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Relative Dates


Does todoist support relative dates. Use case example:

Due date set for "10 jan". Would be very helpful to set a reminder by "5 days before due date" or "5 hours before due time".

Could see most often used for reminders. Would be super cool to create "task chains" by allowing someone to set relative due dates - relative to other tasks within todoist - now creating project management-like functions with dependencies. Just a thought.

Can see the latter story being a longer term one - the first story - setting reminders using relative dates and times being more much immediately useful.

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David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 04, 2014 - 07:10


Yes, Todoist supports relative dates, but only for reminders and only for tasks that have a due time.

So, for example, you can set the task to "10 Jan at 13:20" and only then you'll have the options to make the reminder relative - 1 hour before, 1 days before etc. because we need to know at what time you want the reminder.

If the task doesn't have a time, only "10 Jan", then you can only add absolute reminders to it such as "5 Jan at 13:00" or "3 Jan @ 2pm".

Best regards,