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Biweekly recurring task?

How do I set up a task to recur every other week? I have tried biweekly, ev other week, ev 2nd week, etc. and none of them work.

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jan 09, 2014 - 17:39 UTC

Hi Shane,

Our syntax options are a bit picky at this time, we do hope to improve this. You want "every 2 weeks" or "ev 2 weeks".


Shane Martinez  premium
Replied on Jan 09, 2014 - 17:40 UTC

Awesome. Thank you. I could not find any documentation on biweekly.

Shane Martinez  premium
Replied on Jan 11, 2014 - 19:23 UTC

Ok, so I am using the following syntax for a task and keep getting denied with Invalid Date:

ev 2 weeks Jan 16 @ 0700

If I put the recurrence at the end, it accepts it but doesn't make the task recurring:

Jan 16 @ 0700 ev 2 weeks

What is the correct syntax? The only way I can actually get a recurring task to set biweekly is if I don't put a date on it. Then it sets the task for today recurring every 14 days.

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jan 12, 2014 - 18:43 UTC


The time needs to be before the date as well as using "starting" for a later date. For example, "ev 2 weeks at 7pm starting January 7" should work for you.


Shane Martinez  premium
Replied on Jan 12, 2014 - 18:52 UTC

That worked. Thank you for the response. But should it really be this difficult to make a recurring task? I understand the normal language, but shouldn't it be user friendly and accept it in different formats? I shouldn't have to do research and ask support on how I create a simple recurring task.

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jan 12, 2014 - 19:12 UTC

Hi Shane,

You can find more details if you click on the date box, then Reccuring Tasks & More. We do hope to keep improving the syntax, so that more natural language will be accepted.


Mike M  premium
Replied on Jan 13, 2014 - 12:00 UTC

Weeks are not mentioned at all at the standard examples (Recurring Tasks), any chance Brendon asking for that update please? :-)


David Trey  staff
Replied on Jan 13, 2014 - 14:26 UTC


We will soon update and improve our help/reference pages :)

Best regards,