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New repeat option: every month on the last day

rainerschnelle says:

I was looking for a way to have recurrings tasks appear on the last day of a month, that doesn't seem to be possible or am I missing something?

Posted at 6:20pm on June 27, 2008

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francois.groenewald says:

I have a somewhat similiar request ...

It would be cool if support could be added to enter more flexible date "rules" for recurring tasks.

As an example, I have a task which is recurring for the "last thursday of the month". In the current scheme, I have to manually modify the outstanding task for this month to ensure it is due on the correct date.

Posted 5 years ago

kervin87 Pro says:

Needed this function just yesterday

Posted 2 years ago

italianwaite Pro says:

Similar to above, There are things that I need to do on a certain day each month (e.g. 1st Tuesday of every month), but I need to be reminded of this task the day before. This might appear to be an obvious fix (e.g. just have the task repeat on the first Monday of every month.) But what if the first day of the month is a Tuesday? Then that reminder would not happen until 6 days later. So I would need a repeat setting like this: 'every month on the day before the 1st tuesday'. Or something similar.

Posted 2 years ago

toriporin says:

I want this function too.

Posted 2 years ago

as44taxes Pro says:

Yes, I have quite a few tasks that must be completed on the last day of the each month. This would be a very desirable feature.

Posted 2 years ago

smaier says:

We shouldn't have to "vote" this feature in. It should be there already.

Posted 2 years ago

as44taxes Pro says:

Unfortunately, the only solution I see (unless the programmers do something) is to set the recurring task for the 31st. It will repeat only on months that have 31 days. Then you have to set up a separate reminder for the months of April, June, September and November for the 30th and have each one of them repeat annually. If you wish, you can create one for February 28th and have it repeat annually. Also, you could have one for February 29th, and have it repeat every four years. This, I know, is like going from Mexico to Arizona via Alaska, but it's the only way I can see that you can automate this reminder.

Posted 2 years ago

sw2979 says:

It would be much appreciated if the developers could "tickle the little grey cells" and add this feature. While maybe not the most commonly used, it seems to be in the very next category.

Posted 2 years ago

marcel.janus says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

hurcane Pro says:

I would vote for a "last" option as well. I specifically need last day of the month tasks.

Posted 2 years ago

jerrytsai Pro says:

I'm with smaier, and quite surprised this is not available. With appreciation and respect, I like RTM, and appreciate its service. But I don't LOVE RTM and this is one of the reasons why. The difficulty of customizing RTM to my liking-- which IMO is not all that demanding-- precludes me, a Pro user, from proselytizing on RTM's behalf.

Powers that be at RTM, if you ever used ReDo on the Palm OS, it handled, easily, simply, and logically, all repeating tasks.

I have a task that repeats on the third Tuesday of odd-numbered months. With RTM, this would requires 6 separate entries OR 1 entry (with a note to ignore the task in even-numbered months). In ReDo, it only required one entry and it did it right without needing any notes.

Posted 2 years ago

piotrek.2048 says:

Yes, this is important feature!

Posted 2 years ago

utahtoad Pro says:

I vote yes.

Posted 2 years ago

nickle says:

Start of the month would also be useful.

eg.

Start/End of month
Start/End of quarter
Start/End of year.

Also option to pick last none weekend.

So if the 31st is a Saturday, return the 30th.

Posted 2 years ago

randy.coulman Pro says:

I would also like the ability to schedule things for the last day of every month.

Posted 2 years ago

loewenconsulting says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

jeffrey25 says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

okolnost Pro says:

Anyone has an idea why this feature would taky 3 years to implement. Yes, I understand that it is probably low on importance list, but I do not think it has such low benefit/cost ratio that it should take 3 years... Guys, is this really so complex?

Posted 2 years ago

oconnor.brad says:

Pleeeeeeeeeease

Posted 2 years ago

twrzodak says:

low on importance list? But it is the basic functionality of the programs to manage tasks! poorly...

Posted 1 year ago

karlo.castillo Pro says:

I was looking for a way to do this with one of my tasks. Came here to check and im glad someone has already made a suggestion, 4 years ago...

I'll settle with setting these tasks on the 28th of each month and then postponing them. A dirty hack but what are the other options?

Posted 1 year ago

beanj007 Pro says:

Agreed... I use RTM for bills management so this would be SUPER handy for that. I've just been putting it on the 1st and then on pay day, looking ahead a day. Not ideal, but the least headache method.

Posted 1 year ago

robertvanbregt says:

You can use these patterns:

every month on the last friday
every month on the 28th

or you could use sleeper tag "z1d" and a pattern with
every month on the 1st

Posted 1 year ago

morrisonpeter says:

bump, +1, how do I vote? Just became a pro user and this is the first limitation I have encountered that I would like fixed with a new feature.

In a perfect world, I would like to see the ability to say "X number of days before 1st." This would cover everyone's requirements with only one change to the code (except those that require the last weekday of the month). For the most part I only require 1 day before the 1st (last day of the month), but there are times I would like a task due 3 days or 1 week before the end of the month, so the X variable would solve that.

Thanks RTM! These forums rock.

Posted 1 year ago

kerryrosenhagen Pro says:

+1. Seems pretty basic.

Posted 1 year ago

hofmannarts Pro says:

Morrisonpeter is absolutly right. I often need the ability to say "last day of the month -x days" e.g. for finishing the timesheet in the office or to capture the power consumption. It cant' be to difficult to ad this.

Posted 1 year ago

tururum says:

I also thought that this feature is implemented, and was kind of disappointed when didn't find it

Posted 1 year ago

dnorthut Pro says:

On the surface this seems like a very simple set of due on / repeat values. Love to see this get implemented!

Posted 1 year ago

chrisg Pro says:

"Every month on the last weekday" would be very useful.

Posted 10 months ago

jafar.ahmed says:

+1

Posted 10 months ago

thiago.braz Pro says:

+1

Posted 10 months ago

adamldyer Pro says:

+1

Posted 9 months ago

marius.i.marin Pro says:

+1

Posted 9 months ago

familie.klaassen says:

+1

Posted 9 months ago

jacobss914 Pro says:

+1

Posted 8 months ago

dylan.eiler Pro says:

+1

Posted 8 months ago

theegooch says:

+1

Posted 8 months ago

sunnysigara says:

+1
But I ahve a question..
What "end of month" & then "repeat monthly" does then?I saw in that in tips&tricks section. Isn't that the same as this feature?

Posted 7 months ago

a1anm Pro says:

+1

Posted 5 months ago

garygadget Pro says:

+1
Also, the current default behaviour could do with a review. I set an item for 31st October with a 'repeat monthly' option, and the repeat item was created for 31st December (presumably because there's no 31st November). I'm pretty certain no-one wants that behaviour...

Posted 5 months ago

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