How to create a task from template



MLO for Android offers a simple solution for creating typical tasks. It allows you to create a task or a whole project based on an existing branch. Unlike standard duplication, this functionality shifts dates to the actual ones, while keeping the intervals for the set dates.

Suppose, you're going on a new vacation. Instead of recreating all tasks from scratch, use the option 'Create from template':

Tap 'Create from template' in the toolbar

Note: First you need to select the task in the list where you want to place a new project.

Toolbar

Select the template task

In our example, we selected last year's task 'Trip to Asia'.

Select a template task

Set new dates

In the pop-up dialog, select the anchor task from the template, select the type of date you want to move (Due, Start, Reminder, Review) and set a new date for it.

Edit anchor task

Rename the new project

Edit the name of the task created from the template.

Rename the project

Done!



What it does

The anchor task 'Request a vacation leave' is set for Today, other related tasks start next week, and the trip itself starts in a month — all dates in the branch have been updated, the intervals have been kept in accordance with the template.

Other task properties that have also been updated:


Usage Tips

We advise you to mark template tasks with a special tag/context/caption to quickly find them in the task list. You can then use it to filter tasks in the dialog for selecting a template on the "All tasks" screen:


Filter by tag


In addition, the dialog for selecting a template task retains its last state. That is, next time it will show the tasks already filtered by the word "template". All you have to do is choose the one you want.