- How’s SkedPal Different From Other Task Management Apps
- Planning at Project level vs Task Level
- Sequential Projects & Sub-Tasks
- How to Set up Recurring (Repeating) Tasks
- Viewing Recurring Task Sessions
- Scheduling Long Tasks
- The 21-Day Scheduling Horizon
- Bundling Small Tasks Together
- Using the Due Date vs Plan Date
- You’re here -> Fixed Time Tasks and Pinning Tasks on Calendar
- What are Hot Tasks and Projects?
- The Calendar Heat Map
- Finding a Task on the Calendar
- Planning Tasks that Can’t Start Before a Date or an Event
- Understanding the Focus Feature
- Planning for ‘Someday’
- Sidelining Fixed Events
Generally, a scheduled task has a certain amount of scheduling slack. In other words, the plan is to complete the task within a time frame, not at any specific time. So, SkedPal frequently reschedules tasks within the designated time frames in order to accommodate the changes that happen during the day.
If you want a scheduled task not to move and stick the original plan, you can pin the task to the calendar. This way, SkedPal will not re-schedule the task.
The other reason you want to pin a task on the calendar is if you don’t like the suggested scheduled time by SkedPal. You can simply drag and drop the task anywhere on the calendar. Once you drag and drop a task on the calendar, you’re pinning the task on the calendar and SkedPal will not re-schedule the task.
When you’re planning a task, you also have the option to schedule the task at a fixed time at the outset. This will pin the task on the calendar at a specific time.
Alternatively, you can double-click on the calendar and add a fixed-time task.
To unpin a task, right-click (Mac Ctrl-Click) to see the task context menu. Then, unpin the task. This will make the task schedule fluid again and allow SkedPal to reschedule the task when appropriate.