Reminders

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

Whether it’s Mom’s birthday or the deadline for an important report, just set a Todoist reminder and forget about it. Todoist will send you a push notification, email, or text message about the task so you’ll never miss a thing.

You can even have a reminder triggered at a specific location, like when you’re driving by the grocery store.

Setting up automatic reminders

You can have Todoist create an automatic reminder for every task that has both a due date and time. That means you don’t even have to remember to create the reminder. 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 1) choose how much time beforehand you want to receive the automatic reminder and 2) whether you want it sent by push notification, email, or text message.

Setting up custom reminders

You can also set up custom reminders for any task (including location-based reminders), whether it has a due date and time or not.

Location-aware reminders can be set from any platform, but they will only trigger with Todoist on your iOS or Android device.

To activate location-aware reminders on iOS, tap Settings > Privacy > Location Services and turn on “Location Services and Reminders”.

On Android, everything is already set up by default.

  1. When adding or editing a task, simply click on the clock icon to the bottom right.

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  2. On the next screen, click on the clock icon to choose whether you want to create a 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 on the device icon to the right to choose whether you want the reminder sent by push notification, email, or text message. If the task is in a shared project, you can also choose to set a reminder for a teammate using their default reminder format.
  5. Click “Add reminder” to save your reminder.

 

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  1. When adding or editing a task, simply click on the clock icon to the bottom right.   
  2. Type in a date and time to trigger your reminder.
  3. Click Add Reminder or press Enter to save it.

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 or text message, and reminders sent to collaborators in the future.

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  1. Tap on an existing task.
  2. Tap on the clock icon that will appear below the task.
  3. On the next screen, click on the clock icon in the bottom-left corner to choose whether you want to create a time-based or location-based reminder. If your task has a due time, you’ll also 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 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.
  5. Click on the device icon to the right to choose whether you want the reminder sent by push notification, email, or text message. If the task is in a shared project, you can also choose to set a reminder for a teammate using their default reminder format.
  6. Tap the submit arrow 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, click on the clock icon in the bottom-left corner to choose whether you want to create a time-based or location-based reminder. If your task has a due time, you’ll also 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 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.
  5. Click on the device icon to the right to choose whether you want the reminder sent by push notification, email, or text message. If the task is in a shared project, you can also choose to set a reminder for a teammate using their default reminder format.
  6. Tap the submit arrow to save your reminder.

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