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Tasks won't push to iCal with certain date format


I've synced the app with my iCal, which is how I catalog almost everything in my life, and I love that tasks will push to the calendar. However, when I use a date format in todoist like "every Thursday", the tasks won't push to iCal. When I change the date format for that same task to "June 26", the task will pop in my iCal. I tried to use "every Thursday starting June 26", but it wouldn't push to iCal. Seems like iCal only recognizes the date format, which makes it difficult to add recurring tasks. Any suggestions?

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Jun 22, 2014 - 17:53 UTC

Hello Alexander,

Thank you for your report. This is actually a bug. Our developers have been notified about it and we'll look into it soon. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Best regards,

Yiannis KASIMIS  premium
Replied on Jul 01, 2014 - 11:53 UTC

I 'overtook' this bug by setting first the task for the specific day as a normal task & on the day of the task I then changed it to a recurring task but in the form of 'every day' or 'every week' or 'every 15 days', etc. This 'language', at least the Calendar on Mac, seems to understand (probably because is using the same pattern for its recurring events). The problem now, since a period of time (!), is that the recurring tasks are not showing in the Calendar. So please add me as well to the list of the people are expecting for this feature to return ASAP! ;-)

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jul 01, 2014 - 14:59 UTC


This has been fixed and is in deployment right now, you should start to see it working.


Yiannis KASIMIS  premium
Replied on Jul 01, 2014 - 15:05 UTC

Yes! Very well done guys! ;-D

Mark Fowler  premium
Replied on Jul 20, 2014 - 16:29 UTC

Using a task date of "ev day" results in my Mac Calendar showing the task on the current day and the next two days. I thought it had always appeared for every day into the future on Calendar.

Other task date type are fine. I've deleted and added the iCal feed and refreshed/restarted Calendar.

Is this correct behavior? Or an issue like discussed above?

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jul 20, 2014 - 16:32 UTC

Hi Mark,

We had some issues with Google Calendar and a few others which this caused, so we had to limit it to 3 days. Though if these issues for whatever reason continue this may be changed back.