Using Due date vs Plan Date

  1. How’s SkedPal Different From Other Task Management Apps
  2. Planning at Project level vs Task Level
  3. Sequential Projects & Sub-Tasks
  4. 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. You’re here -> 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

If you have an external commitment to complete a task or project by a certain date, use the due date for the task. However, if you only have an intention to complete a task within a certain time frame without any time-bound commitments to others, use the plan. Both due date and plan will schedule the task or project. But, re-planning is easier than postponing due dates.

You can use both the plan and the due date. For example, if the due date for a project is the end of the month, and you would like to plan to work on this project during the second week of the month, you can set the due date AND set a plan for the second week of the month. This way, you’ll have a buffer time in case you do not complete the project during the planned period.

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