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Due dates of tasks and projects

Due dates are alpha and omega of effective work. You can set them for the whole project or just for specific tasks and subtasks.

You can view the assignments in Calendar, Dashboard, project detail or in individual To-Do lists.

Sample calendar when setting the task date.

All tasks and subtasks that have due date are visible in Freelo Calendar, check out how it works. Calendar is very useful when scheduling tasks and subtasks.

Sample of Freelo calendar with planned tasks.

Project deadline

If you want to finish the entire project until a specific date, set the completion date in the project detail via Due date under the project name. Select a day from calendar.

You can set up due date in case you are captain or Admin of the project.

How to set up project's due date.
How to set up project’s due date.

The project captain gets a notification 2 weeks before the project’s due date.

Notification in Freelo about upcoming project deadline.
Notification in Freelo about upcoming project deadline.

Project due date is visible in the Calendar and also right below the project name in the project detail.

Example of the project Freelo ideas detail with due date on 30th June 2020.
Example of the project Freelo ideas detail with due date on 30th June 2020.

How to set up sub/task due date

Due dates can have tasks and subtasks. It can be exact date and time or floating time period (running for multiple days/hours).

If you want to remind a task later, no matter the due date, use task reminder.

When creating sub/task

There are many ways how to add due date. One of the easiest is when creating a new task or subtask. Find Due on or Runs from – to and select the date. Confirm via Save.

How to add due date when creating a task.
How to add due date when creating a task.

When adding subtasks it worsk the same, and then confirm via Add subtasks. This is also a way how to add the same due date to a multiple subtasks.

How to add due date when creating a subtask.
How to add due date when creating a subtask.

Add due date to existing sub/task

Go to project or To-Do list detail and place the mouse over a task. Appears a blue Assign/Due… Click and set up the date and time in the form.

How to set a due date to an existing task.
How to set a due date to an existing task.

When you have some subtasks and want to add a due date, go to task or subtask detail. Place mouse over a subtask and click the calendar icon. Appears calendar and just set it up.

How to add a deadline to subtask.
How to add a deadline to subtask.

Keyboard shortcut

The fastest way to setup deadline is via keyboard shortcut mouse over a sub/task + T. If the task has no due date it is set to today automatically. Then you can add days/weeks/months via keyboard arrows.

  • Up and down arrows ↑↓ change the month
  • Right and left arrows ← → change the day
  • T key postpones the deadline by a week
  • Enter key saves the deadline
  • X key deletes the deadline
  • Esc key cancels changes
Set up or change deadline via keyboard shortcut.
Set up or change deadline via keyboard shortcut.
E-mail alert before the task's due date

In the Settings you can choose when to receive e-mail alerts for coming tasks with set due date. Freelo notification center alerts you automatically.

In Calendar

Go to Calendar in upper blue bar. On the left is column Tasks without due date. From this list you can Drag and drop tasks and subtasks in the calendar. That’s how easy it is to set up the deadline.

Maybe you have hidden the column Tasks without due date. In that case click the three-lines icon on the left.

How to plan tasks without due date within the calendar.
How to plan tasks without due date within the calendar.

Task with due date from – to

Open editing of the task via pencil icon and in the form choose Runs from – to. Use calendars and time selection to set up the expected beginning and end of the task. Confirm via Save.

How to set up floating date of the task.
How to set up a floating due date of the task.
Animation how to schedule tasks within the calendar.
Animation how to schedule tasks within the calendar.
Updated on 13.8.2021

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