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Reminder on recurring task

FW

Say I have both a recurring task and a reminder set up like this:

after 1 month starting 4/15

What happens if the task is completed on 4/13? I understand that the task will be rescheduled for 5/13. However, the reminder seems to remain at 4/15. Is it not possible to set recurring reminders?

Thanks.

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David Trey staff
Replied on Apr 13, 2013 - 12:13

Hello Frederik,

It is possible to set recurring reminders. There are 2 types of reminders:

- Relative reminders - these are set to a specific time "before deadline". They can only be set to a task that has a deadline so if you would add a task due "after 1 month @13:00 starting 4/15", it would automatically have a "30 minutes before deadline" reminder attached to it and if you would complete this task, the reminder would be rescheduled again to "30 minutes before" the next deadline.

- Absolute reminders - these reminders don't require any due date or time in the task and can be set to any due date and time so you can right-click on a task, go to "Reminders" and type "after 1 month @ 1pm starting 4/15" as a date/time for the reminder or type <remind after 1 month @ 1pm starting 4/15> within the task's name.


Best regards,
David

FW
Frederik Wirtz-Peitz premium
Replied on Apr 13, 2013 - 20:33

Hi David,

Thanks. One follow-up question: Let's say I enter the following reminder for the task I described in my previous post:

every day after 1 month starting 4/14

What I want is to be reminded every day starting the day before the tasks's due date until the task is completed. Furthermore, I then want this reminder to be automatically rescheduled to go with the rescheduling of the task itself. Is the above syntax going to do this?

Thanks,

Frederik

David Trey staff
Replied on Apr 13, 2013 - 22:11

Frederik,

Unfortunately, such complex recurrence syntax is currently not available at Todoist, especially with the "after" date formula.

You can try to add multiple reminders to a task, but they may not work after the due date of the task passes. Please note that when you have overdue tasks, you'll get notified about them each day through our Daily Digest email and will always see them in the default "today" view.


Best regards,
David

FW
Frederik Wirtz-Peitz premium
Replied on Apr 13, 2013 - 22:16

The website does accept this syntax, however. So if it doesn't do what I thought it did, what does it do?

David Trey staff
Replied on Apr 13, 2013 - 22:28

Frederik,

This is a bug. It's an invalid date and it will act as "after 1 month starting 4/14" omitting the "every day" part. I've passed it to the developers and we'll try to lock this option in future updates.


Best regards,
David

LH
Li Huang premium
Replied on Mar 23, 2014 - 01:56

Hi David,

How can I set a deadline for recurring tasks ? like ev day at 19:00 staring tomorrow til 5 April. Is that possible ? thanks.

David Trey staff
Replied on Mar 23, 2014 - 23:41

Hello Li,

That's not possible. You can add this information within the task's name for reference or in a label, though. When the last deadline arrives, you can hold SHIFT when checking off this task and it will be removed from the list.


Best regards,
David