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Add YYYY-MM-DD as a date format option


I use YYYY-MM-DD up here in Canada so it'd be nice to have that as an option.

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Joel Majka
Replied on Dec 16, 2011 - 05:34

Moreso, it is the ISO dating standard. Support should be in every app that uses dates:


Replied on Jan 05, 2012 - 14:01

Generally happy with ToDoist, and already a premium user. There are some annoying differences in different areas of the program - especially around date/time.

The iPhone app takes DD/MM/YYYY. Reminder date format is MM/DD/YYYY.

Full support for YYYY-MM-DD across all features and interfaces would at least provide consistency.

Randolph Miller premium
Replied on Feb 22, 2013 - 03:36

Agreed, Todoist should support the ISO 8601 standard.

Eric Lamontagne
Replied on Mar 01, 2013 - 16:56

This says it all: http://xkcd.com/1179/

Rene Androsch
Replied on Jun 20, 2013 - 07:52

+1 for http://xkcd.com/1179/

Mike M premium
Replied on Nov 20, 2013 - 11:17

Guys I think this is already supported on the Web app, just tested it now.

Douglas Anderson
Replied on Jan 01, 2014 - 22:48

I just checked the web app and I only got the date formats "MM-DD-YYYY" and "DD-MM-YYYY"

I agree on the grounds that ISO 8601, xkcd, and Canada are awesome.

Cenk ALTI premium
Replied on Jan 16, 2014 - 09:47

Please do this immediately. It should be so simple.

Mike M premium
Replied on Jan 16, 2014 - 11:53

2014-01-25 at 1600 works fine.

What I'm missing would be something like

Douglas Anderson
Replied on Jan 16, 2014 - 15:17

It works a valid date format when entering a date but it is my understanding that this thread is about having the dates displayed in the ISO 8601 format.

Martin Gagnon
Replied on Jan 17, 2014 - 07:30

And again: http://xkcd.com/1179/
This would greatly add to simplicity and consistency

Konrad premium
Replied on Jan 21, 2014 - 17:15

When I saw the options to display the date, I thought "of course I'll have it the ISO way, as I always do". Then I figured you must be trolling your users. Seriously!

This should be _very_ easy and quick to implement, no excuses.

Chris O'Neill
Replied on Jan 22, 2014 - 12:17

Around the world, many different date formats are "common" and therefore difficult to normalize across borders with global teams. The solution that I find works best is the format of DD-Mon-YYYY where the month is always three alpha characters.

Today's date is 22-Jan-2014. No culture is confused by this.

This format should be one of the selections available.

Konrad premium
Replied on Jan 22, 2014 - 17:34

I have to disagree with everyone who jumps in to say "please make format xyz available because I like it / I think it's good for everyone".

There is an ISO standard for a reason.

Kelvin Liao premium
Replied on Feb 27, 2014 - 18:51

i'm voting for the ISO format yyyy-mm-dd.

Chris O'Neill
Replied on Feb 28, 2014 - 09:08

The ISO standard sounds like a good idea for technical people and applications, but everyday people have no clue about the ISO standard.
No one will be confused by a display of 28-Feb-2014. Data entry is one issue, but display options should offer this one that is crystal clear.

bcronin premium
Replied on Apr 13, 2014 - 00:19

I would like the ability to set YYYY-MM-DD format.

(Adding "Custom..." as the last option of the date format Settings dropdown might be a way to achieve this without anyone feeling excluded by the lack of their date format of choice.)