Errands Settings - Tasks
New Task Defaults
These settings are used when you create a new task. These are simply defaults and can be changed in the task edit screens. The "Alert (Due Time)" field is used for tasks with a due date and time. The "Alert (All Day)" specifies a specific time for an alert (say 10:00) for tasks with a due date but no time set (all day events). You can change the alert to any time you wish by tapping on the Alert options in the edit screen or from the drop-down panel.
New Task More Button -- This will add a More button to the titlebar when creating a new task. Tapping Done (or the Next key) will instantly create a new task with the default options as defined in Settings > Tasks. The More button is used to access the full set of options when adding a new task. This allows for quicker task entry.
Auto-Star -- The default is Overdue or due today. This setting determines the date range in advance that a task will be auto-starred. All items with stars are included in your Focus folder. If you don't wish to use auto-starring, simply select "Auto-Star Disabled".
Future Section -- This setting is used when tasks are displayed in the various folders and defines a threshold to separate current tasks from future tasks. Any task with a due date later than the Future Date is moved to a section at the end of the list called "Future". This section can be closed using the arrow on the right side of the section header if you want to hide these tasks. The idea of this feature is separate tasks that don't need your immediate attention.
Auto Reset Checklists -- If this is ON (default), checklists will be reset to unchecked when a task is repeated, recycled or duplicated.
Alt Checklist Mode -- This is an alternate presentation for notes-as-checklist. It has a checkmark instead of a checkbox, you can tap anywhere on a cell to toggle an item checked / unchecked, and items remain in place unless you choose to move them to the bottom from the action menu.
Auto-Capitalize Titles -- This will cause each word of a task title to be capitalized when entering it. For example, "Take Clothes to Cleaners".
Trim Recycle Bin and Trim Logbook -- This will give you various options (All, +90 days, +30 days) to trim your collection of completed tasks. The Recycle Bin is kept separately from the Logbook. The Logbook contains all entries, including repeating tasks.
Auto Trim -- If this is on, your logbook and completed entries will be trimmed automatically by the system (currently 150 logbook and 75 recycle bin entries are kept). It is recommended that you turn this ON if you are using iCloud for performance reasons.