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Issues with Reminders

Natural language reminders do not work a lot of the time.
For instance, it doesn't like '1.30' and seems to prefer '1:30'
It doesn't like - '8:30pm' -- needs a space before 'pm'
If I say something like 'next week at 1.30 pm', it creates a random reminder for a seemingly random date and time.

Too many bugs in the reminders for my liking. I had to select 'Web' in this form, but seems like it's on all platforms I use (iPhone, gmail, web, iPad)

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Mar 18, 2014 - 18:34 UTC

Hi Karthik,

Everyone of those is accepted, I enter "today at 1.30" and it gets added for 1:30AM, if I enter "today at 1:30" it's the same thing. If I enter "today at 8:30pm" its works correctly.

Next week is not an accepted syntax, and would be the reason it's adding a random date. It should not be accepting it at all. If you want to enter something next week, it needs to be "next friday at 8:30pm" for example.

Can you tell me exactly what you enter, and on which platforms you were using?


Karthik H  premium
Replied on Mar 19, 2014 - 00:23 UTC

Try this.. On the gmail plugin -
'tomo at 1.30pm' does not work
'tomo at 1.30 pm' works

Karthik H  premium
Replied on Mar 19, 2014 - 00:24 UTC

'tomo at 1.30pm' - gives me "Mar 19 @ 1:00am" - So, it's accepted, but is wrong.

Karthik H  premium
Replied on Mar 19, 2014 - 00:26 UTC

'tomo at 1.30pm' works fine on the iPhone app

Karthik H  premium
Replied on Mar 19, 2014 - 00:27 UTC

So, I take back my comment that it doesn't work across platforms. It seems to be isolated to the gmail plugin. Will let you guys know if it happens elsewhere.

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Mar 19, 2014 - 01:30 UTC


I can confirm "tomo at 1.30pm" is accepted but wrong. That is the only one I have been able to reproduce and have passed it to the devs.