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Ability to change the completed date

matt.stedeford says:
Ability to change the completed date of a task would be useful.

I sometimes click on complete days after the task was done, and then can't change the completed date. This is important for invoices and seeing how well time is used.
Posted at 3:09pm on March 19, 2006
emily (Remember The Milk) says:
Thanks for the suggestion -- would others find this useful?
Posted 10 years ago
des0 says:
i agree
Posted 10 years ago
oberg says:
Me too. I really would appreciate it.
Posted 10 years ago
jennifer.hoffman says:
as would I - in fact, I would like to be able to edit all aspects of a completed task. For example, I just discovered how useful tagging tasks would be - and since I report on my completed tasks, being able to add tags to them would be fantastic.
Posted 10 years ago
dpat says:
I just was looking for a way to change the completed date. I tend to mark tasks as completed way after they were actually done. So this would be a very, very useful feature..

Or is there already a way to do that? Thx.
Posted 7 years ago
billbudney says:
YES!!!!

For me, this is a REQUIREMENT for a To Do list! I use my list to write my weekly reports -- doesn't EVERYBODY???

The ability to edit the item is critical. And the ability to edit the completion date is VITAL.

(BTW, thanks for making RTM... it is very, very close to the perfect To Do List system; especially with the offline ability using Google Gears and the synching with Windows Mobile. RTM rocks)

Posted 7 years ago
lindsay.ellen says:
Yes, I agree. This feature would be very helpful. Sometimes I am not at a computer to "complete" my task and other times I just plain forget to "complete" the task until later. Being able to edit the completion date is critical, especially to keep reoccurring items working correctly.
Posted 7 years ago
junjie.m says:
Yes, I agree. After the task had been marked with Completed label, but I forgot to tag it or other something I want to complement it. Then I must Uncomplete this task and edit it, finally I got the wrong Completed date.

So, I think this feature is must to be.
Posted 7 years ago
vjcamarena says:
yeah, agreed.
Posted 7 years ago
johnmsch says:
+1
Posted 7 years ago
nuggetboy says:
+1 ... this is 2 years, 9 months old. Any word on an implementation?
Posted 7 years ago
james.cottle says:
I posted the following response in the Save Completed Date Thread. I looks like it belongs here.

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Not being the diligent RTM user that I should be, I will recognize that a task was completed sometime after it actually was. The time that I had hoped to complete the task is not really important, but the historical record of when it actually was completed is --not the date that I hit the completed button.

Example: I set a goal to get a flu shot in October, but for whatever reason, I wasn't able to get one till the first week of December. Now, I didn't note that until the day before Christmas, December 24th. RTM tags the goal as completed on December 24, not December 4th.

Later, should I for some reason need to know when the actual even occurred, RTM has no record of it.

Correct me, if there is a way. I'm not as deep into the nuances of the software as others.
Posted 7 years ago
robboek says:
+1
Posted 7 years ago
theterran says:
Yes, please do add this! Also the ability to edit tags and location for completed tasks (which I use for organization).

See: http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/2348/

Thank you!
Posted 7 years ago
boujebba says:
+1
Would also love to have a created on field for reference and to be able to know how mush time was spent on a given task.
Posted 7 years ago
gbyerly says:
This request has been repeated in the forums for quite a while. Since the completion date is obviously being stored, it should be relataeively straightforward to make it available for editing.

Please do so ASAP. Since I like this application and its availabilty via the web and my iPhone, this is the only feature that precludes me from making RTM my task manager
Posted 7 years ago
jon.mountjoy says:
+1 - right now you don't record the completed date. All you record is the day I remembered that I completed the task. Which isn't necessarily the same thing :-/
Posted 7 years ago
randy.dichoso says:
what is the status of this request? this feature is badly needed.
Posted 7 years ago
cdhsman says:
+1
Posted 7 years ago
odlny says:
I would also find this useful, along with the ability to edit the title, tags etc of a completed task.
Posted 7 years ago
suk.sar says:
Please add this feature ASAP.....
Posted 7 years ago
miquelmartin says:
Yup, knowing when something was completed is needed for reporting, and you don't always get to click on completed when you should. This would be really nice!
Posted 7 years ago
joellybaby says:
+1
Posted 7 years ago
wohler says:
I'm converting my Handyshopper movie list to RTM and I want to be able to update both the added and the completed date to match that of the original record.

In the short term, I'm hoping to find some time to write some Java code to do it for my case, but will try to write it in the general case. Please send me email if you'd be interested in it, or if you know of software that already does it.
Posted 7 years ago
wohler says:
p.s. Don't include email addresses in angle brackets and use the preview function :-).
wohler at newt.com
Posted 7 years ago
apgordon says:
+1 - would like to be able to change completion date as well as tags, the ability to add a note, etc.
Posted 7 years ago
jill.mayer says:
+1 Being able to change the completion dates (and edit completed tasks) would greatly increase the value of RTM for me!
Posted 7 years ago
gbyerly says:
This feature, to allow modification of the completion date, has repeatedly been requested for years. It is essential to a task management program / system. From a programming perspective, it is a simple change to make.

PLEASE add this feature ASAP!!!
Posted 6 years ago
raymond.bergmark Power Poster says:
I agree, having seen this being requested several times. I rarely touch completed tasks for this reason, the completed date is more important than other meta info.
Posted 6 years ago
mariusbernard says:
+1
Posted 6 years ago
mcgrathx says:
+1 for the ability to change the completed date.
Another +1 for being able to change tags on completed items.
Posted 6 years ago
ale.bor says:
+1 for the ability to change the completed date.
Another +1 for being able to change tags on completed items
Posted 6 years ago
nicu.hodos says:
+1 for the changing the completed date.
The change of the tags is possible to achieve if one marks the task as Uncompleted, change the tags and Complete it again. With the ability of changing the completed date, both requirements are possible.

I just discovered this thread and I see it is a very old one. Can anyone tell us what is the status of it? Even a negative response, is still la response and we know what to expect.

Thanks for RTM, it's a great tool.
Posted 6 years ago
remyo says:
+1. This would take RTM to the next level for me.
Posted 6 years ago
torfason says:
+1 This is another one that has been lingering for quite some time now. It would be great to see this one get implemented.
Posted 6 years ago
lillytryon says:
I'm a new user, and this would be a make/break feature for me as it is very important for me to track when a task was actually accomplished.
Posted 6 years ago
susana.barbosa says:
yes, pleeaaaaaaase!
Posted 6 years ago
pauljoeyd says:
Just wanted to voice my support for this feature. Very important for tracking productivity.
Posted 6 years ago
rdjrtm says:
I'm a new user and subscriber who just found out that I could *not* edit completion date/time. I'm an inveterate procrastinator and often clean up a day's completed items just after midnight. I would *greatly* appreciate being able to tweak the time stamp prior to the completion commit so (A) the items appear as completed on the correct date, and (B) so I don't have to go hunt down the generated repeats and correct their due dates.
Posted 5 years ago
devo.heller says:
As a user of several years, and one who also tends to mark items complete after midnight or the next morning, I would find the feature very useful. To me is the number one change I would make to RTM.
Posted 5 years ago
waters.jon says:
I would like support for this, sometimes the syncing between my phone and the website gets messed up and I have to re-complete a task or delete a task and re-add it, and then the completion date is screwed up.
Posted 5 years ago
vnt says:
+1 for being able to edit competed tasks. People have been asking for it for 5 years. Anybody knows why it's taking so long?
Posted 5 years ago
stevemoser says:
Another +1
Posted 5 years ago
marcellolamacchia says:
Me too I feel this need. I'm surprised by this lack: it is a restriction on freedom of action which weighs. I hope soon to be resolved ...
Posted 5 years ago
joshua.dean says:
Yes please! Any update on this??
Posted 5 years ago
relevart says:
I would find this useful too!
Posted 4 years ago
trimaster says:
Is it ever going to be implemented?
I see the first suggestion posted more than 5 years ago.
Posted 4 years ago
beigel01 says:
I too would prefer to be able to enter the date I completed the task. The way it works currently simply logs the day I clicked the task as completed - two very different things. Especially when we're talking about tasks that recur "after" the completion date.
Posted 4 years ago
rikhei says:
Just upgraded my account to pro. I'd love to see this feature.
Posted 4 years ago
ilyse.kazar says:
I'd also love to see this. Please let us edit completion dates, so often the end of the work day comes and I run into dinner/famiy/friends time, and sit down the next morning to mark off everything I completed towards the end of the prior day. I'd love to be able to not only edit one completion date, but to multi-edit as well.
Posted 4 years ago
1mwilliams23 says:
Being able to edit the completion date would be a great enhancement to RTM.
Posted 4 years ago
cdingui says:
This would definitely be a great move forward, to my opinion !!! I'm used to make a weekly report for my boss, and I have to keep this old Excel table to show due and completion dates... Thank you for all !
Posted 4 years ago
simon99 says:
+1
Posted 4 years ago
sapabt says:
+1

This would be very handy, I think.


Posted 4 years ago
jbuntu says:
+1 please
Posted 4 years ago
rebknitz says:
Yes yes yes!
Posted 4 years ago
lisa.boggs says:
yes, it's a constant frustration for me not to be able to change the completion dates for record keeping purposes.
Posted 4 years ago
leopardhuff says:
yes please!
Posted 4 years ago
rikbjork says:
+1
Posted 4 years ago
rsa_intrado says:
Very much so indeed, whole-heartedly.
Posted 4 years ago
clayton.blackburn says:
Yes, definitely. Can someone on staff explain what will be required to implement the change? Users should be informed if a change such as this is too expensive to implement in the foreseeable future.
Posted 4 years ago
alan.richomme says:
yes, good idea
Posted 4 years ago
pbdoetmee says:
I'd love this feature. And I just need it. When migrating from Things to RTM, I moved over completed tasks (a history of several years) over to RTM. They all got the today date stamp, thus loosing the historical perspective. Beeing tasks in projects, that are reviewed afterwards for educational purposes, it would be very handy to be able to alter the finished date stamp.
Posted 4 years ago
jakenkalman says:
please add the ability to change the completed date - i need this feature as well. I feel like it's really crucial for task management and performance tracking.
Posted 4 years ago
gozar says:
Wow, this thread was started over 6 years ago!

Yes, RTM needs to add the ability to edit the completed date!!
Posted 4 years ago
tveulemans says:
+1
Posted 4 years ago
gordo.w says:
+ 1
Posted 4 years ago
sickanimations says:
+1e9
Posted 4 years ago
vleonty says:
+1
Posted 4 years ago
xinnia.chang says:
+ 1 for changing completed date.
Posted 3 years ago
richard.shafer says:
Would love to see this
Posted 3 years ago
alsy says:
I too would love to see this.
Posted 3 years ago
slkko says:
Please, add this for me ;(
Posted 3 years ago
gingrasnic says:
That would be great. I like RTM very much, but the lack of this feature is disappointing.Thank you
Posted 3 years ago
nbooker says:
Absolutely! Though the lack of this feature did trigger a new and good habit . . . check my lists nightly before going to bed, so I can check off anything done that day.
Posted 3 years ago
davidh.rtm says:
Yes! please add this...
Posted 3 years ago
snark72 says:
Yes, it may sound odd but it's a useful feature.
Posted 3 years ago
veevandyke says:
I know this is old, but +1
Posted 3 years ago
tapakau says:
That would be great. I like RTM very much, but the lack of this feature is disappointing.Thank you
Posted 2 years ago
aajax2 says:
I want this. I hate having misinformation. Right now, for critical items, I have to transcribe to my calendar if I want to know when something was done.
Posted 2 years ago
mark.timmer says:
Yes I would also like this!
Posted 1 year ago
fd4242 says:
Yes, this is a MUST HAVE
Posted 7 months ago
svelteness says:
How is this still not A Thing?
Posted 6 months ago
davidcmvi says:
+1
Posted 5 months ago
klarner says:
+1
Posted 6 weeks ago
jan.kerdel.net says:
I recently asked for this feature and apparently it has been asked for before (over 10 years??)
Very important for reporting and just having things correct in RTM.
Please help promoting this feature.
Posted 13 days ago
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