Repeating tasks. Repeating tasks. Repeating tasks.

Hiveminder now supports repeating tasks.  Right now, you can only set up repeating events if you've told us you want to beta test user.

But don't despair! You can turn on beta features whenever you'd like. Just visit your Hiveminder preferences page and click the "Beta features" checkbox and hit save.

You can make any task start repeating just by clicking on the task in a list and then clicking the "Repeat" tab.  Once you get over the abject horror of the spartan user interface, you'll find that it's pretty easy to say how often the task should repeat (daily, weekly, monthly or annually), how much notice you have before the task repeats and most importantly whether repeats should stack up.

There are two kinds of repeating todos in this world: things you can get away with skipping now and again and paying the rent. If your repeating task is something innocent like "remember to take out the trash" and you let it go for a week, you don't need two tasks telling you to "Take out the garbage" task next week -- Just a kick in the pants. If, on the other hand, you forget to pay the rent, we're going to make damn sure that those tasks "stack up" so you know  you owe your landlord two checks. 

Repeating events are most definitely still a "beta" feature. Only three of us have ever used them. We want to know that they do what you need before we tell the world:

  "Yes! We'll remind you to change the batteries in your smoke alarms for the next 10 years!"

It's time to start putting in:

    Pay the rent [due: november 1]
    Take out the trash [due: next tuesday]
    Finish doing my taxes [due: February 1]
    Feed the cat [due: tomorrow]

And once they're in there once, you'll never have to do it again.

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