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Dear Sir / Madame,

I have a number of questions regarding relative reminders:

1. What is the point of reminding "0 minutes" in advance ?
2. Why does mobile todoist (android jelly bean) is missing 1 week before button ?
3. Why is it necessary set a due date with time in order to enable relative reminders ?
4. When I've installed todoist 2.0 for my android, I've seen a tooltip (when creating a new task) next to "due field" saying "insert the date here". I was imagining there was a new feature added regarding adding a due date to a task unless the only change was an improved GUI.

Non-reminder related questions:

5. Are there any plans to add to be able to view completed tasks on mobile devices ?
6. Is the any "tips" kind of page giving an example how to use ToDoIst more efficient ? Not tutorials explains how to use ToDoIst but more of ideas / tips / best practises, perhaps from users themselves, to squeeze the most out of ToDoIst.
7. Are there plans to add "cached" reminders ?

Sincerely,
Alexander.

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David Trey staff
Replied on Aug 21, 2013 - 13:59

Hello Alexander,

To answer your questions:

1. The point is - if you want to be reminded at the exact due time of the task with no delay, you can choose "0 minutes" as in - "at the exact date/time of the task".

2. Unfortunately, we couldn't display all options on small screens, but in such case, you're welcome to set an absolute reminder for a specific date that's 1 week before the task's date.

3. It's necessary that a task has a time because otherwise a relative reminder doesn't have a time to relate to. If you want a reminder "3 hours before" then the question is - 3 hours before what? We didn't wanted to auto-set them to midnight so that you would get all reminders for tasks with no date "30 minutes before midnight" therefore the relative reminders requires a time that it can refer to as the deadline.

4. The tooltip is just a help for new users. It says "type a date" so you know that it is possible to type in any due date to this field manually without having to use the suggested options.

5. Yes, we're planning to add this option in the future.

6. Yes, you can view a lot of useful tips on our blog: https://todoist.com/blog incl. tips and stories from our users.

7. We're planning to enable offline reminders in future updates. We're aware that it's inconvenient to rely on online connectivity for the reminders to be synced and received and we'll address this issue.


Best regards,
David

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Alexander premium
Replied on Aug 21, 2013 - 17:15

Dear David,

Thanks for you response.

1. Got it thanks.
2. How can I do that ?
3. Got it.
4. Got it.
5. Excellent news.
6. I will check that out. Thanks.
7. Thanks.

Sincerely,

Alexander.

David Trey staff
Replied on Aug 21, 2013 - 17:28

Alexander,

Regarding point #2 and absolute reminders - while you add a reminder, at the top of this box, you have an option to either remind you before the task's due date which will create a relative reminder or (by default) to remind you at a certain date - that's the option to add an absolute reminder.

Absolute reminders don't require any dates or times for the task and you can type in any due date and time to set them up such as "Friday at 2pm", "tom @ 13:20" or even recurring reminders: "ev day at 18:00" or "Every Mon, Tue at 10am" etc.


Best regards,
David

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Alexander premium
Replied on Aug 21, 2013 - 17:58

Dear David,

Could you explain how "<remind me..." works ?

Sincerely,
Alexander.

David Trey staff
Replied on Aug 21, 2013 - 18:05

Alexander,

This is an old way to add absolute reminders from within a task. Past versions of our Android app didn't have the separate reminders menu so to add an absolute reminder, you have to type in <remind tod at 2pm> within the task's name (note - it was <remind> not <remind me>).


Best regards,
David

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Alexander premium
Replied on Aug 21, 2013 - 18:29

Dear David,

So the new way to add a reminder would be to use reminders tab ?

Sincerely,
Alexander.

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Aug 21, 2013 - 19:03

Alex,

Yes, the ideal way would be to use the new menu system, but at least for now, you can type in the reminder if you'd like as well.

Thanks,
Brendon.

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Alexander premium
Replied on Aug 21, 2013 - 19:16

Dear Brendon,

The new system is currently features only on mobiles devices, right ?

Sincerely,
Alexander.

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Aug 21, 2013 - 19:39

Alex,

At the moment it's a bit different, but the web version has a menu for Reminders as well. Just right click on any task, and you will see the "Reminders" option.

Thanks,
Brendon.

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Alexander premium
Replied on Aug 21, 2013 - 20:50

Alright.

Thanks for claryring everything.

Sincerely,
Alexander