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Display future repeating meetings on calendar

Currently, only the next meeting in a recurring meeting series displays on the Podio calendar. This is not very helpful as often other things get scheduled for times when a recurring meeting is set in the future, thus making the recurring feature almost unusable. Please show future occurrences of repeating meetings on the calendar.

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Anne

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Hi guys!

We are happy to announce we finally have a solution ready to fix the future repeating events and display an image of your events weeks ahead. This has been long overdue and we hope you will like the new solution.

In the past, we always showed only the next repeating event in your calendar as we wanted to avoid creating unlimited (millions) of future items in the related apps. In that sense, the Podio calendar has always been quite different from calendars you know from iCal, Google etc.

We are minimizing this gap by adding support for viewing future repeating events in your calendars today. This means you will now see the future items in your calendar view to plan and see availability more than just “one week ahead”.

Read more via our blog here.

//Nel - Podio

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Agreed. 

Trying to show recurring workshops on a project calendar/schedule. I thought I was doing it wrong!

Scott Gellatly 3 votes
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To avoid the cluttering rationale, perhaps an option of how far ahead to pre-populate recurring appointments - maybe in month intervals up to 12 would be suitable?

Dean Milner 1 vote
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Please make this possible as we plan our meetings more than one week in advance and as such we need to know off the top of our heads what the recurring meetings are. Considering across my entire company there are about 50 recurring meetings it makes things quite difficult. This is the first significant flaw I have found in your product.

Nicholas Birrell 1 vote
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Honestly; I am very very surprised that I cannot make recurring meetings. Are you living in the real world?

How on earth can you live with that yourselves? Pls make this feature now. 

Tinna Halse Sølling 1 vote
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@Tinna - just FYI you can make recurring meetings and tasks very easily in Podio actually. This thread is about folks wanting ways to "see" future meetings on the calendar.  This isn't life/death thing for me personally - for now I handle meetings as they come - but if/when Podio adds flexibility here to see and alter recurring meetings in the future I'll definitely be able to leverage that.

Chris Emerson -1 votes
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I was shocked when setting up a recurring task and/or meeting that I couldn't see the future tasks/meetings in the calendar. I thought this would have just been standard. Anything you guys can do to include this feature ASAP would be great as I see this as a severe limitation to completely implementing Podio with my staff. Please bump this up in priority!

 

Amy Grollman 1 vote
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I so agree Amy!  Anything you guys can do to include this feature ASAP would be great as I see this as a severe limitation to completely implementing Podio with my staff. Please bump this up in priority!

Tinna Halse Sølling 1 vote
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Yes PLEASE fix this.  I can't get total buy-in from all the teams to leave Outlook calendars if this continues to work as it has.

Michael Childs 1 vote
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This is a pretty big deal breaking for us.  Being able to see all those events really helps.

Evan Hunter 1 vote
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Seriøst; nu skriver jeg det lige blandt danske venner af Podio: Jeg forstår simpelthen ikke, at I fastholder, at det ikke er noget problem.

Vi kommer til at forlade kalenderbrugen i Podio, fordi dette med gentagende møder ikke fungerer. Og går tilbage til Google. Det er virkelig et gok i nødden for os, der advokerer for brugen af Podio i organisationen.

 

 

Tinna Halse Sølling 0 votes
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I have no way to plan my life if I can't see my events and tasks in the future.  Is it possible to show all recurring tasks and events in the calendar, but exclude them from the summary view?  I see Podio's point in not wanting a cluttered summary view which I agree with.  I like how clean it is.  However, not being able to reliably schedule meetings in the future makes this useless.  It shouldn't be that complicated.  All the codes need to do is write some code saying that any task or event marked as repeating will show on the calendar but not on the summary view with the exception of the current one.

Eddy Hood 2 votes
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Hey Eddy, 

We do agree and would also like to build a solution that push events to calendar and not the app - unfortunately it is not that easy to build due the structure of how Podio is build, trust me - we have investigated :)

I will as promised keep you updated here if/when there is news to share.

//Sara - Podio

Sara Høeg Højlund-Rasmussen 0 votes
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Agree. Need to see recurring meetings appear throughout the calendar.

Judith Breisch 1 vote
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Sara...How come you are not answering the actual question in this topic? The only ones I've seen you answer are off topic. Will Podio be able to show future repeating tasks on the calendar or no?

Scott Baermann 0 votes
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Why create it? There is google calendar. Now embed it into podio

Admin 1 vote
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+1 for the feature. The lack of future visibility has caused an admin issue and so extra work for me this weekend.

Neil Kendall 0 votes
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+1, or we will need to use another app for our booking calendar :(

Catherine MacAdam 1 vote
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+1....Please resolve this sooner than later...dynamic teams need to forecast and plan their time more than 1 occurrence out from today's meeting. Most people are using many calendars all converging through their mobile devices. This is impossible to use unless it blocks out the time for the user.

William McGuire 2 votes
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I need to see future repeating events too. This is really a no-brainer -- people have been demanding it for years now, but where is the update?

Kali Tal 1 vote
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I agree with the others, this is a key feature for those of who want to use Podio to plan out months in advance and connect them with deliverables that are due in the coming months. Not being able to see global tasks for my company was one thing I was willing to get over because I could understand the logic of it. But not begin able to have recurring meetings show up in the future makes little sense. Podio, help me understand if there is a reason behind this .

Justin Powell 1 vote
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I'm also waiting for it: is the base of a planner application.
Please, work on it ASAP! :-)

Ivan Lo Torto 1 vote
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I am a new user and just searching for why my recurring meetings don't show up on the Podio calendar. I am shocked to find this has been a request for over two years now... Even more shocked that only 37 people voted for this feature to be included. I can only guess most people gave up on Podio, and just stuck with using their Google/Outlook/iCal calendars instead of the Podio calendar. Because that's exactly what I will be doing, going back to Outlook.

Michael Curran 4 votes
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Michael Curran, I couldn't agree with you more. At our company we still consider ourselves new users because we've had Podio in-house for five months. The future repeating meetings issue has definitely caused some heartache and Podio's apparent lack of concern for its customers on this has definitely caused us to reconsider keeping Podio as the tool of choice for collaboration. This is definitely becoming a deal breaker for us and we've started the process to re-evaluate other collaboration tools. It's a shame really.

Amy Grollman 1 vote
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Indeed, PLEASE fix this, very annoying to not see all meetings over the year

Nicky Hoenderboom 2 votes
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I agree. The limitation of calendaring recurrence is limiting to how we think of using Podio. Recurring meetings and projections of time on projects especially when overlapping across the organization is key to managing project work.

Michael Smith 1 vote
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