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Relative reminders on recurring tasks

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How can I set a reminder that is 1 week or 1 month before?

If i have a yearly recurring event for a birthday how do i set a reminder a week before so i remember to buy them a card etc?

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David Trey staff
Replied on Oct 03, 2013 - 06:34

Hello Paul,

Relative reminders can only be set to tasks that have a specific due time (which the reminder can relate to) so if the task will be set, for example, to "every 5 Oct", you can only set an absolute reminder for it and set it to "every 28 Sep at 2pm".

However, if the task would be due "ev 5 Oct at 2pm", then you will have the option to set a relative reminder to it for a day before or a week before.


Best regards,
David

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Paul Teale premium
Replied on Oct 03, 2013 - 07:00

Ok thanks. In the quick settings for relative reminders I didn't see a week or month option though.

David Trey staff
Replied on Oct 03, 2013 - 07:58

Paul,

Indeed, due to smaller screen sizes we didn't include all the relative time options, but in this case, you could use absolute recurring reminders instead and type in a recurring date a month earlier for the reminder (for instance - task due "every 5 Oct" and absolute reminder due "every 5 Sep at 2pm").


Best regards,
David

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Paul Teale premium
Replied on Oct 03, 2013 - 08:23

Problem with that is that the 2 tasks aren't really related or linked together.
Is it possible you might improve the interface on mobile to allow more options later on?

David Trey staff
Replied on Oct 03, 2013 - 08:32

Paul,

I'm not referring to two tasks. There should be one single task and this task should have a due date set to "every 5 Oct" (or whenever the birthday is). For this task, you can add an absolute reminder and set this reminder to the date "every 5 Sep at 2pm".

Now, you will have one single task with a due date for October which will generate a reminder one month before on the day and time that you set the reminder for it.


Best regards,
David

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Paul Teale premium
Replied on Oct 03, 2013 - 08:34

Ok I misunderstood, that sounds fine, thanks