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Set a timezone for a task

AM

I want to add a task with a specific timezone, a timezone that is different from the current timezone that todoist is currently set to. For example I have a task which needs to be done at 1pm Central Time, when I travel I want the time to still be 1pm Central Time and not 1pm in my current timezone. Is there a way to do this?

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David Trey staff
Replied on Oct 28, 2013 - 23:57 UTC

Hello Adam,

If I understand this correctly, that's already possible. For everything to work correctly on your task list, Todoist will always recognize your current time zone and also on the web - ask you if you want to adjust it according to where you are.

If you agree and keep your time zone always synced correctly, then no matter where you are, if you set a task to 1pm, then land in a place with Central Time and adjust your time zone, it will still be due 1pm according to the new zone.

That said, although it's not possible to specifically target a certain zone when setting a task, the task will be set to the correct time wherever you are as long as you keep your time zone settings up-to-date.


Best regards,
David

AM
Adam Mercer premium
Replied on Oct 29, 2013 - 00:29 UTC

It seems that you're saying that if I add a task at 1pm in one timezone and then move to another the due time will be changed?

I don't want the task to be due at 1pm in the new timezone, I want it to be due at 1pm in the timezone it was added. For example a while ago, when I was in the (US) central time zone I added a task due at 1pm every Monday. I'm currently in the UK and I updated the todoist timezone and the due time is 1pm and not 6pm which it should be, accounting for the timezone differences.

This is leading to a lot of problems as I need to update the due times of certain tasks so I'm reminded at the correct time.

David Trey staff
Replied on Oct 29, 2013 - 00:45 UTC

Adam,

The property of the task itself is not changed on the server, however the time you will see as due is based upon the time zone you're in and use with Todoist.

You could technically refuse to change the time zone and set the time on your devices to the old zone as a workaround, but using Todoist like this can cause various issues incl. tasks without times being set to different days, inconsistencies in dates and times so unfortunately, maintaining an absolute time for a task that will "change" as you enter a new zone is not possible.


Best regards,
David

AM
Adam Mercer premium
Replied on Oct 29, 2013 - 07:20 UTC

Seems like you need to add proper timezone support, I do a lot of travel and having task move their due times is a real pain and had caused me to miss a few meetings.