a specific set time to the calendar (i.e. Wed @2:30PM) and it would display on the calendar correctly, though as mentioned earlier with 1 hour blocked. Thought this was not ideal... at least you could visually see what you had going on for a given day.

However, it seems that since the latest version, I'm NOT able to see the task displayed properly on the calendar. I enter the information as before, but seems like it gets formatted differently and then just displays the given task as an all day event...

If a task has a date/time assigned to it, then it should ALWAYS appear on the calendar relevant to the assigned date/time. NOT as an all day event! However, if a task has NO time assigned to it, then yes it should appear as an all day event.

Furthermore, you should be able to define the start and end time of a given task. This is just basic fundamentals in time management.

Please advise as to why tasks are now NOT appearing on the calendar at their assigned date/time.


Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Apr 13, 2015 - 09:33 UTC

Hi Frederick,

So sorry about this. I have now reported this problem to our developers. We'll update you once a fix is available.

As for your suggestions, we'll keep these in mind for future improvement. :)