3 weeks ago EKCParticipant
I am trying to set up some recurring fixed events in SkedPal. I can’t connect my work calendar at all due to organisational policies, and I can’t connect my personal calendar because the platform I use isn’t supported out of the box and I can’t find a way of adding calendars via .ics file or CalDAV URL.
I think these are my options:
1. I can create an account with one of the supported cloud calendar providers in order to create a calendar solely for the purpose of integrating with SkedPal – I would rather avoid this.
2. I can create recurring tasks, assigned to a timemap which only allows the tasks to be scheduled during the time the events occur (e.g. I have a 2 hour recurring meeting on Monday, which starts at 9:30, so I schedule the meeting as a task in a time map which runs from 9:30 to 11:30 on Mondays). I think this would work to prevent scheduling clashes, but I foresee a couple of issues:
– If I forget to mark the meeting task as completed, I don’t want it being rescheduled or winding up in my hot list
– I sometimes need to extend the meetings an extra hour and I think this would cause the scheduling to break, since the time map would only allow 2 hours, not 3
Does anyone have a suggestion as to how I could handle this better?3 weeks ago SethParticipant
I would recommend using a Google calendar. The main problem with creating a recurring task in SkedPal is that it will start to compete with other tasks and it’s not set in stone like you want it to be. In other words, if you don’t set the priorities right, your recurring task might be thrown off to open up space for higher priority tasks.
With regards to your points, however, you can avoid your recurring task to get rescheduled by making sure it’s either a daily task or the Time Map is rigid with no slack for rescheduling.
Also, you can avoid getting your missed recurring tasks winding up in the hotlist by ensuring that you select the right options on the last page of the recurring setup wizard.
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