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Recurring task - same date of each quarter



I am trying to schedule a recurring task for the 5th day of the first month in a quarter. The closest I have come is, "every 3 months starting jul 5", but then the next recurring day is Oct 3, then Jan 1. It's essentially doing every 90 days rather than the fifth day of the month. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Jul 06, 2014 - 02:02 UTC

Hi Philip,

You can use "every 90 days starting <month> <day>". Just replace the month and day with the actual day on when you want the task to start.



Replied on Jul 06, 2014 - 04:18 UTC

Hi Clyde,

Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately, the "every 90 days" does the same thing. I literally calculates out every 90 days so that instead of having July 5th, Oct 5th, Jan 5th, etc, you get July 5th, Oct 3rd, Jan 1st, etc. So, it doesn't give you the same day every month. Within one year, you end up being in the wrong month altogether.


Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Jul 06, 2014 - 08:17 UTC

Hi Philip,

I see. Unfortunately, there's no specific recurring date syntax that does this at the moment. We'll look into adding such a syntax in the future.



Replied on Oct 03, 2014 - 06:00 UTC

I really need an Android-friendly to-do list that does everything Palm Desktop and Entourage 2004 (see attached) did in terms of due-date scheduling. I have three tax forms that are due the 15th day of the month following the end of the quarter. In Entourage, this was as easy as "day 15 every 3 months." Sure, I can set up 12 tasks - one for each task for each quarter, recurring annually - but that adds a lot of clutter. Please make this a priority.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Oct 03, 2014 - 12:17 UTC

Hello Anna,

Thank you for your feedback :-)

Please note that you don't have to set 12 tasks, only 4. One due "ev 15 Apr", the next "ev 15 Jul" and so on. In fact, you can name them "Tax for Q I", "Tax for Q II" etc.


Michael Benjamin  premium
Replied on Jul 24, 2015 - 01:40 UTC

Please add quarterly date functionality, i.e. same date every three months.

For example, "quarterly starting may 5".

Even "ev Mar 7, Jun 7, Sep 7, Dec 7" would be helpful.

I know I can create four identical tasks, each with a different date, but that's not really a clean or efficient solution.