Postponing recurring tasks

#1

I have many recurring tasks (daily, weekly, etc.) and sometimes need to postpone one of them and don't see a way to do that as I would like. For example, every three days I have a 9:00 AM task to run a clone operation on my computer disk. Then say that today I'm busy and need to postpone that until 2:00 PM, so I use a quick action to reset the time to 2:00. Very simple in GoodTask! Unfortunately, that also resets all future clone reminders to 2:00 as well, and I have to then reset them back to 9:00 after today's task is complete because that is my preferred time for doing it.

Changing a recurring item in Fantastical brings up an option to either 1) change only that single occurrence 2) change all future occurrences as well. Is there such an option in GoodTask to change only the current task? The feature set is so deep that I haven't found it yet.

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#2

Hi @brudderman, thanks for the feedback.

Currently only way is to do the action you've said is to snooze when notification comes in. When you snooze on a notification, it'll alert you after snoozed time but next recurring task should be made on original set time.

Recurring tasks are a bit tricky and I'll keep in mind about this to see if I can improve it in the future.

Thanks!

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#3

Thanks for getting back with me so soon! Snoozing as suggested is a partial solution, and I often do just that. In the mornings, however, I usually look at all the tasks for the day and either drag/drop them to other time slots or else use a quick action to adjust the times as needed for the best daily workflow, so all of that is done before a notification ever comes in. Probably the quickest thing for me to do now would be just to click the recurring reminder as complete and use Siri to create another "one time" reminder for the same task at the new time. But that's a bit clunky and inefficient. With Fantastical it almost seems as if any adjustment to a recurring event can, with the selection to do so, somehow seamlessly makes the current "visible" instance into a "one time" event while leaving the future recurring instances intact.

I appreciate your considering better approaches and hope that you can come up with a way to do it. Would be a great timesaver for me!

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#4

The easiest way currently is probably to duplicate the recurring task (with a quick action), then adjust one copy and remove its recurrence, then complete the other copy.

#5

Thanks, Larry! I’ll experiment. There may also be some options with the enhanced Siri shortcuts in iOS 13, but I haven’t looked at those yet.