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Dear Sir / Madame,

I know to quickly set reminder. In the due date field, I type for example "monday @ 6pm". The reminder will ring 30 minutes in advance. What do I type so reminder rings 2 weeks before ?

Alexander.

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jul 11, 2013 - 22:57 UTC

Hi Alexander,

You would need to create a task with a date and time. So for example, create a task with "jul 15 at 1pm" and save it. Then right click on the task, hit Reminders, and from there for Relative Reminders, you can choose up to 1 week before.

Thanks,
Brendon.

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Alexander premium
Replied on Jul 12, 2013 - 09:52 UTC

Dear Brendod,

Is there a faster way for that ? For example, I type in the due date "next thursday @ 2pm <remind me 1 day before>".

Alexander.

David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 12, 2013 - 11:39 UTC

Hello Alexander,

Yes, you can use the <remind> tag with any task even if it doesn't have a due date, but this is only possible with absolute reminders (not relative). Also, please add it into the task's name and not the date field and do not use the word "me" in it, so the task should be named (for example):

Call Andy <remind wed at 1pm>

To clarify - if a task has a date and time, only then you can have a relative "x days before" reminder in it, but this types of reminders can't be used with the <remind> tag. This tag works with absolute reminders, that is - those that contain an exact date and time.


Best regards,
David

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Alexander premium
Replied on Jul 12, 2013 - 16:45 UTC

Dear David,

Where can I read more about differences between absolute and relative reminders ?

Sincerely,
Alexander.

David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 12, 2013 - 16:53 UTC

Alexander,

You can find more information about reminders on this page: https://todoist.com/Help/viewReminders?from_premium=1

We will explain the differences clearer as we publish our new help page, but to put it simply:

1. Relative reminders
- require the task to have a due date and time so that the reminder can "relate" to this time,
- they can be set to "x before the deadline",
- they can not be used with the <remind> tag.

2. Absolute reminders
- don't require the task to have a date or time,
- the reminder must have a date and time specified (using any date format, even recurring dates like "ev Fri at 2pm"),
- they can be used with the <remind> tag.


Best regards,
David

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Alexander premium
Replied on Jul 12, 2013 - 17:45 UTC

Dear David,

Thanks for clearing that up.

Sincerely,
Alexander.

Andrey premium
Replied on Aug 26, 2013 - 16:52 UTC

Good afternoon.

Can I change the reminder time from 30 minutes to 0?
For example, I want to start a task in 14 hours. And a reminder of this I'll come 14 and not at 13:30.
In drawing up the task, I think in advance how much I need her hand, and then he plan to the time that is necessary for its implementation.

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Aug 26, 2013 - 16:56 UTC

Hi Audrey,

Yes you can. Just add the task with the time you would like. For example if 14 hours would be 3am enter "today at 3am" into the date box. Then right click on the task, choose Reminders. Create a new reminder for 0 minutes, and remove the 30 minutes reminder.

Thanks,
Brendon.

Andrey premium
Replied on Aug 26, 2013 - 17:03 UTC

Brendon
I know how to do this for each individual task. I want the default reminder was not 30 minutes and 0. That is, I do not. unnecessary actions and do not climb into the settings to select the reminder time. Imagine that in my 20 day challenge, and I'm 20 times necessary to climb into the settings and change the reminder time to 0 minutes before the start of the problem. It is very uncomfortable!

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Aug 26, 2013 - 17:08 UTC

Audrey,

Sorry for the misunderstanding.

That unfortunately isn't possible right now. Feel free to vote on it in our Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/298/

Thanks,
Brendon.

Andrey premium
Replied on Aug 28, 2013 - 12:51 UTC

If I have a recurring important task. I have made it a reminder. It only works for the first problem? And for the others not?

David Trey staff
Replied on Aug 28, 2013 - 13:17 UTC

Andrey,

Please clarify - what is the exact due date of the task and the reminder type you've used. If you've used an absolute reminder, what date and time did you set it to?

If you use relative reminders, such as "10 minutes before" etc. Then the reminder will recur, if the task is also recurring, for example - "every day at 2pm".

If you use absolute reminders, then you won't have an option to set it "X minutes before" and the task won't need to have a due time, but in this case - the reminder will need a date/time, but it can also be recurring so you can set the reminder itself to "every Friday at 13:48", for example.


Best regards,
David

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Alejandro Villasuso premium
Replied on Aug 15, 2014 - 15:49 UTC

so, in an absolute reminder, if I have a task due "ev 1 sep", and I want to remind myself 1 month or 2 weeks prior (roughly), I would then write under reminders "ev 1 aug at 7am" and/or "ev 15 aug at 7am", correct?

what about for a relative reminder? if I put a task due "ev 1 sep at 7am", my only options for a reminder is max 1 week. If I wanted to go further than that, how would I do so?

Clyde Romo staff
Replied on Aug 16, 2014 - 05:44 UTC

Hi Alejandro,

You can just type in the date and time for the absolute reminder. Just enter the exact date and when you want the reminder to off. As for relative reminders, the only available options are the one you see there. If you need that something that goes beyond the 1 week maximum, please use the absolute reminder instead.


Regards,
Clyde