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New repeat option: after [number] hours (e.g. 'after 6 hours')

brian.reilly says:

This is similar to another request (https://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/7162/). However, I would like support for repeat "after [number] hours". The suggested workaround for repeat "every [number] hours" does not work in this case because I want the next due time to depend on the time of the previous completion.

My use case is that I'm dealing with a head cold and I want to take my decongentant every 4 hours. However, if I'm late with a dose, I still have to wait 4 hours before taking it again. Setting up a task with repeat after 4 hours would be perfect for this. Also, looking over the completed tasks would (I think) give me a record of when I actually took it.

Posted at 3:29pm on May 15, 2012

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boudreauxb says:

I was just thinking about this today. If a repeat could be linked to completion time that is awesome! My example is washing the sheets in my house. I want to do it once a week, but if I don't get to it until Friday I want the next time the task repeats to be on Friday!

Posted 2 years ago

caroline.dunne Pro says:

I'd really like this too to stop me checking my email every 2 minutes!

Posted 2 years ago

milkmaid88 says:

Yes please.

Posted 1 year ago

megan.strickland Pro says:

This, please!

"Repeat after [X] hours" would be incredibly useful!

Also, "repeat EVERY [X] hours":https://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/7162/

Posted 10 months ago

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