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Run up to deadline


I suspect this is a feature request rather than a support query, but you never know!

I frequently have tasks that are going to take me several days to complete and have a deadline. At the moment, I would have to schedule such a task for the day when I wanted to start it and then keep postponing it daily until it was finished. Whilst this works, it doesn't feel very good (and it probably damages my Karma!).

I would like to be able to schedule a task that has a deadline and a start date so that I remember to do it before the deadline but don't feel like I'm failing because I have to postpone it every day!

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Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Jul 30, 2014 - 09:46 UTC

Hi Pete,

Unfortunately, we don't have a built in way to set start date for tasks. Have you tried using labels? I assign an "active" label for tasks that needs to be done but doesn't have a deadline. That way, I can just pull out those tasks to see what I need to work on aside from my regular due tasks.


Bruno Medeiros
Replied on Aug 21, 2014 - 14:23 UTC

I too REALLY miss such a feature, and since there are two of us taking our time to make a suggestion here, certainly there are a lot more of users who think the same way.

I think the dev team should seriously consider a way to adding it. In many fields of work, a certain task like "make research about subject X" can take several days, and it might be just a step of the project.

In a more practical way, my suggestion would be adding an option when setting the date of a task. For example: "repeat till 29 september 2014".