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NaviKhota 2012-06-07 12:27 AM

Repeating intra-day tasks
 
Can somebody help me on the issue:

I've got some tasks during a day that I have to "always" do.
i.e.: checking emails, verifying updating information in a system, etc.

Let's say I do them them within 5 min repeatedly every hour (could be postponed).

How can I implement it in omnifocus?

Simply not checking a task (check mail) off doesn't work well, because the task will be hanging in my task list all the day and making me feel that I've not done something.

Lizard 2012-06-07 05:07 PM

It sounds like setting a start time might help.

So for example, you have a task called "check email". Set its start time to 8:55 and its due time to 9:00. Until 8:55, it will be gray and unavailable. At 8:55, it will become orange and due soon.

(Most people I know, myself included, have more problems checking email too often than forgetting to check it!)

Oogiem 2012-06-08 06:11 AM

But there doesn't seem to be a way to set a task that repeats every hour on the hour. I have a few cases where I have tasks that I need to repeat within a day and the only workaround it so make a duplicate of the task and set each duplicate to have a start time that is one hour later than the one before it. Or actually I set a project to repeat daily with the tasks individually set with start times on the hour but it's cumbersome to set up and hard to modify if I need to change all the tasks to now be done say on the half hour.

This is yet another example of needing more robust repeating options in OF.


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