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Reminders time issue

I am having an issue setting reminders in Todoist for Mac OSX (or the website).

- Regardless of what time I set, it always makes the reminder for 9am. For example: tom 3pm, will give me a reminder of tomorrow at 9am.

- Also, entering anythng other than "tom" does not work. Fri 3pm says 'invalid date"

- My timezone file is set to central / CST

is there a new update coming soon? Maybe something that will allow us to set reminders at the same time as due dates, or allow us to quickly set notes without having to save, then manually click back? :)

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Vinny Troia  premium
Replied on Oct 24, 2013 - 03:26 UTC

(i had to throw that in)

David Trey  staff
Replied on Oct 24, 2013 - 13:48 UTC

Hello Vinny,

Please tell me - what are the exact due dates and reminder dates and times and types that you use?

If you're actually using "tom 3pm" or "Fri 3pm" then such dates are indeed invalid, there must be either "at" or @ between the date and time so please try to set the task or reminder to "tom @ 3pm" or "Fri at 3pm" and let me know if the issue persists.

As for your other questions - a relative reminder set to "30 minutes before" is always set automatically to any task that has a due time. Aside from that, you can always add an absolute reminder while adding a task by using the <remind> tag in the task's name, for example: <remind tod at 3pm> or <remind ev Fri @ 13:20>.

We'll consider implementing an option to add notes while adding a task in future updates.

Best regards,