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Just wondering about notifications and reminders. They seem to be treated as two different features, so I presume that ToDoist treats them differently. Can you please explain the difference?

Basically, I want to be "reminded" (or notified) when a scheduled task is due. Notification seems to be included with the free version (although it isn't working at all for me on my Android device), while reminders are only included with the paid version. I don't mind paying for the Premium edition as long as the reminders work well. Basically, I need a reminder that pops up on my phone screen, plays a ringtone, vibrates, and is persistent. For example, if I don't respond to a reminder, it will keep bugging me with a ringtone until I dismiss it. Does the Premium edition have this feature?

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Apr 01, 2014 - 23:30

Hi Drew,

The difference between Notifications and Reminders can get complicated, as they can technically be the same thing. For us though, at least on Android, Notifications are for messages you get about shared content (completed tasks, task assigned, someone leaves project etc). Reminders are then about your tasks themselves.

Reminders on Android are no a pop-up, they appear in the notification area Window at the top left. They make a sound, and have options to complete, or snooze etc right there in the menu. Though, they will not keep on reminding you, it will make the sound once and that is it.


Replied on Apr 02, 2014 - 14:34

OK, thanks for the quick response. For people like me that are on the road all day, persistent notifications on our mobile device are critical. It's far too easy to miss a single tone and then discover hours later that you missed an important task. Looks like a good product otherwise. I'll certainly revisit if/when persistent notifications are added. By the way - your support is really good too!