[Status: Not planned] Improve how Recurring tasks work

Greetings!

I must confess that of all the many, awesome features in Wrike, recurring tasks is probably the one I'm most underwhelmed by. One of the tools that we came from was Asana, which falls short in so many ways, but handles recurring tasks very well.

I was bummed the first time I created a recurring task and found that Wrike simply created a task for every single instance. There's one task that we do every month, for example, for the foreseeable future. First, I realized I couldn't simply have it recur indefinitely. Then, after setting it to 5 years, I realized I'd created this monster list which ate all the other tasks, visually.

I understand this would likely require back-end changes, but please consider changing how recurring tasks work. Here's a couple thoughts:

  • Make it a single task marked as a recurring task (bringing things like description and comments to a single place)
  • Allow for a task to recur indefinitely. Since it's just a single task, no problem!
  • Instead of a task being daily or weekly or monthly or yearly, allow a user to define multiple recurrence rules, providing the flexibility for more bizarre schedules

Being a task attribute, I believe it would also lend itself to open support for recurring subtasks as well.

Hope this helps! :)

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Asleep at the wheel?

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Hi folks, a quick update here to say that there have been no changes and that this suggestion remains 'Not Planned'.

I understand that this may come as disappointing news, but please be assured that we will continue to pass on your feedback to our Product team. If anything changes, we'll be sure to let you know. 

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This appears to be a dead-end post... improvements that are requested elsewhere going several years back get closed out by officials saying that the improvement has been added to this post. So community moderators are "closing out" posts that aren't resolved and moving them to one post which is never resolved.  That's a really interesting way to make the community feel "heard" without actually doing anything about it.  I suggest that Wrike shut down this whole community and save themselves some money and just create an email where people can send suggestions and requests and they can just auto-forward them to the trashcan. hunting down info on this only to find it in a dead-end community post is extremely frustrating.

that being said... if someone out there is actually interested in making improvements or helping I would like to reiterate a post from 3 years ago asking how to make recurring tasks include subtasks and requesting the feature be added.

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Hi Jack Alvarez, thank you for reaching out to us. We appreciate it when our Community members let us know their thoughts on how we work with Product Feedback and we wanted to give you a little more context here.
 
Our Product team make their plans and prioritize new features and updates for implementation after researching the customer feedback provided via different channels, including the Product Feedback forum here. User suggested functionality often gets rolled out, but at the same time, we can't promise that every suggestion will be implemented because this isn't always possible. We share more detail about the process in this post.
 
If you feel as though there are threads which should not have been closed in this forum, please do let us know here, we'll be happy to review these.
 
Regarding the suggestion discussed on this thread, we're checking with the Product team again as we speak and will let you know as soon as we have a further update.
 
Thanks again for sharing your feedback with us, if there's anything else we can help with in the meantime let us know.

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Hello everyone! I have some good news for you - our Product team is now researching the possibilities to improve our recurrent tasks functionality. If you're interested in talking to our Product team, we'll be more than happy to schedule some time for an interview. Please let me know in the comments if you'd like us to contact you. 

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Am (very) interested in participating in a Recurring Tasks review.

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Extremely interested in participating.

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I absolutely would like to participate! And I'm very excited at the prospect of movement on this issue!!

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I would like to be included. Thank you.

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Please include me. We need this enhancement and have some suggestions we’d like to share. 

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Thank you for your interest! We'll be contacting you shortly 🙂

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Hi Lisa

I'd like to participate as well since we've missed a few things due to how recurring tasks currently work.

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Of course, thank you for reaching out, Joshua Balentine 🙂

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I would like to be included as well if you are still looking for user stories

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Thank you so much for reaching out Rebecca Peter! The team has completed the research for now; I'll let you know if there's another opening. Thank you for your interest! 

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i would be happy to interview for this , this feature has so much to be desired for , what about custom fields ? why do those not transfer over? and a recurring task doesn't transfer with all the subtask? sounds  a bit useless of a feature.

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Thank you for your interest, Sam Goldstein! Our team is made aware of these asks (custom fields and subtasks), thank you for mentioning this! 

Welcome to the Community! 🙂

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