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Handling recurring / repeating Google Tasks
Handling recurring / repeating Google Tasks
Use the Google Task integration to create recurring Tasks in Reclaim.
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Written by Patrick Lightbody
Updated over a week ago

Google Tasks has a recurrence feature that allows for a task to get recreated automatically on a certain interval. For example, the following task is configured repeat every Saturday:

Repeating tasks in Google Tasks will automatically create a new task on each due date for the previous task. This will continue until you find an instance of that task and turn off the repetition.

Each time the new Task Event resurfaces, Reclaim will see it as a brand new event. This can work well if you want a simple task that repeats on a regular basis and a Habit doesn't quite fit your needs.

Removing a recurring Task

If you aren't paying close attention, you might find yourself getting surprised with old tasks "popping back up"—when in reality they are new tasks being cloned from an old task that got flagged for repetition.

To fully end a repeating task, deleting the Task in Reclaim. You need to get rid of the repetition rule in Google Tasks, which you can only do if you mark the Task is incomplete first.

  1. Mark the Task as done through Reclaim or the Google Task integration

  2. At the bottom of the Google Task panel, expand the menu labeled Completed to show a list of completed Tasks.

  3. Click on the recurring Task.

  4. Click the "x" next to the Repeat setting.

  5. Click Stop repeating to confirm.


  • You can't use the natural language capability to customize the Task. That's because Reclaim cuts the text in the parenthesis out when it processes the first task, and then all subsequent tasks that get created won't have it. There is no workaround for this currently.

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