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Customize reminders for individual tasks

emilio.bertelli says:

I found one thing that should be improved: i'm quite new here, but it seems that when you set reminders in the setting section you can only set a single hour and a single day or week or whatever before for all the tasks in general, but you can't customize a single reminder for each single task.
For instance i could need (and that happens) a reminder for one task one day before, and for another task 3 days before, and for another one 72 hours before, because for one task i need just one day to prepare it, while for another i could need 3 days or more and so on.
Not every task is the same and not every task needs to be reminded the same time in advance.
So it would be an useful idea if, when i select one task, from there, opening the reminder setting i can set the reminder for that single task and not a general set for all the tasks.
Maybe i'm wrong and i haven't found out that this possibility is already displayed: if so, please tell me how to do. If not, this is a thing that must be done absolutely.

Posted at 4:55pm on January 27, 2010

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rhauer says:

I would love to have this feature. Having different reminder times for different tasks would be very helpful

Posted 4 years ago

anna.sorenson Pro says:

I'd love that too. Most of my tasks don't need reminders, I just want to see them when I log in. Sometimes I want a reminder to make an important phone call or send a birthday card. I currently track those on Google Calendar, which allows individualized reminders for every appointment (task). RTM, can you give us reminders customizable by individual task?

Posted 4 years ago

ranbarton ProPower Poster says:

In four years, I can hardly count how many times this natural, entirely reasonable suggestion has been put forward. An incomplete list follows below. While there is a great Gcal workaround (https://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/tips/6517/), it's too roundabout to imagine all new RTM users to set that up, and in the meantime the inadequate flexibility in the current reminder system is surely not helping to win any new users over.

Now that the multi-edit UI issues have been addressed here, I think that reminders may very well be the leading open issue in terms of site functionality here at RTM.

It would be great to see Bob turn his attention to this challenge. I think tags and smartlists lay a foundation for reminders that could be extremely powerful for the end user without being that hard to code.

http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/68/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/264/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/270/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/358/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/495/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/1233/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/1296/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/2284/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/2456/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/2493/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/3009/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/3042/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/3560/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/3788/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/4081/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/4101/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/4156/ (great suggestion here)
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/tips/4245/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/4251/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/3476/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/5974/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/6344/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/7335/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/7460/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/7538/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/7737/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/7857/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/8376/
https://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/8621/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/8765/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/9115/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/9168/
https://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/9391/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/9467/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/9503/

Posted 4 years ago

abhishekg Pro says:

Me too. I would love to have a different reminder setting for each task. Thanks!

Posted 4 years ago

iamjud says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

mpoush says:

I too would love a different reminder setting, especially one that could be tag-based. But only as the default - each instance could be edited.

Posted 4 years ago

rmchale says:

+1. Outlook had been doing this for ages.. Rmilk has become less useful for me without features like this. It would be nice for instance if work tasks could remind me at work and home tasks remind me @ home. Or if 1 task could have a 1 hr reminder and another a 15 minute reminder

Posted 4 years ago

edescott Pro says:

I would like to add my agreement with these comments in the hopes that this feature will be added soon. For me, it is incredibly useful to be able to set separate reminders, or even multiple types of reminders (as Google Calendar will let you do) for each task. The addition of this feature would make RTM a truly useful application for me. The lack of this features has limited its usefulness. Thanks for (hopefully) working on this one!

Posted 4 years ago

ken.weirman says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

heggaton says:

I can't believe that this request is continually being ignored.

It also needs customisation of what sort of reminder to use. For example, every time I get a reminder, my iPhone, Gmail IM and email go off. I don't need that. In fact, it's annoying to have to acknowledge all three.

I'd much prefer to choose how to be reminded.

Posted 4 years ago

guice says:

I would add my voice again for the inclusion of this feature as I have many times before.

Posted 4 years ago

mpricemitchell says:

Add me to this list as well. RTM is so customizable for the many ways people set up their tasks/events/to-dos, I can't see why this couldn't be implemented.

Posted 4 years ago

corwin78 says:

I am with you - this is great idea. I would be very grateful too, if will be possible use different types of reminder (email, jabber, sms, etc.) for different kinds of tasks, e.g. whole list of task for current day by email at morning and then reminder for task before it should be done via sms, IM.

Posted 3 years ago

mahinirb says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

mahinirb says:

And a big +1 for this comment:

"It also needs customisation of what sort of reminder to use. For example, every time I get a reminder, my iPhone, Gmail IM and email go off. I don't need that. In fact, it's annoying to have to acknowledge all three." Totally agree. I want to be able to choose which one reminds me for a particular task.

Posted 3 years ago

christianmagill says:

This is definitely an important feature. Can we get an idea if this is even being considered?

Posted 3 years ago

draguzet says:

This function is MUST !
Like Outlook have, Due Date, and custom Reminder !!
I go to PRO if this would be implemented !!!

Posted 3 years ago

draguzet says:

Reminder can not be predefined when depends on the situation in question, the location .... it depends on when I'll put a reminder.
Please give this function!

Posted 3 years ago

alange Pro says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

altikal says:

I also need this bigtime. Ill tell you why, my memory is awfull so i when i go to letctures i write my stuff down, but will forget to read them. So i need to have a reminder for each lecture to read the notes 1 day after + 1 week after + 1month after + 3months after so they are commited to my long term memory. If your planning on this then ill happily be a beta tester.

Posted 3 years ago

anna.santos says:

I want the same thing. I just found out I can't get the reminders the way I want them. I LOVED this program but I really need the reminders. That is the whole point of me putting info in the program so it can be my brain for me. If I have to remember anyway then it didn't help.

Posted 3 years ago

anna.santos says:

I just did the google work around posted above and ran into the google problem where reminders are not sent to other emails than your gmail address. SOOOO frustrated.

Posted 3 years ago

binarymelon says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

nadeem.mitha says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

alange Pro says:

+ 1
to define different reminders for different tasks and lists is really needed!

Posted 3 years ago

tytyzimmy says:

This feature is EXTREMELY needed... it would be nice to make it similar to the reminders in google calendar, which allows you to set up to 5 (I think) custom reminders for each task and you choose the amount of time before or after the task when the reminder will be sent (via email, text, or pop-up).

+1.

Posted 3 years ago

lau.hayden says:

I would like to have different kinds of reminders... like MSN vs. Email: MSN for tasks with "due-time"... and email for tasks due tomorrow.

Posted 3 years ago

robatwilliams Pro says:

Would like custom reminder time for individual tasks please.

Posted 3 years ago

kenshiro.saotome says:

I concur.

As a prime example: I don't need to know a day beforehand that my weekly housecleaning is coming up tomorrow. But I DO need to know at LEAST a week beforehand when I need to go get the registration on my car renewed.

Posted 3 years ago

jayaallen Pro says:

And another vote for reminders that could be tailored to the task. I was used to this with Palm Desktop / Palm Treo and miss it with RTM.

Posted 3 years ago

pliedtke says:

This is definitely a must have feature!

Not only that, I thing the RTM-reminder-funtion in general could be improved a lot (IMO it is the one major downside to RTM)!

I would love to have the following features implemented:

- different reminders for different tasks
- different email-adresses for different tasks (e.g. work-adress for work tasks and personal adress for personal tasks)

- responding to reminders!!!
i have all my reminders filtered to a specific folder in my GMail and (as i'm working mostly out of this list during the day) it would be very nice to have the possibility to respond to a reminder with "Done" and the task would get marked as Done in RTM. another nice feature would be to reschedule tasks via reply to the remindes in a similar manner.

Posted 3 years ago

m.potgieser says:

+1 (definitely a must have nowadays)

Posted 3 years ago

jinger.m says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

a.taylor412 says:

I would find the flexibility very useful as well. I have reminders turned off in order to stop the flood of emails. However, tomorrow I need to change an appointment and would like a reminder. I guess I need to create a GCal event.

Posted 3 years ago

m.a.harradine says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

dpan Pro says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

hanhi says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

guice says:

+ 1000

Posted 3 years ago

roswell.balentien says:

Just finished updating my task list, reminders and whatnot and I noticed the lacking of this fuctionality. A quick search on google brought up several threads, some from years back.

Why has this still not been added in? Clearly it's a feature in high demand.

Posted 3 years ago

markdjohnston Pro says:

+1 (my first request in RTM forum)

Posted 3 years ago

bowman35 says:

+1 (my first request also)

Posted 3 years ago

yublocka Pro says:

me three

Posted 3 years ago

guice says:

Hi,

I have been following the requests for flexibility of reminders for a number of years, there have been workarounds, but they don't really hit the spot and usually involve another program/service.

See www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/3476/ for my best attempt with 103 requesters.

These are deleted at regular intervals due to "closed automatically due to a lack of responses in the past month" (originally 6 months). So if you really want it, you need to keep it alive folks...:-)

Current best are

www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/9503/
www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/2064/

Suggestions for improving the flexibility of the reminders.

To set reminders

single tasks - www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/9503/
www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/10830/
www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/10183/
www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/68/

due items www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/11139

overdue items www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/11139/
www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/3702/
www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/10537/

on each list/tag www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/10975/
www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/10543/
www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/9965/
www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/9467/

dismissing www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/android/10370/

repeat www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/android/10392/


There are various others see another long timer...

ranbarton says:
In four years, I can hardly count how many times this natural, entirely reasonable suggestion has been put forward. An incomplete list follows below. While there is a great Gcal workaround (https://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/tips/6517/), it's too roundabout to imagine all new RTM users to set that up, and in the meantime the inadequate flexibility in the current reminder system is surely not helping to win any new users over.

Now that the multi-edit UI issues have been addressed here, I think that reminders may very well be the leading open issue in terms of site functionality here at RTM.

It would be great to see Bob turn his attention to this challenge. I think tags and smartlists lay a foundation for reminders that could be extremely powerful for the end user without being that hard to code.

http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/68/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/264/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/270/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/358/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/495/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/1233/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/1296/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/2284/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/2456/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/2493/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/3009/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/3042/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/3560/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/3788/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/4081/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/4101/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/4156/ (great suggestion here)
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/tips/4245/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/4251/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/3476/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/5974/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/6344/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/7335/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/7460/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/7538/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/7737/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/7857/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/8376/
https://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/8621/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/8765/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/9115/
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/9168/
https://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/9391/

See Ya.

G

Posted 3 years ago

pjniez says:

Hi All,

I'm new to RTM and I am currently using the Android App on my Droid. I have just started the 15 day trial period right now and I was about to purchase the subscription when I noticed that I could not set up individual reminders for my tasks. This one thing alone will prevent me from purchasing the Pro upgrade. I was quite surprised that RTM doesn't allow this now. I am even MORE surprised that this feature has been requested for so long and has not been implemented!

RTM: What is the deal with implementing different reminders at the individual task level? Why has this common feature of todo list/task managers not been implemented in RTM??? I absolutely need this feature implemented in order to be able to use RTM as my task manager. Since it currently does not have this ability, and I doubt it will happen in the next 14 days when my trial is over, I will be looking for another task manager.

Pro Users: I assume you have asked RTM support about this. What have they said about this? Have they given a reason why this has not been implemented yet?

Regards,

Paul

Posted 3 years ago

jason.braganza says:

I second this! Please have reminders specific to tasks!

Posted 3 years ago

ravegnani says:

This is definitely a must have feature !!!!!
( this is my first request in RTM forum)

Posted 3 years ago

valdesan says:

Come on RTM people I paid my dues. Please add this it would be so useful

Posted 3 years ago

crismtz Pro says:

Agree with everybody above. I would really like it

Posted 3 years ago

katkuhl Pro says:

I'd also love to see this feature.

Posted 3 years ago

trante says:

i'd also be happy with this feature!

Posted 3 years ago

vj777 says:

Id like to have email reminders off by default, but be able to set a reminder on certain, specific tasks - otherwise I'd just be spamming myself !

Posted 3 years ago

jamie.mccoy says:

even reminders by lists would be helpful - I want personal reminders sent to a specific email but work reminders set to another ...

Posted 3 years ago

lars_m Pro says:

+1 ...no, +1.000.000!!!

I can't believe that this isn't a feature already!?

Posted 3 years ago

halloleo Pro says:

yep, would be a great enhancement - my workaround when i really, really need this, is creating multiple reminders with the same subject and different due times.

Posted 3 years ago

mattsorensen Pro says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

alicia.altair says:

+1

I'm a new user and will say that the lack of this feature is the one thing that will keep me going pro. More than that, the fact that all these requests have not even been addressed bodes ill.

Posted 3 years ago

erica.nofi says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

jdoiii Pro says:

+1
Absolutely stunned that YEARS can go by without even a response on this.

Posted 3 years ago

jhoxeng says:

I'm brand new to Remember The Milk. Just set up my second task and ran into this problem. I think it's going to be a deal breaker for me. Good-bye, I'll check back in a few months.

Posted 3 years ago

samirkshah says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

jamie.ward says:

gCal is has the best reminder system. Get with this simple request RTM.

Posted 3 years ago

volunteercoordinator says:

Ditto. Ditto. Ditto. Another disappointed user. It's such an intuitive feature that it never occurred to me that RTM didn't have it for individual tasks until I was setting up my first list. In fact, the "Setting reminders" section of https://www.rememberthemilk.com/help/guide/ led me to believe this feature was already in place.

My nonprofit organization currently uses Memotome.com and are looking to move to RTM, but might have to put this hold as this is a feature we use regularly.

Ideally we'd have the ability to set reminders for individual tasks. And like Memotome.com, we'd have the ability to setup a Final Reminder and Warning Reminders. Final Reminder is adjustable by minutes, hours, days and weeks from the due date (which includes date and time of day). Warning Reminder(s) come in before the Final Reminder. And you can customize how many Warning Reminder(s) you receive and how often they occur — again minutes, hours, days and weeks apart.

Please move this up on the priority list, RTM.

Posted 3 years ago

johnmazz says:

Thanks to Guice and Ranbarton for fighting the good fight. This topic DOES come up constantly, and never get any love from the staff. I wish they would at least tell us WHY they think this is a bad idea, why it wouldn't work or why they think it doesn't fit with their vision of RTM.

Posted 3 years ago

ranbarton ProPower Poster says:

@johnmazz - Thanks for the mention. I only beat on these issues because I think they are the tiny flaws in what is a great creation. I think reminders and sorting are the two glaring issues these days, and I would so love to see RTM address them. It's an invaluable site, and I hate to see these issues lead others to cast it aside.

Posted 3 years ago

relevart Pro says:

+1
This would be a useful feature. Almost all the other sites implemented this! RTM should catch up too.

Posted 3 years ago

roefactor Pro says:

This is the closest post I could find for this list without starting a new topic.

I moderate tasks for a small group of people. Each person has their own specific task list. On the topic of more flexibility in reminders, it would be great if I had the ability to set each person to receive e-mail reminders FOR THEIR PERSONAL TASK LIST ONLY, instead of having to see each person's task list together.

Hope to see all these reminder issues addressed or updated soon.

Posted 2 years ago

barton986 says:

+1
As it currently stands, RTM effectively has no reminder system because the inflexible one in place has no practical usage scenario for the average monkey (man? me?). IMHO (the only important one of course) working to allow configurable reminders should be the only thing on the RTM staff's plate until it is completed. There, I said it: so let it be done!! Ah, imaginary podiums make me happy....done rant-writing now.
-JB

Posted 2 years ago

jmachta Pro says:

Reminders assigned to individual tasks is really a crucial feature. I have been using RTM for a few month and like it very much for the power of its search and smart lists but the lack of flexible reminders is beginning to feel like a deal breaker to me. So far I use the due date as a time to be reminded but then I don't have a way to incorporate a due date.

Posted 2 years ago

justin.rousselle Pro says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

sara.clauw says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

mfquinn66 Pro says:

I've been test driving RTM for a few days and am actually relieved to hear that reminders specific to individual tasks is not a feature. It never occurred to me that it wasn't and I was beginning to feel hopeless ignorant in figuring out how to set a reminder

Posted 2 years ago

marionhenderson says:

I sometimes have tasks that take 6 months or more to achieve and others that can be done very quickly. Thus, to standardise the reminders across all tasks is just rediculous.
Also, I'd like to be able to overview my taskes beyond just a weekly view. Because some take longer than a week to achieve, so in that contexts it's too late to see the task so close to the deadline!

Posted 2 years ago

sneinton says:

Count me in on this as well.

Posted 2 years ago

rjglasse says:

I've just migrated from text files + Remind (linux tool) and I'm enjoying RTM. However, I'm really missing individual reminder alerts for tasks, as this Remind example illustrates:

rem 09 July +7 msg - Do something %b

In other words, start nagging me seven days in advance (+7) of 9th July, and print the number of days I have left (%b).

So simple it hurts.

Posted 2 years ago

guice says:

This would really help my schedule.

Posted 2 years ago

feliypcity says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

pjpw says:

Absolute necessity which would just about make RTM the ulimate Task Manager.

Posted 2 years ago

mpricemitchell says:

Not having this feature has made me give up on my RTM account. I really like RTM, but custom reminders are a crucial feature for me and clearly a lot of other people. I was missing too many task deadlines with one reminder setup

Posted 2 years ago

jrdioko Pro says:

I'll add my name to the list. Amazing how many people have posted here! The lack of this feature is definitely noticed!

Posted 2 years ago

ignatz says:

Desperately want this feature. It would absolutely cement my love for this tool. Right now reminders serve no purpose for me.

Posted 2 years ago

makis.antzoulatos says:

I just discovered this website. In reading the description I thought it had this function. Then I started to set my page up and realized it didn't. I was so let down. A function like this is amazingly important in my work, and I imagine in many peoples lives. This feature would be so basic to add.

Posted 2 years ago

marcus.morrisey says:

This feature would convert me to a pro user

Posted 2 years ago

kenv481 Pro says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

mowee says:

Would love this feature. Don't know why we have to wait so long for a feature like this.

Posted 2 years ago

impunityjainne Pro says:

Please. WANT!

Posted 2 years ago

weiduomei Pro says:

So....the question is, how many people have to ask, agree and affirm that this is a good idea before it becomes reality?

Posted 2 years ago

lilyheart Pro says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

shea.martin says:

+1. New to RTM, shocked that this didn't exist.

Posted 2 years ago

guice says:

Keep having to come back top this one, as I keep finding I need it...frustratingly... G

Posted 2 years ago

wzsw says:

PLEASE ADD THIS!!! please

Posted 2 years ago

jodi.mcmaster says:

Let me add to the voice: Please separate the reminder by task, not as an overall preference. Without it, there's not too much incentive to moove over to RTM.

Posted 2 years ago

wendykcpa says:

I would like to see reminders for individual tasks. Thanks

Posted 2 years ago

dburdi says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

ilyse.kazar Pro says:

+1.

Keep it simple and just give us a Remind checkbox in the task-edit pane (and a smart-add switch would be nice too!). Also a pref to have reminders all turned on or off by default.

As for customizing the timing of a reminder per task, that would be nice sometime down the road of programming resources allow.

Posted 2 years ago

gefraser says:

I would like this feature as well.

Exactly how many requests does RTM need to receive in order to start working on it?

I would also like to see what PERCENTAGE of active users are requesting features like this instead of just a tally.

Posted 2 years ago

justin.rousselle Pro says:

Again, to keep this request active, I add to this post my comment from my post 12543 :

It would be a nice addition to RTM if we could set a different sound to each task when it is reminded in function of its priority. Same goes for each priority, reminders should come more frequently as you approach a deadline

Posted 2 years ago

shaunareid says:

Bump! Pretty please! :)

Posted 2 years ago

alex_belisarius says:

I'd love to see this feature implemented. RTM is a great service with excellent design and well-thought-out functionality, but without the ability to prevent it from reminding me about specific tasks, the reminders function is significantly less useful. :(

Posted 2 years ago

m2xw says:

Bump!!

Is there any progress on this? For such a advanced service like RTM, this feature is a must if you ask me.

Also i think a lot of people buy a pro account only because of the reminders. Thats another good reason why this should be done.


Thanks.

Posted 2 years ago

jwcheong says:

pls add this...

Posted 2 years ago

deuberj says:

I agree, as a new user on of the first things I tried to do was set a specific reminder and found out that had to be set for all task - At first I thought there is no way this could be, since that is a basic function of all reminders systems

Posted 2 years ago

louise.horsfall Pro says:

I agree, flexible reminders are just what i was looking for. I could get around it by setting the due date in advance of when the task is due, so it acts as a reminder, but psychologically it's unhelpful to have RTM screaming 'overdue' on tasks which aren't in reality and I could miss one which is actually overdue.

You could create two entries for a task with different dates: 'begin task' and 'task due' but that's clumsy.

Apart from that, RTM is a great system and supports David Allen's 'Getting Dhings Done' well. :)

Thanks

Posted 2 years ago

shmoo27 Pro says:

ABSOLUTELY! Not only that, but you should be able to tweak which type of reminders you want for different things (and this should carry to the Android app too).

For instance, I want to get a daily email of all tasks due today, but I don't want my phone to notify me at that time.

And for tasks with a due time, I want *those* to pop up a reminder on my phone, but I don't want to get an email.

Posted 2 years ago

netninja says:

Please, this would complete RTM! And ensure I renew my pro account :)

Posted 2 years ago

long.in.the.tooth says:

Custom reminders, s.v.p.

Posted 2 years ago

mckenzie.bridle says:

Yes please

Posted 2 years ago

olafschroeder Pro says:

If google can, rtm should be able too!

+1

Posted 2 years ago

alecbenzer says:

+1, this would be a huge benefit

Posted 2 years ago

jana.bouma says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

kenv481 Pro says:

Why hasn't this ever been implemented?

Posted 2 years ago

mpatten Pro says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

lmiller6 Pro says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

ben.bland says:

+1
(and reminders should not have to concur with due dates in any way. I need to be reminded well before the due date on some tasks).

Posted 1 year ago

akirashoji Pro says:

+1, isn't this on developers priority list?

Posted 1 year ago

macleodks Pro says:

+1. What would satisfy most of us I think is to have 1 default reminder date. Have this apply to all reminders and lists etc at first. Then allow a custom reminder date for each task that we can set. This is crucial.

What would be useful for others is to also have a custom due date for each tag or list as well that we can set to override the default. But first and foremost we at least need reminder days for each task.

I have been struggling very much with this, to a point where I'm starting to look for other services.

Posted 1 year ago

thedoson says:

i am not a pro so I'm adding +2 to this. Hope it'll count.
How long will it take to set up this Bob?

Posted 1 year ago

agoolsby says:

I've been finding all kinds of ways that RTM can help me organize different lists in my life...but most of them require this functionality. Is ther *any* update on the status of this feature? I agree with @macleodks - a default is fine, but the ability to customize is really key.

Posted 1 year ago

mauranevel says:

I'm a productivity trainer and I've been recommending RTM as an alternative to Google tasks, but I didn't realize that you can't customize reminders. That's enough to make me stop recommending RTM.

Posted 1 year ago

jsandb says:

This is essential, must be added if i'm going to stay.

Posted 1 year ago

amitco777 says:

Realy Realy essential !

Posted 1 year ago

faramant Pro says:

I would like to suggest Smart Filter based reminders or the ability to mark a Smart List as to generate reminders if a new item is added. Ideally, I could select to be reminded via mail or app.

Posted 1 year ago

tboddien says:

I fully agree: I really miss individual reminder settings for each task.

Posted 1 year ago

mamona says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

rowland.mayor says:

Truly astounding that this has not been added. I will decide whether to continue as a paying member based on whether there is any movement on this feature.

Posted 1 year ago

haljor says:

I'd be happy if I could just have reminders for Work tasks go to my work email address. It seems so simple, and yet...

Posted 1 year ago

dfishershin says:

Aw, geez. I just got Siri and was all excited about getting going with RTM, hit the reminder problem, looked for a solution, and - NONE! - so I'm going to be looking for a different productivity program.

Don't get why this hasn't been addressed after years of requests.

Posted 1 year ago

crispycook says:

Brand new to RTM and this seems like a critical feature

Posted 1 year ago

evanroberts Pro says:

I don't need this feature that often, but it would be really nice.

Posted 1 year ago

doniago Pro says:

Given how well RTM generally syncs with Outlook, I find it quite disappointing that the reminder functionality is relatively so lacking.

Posted 1 year ago

joleary says:

I don't really need to be able to customize the reminders, but would really value being able to get separate reminders for each task (vs. the daily digest). I know I can get separate reminders if I set different times associated with each task, but that is a giant pain - is there a simpler solution?

Posted 1 year ago

uche says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

robert.burkhardt.dowd says:

Would love to see this

Posted 1 year ago

ianmerin says:

This is something that will tip the bucket between me getting RTM pro or settling for a different application.

Posted 1 year ago

morewind says:

Just started with RTM a couple of days ago. It's a great tool, but I was surprised at the lack of a per-task reminder setting.

Posted 1 year ago

felix8372 says:

+1, come on!

Posted 1 year ago

philemonara says:

+1, Now I use another Program for the stuff of which I need to be reminded... This feature would be awesome!

Posted 1 year ago

neverland0 Pro says:

I really want this, what's the problem?

Posted 1 year ago

stpe0511 says:

I'm so disappointed that this feature don't allow you to set different reminders on different tasks!! That's the ONLY reason I just paid for pro today! SO DISAPPOINTED!!!

Posted 1 year ago

stpe0511 says:

There is a huge difference in reminders for a presentation in school and a "buy milk"!

Posted 1 year ago

mkarbi Pro says:

For me, this is the only missing feature to perfection for rememberthemilk!

Posted 1 year ago

chrisg Pro says:

This would make RTM so much better! Right now I have reminders on, but I tend to ignore them because a lot of the reminders are for things that don't really need one. If I only got a reminder for certain things, I wouldn't get habituated to them and they'd be a lot more effective.

Posted 1 year ago

johnno2 says:

If I'm not mistaken, reminders seem to be an all or nothing selection. I have set up RTM for bill payments, most of which would benefit from a reminder. However, direct debits simply need to be seen in the Tasks screen without a reminder.
The ability to set individual reminders would be a great enhancement.

Posted 11 months ago

amriksk Pro says:

+1 please

Posted 10 months ago

jimjacobus Pro says:

I can setup individual reminders in Outlook.com, but the task management tool they provide is lacking. It would be great to find a tool that does individual reminders along with task management. I'll give this tool a year as I just upgraded to Pro, but after that year if there is no individual reminders, I'm off to another evaluation.

Posted 10 months ago

varad says:

+1

Posted 9 months ago

erin.brammer says:

+1

Posted 8 months ago

edball says:

+1

Posted 6 months ago

wcpyro Pro says:

+1

Posted 5 months ago

lishar says:

This would be extremely, extremely useful.

Posted 4 months ago

chocaccro Pro says:

+100

Posted 4 months ago

jezzabart says:

I use this feature all the time in Outlook, it's something of a deal breaker not to have it in RTM, which otherwise does everything I want.

Posted 7 weeks ago

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