MindReader Repeat Category Keyword Updates

Marco is working on creating Dutch Configuration maps for MindReader and Mark Task Complete. As part of that effort the language specific code was eliminated for Mark Task Complete and moved to the configuration map. The project also triggered a review of the keywords recognized by MindReader for setting the repeat codes for Mark Task Complete and some improvement opportunities were identified. In particular there is some overlap between strings being recognized as due date codes and repeat codes (e.g. “end of month”). Secondly some common repeat codes often cause false positives. For example “read monthly report” is often a single task with an attachment rather than a repeating task).

With the latest update to MindReader, the following default MindReader category keywords changes have been made. The actual codes in Mark Task Complete remain the same and the program will recognize either keyword when entered as a category.

  • daily -> rdaily
  • weekly -> rweekly
  • fortnightly -> rfortnightly
  • monthly -> rmonthly
  • quarterly -> rquarterly
  • yearly -> ryearly
  • biannual -> rbiannually

The following category keywords (which also server as due date keywords) are deleted:

  • end of month
  • end of quarter

These can still be entered manually as categories or set by MindReader using the endofmonth and endofquarter keywords.

This may evolve a bit further as the Dutch language project progresses.

[edit: Here is the current list:]

Mark Task Complete Repeat Codes


  1. ActivityOwner said,

    March 15, 2009 @ 7:42 pm

    This table breaks down the current codes used by mark-task-complete and recognized by MindReader:


    The “each” and “every” framework is not very intuitive. We’re looking for other ideas (e.g. weeklyfixed, weeklyrelative). Comment below with ideas on what would make sense for you (to be recognized by MindReader and/or set in category field).

  2. Haico Bianchi said,

    March 17, 2009 @ 9:56 am

    Hi AO any idea when the dutch configuration map is comming out? I modified the standard map to work with dutch words but that’s not always working.


  3. ActivityOwner said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 9:28 pm

    Haico — I just uploaded a mindreaderconfig-nl.mmap to the wiki that Marco has translated for us. You need to download, rename as mindreaderconfig.mmap, and save to My Maps\AO. At some point we will build into a setup program.

    Give it a try and let us know how it works for you.

  4. ActivityOwner said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 9:29 pm

    Here is the link:

RSS feed for comments on this post · TrackBack URI

Leave a Comment

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 License.