How to Setup Recurring Tasks

  1. How’s SkedPal Different From Other Task Management Apps
  2. Planning at Project level vs Task Level
  3. Sequential Projects & Sub-Tasks
  4. You’re here ->How to Set up Recurring (Repeating) Tasks
  5. Viewing Recurring Task Sessions
  6. Scheduling Long Tasks
  7. The 21-Day Scheduling Horizon
  8. Bundling Small Tasks Together
  9. Using the Due Date vs Plan Date
  10. Fixed Time Tasks and Pinning Tasks on Calendar
  11. What are Hot Tasks and Projects?
  12. The Calendar Heat Map
  13. Finding a Task on the Calendar
  14. Planning Tasks that Can’t Start Before a Date or an Event
  15. Understanding the Focus Feature
  16. Planning for ‘Someday’
  17. Sidelining Fixed Events

You can set a task to repeat in multiple ways. Let’s look at some examples.

One method is to set a task to repeat once a week on any selected days in the week. For example, if you want to allocate 5 hours a week to learn to code, and you can do this any time during the evenings from Tuesday to Friday.

Notice that SkedPal finds the best times for each week independently. So, maybe this week the best times are Tuesday and Wednesday. And, next week the best times turn out to be Wednesday and Friday.

The next method is to set a task to repeat multiple times during the week, but with flexibility. For example, Going to the gym 3 times a week.  SkedPal will find the best three-time slots to schedule during the week. Notice that the timings can change from week to week depending on your availability.

You can also set a task to repeat once a month either on a specific day of the month or on any day within a date range in the month. You can even set the task to repeat within a certain week in the month. A good example of this type of task is paying bills during the first week of the month.

The last method is to set a task to repeat periodically. In this method, the next occurrence only gets scheduled once the current occurrence is complete. A good example of this is watering the plants every two days.

When you’re creating your recurring tasks, keep the ‘ignore options’ checked. It’s normal for most people to skip one or more sessions of a recurring task. SkedPal will try its best to schedule all sessions of recurring tasks for you. But, sometimes you’re too busy. So, adding those sessions to your hot list might turn out to be overwhelming. So, unless your recurring task must be done, keep those ‘ignore options’ checked.

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