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I choose to show tasks when they were completed, however I now want to hide them and can not find the option to change this anywhere in the Windows or Android apps.

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15 minutes ago, buckethead said:

Open up the task slide over (choose tasks early access on left menu) and in the upper right select the three dots for the following menu
 

 

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This worked for the actual Tasks page, but I have those tasks in a Note and when completing those they still stay on the list, just greyed and crossed out.

Would there be any way to automatically delete the task from the note when it is completed? 

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5 minutes ago, JoeSmoe said:

This worked for the actual Tasks page, but I have those tasks in a Note and when completing those they still stay on the list, just greyed and crossed out.

Would there be any way to automatically delete the task from the note when it is completed? 

Right now there is no way to hide completed tasks within a note. Hopefully that is something we can do soon. I have either been deleting completed tasks or moving them to another note to clean the visual clutter up. 

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7 minutes ago, buckethead said:

Right now there is no way to hide completed tasks within a note. Hopefully that is something we can do soon. I have either been deleting completed tasks or moving them to another note to clean the visual clutter up. 

Perfect, thanks so much for the help. These Tasks are so close to being great, just need a little bit more automation like this and being able to customize the "Due ..." message for it to be there for me. 

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Related to this idea of cleaning up by moving completed tasks -- it seems that the default for drag/drop is to copy the task.  I would find the feature more useful/faster if the default was a move, not a copy.  Has this been considered? 

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On 6/11/2021 at 5:48 PM, JoeSmoe said:

This worked for the actual Tasks page, but I have those tasks in a Note and when completing those they still stay on the list, just greyed and crossed out.

Would there be any way to automatically delete the task from the note when it is completed? 

The team is looking into the right way to do this. Need to make sure it's a good user experience.

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3 hours ago, tersedavid said:

Related to this idea of cleaning up by moving completed tasks -- it seems that the default for drag/drop is to copy the task.  I would find the feature more useful/faster if the default was a move, not a copy.  Has this been considered? 

Can you provide additional information? Drag and drop should definitely not be duplicating the task. Are you doing this within the note editor? If possible, I'd love to see a video of what you are seeing so I can try to reproduce.

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9 minutes ago, Scott T. said:

The team is looking into the right way to do this. Need to make sure it's a good user experience.

I would think that making it a togglable option to automatically delete/hide the task after completion similar to how it already is in the separate Tasks section would make everyone happy 😀

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Can't do a video right now, but it is super easy to replicate.  Open a new note, put a few tasks in it.  Open another note.  Drag a task from the first note to the second -- voila, two tasks with the same name, both in the notes and also in the tasks window.  Same for completed tasks.

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20 hours ago, tersedavid said:

Can't do a video right now, but it is super easy to replicate.  Open a new note, put a few tasks in it.  Open another note.  Drag a task from the first note to the second -- voila, two tasks with the same name, both in the notes and also in the tasks window.  Same for completed tasks.

Thank you, this helped clarify things. I thought you meant drag and drop within the same note. I am able to reproduce the behavior you are seeing. I checked and this matches the behavior of other items you might try to drag between notes, such as text, photos, etc. I would be hesitant to introduce a change that would be different than other items. Nonetheless, I've brought it up to our project manager to consider.

If you want to move a task, for now you can either:

  1. In the tasks view, click on the task to open the task editor and click on the move icon next to the note name to change the containing note.
  2. In the editor, click the "..." next to a task to open the task editor and click on the move icon next to the note name to change the containing note.
  3. In the tasks view, drag and drop the task to another note within the tasks view
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5 hours ago, tersedavid said:

Thanks, another solution would be to have cut and paste work between notes (cutting and pasting the full task)

Cut and paste of tasks works, though I'll admit that the highlighting of tasks is a bit weird and can be improved. I think we'll work to make that better. 

To cut and paste, make sure that you see the blue box around the task(s) as you highlight them. You can copy or cut and then paste into a different note. All the metadata should get cut/copied as well. Works in both desktop and mobile, though admittedly harder to select tasks in mobile.

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For mobile I think we have to keep in mind there are phones, and there are tablets, especially the iPad (Pro).

Some things that are hard to do on a phone are actually easy on an iPad, especially when using a real keyboard instead of the soft keys.

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4 hours ago, PinkElephant said:

For mobile I think we have to keep in mind there are phones, and there are tablets, especially the iPad (Pro).

Some things that are hard to do on a phone are actually easy on an iPad, especially when using a real keyboard instead of the soft keys.

This is very true. Though on the iOS app it is hard to do much even with a keyboard and mouse. I end up opening the Web App in Safari to do things like copy and paste from one note to another. Also can actually manually rearrange tasks using a mouse pretty easily in Safari on iOS, which you cannot do in the app….

 

 It would be nice if the iPadOS app had some additional features that take advantage of the screen size and ability to multi-task somewhat.

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I don't mean to be a downer... but WE CAN'T have completed tasks disappear or even be hidden from a note?!  Completed tasks won't even move to the bottom in the note? So, for instance, a grocery list would just get longer and longer, week after week until there are hundred of items? That's a little ridiculous.  

What is the value of this feature?  You're providing me something inferior to what comes with my operating system already -- a reminders list. But your's comes with very little functionality.  

Please explain what is the upside of using Evernote for tasks instead of just the OS Reminders App.

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