Monday, May 11, 2015

Weekday, recurrence, reminder - how they behave in regards to Weekplan

A recent user has asked a question about the behavior of the day selection, recurrences, reminders of an action. I'll bring the reply text partially here as it will probably be very helpful to others as well.

First, there was a simple 'Week view' for which you  could set an action. If you set a day on an action, it will be shown on that day in the Week plan. If you don't, it would be shown on the 'Not set' section. The quadrants filter filter by this day - it checks for exact value of this property of an action set.

Then there came the recurrences - from simple ones like once a week to a little more complex, like several weekdays. This new functionality has to be merged with the previous 'day' selection. And it took priority over the weekday set. I.e., if you have both, the recurrence will be taken into account on the Weekplan page - the action will be shown for each recurring day, and ignore the day set. The problem here is - the filter on the FTF/Actions pages still works with the old day setting. This is definitely a bug (or, rather a not updated functionality), so we'll fix it soon.

Also, there's a third feature that is related - reminders. Up until recently we had only one-shoot reminders. Recently we've added the reminder type 'On recurrence days'. From its name you could have guessed that it fires on the days the action is to be shown. Every day it takes today's actions and schedules reminders for those that have a reminder set. And by 'today's actions' I mean those that are shown on the Week plan by the logic described above.

Again, since the system has been evolving, not everything finished - we are working on that. Hope the logic is clearer and more helpful now.


  1. Hi again, i'll comment again my previous comment .. hope you'll notice :)

    Can you also make recurrences like every 2weeks and every 3rd sunday, every 1st and 4th monday.. so on.. PLEASE! It will be more flexible and suite exact schedules .. i hope you give consideration to this.. thanks in advance

    1. Hi Roann,

      Of course we have noticed both your comments! More advanced recurrences are on our list, it's just the list is quite long and they are not at the very top of it. We receive lot of different types of requests and it's hard to meet every one of them immediately, thus we prioritize them and implement based on that priority. Custom recurrences are not of the least priority, so hope to have them sooner :)

    2. Horray... thank you.. im so excited because i really like the app and really helpful to me.. 5stars and recommending to my friends.. may you have more blessings as you're there helping us achieve goals! Cheers to your talent..


  3. Thanks a lot for your powerful app. I just started using it, and I find it very helpful and motivating. The great thing with your app is, that it can do almost everything so you don't have to change in-between a thousands of different apps. Unfortunately the recurrence options are not as great as the rest of your app. I just wanted to ask for the same as Roann. I am looking forward to the implementation. Thanks again for the app.