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What is the Russian analog for <remind today at ...>

Dear Team,

Every time I create a task in Russain I have to switch into English to create a custom reminder. Could you please tell me what the format of the reminder string should be?

I suppose it has to be the folowing:
remind = напомнить or напомни
today = сегодня
at = в
time = ...

So in the end I should be able type the following to get a reminder for say today at 17.00: <напомнить сегодня в 1700>

If the feature has not been translated into Russian yet could you please do so?

You may count on my full support in the matter if you for example need help with correct translation.


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David Trey  staff
Replied on Apr 05, 2013 - 11:27 UTC

Hello Alexander,

Unfortunately, this feature doesn't work in Russian yet so please type <remind tod at 17:00> within the task name. All days and dates are already translated, it's just a matter of implementing it on the back end at this point, however it's very complex to do so, but we're working on it.

Please note that to set a custom reminder, you can also right-click on any task, go to the "Reminders" menu and here you can use Russian dates to set a reminder for a task, this feature only doesn't work when using the <remind> tag. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Best regards,

Александр Маландин  premium
Replied on Apr 05, 2013 - 11:46 UTC

Thanks for your reply David!

See, the problem is that I tend to use Todoist principally from an Android device where the "reminders" screen is not available. This is primarily the reason for me asking.

BTW, have you thought of making the remind tag more simplistic such as omitting the remind word and leaving just the day and time? In this case you won't have to use any word at all and the string will look something like <today at 1700> or <сегодня в 1700> in Russian.

Do you think it's feasible or it would only add complication?

David Trey  staff
Replied on Apr 05, 2013 - 11:51 UTC


Thank you for the clarification. We will add full reminder support to our Android app in the future and also a much easier way to add custom reminders and manage existing reminder through Android.

We will certainly consider removing the "remind" tag or at least shortening it to <rem>. The difficulty in implementing this is not primarily caused by the need to translate "remind", but rather the fact that the "due date" field features a very complex script to recognize all possible abbreviations in multiple languages and the same system must be implemented to the task name field and adjusted accordingly so that it will be capable of both handling the task name and then use international dates within the remind tag.

Again - we are working on it as our goal is to provide a great seamless experience with Todoist in all supported languages so this option will certainly be internationalized in future updates of our app.

Best regards,

Александр Маландин  premium
Replied on Apr 05, 2013 - 12:00 UTC

Thanks again David!

Although I can't use the tag-reminder in Russian it's great to have it as such! I will be waiting for the Android app update.

I must say that the last Android app update where you introduced widgets was massive!

Thank you for monitoring the voice of the community and working on improving the service! Guess you've got yourself a faithful patron in me. You guys rock!

Tom Stiefel  premium
Replied on Aug 15, 2013 - 22:37 UTC

Hi David,

does that mean that setting reminders in the official app does only work with english texts and no other language?

I just testet it with the german version of the app (eg. <erinnere heute um 11:00>) and it doesn't work. When I set the reminder with <remind today at 11:00> it works as expected.

In the beta version the reminders can set very easily!

Thanks in advance,

David Trey  staff
Replied on Aug 15, 2013 - 22:49 UTC


That's correct. But the version 2.0 will be released very soon and as you've seen, it will make reminders much better :)

Best regards,