Using Done – Tip 4: Repeating Entries

Welcome to the fourth in a series of small tips for getting more out of Done, our iPhone To Do list app.

A few people have asked how they can manage their repeating tasks. At the moment, Done doesn’t handle repeating entries as such but this is the way I deal with them:

Rather than tick the item off as complete by clicking its check box, just click on the item itself and it will open for editing. Then just adjust the date to the next time you want it to repeat and give the phone a shake. The item will then disappear down your list until it works it’s way back up again next month (or week etc).

It’s easy to see the date you want by looking at the due date display just above the picker – this way you can easily adjust the date to next Sunday rather than having to add 7 days in your head (I was never any good at maths…)

Also, by not clicking the entry as complete, there’s no way you’ll accidentally delete it when using the ‘Delete all completed tasks’ button.

Welcome to the fourth in a series of small tips for getting more out of Done, our iPhone To Do list app.
A few people have asked how they can manage their repeating tasks. At the moment, Done doesn’t handle repeating entries as such but the way I deal with them is this:
rather than tick the item off as complete by clicking its check box, just click on the item itself and it will open for editing. Then just adjust the date to the next time you want it to repeat and give the phone a shake. The item will then disappear down your list until it works it’s way back up again next month (or week etc).
It’s easy to see the date you want by looking at the due date display just above the picker – this way you can easily adjust the date to next Sunday rather than having to add 7 days in your head (I was never any good at maths…)
Also, by not clicking the entry as complete, there’s no way you’ll accidentally delete it when using the ‘Delete all completed tasks’ button.
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3 Responses to “Using Done – Tip 4: Repeating Entries”

  1. Robin Frisch Says:

    One more thing. I love the HUD menu!! Please keep it! Is there ever a way to have the app email reminders to my email or pop up reminders on my iPhone?

    • chillix Says:

      Hi Robin

      At the moment Done doesn’t support pushing emails or reminders. We’ve tried out other apps that do claim to send out alarms and reminders and found them to be less than reliable, so we’re not sure if we should go down that route or not…

      Have you had any experience of apps that do this reliably?

  2. Matt Says:

    Any chance of an iPhone 4 Retina-friendly update for Done?

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