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I use todoist to collect fees from clients. The reminder reoccur every month irrespective of when they pay their fees. Is there a way that my reminders reoccur ignoring the completion date?

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Aug 04, 2013 - 01:27 UTC

Hi there,

I'm sorry but I do not understand your request. When you say the completion date are you referring to when your clients pay?

Do you want the recurring date to keep the monthly date when completing the task late or early? This should already be the case. Please clarify for me, sorry for the trouble.


Paul Stretton  premium
Replied on Aug 04, 2013 - 06:03 UTC

Ok here is an example:

England Netball pay me annually on 31 August.

If they pay me early i.e 24th August and I mark the To Do as complete I want the following years reminder to still be 31 August 2014 and not 24th August 2014

The rule I put in is Every 12 months starting 31 August. This rule should stick and not change just because the client paid early.

Randolph Miller  premium
Replied on Aug 04, 2013 - 08:58 UTC


Part of my use of Todoist is to keep track of my bills 'to be paid*, so I'd try using the syntax "every 31 aug" or "every aug 31". This would trigger the due date on the next 31 August, and every 31 August thereafter. If the bill paid early, just check the box and the due date will be the following year (or should be).

Best regards,
Randy Miller

Paul Stretton  premium
Replied on Aug 04, 2013 - 09:16 UTC

Thanks Randy

what would the syntax therefore be for once a month?

David Trey  staff
Replied on Aug 04, 2013 - 11:43 UTC

Hello Paul,

Please clarify - are you referring to reminders as in alerts (push notifications, SMS, emails) or tasks.

If you set the task to "ev 31 aug" then, as Randy said - when the client pays you on, let's say 10 Aug, you can then check off this task and it will be pushed to "31 Aug 2014" regardless of when you check it off.

If you're referring to actual reminders than you can also do this - set a task to "ev 31 aug" and then add an absolute reminder to it that will recur "every 24 aug at 10am", for example. And again - you check off the task, it'll go to next year's Aug 31 and the reminder will go to next year's Aug 24.

As for monthly tasks - it depends on the day, you can use "every 24" for "every 24th day in each month" or "every last day" which is a special syntax for the last day of each month.

Best regards,

Paul Stretton  premium
Replied on Aug 04, 2013 - 12:39 UTC

Task Reminders is where I am having the issue.

will check to make sure the suggestions works as I complete tasks. Might be an idea to have a list of all occurrence options for ease of reference.