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Recurring task on first weekday?

I've noticed that it's possible to set a recurring task for "every last weekday" -- this sets the recurrence for the last weekday of each month, as you'd expect. What I can't find is a way to set a recurring task on for the *first* weekday of each month. I've tried "ev first weekday" and "ev 1st weekday," but neither does the trick. This seems odd, given that the "last weekday" functionality exists. Am I missing something?


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David Trey  staff
Replied on Sep 30, 2011 - 05:50 UTC

Hello Douglas,

only dates listed here:

are currently fully supported by the system. Unfortunately, "Every last weekday" is not officially supported. The reason why some alternative not listed dates can sometimes work (as the one mentioned above) is because they might be under development.

When a new date format will be released, we will add it to the list. In this case, we will most likely release "every first weekday" along with "every last weekday".

Thank you for the suggestion and you're welcome to vote for more complex recurrence syntax here: http://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/22/ or add your ideas on other recurring dates which you would find useful. We appreciate every feedback.

Best regards,

Patrick Honegger  premium
Replied on Nov 24, 2014 - 09:43 UTC

Hi support team
This was three years ago. I can still not find a way to set a recurring task on every first week day of the month. Am I missing something or is this feature really not implemented yet?

Thanks for advice


Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Nov 24, 2014 - 09:51 UTC

Hi Patrick,

We have not added support for it yet but we're looking to improve our due date syntax and I'll put in the list of improvements to consider.


bshin123  premium
Replied on Jun 01, 2015 - 21:37 UTC

Is it now possible to set a recurring task on every first weekday of the month?

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jun 01, 2015 - 21:39 UTC


Unfortunately not yet, but we'll look into adding such option in the future.


Vicki Owens
Replied on Aug 30, 2015 - 17:14 UTC

I would think that everyone would find this particular feature useful. I'm a brand new user and i'm surprised and disappointed that this is not available.