Power-Tip: Using Recurring Tasks

This feature is one of the perks of being a Nirvana Pro user. You can easily schedule repeating actions so you’ll never forget to get them done. Check out the videos and take a look at the play-by-plays below for more details.

How it’s done in the web app:

  1. Open the task and click on the state (Next, Someday, etc.). From the drop-down menu, select Scheduled, followed by Make Repeating.
  2. Select how often you’d like to create copies of the task (based on a cycle counted in days, weeks, months, or years).
  3. Enter the details of how often you want the task to repeat.
  4. Choose when next to schedule the task and when to end the cycle.

How it’s done in the mobile app:

  1. Open the Details panel of a task. At the bottom-right of the details, tap the cycle icon. This will bring up the Repeat panel.
  2. At the top of this panel, select how often you want to create copies of the action (based on a cycle counted in days, weeks, months, or years).
  3. Enter the details of how often you want the task to repeat.
  4. Choose when next to schedule the task and when to end the cycle.

Bonus:

Giving each copy a due date:

Check Create a due date for each copy/ With Due Dates to set the scheduled date as the due date and decide how far in advance the copies of the task will appear in your Focus list.

Pausing or deleting a cycle before its end date:

To temporarily pause a recurring task cycle, click the icon on the far-left of the task to see the pause symbol. Click the icon again to restart the cycle.

If you want to permanently delete a recurring task cycle before its end date, first pause it, then move it to the Trash.

Now you are a recurring tasks expert!
If you’ve got any questions, contact us at support@nirvanahq.com.

Bug-Smashing Update

Our newest mobile update is here and it’s all about crushing bugs. Check it out for Android via GooglePlay and for iOS on the AppStore.

Here’s what we fixed in this version:

For everybody:

  • If you created a task from the Focus list and removed the star, it wouldn’t stick. Now the star stays removed.
  • Tags ending in whitespace weren’t staying assigned properly. Fixed.
  • If you closed the app, Nirvana would forget the last area selected. Now it remembers like an elephant.
  • Filtering wouldn’t always show the right options. It does now.

iOS users will also be happy because:

  • Some iOS users were getting the white screen of death. Vanquished.
  • Some iPhone 6+ users were seeing very faint checkboxes. They’re more visible now.

Android users can also be glad that:

  • Long notes aren’t hidden by the keyboard anymore.
  • The device back button is now working properly in the app preferences.

We’ve also de-cluttered the focus email a bit. Starred items from inactive projects were being sent as part of the list. Now they’re not.

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As always, if you’ve got a question or comment, give us a shout at nirvanahq.com/support.

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