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Recurring task based on weeks of the month

I'm looking to add scheduled tasks that are twice a month, but not on specific dates or number of days/weeks apart -- i.e. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 2nd and 4th Thursdays. When I enter "every 2nd and 4th Thursday," for instance, it is only showing the 4th Thursday (and if I check off the task, the next recurring date is the 4th Thursday of the following month). Anything I'm doing wrong?

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Mar 11, 2014 - 19:17 UTC

Hi James,

Dates such as "every 2nd Thursday" aren't supported with more than one. So you will have to create one task for "every 2nd thursday" and one for "every 4th thursday".That would be the best solution at this time.

You could though use "every 2 weeks" instead, if I'm not mistaken, as that would work out to being Every 2nd and Every 4th. You can enter the starting date as well "every 2 weeks starting march 13".


freedomway  premium
Replied on Mar 11, 2014 - 20:34 UTC

FYI. As someone who has had to utilize the every xth day function quite often, "every 2 weeks" will not produce the same results as will separately written "every 2nd thursday" and "every 4th thursday."

I also learned that Todoist cannot accept a recurring 5th week function, e.g., "every 5th Wednesday." To handle this issue, I set a reminder at the beginning of each year to manually add any 5th week recurring events.