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Reoccurring Dates


Is there a way to make setting reoccurring dates easier? I am trying to setup reoccurring dates for Quarterly and Annual things and it is so difficult! I am hoping for something like how outlook is. Why does it have you write things out rather then a normal setup???? Very frustrating!

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Jan 27, 2013 - 12:59 UTC

Hello Stephanie,

We will consider improving the setting of recurring dates in the future. For now, please refer to this page: https://todoist.com/Help/timeInsert for a complete list of available recurring dates.

In order to set an annual task, please use the following date formula:

every Jan 27

which you can also shorten and use "ev 1/27" which will set a task to occur every year on January 27th. You can of course use any other date as you wish.

As for quarterly tasks - we will add a better syntax for this option in the future, but for now, you could try to use:

every 91 days starting Jan 27

or simply create 4 tasks with the same name, each set to the exact date, for example:

ev Jan 27
ev Apr 27
ev Jul 27
ev Oct 27

Best regards,

Jason Ferguson
Replied on Jun 17, 2013 - 13:46 UTC

Hello. I am trying to do exactly this with annual repeat, and when I enter > every Jan 27 < I get an 'Invalid Date' error.

Randolph Miller  premium
Replied on Jun 17, 2013 - 14:23 UTC


I don't know if this (ev jan 27) syntax is a bug or not, but try inputting "ev 27 jan" (or "every 27 jan").

Best regards,
Randy Miller

Jason Ferguson
Replied on Jun 17, 2013 - 14:26 UTC

That did it! Thanks.

Geoff Robles  premium
Replied on Jan 23, 2014 - 19:26 UTC

How about every 4th Sunday in January? Is this possible?

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jan 23, 2014 - 19:56 UTC


You can use 'ev 4th sunday" but not specifically for January, it would recurred for all months.