We all have some things, we want to do regularly. Maybe you would like to stretch every morning, or always have a certain class on Mondays. Whatever it is, part of our schedule repeats itself over and over again.
To avoid creating the same task every week, you can create recurring tasks. These tasks repeat on a given schedule (daily, weekly or monthly) and will automatically appear at the assigned time.
Create a recurring task
To get started, just create a normal task, using the ➕ button, and enter the Information.
Now you can choose in what interval to repeat the task, by selecting Daily, Weekly, or Monthly in the picker below the How often?
You can set the interval in which your tasks are recurring to any regular pattern you want. When selecting Daily you can adjust the interval also to every second, third, or 56th day with the plus and minus signs. By selecting Weekly, you can choose a single or multiple days of the week and also adjust the rhythm to any number of weeks. The same goes for the Monthly pattern. Here, be aware that if you set a task to recur on a day that does not exist in every month (like the 31st), it will be set on the last day of every month (e.g. the 28th of February).
Here are some ideas on how to use the customizable intervals:
You have a meeting at the same time on every working day:
You want to water your delicate plant every second Tuesday:
You never want to forget your grandma’s birthday again:
Adjust start and end date
By default, a recurring task starts on the day you created it and runs indefinitely. If that's not what you need, you can tap the Starting on ... text on the right and adjust the start and end date. There you will also see how often a task will be repeated.
Updating a recurring task
When your plans change, you might need to update a recurring task. To do so, you can just go ahead and edit the recurring task, like any other task. Once you hit the Update Task button, you'll be presented with three different options.
- Update this task only: Tapping this, will only change the task which you initially selected. Task on other days will not be affected. But this will mean, that this task will now be detached, meaning it does no longer belong to the other recurring instances.
- Update all future tasks: This will apply the changes to all the tasks after and include the task you selected. The previous task will become their own and will also not be affected by any subsequent changes.
- Update all tasks: This will change every task. Past, present, and future. If you just want to correct some previous mistake, I'd always use this option.