Setting Up Your Routine (Recurring) Tasks

SkedPal makes your routine (also known as recurring or repeating) task scheduling more flexible. Think of going to the gym in the evenings three times a week instead of 6-7pm on Mon, Wed, Fri.

The following examples show you how to setup different types of repeating tasks in SkedPal.

 

Clearing Inbox everyday:

  • In the RIGHT BOX, click on ‘Does not repeat’
  • Set the date range for the repeating task.
  • Select Daily
  • If you don’t want to check your Inbox during the weekends, select ‘Repeat on every selected day’, and un-check Saturday and Sunday
  • Set the best times for this activity by adding one or more Time Maps.
  • Define what happens if you miss a day, or SkedPal can’t schedule an occurrence in future. Would you like to be warned through the hot list?
  • Save and UPDATE SCHEDULE!

 

Watering the plants every 3 days

  • In the RIGHT BOX, click on ‘Does not repeat’
  • Set the date range for the repeating task
  • Select Periodically.
  • Set the task to repeat 3 days after completion
  • Set the best times for this activity by adding one or more Time Maps.
  • Define what happens if you miss a day, or SkedPal can’t schedule an occurrence in future. Would you like to be warned through the hot list?
  • Save and UPDATE SCHEDULE!

 

 

Calling John on Fridays every other week

  • In the RIGHT BOX, click on ‘Does not repeat’
  • Set the date range for the repeating task
  • Select Weekly.
  • Set the task to repeat every 2 weeks.
  • Select ‘Once a week on any selected days
  • Un-check all days except Friday.
  • Set the best times for this activity by adding one or more Time Maps. Make sure you select some hours on Friday.
  • Define what happens if you miss a day, or SkedPal can’t schedule an occurrence in future. Would you like to be warned through the hot list?
  • Save and UPDATE SCHEDULE!
  • Note that weekly tasks will show an abbreviation of w/o – which stands for week of.

 

 

Going to the gym in the evenings three times a week

  • In the RIGHT BOX, set the duration for the total time you want to spend in the gym during the week (e.g. 3 hours)
  • In the RIGHT BOX, click on ‘Does not repeat’
  • Set the date range for the repeating task
  • Select Weekly.
  • Set the task to repeat every 1 week.
  • Select 3 times a week on any selected days
  • Un-check any day(s) that you don’t want to exercise (e.g. Saturday).
  • Select the best times to schedule the gym.
  • Define what happens if you missed a full week (a single occurrence), or SkedPal can’t schedule an occurrence in future. Would you like to be warned through the hot list?
  • Save and UPDATE SCHEDULE!

 

Reading for 4 hours over the weekends

  • In the RIGHT BOX, set the duration for the total time you want to read over the weekends (e.g. 4 hours)
  • In the RIGHT BOX, click on ‘Does not repeat’
  • Set the date range for the repeating task
  • Select Weekly.
  • Set the task to repeat every 1 weeks.
  • Select ‘Once a week on any selected days
  • Use the left or right arrow keys next to the week days to rotate the weekdays. You want Saturday and Sunday to be adjacent.
  • Un-check all days except Saturday and Sunday
  • Set the best times for this activity by adding one or more Time Maps. Make sure you select some hours on both Saturday and Sunday.
  • Define what happens if you missed a weekend (a single occurrence), or SkedPal can’t schedule an occurrence in future. Would you like to be warned through the hot list?
  • Save and UPDATE SCHEDULE!

 

Paying the bills between 1st to 3rd day of every month

  • In the RIGHT BOX, click on ‘Does not repeat’
  • Set the date range for the repeating task
  • Select Monthly.
  • Set the task to repeat every 1 month.
  • Select between day 1 and day 3.
  • Set the best times for this activity by adding one or more Time Maps. Make sure you select some hours on both Saturday and Sunday.
  • Define what happens if you missed a month (a single occurrence), or if SkedPal can’t schedule an occurrence in future. Would you like to be warned through the hot list?
  • Save and UPDATE SCHEDULE!

 

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