Know in Advance: Future Recurring Tasks Are Visible Now
Users had been asking us for a long time to make it possible to view future recurring tasks — and we did it! Meet the updated settings that will make it even more convenient to plan days, weeks and even months in advance
Previously, users couldn’t see future scheduled tasks: in the Upcoming folder, you could see scheduled recurring tasks only for today and tomorrow, while in the Calendar, recurring tasks were displayed only for the currently scheduled date.
But it wasn’t easy for users to make plans for a week or month at a time: when scheduling in Calendar, you had to keep in mind your workouts, meetings, and other regular tasks that didn’t show up there until a specific repeat date. Sometimes such tasks could accidentally overlap with others because they appeared in the schedule on the day of performance.
To make scheduling more predictable and convenient, we have changed the logic of displaying recurring tasks in the app: now in the Upcoming and Calendar mode, you can see instances of the tasks for the next 60 repetitions within two years.
If you set up daily repetition, you will see 60 instances of the task in your schedule for the next two months. If you set up weekly repetition, you’ll see the task for the next 60 weeks. Annually repeat displays recurring tasks for the next 2 years.
You can still edit each instance individually, or you can edit the template to change all future instances at once. Here’s how it works:
- If you edit a specific instance of a future task (name, time, tags and other attributes), only this particular instance will be changed in the schedule and system folders.
- If you edit the template of a task, all future instances will be modified according to this template.
For example, you do strength training three times a week, but suddenly the gym offers a promotion for the swimming pool on Wednesday. No problem: edit the instance of the recurring task on the necessary day, so you don’t forget your swimsuit, towel and slippers. At the same time, you will still have three strength training sessions without any pools scheduled in a week.
Good luck with your planning, and catch up on new releases!
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