Reminders

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The secret to effortlessly remembering everything? Have Todoist remind you.

Whether it’s the deadline for an important report or a friend’s birthday, just set a Todoist reminder and move on with your day. When it’s time, Todoist will send you a push notification or email about the task so you never miss a thing.

Setting up automatic reminders

When you set both a due date and a time for a task, Todoist automatically sets a reminder for you. For example, when you create a task for tomorrow at 4pm, Todoist will automatically send you a reminder 30 minutes beforehand.

You can change your default reminder settings to choose how much time beforehand you want to receive the automatic reminder and whether you want it sent by push notification or email:

  1. At the top right of your Todoist, click the gear icon and select Settings.
  2. Click the Reminders tab.
  3. Check the box next to the type of notification you’d like to receive:
    • Desktop notification to get notifications via your operating system.
    • Mobile push-notification to get notifications on your mobile device.
    • Email to receive a reminder email on the address that you’ve added via Settings → Account.
  4. Select a relative time from the default time drop-down.
  1. At the top right of your Todoist, click the gear icon.
  2. Under Settings, click Reminders.
  3. Check the box next to the type of notification you’d like to receive:
    • Desktop notification to get notifications via your computer’s operating system.
    • Mobile push-notification to get notifications on your mobile device.
    • Email to receive a reminder email on the address that you’ve added via Settings → Account.
  4. (Optional) When you snooze a reminder on Windows 10, you can choose to be reminded again at a later time. Below “When snoozed wait…”, select an interval from the drop-down.
  5. Select a relative time from the Send automatic reminders drop-down.
Focus Assist blocks Todoist notifications by default. If you want to receive notifications in priority mode, make sure to add Todoist via Windows' SettingsSystemFocus Assist → under Priority, only click Customize your priority list → click Add an app → select Todoist.
  1. At the top right of your Todoist, tap the gear icon.
  2. Tap Reminders.
  3. Tap Remind Me Via, select the type of notification you’d like to receive:
    • Desktop notification to get notifications via your computer’s operating system.
    • Mobile push-notification to get notifications on your mobile device.
    • Email to receive a reminder email on the address that you’ve added via Settings → Account.
  4. (Optional) When you snooze a reminder on iOS, you can choose to be reminded again at a later time. Tap When snoozed… and select an interval from the list.
  5. Tap Automatic Reminders and select a relative time from the list.
  1. At the top left of your Todoist, tap the menu icon.
  2. Tap Settings and select Reminders.
  3. Tap Remind Me Via, select the type of notification you’d like to receive:
    • Mobile push notification to get notifications on your mobile device.
    • Desktop push notification to get notifications via your computer’s operating system.
    • Email to receive a reminder email on the address that you’ve added via Settings → Account.
  4. (Optional) When you snooze a reminder on Android, you can choose to be reminded again at a later time. Tap When snoozed… and select an interval from the list.
  5. Tap Automatic Reminders and select a relative time from the list.

Setting up custom reminders

Set up custom reminders for any task, whether it has a due date and time or not:

You can even have a reminder triggered at a specific location, like when you’re walking by the grocery store.
  1. When adding or editing a task, simply click on the clock icon to the bottom right.reminders_web_01.jpg
  2. In the drop-down, click on the clock icon to choose whether you want to create a Date and time-based or Location-based reminder. If your task has a due time, you’ll see a third option – Before task – to set a reminder for a certain amount of time before your task is due.
  3. Depending on the option you chose in step 2, set the trigger for your reminder – type in the location, the specific date and time, or select the amount of time before the task is due.
  4. Click Add reminder to save your reminder. reminders_web_02.jpg
  1. When adding or editing a task, simply click on the clock icon to the bottom right.reminders_win10_01.jpg
  2. Type in which date and time you want to receive the reminder.
  3. Click Add Reminder to save it.reminders_win10_02.jpg

Right now, you can only set time-based push notification reminders for yourself on Windows 10. We’ll be adding location-based reminders, reminders via email, and reminders sent to collaborators in the future.

  1. Tap on an existing task.
  2. Tap on the clock icon that will appear below the task.
  3. On the next screen, choose whether you want to receive your reminder on a time and date or on a location. If your task has a due time, you’ll see a third option – Before task – to set a reminder for a certain amount of time before your task is due.
  4. Depending on the option you chose in step 3, set the trigger for your reminder – type in the location, enter any custom date and time, or select the specific date and time from the date & time picker.
  5. Tap Done to save your reminder.

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  1. Tap on an existing task.
  2. Tap on the clock icon that will appear at the bottom of your screen.
  3. On the next screen, tap on the clock icon in the bottom-left corner to choose whether you want to create a Date and time-based or Location-based reminder. If your task has a due time, you’ll see a third option – Before task – to set a reminder for a certain amount of time before your task is due.
  4. Depending on the option you chose in step 3, set the trigger for your reminder – type in the location, the specific date and time, or select the amount of time before the task is due.
  5. Tap the submit arrow to save your reminder.

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FAQ

Q: Which date and time formats are supported for creating reminders?

A: Any of the due dates and times that can be used to schedule your tasks also work for reminders.

Q: Can I even create a recurring reminder for my task?

A: Absolutely! Simply use any of the recurring due dates and times.

Q: On which devices can I receive location-based reminders?

A: Location-based reminders are only available for iOS or Android devices.

Q: Do I have to do anything on my iOS or Android device to receive location-based reminders?

A: On Android, location-based reminders are set up by default; no action required.

On iOS, you may have to turn on Location-Based Alerts: Open the Settings app → tap Privacy → tap Location Services → turn on “Location Services” → scroll down and tap System Services → turn on "Location-Based Alerts".