I cannot speak to the old design of Producteev. However, this behavior changed between v3 and v4 (May 2013) That's a little before my experience with it.
Recurring tasks, once late, exist for 24 hours "past due" then move to the next scheduled date. I understand how this can be a problem for you.
As a work-around, you could always create individual tasks, which would not move to another date and time, they'd just remain "past due."
Further, I've filed this request with our developers for evaluation.
Thanks for the reply Nick.
This behaviour is counter-intuitive for tasks that require completion surely? The software should not assume the task is complete before changing the due date otherwise there is no way to track any task to completion. No other task software that I am aware of decides for the user that a task must have been completed.
Creating individual tasks for daily or weekly recurring events is clearly impractical, needing either 365 or 52 individual tasks for each single action, respectively.
At the very least, there should be an option for 'Automatically change date for recurring tasks' which should be disabled by default, but someone, somewhere may want it enabled.
My frustration is borne out of the fact that it never did this before October 2013, so this was a new 'feature' decided by the developers at some stage.
If this is not going to be changed, I will not be able to recommend this software any longer and we will have to use a different tool, which is unfortunate as it has been the best of the bunch.
All the best,
I completely understand your frustration with tasks auto-completing. I also understand that manual task creation isn't exactly scale-able. I was just hoping to provide a couple extra options.
I have again brought this to the developer's attention, and have included your further thoughts. I'm not sure if/when it could be added to the roadmap or to the body of work, but, should I hear further, I will definitely reach out.
Why not give the user the option to auto re-schedule or not when the task is set up? Seems like a win-win to me. I share the OP feelings. I was thinking of the pro version but this is a show stopper fo me as I have a lot of recurring tasks.
Hi Nick can you please speak with the devs about reverting the recurring task behaviour to what it was before, or is that out of the question?
I have spoken with our Developers regarding this functionality. This was changed because we heard a volume of complaints from our users about tasks not moving on their own.
This seems to be a feature where some users want it one way and some users want it the other way. At this time, there are no plans to change the recurring task completion function.
I've created an idea to track user opinion: https://community.jivesoftware.com/ideas/4288
Wow I had no idea that the change was user-driven - thats a huge surprise.
Well hopefully people take time to vote on this and thanks for clearing that up.
I was looking at your task manager to use for my company and recurring task is a must for my company, im very surprise the way recurring task working with your system. I like the program and interface but in any task manager when you great a task its should have appotion in the task if need to be recurring and if it is it give the choice is it daily, weekly monthly or yearly and for how many time its should renew just like outlook