The 'Look Ahead' feature is a threshold that determines when a repeating task is populated.
For example a task is set to repeat every 1 week on 10 Jan. A look ahead of 7 days will show 2 tasks created (10 & 17 Jan) while a look ahead of 14 days will show 3 tasks (17 and 24 Dec) created. These tasks will be created in Google Tasks upon a successful sync.
The other repeated tasks will be created only when they within the 14 days range to avoid cluttering the task list view.
Do note that increasing the threshold will populate more repeating tasks, but decreasing the threshold will not delete the tasks that are already populated.
Last updated on January 10, 2012 by Handy Apps