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can I use my date format YYYY-MM-DD ?

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Nov 18, 2013 - 12:46 UTC


This date format is partially supported which means - you can type a due date using this format and it will be accepted, however after saving the task, the date will not be displayed in this format.

You're welcome to vote for the request to fully support it in our Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/168/

Best regards,

Travis Collier
Replied on Nov 15, 2014 - 23:06 UTC

It is a year later, and this would still be a nice (and relatively simple to implement) feature.

Maybe there aren't too many people who use YYYY-MM-DD format, but we tend to be pretty passionate about it. It is objectively the most sensible format after all ;)

Seriously though, the currently supported formats MM-DD-YYYY and DD-MM-YYYY can be ambiguous. YYYY-MM-DD is clear. It also naturally sorts properly as text, which doesn't matter here, but is a reason it should be widely used.

Maciej Szumocki
Replied on Nov 24, 2014 - 14:12 UTC


Craig Roberts
Replied on Jun 01, 2015 - 16:22 UTC

This has seriously been an issue for over a year.....that's pretty pathetic.

Craig Roberts
Replied on Jun 01, 2015 - 16:27 UTC

There's even a premium member who +1 this topic. ie. people are paying for no support. Why would anyone want to upgrade? Where is there a change log so we can see what updates (if any) have actually been done?

Maciej Szumocki
Replied on Jun 01, 2015 - 16:30 UTC

Perhaps during next renewal I should cancel my subscription and cite this issue as the reason, might get them to notice this.