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Quickie reminder


Quick add panel should also show reminder settings once "more" is clicked. To do this, you still need to open the app itself and defeats the "quickie" purpose of being reminded on a certain period. In the absence of this, I use Google Keep side by side with Todoist. However, it would be better that these quickie reminders forms part of your Todoist inbox and just leave (my) Google Keep in taking down notes and other reference materials.

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Oct 30, 2013 - 23:30 UTC

Hi There,

If you enter a date for your task and a due time, a 30 minute before reminder will be added. You can also enter something such as <remind today at 2pm> within the task name to add a reminder.

We will consider adding access to the full reminder menu with the Quick Add feature in the future.


Replied on Oct 31, 2013 - 05:21 UTC

I used the Quick add task feature (pegged below the Status bar) and typed "remind today at 2pm" (after the task) and nothing happened, the phrase just formed part of the Task I typed.

The 2pm did not even show at the Reminder portion when I opened the Todoist app. I even switched my data on (expecting that it might need to synch first with the server, but still nothing happened.

In the meantime, I'll just stick to G Keep for immediate quickie reminder pop-ups.


David Trey  staff
Replied on Oct 31, 2013 - 12:12 UTC


Please note that in order to set up a reminder from within the task's name, you must put the syntax between these signs: <>

So, for example:

remind tod at 2pm - will not work
<remind tod at 2pm> - will work

Best regards,

Replied on Nov 02, 2013 - 03:06 UTC

Ok thanks but still takes several keystrokes. My concern is that I want to maximize use of Todoist on any task encoding be it a simple reminder or not. Looking foward on this improvement. Regards.

alteredgene  premium
Replied on Sep 08, 2014 - 07:34 UTC

Hi, old thread here, but i also agree. as a safety measure, i set reminder for really important tasks. and currently its quite cumberson.

<remind tod @ 2pm> is typeable in physical keyboard, but its not really mobile freindly way of doing this. and as Unkonwn has stated, adding it manually is actually lot of work.

have to input task.
find the task
edit the task
nevigate to reminder
set the reminder

i was hoping either easier context

<tod @ 2pm>

not even sure why <remind xxx @ xxx> is required as from my understanding <> bracket is not shared with any other inline command in TODOIST?

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Sep 08, 2014 - 07:52 UTC


The brackets is way for the system to identify which is a task description and which is reminder due date and time. We'll look into improving this even further in the future.