Repeat events

Hi, is there a way to create repeating events?
For instance, I would like to use Agenda also for planning my training sessions and training / progress reflection. I have my standard training and rest days which are the same every day of the week for the next few months.


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It is currently not possible to create repeating events. We decided that this fits less well with the fact that you can only associate a note with a single event, so if you would allow repeat event creation, the note would still only be associated with the first occurrence of the event. In the end, together with the more complicated UI this would require, we felt this was more a task you would still do from within your Calendar app.

Cool. Thanks for the reply. Yes it would be a nice-to-have indeed. Glad to hear you thought about it and decided against it to be honest. Just tells me you guys are prioritizing the right way. =)

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Would it be possible to have an option for recurring events in calendar to reassign note automatically to the next occurrence upon marking note as done?

This would be in the realm of templates, something we’re considering indeed.

Is it anywhere on your further releases agenda?(excuse the pun)

Templates are certainly on our roadmap, but still a ways out I’m afraid. Can’t give any estimate of time at this point.

Update: Templates are now part of Agenda v10, be sure to check them out!

Is there any plan to allow note to be linked to a repeated event?

Most of my meetings are repeated weekly events, so tracking progress/agenda/talking/action points becomes almost “must have” feature. (also fellow app allows it)

Yes, you can link notes to the individual instances of a repeating event, you can however not link the same note to multiple instances of a repeating event, which is I think what you are asking for. My suggestion would be to consider two things:

  1. if your weekly events always have a similar structure/agenda, consider using a template note that you can use when you create a new note for an event.

  2. if you create a new note to an instance of repeating event, Agenda will automatically insert the link to the previous event in the series, which allows you to easily jump back to the previous note.

Together this should make it less needed to use the same note for multiple events, which goes against our philosophy of making sure you keep a paper trail of your past (i.e. be able to see the notes exactly as they were 3 weeks ago at the meeting), as opposed to keep an “live” note where you inevitably end up deleting things from 3 weeks ago as they are no longer relevant.

Thanks for the update.

Unfortunately sometimes it all about “state”, so, ideally, in addition to the link to the previous “version” of the note it has it’s content.

That’s perfectly fine and indeed very normal, however we believe it’s better to in that case follow the link to the previous note, copy its entire contents, go back and paste it in the new note for the current event, using it as a starting point from which to continue from. That way you ensure the previous state is properly preserved instead of erased and can be used to later compare, backtrace, use as a paper trail etc.

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Ive just checked, link to the previous note is awesome. But is there way to, maybe, automate copying of the note content as well? Maybe as a little tick box somewhere in the settings that can appear in the future versions? :wink:

Thank you :slight_smile:

We’ll think about it, though in general are not big fans of adding more options/UI easily, so I can’t promise anything at this point.

Can I ask for an example of having a link inserted to the previous ones? I’m having trouble with the steps.

Provided you have a repeating event in your calendar (in the system calendar app), if you link note A to one instance (say, this Monday’s team meeting) and do this again with note B next week (linked to next week Monday’s team meeting), a link should be inserted in note B that points to the previous note A.