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Persistent / Ongoing Notifications


Tapping on or swiping the daily review notification dismisses it. This is counterproductive -- if I even look at my tasks, my reminder is gone. I am trying to figure out how to make the notification stick until all tasks are complete. Am I overlooking something? Or does premium have this feature? If I can get a persistent notification for my tasks, that doesn't disappear until the tasks are done, I will subscribe to premium. (Whether it is in the free version or requires premium, I will go premium.)

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Apr 29, 2014 - 00:22 UTC

Hi Scott,

You can have the daily digest email show up, and of course will stay until you delete it. The digest will indeed be removed once you activate it from the notification area, this is the same on all.


Replied on Jun 22, 2014 - 04:05 UTC

Are persistent reminders part of your road-map in the future? An email does not replace the persistent reminders which are available in a smartphone. Anyway I thought the goal of GTD was to reduce the dependency on emails.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jun 22, 2014 - 12:40 UTC

Hello Kirtan,

Although we're currently not working on it, we'll consider implementing it as an option in the future.

Best regards,

Artem Pyatkovsky  premium
Replied on Nov 18, 2014 - 08:51 UTC

Hello all!
I emphatically suggest to implement the persistent reminders feature (Astrid Tasks notifications style). The triggered task reminder or the task, that's time is due/overdue should appear persistently in notification area (can't be simply cleared) until user takes active response — snooze/edit task (change due date)/complete.

Michał Zielenkiewicz  premium
Replied on Nov 18, 2014 - 10:04 UTC

+1 for Persistent Notifications

garryd.williams  premium
Replied on Mar 22, 2015 - 04:52 UTC

+1 for persistent notifications as well.

Replied on Apr 19, 2015 - 00:34 UTC

+ 1 for persistant notification. Also if possible with custom led colour and custom sound.

Artem Pyatkovsky  premium
Replied on Apr 19, 2015 - 10:10 UTC

To the Todoist staff: please, consider to implement this feature soon. This request is open for almost a year and it seems to me that the developers are not listening to their customers appeals, which eventually will cause to cancel my premium subscription.

Ivan Vyshnevskyi  premium
Replied on Jun 10, 2015 - 06:41 UTC

Hey, I'd like to chime in to say that persistent reminders is a really missing feature for me too, because sometimes I forget my phone in another room or work on the computer in the headphones and so tend to miss my notifications. Please? I don't want to use another app just for notifications.

Keith  premium
Replied on Jul 18, 2015 - 19:44 UTC

+1 for persistent notifications.

Several times a week I lose the notifications in the status bar due to an inadvertent swipe or an accident touch of the "clear" button...or if my phone reboots.

Vitaly  premium
Replied on Jul 19, 2015 - 01:24 UTC

+1 for persistent notifications. Cool feature. Tasks won't be forgotten

Pi  premium
Replied on Aug 11, 2015 - 07:28 UTC


Marco Prati  premium
Replied on Aug 20, 2015 - 16:36 UTC


Aneesh V  premium
Replied on Aug 25, 2015 - 19:24 UTC

Not implement it, lose my business :) It's so important for me..

asworley  premium
Replied on Aug 26, 2015 - 21:32 UTC


S  premium
Replied on Aug 27, 2015 - 11:46 UTC

+1 - Often get reminders when I can't act on them. Would increase probability of getting things done if it was annoying until I actually completed it.

netyaco  premium
Replied on Aug 27, 2015 - 18:00 UTC


netyaco  premium
Replied on Aug 27, 2015 - 18:03 UTC

If there is persistent notification to add a new task, there could be one for today tasks.

It would be very helpful.