Reclaim gives you the ability to automatically block time for your tasks. Rather than you trying to block time for things manually and having to move them around when they're interrupted by schedule conflicts, Reclaim will find the time and block it for you.


Required Task properties

Name

The name of your Task that will be used as the Task Event's title on your calendar.

Category

Reclaim categorizes Tasks as Solo Work or Personal. Solo Work tasks will be scheduled during working hours and Personal tasks will be scheduled during personal hours. Task category will also determine the coloring of Task Events on your calendar based on the Color Coding settings.


Other Task properties

There are also extended properties you can add to a Task, which are either set by default by Reclaim or optional:

Time needed

The total time needed to complete the Task. A minimum of 15 minutes is required. If nothing is entered in this field, Reclaim will use the Task duration established in Settings > General > Default Task settings.

Due date

The date by which the task needs to be scheduled on your calendar. If nothing was entered in this field, Reclaim will make the due date 3 days from now.

Earliest starting date

If you don't want to start on a task before a certain date, you can tell Reclaim not to schedule time before a certain date. By default, Reclaim will assign this start date for you depending on the due date you select.

Minimum event duration

The minimum amount of time you want to work on a Task in one time block. If nothing is entered in this field, Reclaim will use the Event duration established in Settings > General > Default Task settings.

Maximum event duration

Set the maximum amount of time you want to work on a Task in one time block. If nothing is entered in this field, Reclaim will use the Event duration established in Settings > General > Default Task settings.

Note: Reclaim will use the max duration to "space out" your Tasks when they get scheduled on your calendar. This prevents Reclaim from scheduling a bunch of Task chunks one after another.

Notes

Add optional notes to the Task that will be added to any events created for the task.

Visibility

Choose how you want others to see your Task on your calendar. Refer to Changing your default Task settings to learn about default settings and how to change them.


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