Make Repeating Actions Feature Clearer
Moleskin„ we ar working on this”
Moleskin comment in 2018?”
= me discourage to spend time asking;(
Its very complex at moleskin ( not user friendly, ( coding friendly yes) while its standard to be straitforward & simple.
sort-of bug of the current implementation: if it's monthly repeat on the 31st, months with 30 days and february would be skipped. Consider adding an option to repeat on the last day of each month? thanks
It would be convenient to have an hourly repeating function, for instance there are things I need to do every 2 hours.
Speaking of repeated actions I think it shouldn’t duplicate the same task in the list! If you didn’t check it as done it duplicates the same task for some reason for the current day!
I also think if you reschedule an instance of a repeating action, future instances should not be affected. Example: say I have an action repeating on sunday every 4 weeks. If I cannot complete it one sunday and have to reschedule that instance to wednesday, I would expect future instances to stick on sunday as originally scheduled, but right now this moves all future actions to wednesday.
Lauren Bray: exactly!!! I totally agree with you, Lauren :)
Lauren Bray: I’m the exact opposite. If the first task was set for a Monday and then I didn’t complete it until Wednesday, I want it to repeat say 4 weeks from the Wednesday I completed it on.
Yeah, I was a week late to flea my cat, and the repeat came up for 3 weeks instead of the 4 I wanted. Can’t get the repeat to be 4 weeks after completion, as appears to currently working on a day of month, with no ability to adapt to my lateness! Have noticed regular improvements to this app, which is great to see. Thanks
actions me spring into action
Bettina: I’m new to the app, and just experienced a similar situation , but I do get around this by manually tapping on the date and adjusting it how I want (Check out my feature request for details, upvote it if you support it hehe).
It seems the repeating actions do not work at all. I expect that a new action card appears immediately after completing the action. In fact, it does not.
It would also be great if there were scheduling scheme allowing repetition after n days after completion. Example, I need to top up prepaid credit every 30 days. I can do it sooner, for example on the 25th day, and then I need to to have a new task with scheduled day 30 days from day when I completed the task.
Petr Vandas: Hi Petr, currently repeating actions re-appear at midnight - we're working on improving this!
The "On Completion" type of repeating event sounds like it could work for this - it should reschedule the action from when you've completed it, rather than "By Time" which is for e.g. every 30 days (regardless of when you complete it).
Alex Louden: Alex Louden: would it be possible to have an option to switch between the way repeating actions currently work (for those who are content with it now) and having all repeating actions appear in your weekly action outlook? As someone who likes to have my entire week scheduled out ahead of time, it would be a lot easier to be able to see classes or meetings that I have more than once a week appear on the screen together.
Ethan Fooshee: Sorry for the delayed reply! Repeats are definitely something we're planning to improve in the future. I like this idea, we'll keep it in mind - thanks! There's a fair bit of complexity to handle (e.g. what happens when you reschedule/delete future Actions that are part of a sequence) so it might take a bit of figuring out - bear with us!
Petr Vandas: Totally agree
Olivier Van Doorne
I putted an action on a list for one of my kids to remind me everyday to check if he has learnt his vocabulary.
I clicked repeat and By time, every day.
When checked there was no new action on the next day.
Now I changed to repeat and On Completion and it works.
But it is not clear what By time means.
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