Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by Andrew Conkling
The 'after' repeat is handy: the next task will only appear after the current one is completed. This week's tip, shared by matthew.bassett, shows a few examples of using this to really control your repeats.
I recently discovered that you can give a day name when specifying 'after' for repeat, for example:
Vacuum *after sunday
The effect of this is that regardless of when you complete the task, it will next be scheduled for the next available sunday.
I use this to maintain my housework routine. For example: I have a task to remind me to vacuum the house every Sunday, but I am not always there at the weekend so sometimes end up vacuuming later in the week– but when I complete the task I want it to go to the next available Sunday, and not to 1 week after I complete it (which could be any day of the week).
Also discovered the following– you can give more than 1 day name, e.g.:
Laundry *after monday, wednesday, friday
Or for something that needs to repeat every weekday, but not weekends, you can just say 'weekday'
Clean email inbox *after weekday
Thanks for sharing this tip, matthew.bassett! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week.
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