Recurring tasks are here!

May 9th, 2009 by Shane Maloney 7 Comments

Hi Lifetickers,

It’s been a little while since we last updated you on activities here at Meridian 86, so we are happy to finally announce the arrival of some functionality we know will appreciated – recurring tasks.

Apart from a short hiatus in February, we’ve been doing some major planning toward the next evolution of the Lifetick product and as part of that, we are happy to release recurring tasks. You might be interested in knowing that it actually did form a part of the original product, but was scrapped at the 11th hour because we couldn’t quite nail the design. After all, our guiding force has always been simple, yet rich and intuitive functionality and at the time we felt our design would compromise that philosophy. Nevertheless, since then we’ve had a lot of requests for recurring tasks and as a result, decided to keep tinkering with the concept until we came up with something that would fit within the Lifetick approach. Therefore, we hope you will be happy with what we’ve been able to deliver.

Configure Recurring TaskAs for creating a recurring task, the process is straightforward. Create a task as per normal, but in the date field you’ll now see a “Recurring” button. Click on this and you’ll be able to configure the recurrence itself: what days and for how long. Once this is complete you can move onto the reminder options before saving.

In terms of completing tasks, the same checkbox appears, but with a recurring symbol inside which, when clicked, brings up three completion options: 1) complete an instance (or multiple instances), 2) complete all instances or 3) skip an instance (this will delete the instance and move the due date to your next instance).

Hope you enjoy and as always we look forward to your feedback.

7 Responses to “Recurring tasks are here!”

  1. Christy Lee says:

    Once again, Thank you!!
    This product just keeps getting better and better!

  2. Fabien says:

    Thanks !! – One comment I can not see “Yearly” recurrence ?

  3. Tim Wilson from Lifetick says:

    Thanks for your comment Fabien, we had not put a Yearly recurrence in originally, but we added it today.

  4. Fabien says:

    I can see “Yearly” now – Thanks !

  5. PJ says:

    Great! Just what I needed to get my act together this month! Thanks for the boost!

  6. Kyle says:

    Thanks soooo much for constantly improving LifeTick!

    I love it, and can’t believe how much you guys have added to it in the last few months. What an awesome value for $20/year.

    Take care,

  7. Ali says:

    Thank you for the improvements!