I am not a power user and I don’t use 99% of the features of GoodTask because I haven’t had time to get my head around how the features all work and how to apply them to what I want to do, but I have started using GoodTask recently as a substitute for the paper diary I keep at work since I have been unable to access my paper diary during the pandemic lockdown.
I was attracted to the fact that GoodTask enables me to actually view my work tasks in one place alongside my personal calendar events for the day. I do not want to set up a work calendar in my Apple calendars as I am trying to keep them separate and I don’t want to have work events cluttering up real estate along with all my other calendars that I have to keep track of on my days off.
But for work purposes I want to be able to keep a record of what I have done each day which I will print and slot into my paper diary when I eventually return to work.
Currently, the only way I have found to actually keep all my previous work tasks in context with the calendar (which are in a list I have named ‘work’) is to not mark any as complete. I then keep the GoodTask day view for “all lists” as the open view while I am working and can see any personal reminders and events in context for the day.
Consequently, I have a LOT of incomplete reminder tasks showing up on my reminder notifications. This is OK, because I can ignore them because I don’t use reminders for anything else.
As an aside I cannot fathom why Apple have chosen to not integrate their reminder app with their calendar, as did my old Nokia phone calendar and reminders, because I cannot see how anyone gets by without seeing both in one place. This is the reason I have not until now started using Apple reminders and instead, for personal reminders, I now just enter zero minute meetings in my Apple calendar, which I can see alongside scheduled events while I’m on the run.
I know I’m showing my age in both my verbosity and reference to my old nokia(!) however, I also can’t see why Goodtask have apparently decided that tasks have to disappear from their entry date when they are marked as completed.
Am I missing a setting somewhere or is it possible to turn this setting off so that completed tasks remain showing on their due date? I want to continue to see them in context with my calendar events without having to ditch GoodTask and create yet another Apple calendar for work.
Also, I do want to be able to use reminders as a separate app for other things as well if I can work out how to show them in context with my Apple calendar events in the GoodTask app. I might then see a reason to invest my nonexistent spare time learning how to use GoodTask more extensively.
Any help would be appreciated but as I said I am not a power user so if it isn’t a simple solution I will just have to continue to ignore reminder notifications until I can ditch the app and return to my paper diary at work. But before posting this query I noted in my searches for an answer, that others are having problems with the app slowing down due to keeping too many open tasks, so I will eventually have to rationalise somehow.