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Reminders

Addition of the reminder feature to the mobile interface would be great.

Allow users to make reminders built-in so they are shown as Android notifications instead of SMS only. Snooze option would be awesome!

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David Trey staff
Replied on Nov 19, 2012 - 11:44

Hello Michael,

This feature should be supported, please try to add due dates with times, for example - "today at 1pm".


Best regards,
David

Michael Medric premium
Replied on Nov 19, 2012 - 15:33

Oh, perfect...thanks!

Michael Medric premium
Replied on Nov 19, 2012 - 15:33

Oh, perfect...thanks!

Michael Medric premium
Replied on Nov 20, 2012 - 15:23

Hi David,

One side note I noticed with this. The reminder functions works great...the only issue is if you use the time to set a reminder that task is always pushed to the top of the list in the Today view.

I realize this is a standard rule of Todoist in general but sometimes I just want to set a reminder for later but the task is not necessarily the next up on my list to do. Not a huge deal but would be nice if these two things were independent.

Thanks for the response!

David Trey staff
Replied on Nov 21, 2012 - 00:56

Michael,

In that case, you can type <remind tom at 2pm> (for example) within the task name and a reminder will be set to this exact time even if the task itself wouldn't have any due date or due time.


Best regards,
David

Michael Medric premium
Replied on Nov 28, 2012 - 14:59

Perfect again!

Lundie Pinner premium
Replied on Dec 30, 2012 - 15:32

Am I missing how to get a push notification on my Android? I would like it to ring an alarm and show in my phone notifications. Perhaps I am not doing it correctly?

David Trey staff
Replied on Dec 30, 2012 - 18:26

Hello Lundie,

Please log into your Todoist account at https://todoist.com click on the gear icon in the top-right corner and go to the Settings -> Reminders. Make sure your mobile device is listed there and choose "mobile push notification" as the default reminder method.

Also, each time you add a reminder to your task through the mobile app by typing <remind tom at 6pm> (for example) within the task name, a push notification reminder should be assigned to it.


Best regards,
David

Lundie Pinner premium
Replied on Dec 30, 2012 - 19:22

Hi David!

Is it correct, then, that if I set a due time via the web, there will not be a notification on the mobile app? Must the notification be added via the mobile app?

Thanks again!
Lundie

David Trey staff
Replied on Dec 31, 2012 - 06:47

Lundie,

It depends. If you go to the Settings -> Reminders window and set "Mobile push notifications" then by default, each task with a due time will have a "30 minutes before" reminder set to it automatically, but you can always right-click on a task, choose "Reminders" and add all types of reminders through all other channels to the same task.

If in the "Reminders" settings, you choose "No default reminder" then a task with a due time will never have a reminder automatically assigned to it, but you will still be able to assign a reminder of any type to it through the right-click -> Reminders menu.


Best regards,
David

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Kevin Mar premium
Replied on Mar 14, 2013 - 13:44

I would love a native Android reminder that does not need data transfer. When you work in an office building without access to the web for push notifications, notifications that are local to your phone are essential so you don't miss any meetings set up in Todoist :-)

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Nico premium
Replied on May 22, 2013 - 16:29

I would really appreciate reminders working offline, the option to individually select how long to snooze a task/reminder and an option to make reminders persistent until you snooze them or mark them as done, so you don't clear them off by accident (like the do it in Astrid).

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spam.wax
Replied on Jun 06, 2013 - 23:45

this is one of the features that I miss too, i.e. being able to have repeating/nagging reminders until they are marked 'complete'.

Right now I am using the <remind every day @ 2pm> trick to have nagging reminders but it's not actually nagging :) what it does is keeps adding items to notifications panel.

The worst part is that if I miss the first reminder's alarm, the consequent ones will not do an alarm/sound so that means I'll miss the task until for some reason I check my phone and face tons of items on the notification panel.

David Trey staff
Replied on Jun 07, 2013 - 06:46

Hello,

If you're using Jelly Bean, please use the "Snooze" option each time you receive a reminder, it will then continue to resend you the reminder again as long as you keep snoozing it. You can also configure the default snooze time in the settings.


Best regards,
David

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Nico premium
Replied on Jun 09, 2013 - 03:39

having the option to set the reminder as persistent would prevent you from clearing the todoist reminders by accident when you clear off a bunch of other notifications.

the current snooze option is insufficient, because the amount of snoozing required can be different for different tasks and in different situations. Setting a default snooze time doesn't really help that much. Instead, being able to set it on each occasion and for each task would be a lot better

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spam.wax
Replied on Jun 09, 2013 - 06:36

@David,
While your suggested solution is what I'm doing right now but that is for snoozing a task rather than being reminded continuously.
The big problem with this approach is that I have to catch the first alert to be able to snooze it. If I am in a meeting or for any reason I don't hear the first alarm then there is no way to know that I missed an alert until I check my phone and notice the notification. That gap can be crucial for some tasks specially then ones involving wife/GF :)

By having a nagging alarm, basically we are askong a task to keep annoying/alerting us till we actually pay attention to it and consequently snooze/complete/postpone it.

Александр Маландин premium
Replied on Jun 26, 2013 - 02:56

Hi team,

Are there any news about when offline reminders will be implemented into the android app?

The absence of this feature is the only thing that brings me discomfort while using todoist. There's an app I used in the past called Tasks+ that in my view has a very good implementation of reminders. I am convinced that the reminders have to be offline and they have to be enabled to be persistent so I was reminded of a task with fixed intervals.

I know that Todoist has a powerful reminder feature as is but unfortunately it is not enough or at least does not suit my need (and the needs of many fellow users, I'm sure) to the fullest.

I am inclined to believe that offline reminders could be one of the killer features of your app and bring in more of those productivity focused people around.

Thank you for what you are doing and keep up the great work!

Regards,
Alexander

David Trey staff
Replied on Jun 26, 2013 - 06:24

Hello Alexander,

Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately we can't give you any timeframe on when such feature will be implemented, but it would be a great feature so we'll certainly consider adding it in future updates :)


Best regards,
David

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Carsten Falkenlind  premium
Replied on Sep 10, 2013 - 10:54

This is ridicules. Ever since i migrated from iphone to android, i´ve been using the To Do Task manager Pro, which have a perfect offline reminder system. Its just a matter priority. Push notifications are old school. The only reason I turn to Todoist, is because of the mail-integration. I have paid for the Premium, but are very disappointed. On daily basis, with a busy schedule, you often dont know what you will do in, say 1our from a notification firers, so a fixed snooze is just not working. You HAVE to be able to snooze at a duration that seems likely at the moment. Like the one in settings PLUS a wheel to set you own snooze time.

Александр Маландин premium
Replied on Oct 13, 2013 - 06:35

Hi David!

Can you say if offline reminders and custom snooze times are implemented in the future Android client updates?

In my view, it is one of the most wanted features and it would be a pity if you don't have it.

There are lots of reminder applications on Google Play, so I guess it's fairly easy to build this functionality in, wouldn't you agree with me?

Regards,
Alex

David Trey staff
Replied on Oct 13, 2013 - 07:02

Hello Alex,

Yes, we're looking into implementing both options in the future.

Regarding custom snooze times, please note that these are already available, but so far only as a preset option so you can change the snooze time in the app's Settings, but can't select it as you use the snooze option.


Best regards,
David

oleg.maisak premium
Replied on Oct 31, 2013 - 05:12

To the topic of offline reminders:

Before I started to use Todoist I used application Go Power Master (now is Go Battery Saver). It realizes an energy saving, in particular, via disabling Internet connection when the display of the device is off.

When I started to use Todoist, I first didn't understand why push reminders don't appear at time. Any reminder with 2 hours late (for example) is unusable, of course. And I was disappointed, because other apps, even more simple apps, didn't have same problem.

I think, reminders should be kept on a device, but not only in a cloud. User must be independent from Internet when he use task management.

Александр Маландин premium
Replied on Oct 31, 2013 - 11:11

I agree with Oleg to the fullest. Although the Android app was updated several times this year and is now way better without a proper reminder scheme it is becoming useless for me and I will be contemplating a switch to another service next year when my subscription is over.

Please try to understand that it is not that important how fancy does your application look but what is the value it brings to a customer. And the value is in being sure that you are reminded of something important on time. At the moment, I cannot rely fully on your app regardless of how much I like its design and ergonomics.

Hope you would listen to my voice here and implement this simple (as it seems) feature.

Regards,
Alex

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gjjh25 premium
Replied on Nov 26, 2013 - 08:07

"Please log into your Todoist account at https://todoist.com click on the gear icon in the top-right corner and go to the Settings -> Reminders. Make sure your mobile device is listed there and choose "mobile push notification" as the default reminder method.

Also, each time you add a reminder to your task through the mobile app by typing <remind tom at 6pm> (for example) within the task name, a push notification reminder should be assigned to it."

I cant see where to add my device?

David Trey staff
Replied on Nov 26, 2013 - 08:26

Hello Gjjh25,

Your device should be added automatically as you log into your Todoist account through it and sync the data for the first time.


Best regards,
David

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gjjh25 premium
Replied on Nov 26, 2013 - 08:30

Hi No, I have been using this and Premium both on my phone and computer and there is no device shown in my settings?

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gjjh25 premium
Replied on Nov 26, 2013 - 08:46

It only shows a phone number and not a device?

David Trey staff
Replied on Nov 26, 2013 - 08:46

Please make sure you log into the same account using the same login method on all devices, try to delete and reinstall our mobile app, log into it, add 1 task through the mobile app.

Then, log out and back into the web-app to make sure the data is also synced correctly there and the device should appear on the list.

If it doesn't, please tell me:
- What device are you using?
- Are you online with this device and not in a mobile corporate network?
- Do you use any custom Android ROMs or jailbroken iOS?


Best regards,
David

Александр Маландин premium
Replied on Jan 08, 2014 - 05:51

Hi again!

Hope your holidays were great and wish you all the best in the new year!

Could you update me on the reminders feature implementation? It's been quite some time since it was moved to "In Progress". Do you think the update may be released in January by any chance?

Regards,
Alexander

David Trey staff
Replied on Jan 08, 2014 - 08:13

Hello Alexander,

I hope you've had great holidays too! :)

As for reminders - technically, they are already there, but if you're specifically referring to offline reminders generated by the app - these will be available very soon. We'll release a big update to all our apps by the end of this month and if nothing goes wrong in the last moment, this option should be available then.


Best regards,
David

Lisa Ong premium
Replied on Apr 10, 2014 - 11:44

Hi David, has the offline reminders been released? I'm very keen to move from Outlook My Tasks to Todoist Premium version but I'm holding back cos My Tasks offers offline reminders while Todoist doesn't have.

If i sync my Todoist into Outlook Calendar thru iCal, will the offline reminders work? On computer, iphone, ipad? thanks

David Trey staff
Replied on Apr 10, 2014 - 12:54

Hello Lisa,

Offline reminders are currently only available on Android - our app can generate them locally. On any other platform, you need to be online to receive one (push notification, email or SMS).


Best regards,
David