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"Local" reminders?

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I'm a free user and I'm evaluating your application. I found the infos about sms/email reminders.
Two questions about reminders:
- are sms reminders for free?
- are there "local" reminders? I mean the classical reminders coming directly from you mobile device.

Thanks

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David Trey staff
Replied on Mar 29, 2013 - 23:43 UTC

Hello Massimo,

SMS reminders are free. That is - when you subscribe for Todoist Premium, there are no other additional costs and no limitations for SMS reminders.

If by "local" reminders you're referring to notifications that don't require an internet connection then unfortunately, these aren't available, but if you're referring to native notifications (which will arrive through a server) then they are available in our mobile apps. Here's an example showing how a reminder looks like on an Android phone (running Jelly Bean): https://d2dq6e731uoz0t.cloudfront.net/5d4898472c7da9c3d3afdb08bc1fa8fb/as/Todoist_Android_JBnotification.png - you can complete that task right away from the notification, postpone it or snooze the reminder. The snooze option is configurable and you can choose the duration in the app's settings: https://d2dq6e731uoz0t.cloudfront.net/473fea45dbf12a22f36654eebb9bc235/as/Android_Snooze.png


Best regards,
David

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Massimo
Replied on Mar 30, 2013 - 00:05 UTC

Hi David,
sorry for my bad english.
Let me explain with an example of another app: several app for android (e.g. Astrid) allows to sync lists/reminders e.g. with chrome and your mobile device.
When I'm out of connection and I add a task + reminder on my android device, I can't pretend to have the reminder on my browser (until I restore my sync) BUT I have the reminder locally on my android device.
Is this possible?
If possible another question partially connected: is it possible not to use "words" or "quick sentences" to add timing and reminders OR can I use my native language (italian)? I have a simple graphic calendar for setting date (and I find it very fast and intuitive) but not for other stuffs.
Sorry again for my english and thanks again for you quick answer
Massimo

David Trey staff
Replied on Mar 30, 2013 - 00:18 UTC

Massimo,

Unfortunately, this wouldn't be possible. For the reminders to work, you need to connect and sync with the server. We will consider to implement fully local/offline reminders in future updates, though.

Please note that we offer great widgets in our Android app so even if you're offline, you could quickly see your today's tasks (or any custom filter or project view) anytime.


Best regards,
David

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Massimo
Replied on Mar 30, 2013 - 00:23 UTC

I hope you'll consider this feature soon.

What about the second question?

If possible another question partially connected: is it possible not to use "words" or "quick sentences" to add timing and reminders OR can I use my native language (italian)? I have a simple graphic calendar for setting date (and I find it very fast and intuitive) but not for other stuffs.

Thanks
Massimo

David Trey staff
Replied on Mar 30, 2013 - 00:31 UTC

Massimo,

You can tap on the clock icon on the Android app to the right side of the due date field and select the date from a calendar (feel free to try it out - our app is free), you can type dates such as 2/4, but unfortunately, it's not possible to use Italian dates right now.


Best regards,
David