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BHastings117755

Posted: Jun 20, 2010



Hi,

I just thought I would ask if there is a way to schedule tasks (such as get a haircut, for example) which would auto-appear after a given interval once they were completed the last time. Also, they would be hidden during the interval.

For example: Get a haircut, repeat 6 weeks after completion. Pops up after 6 weeks - I get a haircut 2 weeks later (total of 8 weeks) then I check it off and it is filtered out as completed. 6 weeks later, I again see a task called "get a haircut you hippy" and so on...

Last time I checked this feature wasn't implemented, and I was hoping it had been implemented in the mean time.

Thanks
BHastings117755

Posted: Jun 20, 2010



Hi,

I want to schedule a task to repeat every 2nd Sunday called "Vacuum." Furthermore, I don't want to see or hear from this task until the 2nd Sunday of the month comes. Finally, once I check he task off as done for the month, I want it to disappear from my task lists like all my other tasks do once I check them off.

I also do not want a due date on it.

How can I accomplish this? Right now, when I set it up how I *think* it should be, the task seems to instantly recreate and/or not accept the check box in the first place.

Thanks.

P.S. I use the Firefox toodledo sidebar and the iPhone app mostly but I have been trying to get this to work through the website UI too.
BHastings117755

Posted: Mar 05, 2009



Hi,

On the i-Phone App I set things to repeat xTimeInterval from completion (eg. 6 weeks). I use this for shopping, so I can re-stock, for example I'll create a task "Buy Pasta" to repeat 6 weeks after completion (meaning after I buy it, I will be reminded on a shopping trip 6 weeks [or more] later to buy pasta).

When I check this task off (complete it), the app creates the task now (i.e. it is not a future task) and sets the due date for 6 weeks ahead. This is annoying because 1) I don't want a due date and 2) I can't hide it using hide future tasks.

This is not what I want and to my knowledge not what 'should' be happening.

Please Help,

Thanks
BHastings117755

Posted: Jan 20, 2009
From Topic: Task duplication



It would be excellent if this was usable on the multiple task creation.

That way I could create (for example) a shopping list with a tag called "shopping" and a separate task for each item I need to buy. Then as I put them in my cart I could check them off.

I can do this now, but I can't incrementally add items throughout the month/week before I go shopping, I would have to know them all at the time I was in the add multiple form or else have to remember what the settings were in order to get uniformity.


This message was edited Jan 20, 2009.
BHastings117755

Posted: Jan 20, 2009



Pretty self explanatory,

Without losing the ability to add new tags as you create a task, it would be nice to have a choice of the tags that are currently in use.

This way I could make sure I wasn't duplicating tags with a similar name eg. Shopping/Shop/Store
BHastings117755

Posted: Jan 20, 2009
From Topic: Reference





This message was edited Jan 20, 2009.
BHastings117755

Posted: Jan 20, 2009




do you mean add an option for " add new folder " or context to the drop down menus in the columns ?


ya. kind of like gmail has for labels. so you would have a list of all your contexts in the drop-down menu and also a "add new context..." option in the same menu, which you could then input at the same time as task creation.
BHastings117755

Posted: Jan 20, 2009



Hi,

Sorry if this is in the wrong forum. One of the things toodledo doesn't (seem) to do, that I like about (for example) gmail is that in gmail I can select from a list of existing labels or choose to create a new one.

This would be a nice feature to have for folders/contexts/etc. rather than having to go to a separate screen. Speeds setup and reduces learning curve IMO.

Anyway, just a suggestion.

Thanks, great work.
BHastings117755

Posted: Jan 19, 2009
From Topic: Status



I agree with the previous poster.

What would be REALLY MIND-BLOWINGLY FANTASTICALLY AWESOME is if you could auto assign a priority to status as an option. For example, since in GTD you don't use priorities anyway, I could turn those off and turn on an option in toodledo which interpreted my status as a priority for the purposes of generating a hotlist.

You could auto-set next action as a 4, active as a 3, pending as a 2, reference as a 0, some day as a -1, etc. You could even make these user-definable, since I suspect a lot of GTDers don't use the whole list of statuses you have provided. Alternatively, you could set up rules which interpreted this "table" and auto-set a default priority based on the status. However, if something gets demoted/promoted it would also have to update the priority.

Of course, I could do this myself and use priorities as a pseudo-status, but it would require me basically remembering a table of words with numbers next to them, not the level of simplicity I am looking for. The problem with using priority is they don't mean much to me (I don't know how important a 8 is compared to a 4, just that it's more, so when I go to put in a new task should it be a 6 or a 5?).


This message was edited Jan 19, 2009.
BHastings117755

Posted: Jan 19, 2009



The easiest way to do this might be with tags.

I am in university right now and just getting into the GTD swing of things. Since I have so much e-mail coming in I keep a project list in gmail with GTDInbox which lets me organize all my project reference info that comes in e-form.

I then either email or use my firefox toodledo plugin to add tasks to toodledo.

I also use nuevasync + google cal for my calendaring.

Of course, I also have a paper-based inbox and files which I haven't quite got around to setting up...


This message was edited Jan 19, 2009.
BHastings117755

Posted: Jan 19, 2009



Yes, you are correct, actually both my problems stem from the same issue:

I just figured out a bit earlier today that I had not turned on my "do not show future tasks" filter. I guess I just assumed future tasks would be hidden by default.

Thank You
BHastings117755

Posted: Jan 18, 2009



Posted by dblehn:
Does Toodledo syn every time I open the app?


Yes
BHastings117755

Posted: Jan 18, 2009
From Topic: Student Version?



Hi,

I have noticed that a lot of sites offer free student versions of software. I am a business university student and think toodledo pro would be great for group projects (of which I have in excess of one per course per semester) b/c of the ability to share/delegate.

Free trails like this are, I think, a good way to get people "hooked."

Anyway, just wondering if this has been considered. I know google Apps does it.
BHastings117755

Posted: Jan 18, 2009



Hi,

First off, I should mention that I am using the iPhone App. It is up-to-date as is the Toodledo app.

Though i am not sure this is the source of my problems, it is a possibility. I notice other people are having strange syncing behavior, (perhaps because commands are processed on the iPhone as well as the server rather than just one or the other?).

I am having trouble getting two tasks which I would like to repeat do so properly... if there is a manual/FAQ I can't find it. I have read all the help files I could find, but they don't solve my issues:

1) Weird things happen with the due-date for this task, for some reason the due-date isn't always created on the same day as the task repeat, for example, the task will create itself on Monday but be due on wed, wed -> fri, etc. Obviously, I have to specify a due-date rather than an interval (i.e. due same day, 1 day in the future, etc.), which seems strange to me.

This is an optionally on task, which should repeat every mon, wed and fri. The task is called workout, and if I don't complete it on any of these days, it should go away until the next repeat instance (i.e. if I don't do it on Monday, I don't want to hear about it until Wednesday).

If someone can tell me how to successfully create this I would be happy.

2) I have another task that should create itself every Monday and be due every Thursday. I finished this task this week, but around Friday it recreated itself. This does me no good since I can't get started on it until Monday anyway.

IN SUMMATION

It would be infinitely more simple for me to set repeat tasks if I could specify an interval of due-ness rather than a repeat day with only one date. eg. task repeats every monday, wed, fri, optionally due 0 days from creation.

I don't really understand why when i create a task I am limited to setting a due-day for a task which repeats. This is kind of counter intuitive since I can't set more than one day yet I am creating multiple tasks.

OR for the other one

Task repeats every mon, due by 3 days from creation.

Any help would be appreciated, sorry for he lengthy post.

Thanks


This message was edited Jan 18, 2009.