On the Android platform, is there a way that I can set the default Reminder time to something other that 30 minutes?
Unfortunately, you can't set a different default reminder time, but we will consider adding such option in the future. You're welcome to add your vote for this request: http://todoist.com/Vote_Android/showProposal/39/
For now, to avoid these reminders, you can access your account at https://todoist.com , go to Settings (top-right corner) -> Reminders and choose "no default reminder" to switch them off completely so that each time you add a task with a due time, no reminder will be added automatically.
Now, you can type <remind tod @ 2pm> or <remind every day at 13:45> within any task name on both the web and the android app and it will create a reminder regardless of the task's due time (or whether it has a date or time or not).
Thanks David that is what I will do right after I go place my vote...
"but we will consider adding such option in the future."
Did you stop considering? :-)
I'd really like to be reminded of a task when it's due. This week I missed some easy-to-do two-minute tasks, because I didn't really get the difference between a due time and a reminder. (I come from RTM, where it's actually the same thing.)
In fact, I don't really get the point of a due time without a reminder.
Even if there never will be a different default reminder time, it would be nice to see the reminder time somewhere in the task, without navigating through some menus...
Also: Typing remind doesn't seem to work. I can't seem to find the german command. Do I have to switch to the english interface?
This is on our to-do list :-)
If you're using the German version, you still need to use the word "remind" in English - that the only command that works only in English, so for example, if you type <remind heute um 16:30> that should set a reminder to this date.
As for the missed tasks, could you please clarify what caused you to miss them? If the reminder arrives 30 minutes before the task, then this is the first opportunity to complete it which is before the task's deadline. Did you not receive the default reminder or set the task to a time less than 30 minutes into the future?
I can't get it to work. If I copy
test <remind heute um 16:30>
into the task name, I get:
"Erinnerungen sollten eine Zeit beinhalten, so wie remind today at 2pm"
So I tried copying that, once without the <>, with the result that the task was named "test remind today at 2pm"
and once with the <>, having a task named "test", but still no reminder...
After that, I madly started adding task after task, with and without < >, different combinations of languages and time formats... At the end I had about 20 'test'-tasks, of which one had a reminder. Couldn't reproduce though, don't know which try got it... :(
Could there be a problem in the German version? RTM had a similar issue; the English version worked fine...
If I'll ever get the hang of it: What kind of reminder would I get? Mail? Push?
@ missed tasks: I just misinterpreted the due time. I didn't need a "30 minute before" reminder for writing a short mail at 4pm, so I removed it, thinking "due at 4pm" meant "remind me at 4pm".
Please try either of the following (note - the <> signs are mandatory so it will never work without them):
<remind tod at 11pm>
<remind Heute @ 23:00>
<remind Heute um 23:00>
Also, let us know what browser are you using. It should work on Chrome, Firefox, IE or Opera, it will not work on our mobile apps which have a separate place to type in the reminder date and time.
The reminder you would get would be the one you've set as your default in Settings -> Reminders. Reminder created via mobile will always be push notifications unless stated otherwise while settings the reminder.
I'm using Chrome and I tried all three versions you described above... All of them keep disappearing without adding a reminder... except for the second one, BUT it only worked _once_ (No. 2 and 3 always give the above mentioned error message, even that one time, when it worked)
Beginning to think I was crazy, I tried again. First I deleted the reminder via menu. That put the <remind...>-stuff back to the task name. Deleted it, typed it again, error message, no reminder... :(
Your last comment got me thinking: Do I _have to_ set the default reminder in the settings? Would make sense: Without that, how would the system know, what kind of reminder to add? So I turned it on, but unfortunately no change...
(That being said, the default reminder as a prerequisite for quick added custom ones would not be much fun...)
Also: I have this problem at work, at my home desktop and my laptop, deleting the cookies/cache doesn't work and I use the web-app, not the extension. (Although it is installed, but I only use it to quickly add websites)
I will pass this to our developers now and we'll look into this.