Task Recurrence based on the Date of Completion
I'm missing a feature which is part of Outlook's Task Scheduler.
When marking a task with a given period for recurrency as done i.e. completed the task should be rescheduled based on the date of completion.
Available in release 1.2.24.
How about calling the two recurrence types "rent" & "haircut", with the explanations being "recurrences cannot be missed" & "recurrence resets on completion".
although I already suggested the "add task state skipped" idea, I'm also voting for this b/c I think they are slightly different. For instance if you have a daily exercise task and you go two weeks without doing it, you could never catch up, yet it also doesn't make sense to reset the recurrence date and mark it as caught up, and being able to mark those recurrences as "skipped" would be the idea. I'd like to see both ideas combined and implemented, but would be happy with either/or...
Thanks, that helps. We need to distinguish between two types of recurrence. Task Coach currently assumes recurring tasks cannot be skipped, like paying the rent. This request asks for tasks that you cannot catch up, like watering the flowers. How would these two types be called?
that's exactly what I meant.
You could use this feature for many (maintenance) tasks.
Here are another examples:
- checking the oil level of your car
- watering flowers
Let's say you want to water the flowers once a week. Starting date is 16 Aug. The next due date is 23. Aug. But if you missed that date and water the flowers on 27. Aug. the next due date should be the 3rd of Sep. (one week or seven days after the 3rd of Sep. where the actual completion date was).
I voted for this feature with the following understanding: For example, my cat's litter box needs all the litter changed out every 7 days, but if I slack and don't change it for 10 days, the tasks still does not need to reoccur for another 7 days. As it is now, if I'm 3 days late in completing the task, then it will appear again in 4 days, which is too early for this case.