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New repeat option: every [number] hours (e.g. 'every 6 hours')

ramercer says:

Some times I need to do a task every x hours, it currently appears that the minimal timescale on which you set tasks to repeat is every day. Could more finegrained control be added?

Posted at 1:57pm on April 15, 2009

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raymond.bergmark ProPower Poster says:

In the meantime, maybe you could add several tasks, due at different times and have them repeat daily?

Posted 5 years ago

ranbarton ProPower Poster says:

This request crops up periodically, and the usual suggested workaround is to set multiple tasks, e.g., one that repeats daily at 9am, another at noon, and a third at 3. It's a kludge, but it will get the trick done.

Posted 5 years ago

ranbarton ProPower Poster says:

@rajjan - great minds think alike?

Posted 5 years ago

ramercer says:

Thats what I ended up doing. Thanks.

Posted 5 years ago

raymond.bergmark ProPower Poster says:

ranbarton: at exactly the same time too, spooky!

Posted 5 years ago

emily (Remember The Milk) says:

ranbarton & rajjan, sometimes I feel like you guys are fighting it out for the title of, "most helpful forum poster" :) I think you both win!

Posted 5 years ago

ranbarton ProPower Poster says:

That's why we make the big bucks, eh, Rajjan?

Posted 5 years ago

raymond.bergmark ProPower Poster says:

ranbarton: Well, I don't know about you, but posting here at RTM is more of a hobby for me, and as such, I'm just glad that it doesn't cost me lots of money like my other hobbies ;-)

Posted 5 years ago

lichuan says:

Jep, light-weight task that simply reminds me in any given interval, greatly useful. If the answer is "find another reminder tool", so why I chose RTM at all?

Posted 5 years ago

ewaldorf says:

I would also love repeat to work for minutes & hours as well. I am always wanting to remember something specific during the day & I want to be reminded (with my vibrating iphone) every 10 minutes or 30 minutes till I do it. Other times, if it's really important I might want to be reminded of the same thing every minute for say 3 times, to make sure I got the message.

Posted 4 years ago

anthonyd says:

I third the ability to have a task repeat every hour rather than creating X amount of tasks with different due times. It seems like it could be implemented without much effort since their system is already checking tasks every minute. Maybe they foresee it would be too burdensome on the current server resources and they'll implement when they have larger headroom?

Posted 4 years ago

davidbwagner says:

I was just about to post this request when a search revealed this topic. In my case I'd like to use my android RTM app to remind me to take medication every 4 hours. I might not start taking it at the same time each morning so the "multiple events each repeating daily" hack does not work. What I really want is to say repeat = "after 4 hours".

Just because there is a clumsy workaround for something doesn't mean it should never be done right. There may be use cases you haven't thought of yet.

Posted 4 years ago

christianmagill says:

I want this feature to. It would be great for making desired behavior habitual.

Posted 4 years ago

raguza says:

I find it hard to comprehend why is such important option missing? I'm new to RTM considering going pro, however I have tasks that need repeating every hour. Any idea if this option is coming, anyone?

Posted 4 years ago

jansona Pro says:

I have another use for repeat every hour or minute, I want to set a task as "repeat every 4 hour for 1 time", with a due date matching the start time for the task. So i complete it once to start it, then complete it a second time to mark the end/completion of the task. Good for tasks with durations.

Posted 4 years ago

d3a1i0 says:

I also requested this feature. I did not see that someone had already done so.

Posted 3 years ago

caroline.dunne Pro says:

Would really like this option.

Several actions that I need to do a few times a day (i.e. check email) but I do not want to do it at a specific time. If I could add a task 'Check email after 6 hours' that would make my RTM perfect!!!

Posted 2 years ago

tamar Pro says:

Bumping this up.

I use the RTM Gmail gadget and repeating this task there adds a significant amount of clutter to the gadget. In fact, it makes me NOT want to use the gadget at all.

Can we please add it? How hard would its implementation be to do it anyhow? It's really disappointing that this request has been sitting in the queue for more than 3 years and RTM staff has basically already deemed it not worth pursuing. Gee, thanks.

Posted 2 years ago

sn3akyp3t3 Pro says:

I recently just recommended RTM for a family member that has suffered a traumatic brain injury and has difficulty remembering when to take medication. I found the need for "repeat every x hours" to be available to make management more logical for him rather than multiplying the number of rules which may cause confusion for him. I'm adding my vote for this feature.

Posted 2 years ago

alli.duck says:

I also vote for this feature.

Posted 2 years ago

windsandandstars Pro says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

tomjones8 Pro says:

I would definitely like (and use) this feature. I've used the multiple task kludge, but that isn't ideal.

+1 from me! :-)

tom.

Posted 1 year ago

mrkeks says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

porcoesphino says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

vickysp Pro says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

andrei.cociuba says:

I too require this feature before migrating to RTM from Astrid (possibly soon to be defunct)

Multiple tasks are not a good hack, because I need to be able to repeat a task (x) hours after completion.

Posted 1 year ago

megan.strickland Pro says:

This, please!

"Repeat every [X] hours" would be incredibly useful!

Also, "repeat AFTER [X] hours": http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/15642/

Posted 7 months ago

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