Date and time insertion

Inserting dates and times

Easily set a date and time for when a task is due, create recurring due dates and more with Todoist. You can insert textual dates in the date field, such as:

Human dates

You can write dates using words instead of numbers, and you can even use abbreviations. For example, typing today at 10 (on March 26) will be understood by the Todoist system as Mar 26 2012 at 10:00.

  • today
  • tomorrow
  • friday
  • next friday
  • tom at 16:30
  • fri at 2pm

Normal dates

Normal dates are also supported. For example, typing 13/5 will be understood as May 13.

You enter Todoist understands
+5 5 days from now:

Recurring dates

You can enter recurring dates for your tasks. When you complete a recurring task, the entry will roll to the next date you've selected.

  • every day
  • every weekday
  • every mon, fri at 20:00
  • every day at 1pm
  • every 7
  • every 7 may
  • every 3 days starting next monday
  • every day at 14:30 starting 1 Jan
  • every workday starting monday and ending 10 June
  • every 13 may
  • every last day
  • every 2nd monday

Repeat after X months

In Todoist there are two recurring dates: every and every! They are similar and the difference is how the next date is computed.

An example, let's say we have following tasks:

  • Clean fridge with due date every 3 months starting 10 April
  • Clean fridge with due date every! 3 months starting 10 April

Completing every will result in a due date 3 months from 10. April.
Completing every! will result in a due date 3 months from the completion date.