Creating Repeating To-Dos

Last Updated: Jan 04, 2017 12:10PM CET

This page explains how to create repeating to-dos in Things.

A repeating to-do is set up once and will automatically appear in your Today list, either according to a fixed schedule or after the previous to-do has been completed. When you create it, Things will save a template based on the pattern you chose.

If you need to modify your template later (such as change the title, or how frequently it repeats) you can find it at the bottom of the
Scheduled list.

Creating a Repeating To-Do

Mac
  1. In Things on your Mac, click Scheduled.
  2. At the bottom of the window, click New Repeating.
  3. Set up the rule for your repeating to-do.
  4. Click OK to save it.
iPad
  1. In Things on your iPad, tap Scheduled.
  2. At the top right of the screen, tap the button.
  3. Set up the rule for your repeating to-do.
  4. Tap Save.
iPhone
  1. In Things on your iPhone, tap Scheduled.
  2. At the bottom of the screen, tap the button.
  3. Set up the rule for your repeating to-do.
  4. Tap Save.

Making an Existing To-Do Repeat

Mac

If want to create a repeating template based on an existing to-do:

  1. In Things on your Mac, select the to-do you’d like to make repeating.
  2. Go to the menu bar at the top of your screen and click Items > Make Repeating….
  3. Set up the rule for your repeating to-do.
  4. Click OK to save it.

You can create repeating to-dos inside of Areas, but you can’t create repeating to-dos inside of Projects.

iPad

It’s not possible to turn an existing to-do into a repeating to-do on your iPad.

iPhone

It’s not possible to turn an existing to-do into a repeating to-do on your iPhone.

Creating a Repeating Project

Mac

If you have an entire set of to-dos which need to be repeated on the same day, group them inside a project and then repeat that entire project.

  1. In Things on your Mac, click Projects.
  2. Select the project you want to repeat by clicking it once.
  3. Go to the menu bar at the top of your screen and click Items > Make Repeating….
  4. Set up the rule for your repeating project.
  5. Click OK to save it.
iPad

It’s not possible to create repeating projects on your iPad.

iPhone

It’s not possible to create repeating projects on your iPhone.

Modifying a Repeating To-Do

Mac

Changing the Properties of a Repeating To-Do

  1. In Things on your Mac, click Scheduled.
  2. Scroll down to the templates for the repeating to-dos, located under headings describing their frequency (e.g., ‘Every Week’).
  3. Click the to the left of the template to see all available options.

Deleting a Repeating To-Do

  1. In Things on your Mac, click Scheduled.
  2. Scroll down to the templates for the repeating to-dos, located under headings describing their frequency (e.g., ‘Every Week’).
  3. Select the template you no longer need and delete it by pressing Del ←.
iPad

Changing the Properties of a Repeating To-Do

  1. In Things on your iPad, tap Scheduled.
  2. Scroll down the list until you see your templates under the heading Repeating.
  3. Tap the to-do or project to edit it.

Deleting a Repeating To-Do

  1. In Things on your iPad, tap Scheduled.
  2. Scroll down the list until you see your templates under the heading Repeating.
  3. Swipe across it horizontally to see the Delete button.
  4. Tap Delete to remove the template.
iPhone

Changing the Properties of a Repeating To-Do

  1. In Things on your iPhone, tap Scheduled.
  2. Scroll down the list until you see your templates under the heading Repeating.
  3. For to-dos, tap the to-do to edit it. For projects, tap the grey > to the right of the project’s title to edit it.

Deleting a Repeating To-Do

  1. In Things on your iPhone, tap Scheduled.
  2. Scroll down the list until you see your templates under the heading Repeating.
  3. Swipe across it horizontally to see the Delete button.
  4. Tap Delete to remove the template.

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