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Can I have a task [X] times per day or week?

Can I set up a recurring date so that I have to "go to gym five times per week" or "take antibiotics twice per day"?


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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Nov 06, 2013 - 17:57 UTC

Hi Sonia,

Yes and no. You cannot create a recurring task that is 5 times a week, or twice per day but there are solutions.

5 times a week would be every single day of the workweek, so you can enter "every workday" and it will be Monday to Friday.

For the twice a day, at the moment you will need to create two separate tasks for this.

We hope we can improve our syntax options in the future.


Sonia Isard
Replied on Nov 06, 2013 - 18:03 UTC

Thanks, Brendon! This would be a super useful feature to have in the future. Keep up the great work! I love todoist.

andrew.savill  premium
Replied on May 19, 2014 - 07:20 UTC

Hi Just wanted to add my plus one to say that I would love to have a X times a day option.

Everyday @ 8am, Everyday @ 4pm
Everyday @ 8am AND Everyday @ 4pm
Everyday @ 8am and @ 4pm

Many thanks for creating a brilliant todo app :)

Josée Brisebois  premium
Replied on Sep 12, 2014 - 18:11 UTC


I would like to have this option too, as I have some tasks to do twice a day at work.


Najib Mestaoui
Replied on Dec 21, 2014 - 13:47 UTC

Hello all,

Have this feature been implemented yet? because I just tried it but still not working...
I know we could split the same task to 2 tasks with different times but it would be silly :p


David Trey  staff
Replied on Dec 21, 2014 - 14:33 UTC

Hello Najib,

This feature hasn't been implemented yet, unfortunately, but we'll look into it in the future.


Ondřej Pohl  premium
Replied on Jun 04, 2015 - 08:02 UTC

Is there any update on this feature ? I would like to see it, too. Thank you !

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Jun 04, 2015 - 08:18 UTC


We sadly don't have any news regarding this feature yet.


Martial  premium
Replied on Jun 04, 2015 - 13:44 UTC

Hello Clyde,
Can I suggest to have a way to follow request and status ?

I like your tool and I consider that a software is never complete and can continuously be improved. Of course, speed depend of ressources. But when someone ask for an improvement, I think that we would like to have a status:

- Not yet approved
- Approved but not planned
- Rejected
- Approved and planned for vote
- Voted by user for a coming release.
- Done on version xxxx

I suggest that cause, I checked your forum and see lot of people satisfied by the tool but complains because you told the idea is good but we do not know when it will be implemented. I also think that you can be frustrated to answer this :D

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jun 04, 2015 - 13:53 UTC


Unfortunately, we can't give such status for any feature as we don't usually plan future implementations years ahead. We work on something until it's good, release it and then see what can we add next so we have a list of hundreds of requests, none of which have a certain status so we may consider everything in time :-)

That said, all we can say in this case that this feature in particular is not something we're working on right now, but this doesn't mean that it's something we've decided not to implement, it's one of the features we'll consider to add in the future.


Liam  premium
Replied on Sep 21, 2015 - 16:35 UTC

Is there any news or updates for this feature now that the new apps and site have been released along with the following blog quote?

"The intelligent date parser that powers Quick Add is available in 14 languages and recognizes 300+ natural language rules in each, making your recurring due date options virtually limitless."

It seems there's some popularity for this feature. If you could add it, that'd be great!

Replied on Sep 28, 2015 - 04:08 UTC

really want this feature!!

Replied on Oct 01, 2015 - 20:56 UTC

Yep, me too.