I have been Todoist user for a while, but now I am thinking of moving to Omnifocus. One of the things I need is planning a serie of days for working on a specific task. For example, I have to write an essay for the 28th of March, but I believe I just need 5 days to do it. In Todoist I create the task “Write Essay” and enter the following sentence “everyday day from 23th of March”. From that date, if I mark the task, then it reappears the next day. If I do not mark it, it appears as “Overdued”. When I finish the task I have to delete it –otherwise it would be endless– or I have to delete the date and then mark it as “Completed”. Of course, the ideal possibility woulld be having the option of setting a “Due date” (e.g. 28th of March) as well.
After reading a lot of messages here, I really cannot understand whether it is possible either the “ideal solution” or the “second-best-solution”. On the one hand, setting the "everyday option"in Omnifocus does not work, because it duplicates the whole task. On the other hand, if I set as “Defer time” day-1 and as “Due time” day-4, the task does not appear in the Forecast neither the day-2 nor the day-3.
Thanks for your help!