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Postpone button


Remember the milk has an easy way of moving one of today's tasks to the following day. I am loving Todoist already, but I am missing that feature...

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Replied on Jul 18, 2011 - 10:35

This is similar to a 'snooze' feature, or syntax that reminds you of something intra-day (ie. 'every 2 hrs'). The postpone button should have a time selection (postpone 10 min, 1 hr, 1 day, etc). I would prefer to have the syntax additions to pre-program recurrent reminders throughout the day though.

Replied on Aug 06, 2011 - 18:29

Yeah, but we can easily change the due date. Though having a postpone button would make it quicker.

Brent Shelton premium
Replied on Sep 10, 2011 - 04:19

Speed of operation is important and delaying tasks does happen

Jordan premium
Replied on Oct 20, 2011 - 05:48

I would love this in regards to my recurring tasks. If something happens every Wednesday, I don't want to have to change the due date twice to account for the one week when I had to reschedule the task to Friday.

Replied on Oct 24, 2011 - 05:32

I would like it to be a Postpone or Skip option. Sometimes recurring tasks just need to be skipped, but I'd rather not mark it as 'complete' because then it would appear as if the job had been done.

David Trey staff
Replied on Nov 22, 2011 - 02:43


we have implemented an option to postpone single and multiple tasks' due dates without marking them as complete.

In order to postpone a single task, you can use the "Postpone" option from the menu accessible through the gear-icon visible when hovering over a particular task, as shown on this screenshot:


If you'd like to postpone multiple tasks at one, you can do so as well. Simply press and hold the Ctrl or Shift button, select multiple tasks by clicking on them (while holding Ctrl or Shift) and then chose "Postpone" from the menu appearing at the top as shown here:


We hope you like this feature :) If you have any questions or suggestions - feel free to share them, we appreciate every feedback.

Best regards,

Chris G premium
Replied on Dec 07, 2011 - 03:10

This feature is great, and was much needed. Selecting multiple tasks to postpone is also a great feature. It seems that any task that is postponed is reassigned to tomorrow, unless it is a recurring task, in which case it goes to the next due date, so currently you can:
-delay a regular task to tomorrow
-delay a recurring task to the next (future) occurance

But what if you want to:
-delay a regular task / group of tasks 1 week or 3 days or until a specific date
-delay a recurring task 1 or more days, 1 week, or to a specific date while preserving the recurring schedule afterward
-reassign an overdue regular or recurring task to today (while preserving recurring schedule for that task)

The change date function, when selecting multiple tasks, works well for non-recurring tasks, but does nothing for recurring ones.

Don't get me wrong, I'm very pleased with the new functionality. I just wanted to suggest some potential improvements.


Replied on Feb 26, 2012 - 15:59

Selecting multiple tasks by using Ctrl is good.
But it collide with "hold Ctrl and click to open link in a new window"
I hope you can fix it.

Tim Barnes premium
Replied on Jul 21, 2012 - 03:35

Agree postpone is useful for moving a non-recurring task to tomorrow (I generally filter by 'overdue, today, no date'). But I think it would be better if postponing a recurring task would move the current instance of the task to tomorrow, and keep future instances on their previous schedule. At the moment postponing a recurring task abandons the current instance.

E.g. I have a monthly task that shows up on the 15th of each month, but sometimes I don't have time to deal with it on the 15th. So I'd like to postpone the task to the 16th for this month, but still have the task show up next month on the 15th.


Jacques Morel premium
Replied on Oct 01, 2012 - 13:09

I completely agree with Time. While the current offering is nice the true need is for recurring tasks. I need it too dearly.

The other thing is postpone is not even offered on the mobile version of the site. Please add it too there.
As I do most of my daily updates on an ipad, I really miss this along with tagging but that will be another feature request...

Jacques Morel premium
Replied on Oct 01, 2012 - 13:13

Sorry Tim, you got ipadded... the automatic correction that I would love so much to turn off sometimes!

David Trey staff
Replied on Oct 01, 2012 - 13:22


our new, mobile apps (which will be released very soon - mid-October at latest) will have a postpone option accessible as one of 4 options that show up after tapping on a task which will be:
- complete,
- postpone,
- access notes,
- edit task.

Please take a look at the first screenshot of our new app in this post: https://plus.google.com/b/106827182652048588353/106827182652048588353/posts/Hh9u8Sg7xnh

Best regards,

Jacques Morel premium
Replied on Oct 01, 2012 - 16:17

This awesome news. This will complete the best task management product I have seen. You guys rock!

Smokie Lee premium
Replied on Dec 03, 2012 - 10:46

I would like to second the suggestion of Tim Barnes:

"I'd like to postpone the task to the 16th for this month, but still have the task show up next month on the 15th"

David Trey staff
Replied on Dec 03, 2012 - 11:48

Hello Smokie,

Thank you for your suggestion. Right now, you can leave uncompleted missed tasks without checking them off or postponing them at all. Todoist always prioritizes overdue tasks by displaying them by default on the "today" or "7 days" lists, the task count next to the "today" link changes the color to red and so does any other task count indicator throughout our plugins/add-ons/apps. This way you won't miss an uncompleted task and once you check it off later on, the completion date will still be accurate and it will be moved to the next occurrence.

Best regards,

Tim Barnes premium
Replied on Dec 03, 2012 - 14:13

David - what this misses is the idea of hiding any task you decide not to work on during the current day. If you start a day with more to-do's than you can complete that day, the next step is to postpone the less important ones to tomorrow. This way you're left with a screen of tasks that you can hopefully all complete by the end of the day.


Replied on Dec 28, 2012 - 21:42


Is there any way of having an option that means the first tap of the postpone button assigns an item to today if no date is assigned, rather than tomorrow?

It's really handy to go through projects and quickly pick out today's tasks, at the moment you have to edit the task, then assign to today, accept changes, (I'm using the mobile app mainly).

Or is there another easy way to do this? Or is it in the Pro options? This is the only thing stopping me from going Pro.


David Trey staff
Replied on Dec 29, 2012 - 06:16

Hello Gav,

The postpone button always postpones the task to tomorrow. If you have overdue tasks, you don't need to postpone them as overdue tasks are treated a bit differently and you will always see them if you query for "today". The postpone button should be used if you don't want to complete the task today,

Best regards,

Replied on Dec 29, 2012 - 17:23

Recurring tasks postpone 'till the next recurrence, not 'till tomorrow. I'd like to be able to postpone them just one day, not a week or a month or so on - without changing the date of all future tasks.

Replied on Dec 29, 2012 - 22:36

Hey David,

Thanks for the response.

I guess what I'm really asking about is a way to go through my projects and flag items to appear in a 'today' list easily. Some other apps do this with flags, stars or as 'next' items.

Not all of my tasks have specific dates so I often build a list for today, based on what's in my head and taken from my inbox.

At the moment I do this by going through and setting the tasks all to today but they may have a due date that's actually in the future. Having a shortcut option to set these to my active 'today' list would be a killer feature for me. It's similar to the 'do it tomorrow' app which I find useful but too simplistic. Todoist works a lot better for me when it comes to planning a lot of tasks. For that use case of 'stuff I want to do today but doesn't necessarily have an end date of today', this is where I find it a little less easy to use. It's almost that I would like to have a shortcut to add a default 'next' label to tasks.

If there was a combination of this longer term task planning and scheduling with the ease of the planning my day today then I would be a very happy bunny.

By the way, I love todoist so please don't take this a criticism. It's a tiny thing in an almost perfect todo app.

Many thanks,