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Set Task duration for Todoist items
Set Task duration for Todoist items

Add time estimates to Todoist items to sync as the Reclaim Task duration.

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Written by Henry Shapiro
Updated over a week ago

Task durations for synced Todoist items

Once you have your Todoist integration set up, you can begin syncing Todoist items as smart Tasks right to your calendar via Reclaim.

By default, Reclaim will create Tasks for synced Todoist items based on your default Task duration settings in Reclaim (learn more about setting your Task defaults here).

If you are on a paid Todoist Plan, Reclaim can also schedule Tasks by the time specified in the Todoist duration field (currently only available on Todoist's Pro and Business plans). If that field is not filled out - or you are using the free Todoist plan - Reclaim will defer to your default Task settings, or reference the bracket notation below for how much time you need.

Set task duration for synced Todoist items

You can easily set a custom duration for a Todoist item by adding it text in either the Todoist item title or description. Simply indicate the number of minutes, hours, or days enclosed in square brackets, such as:

  • [45m] = 45 minutes

  • [2h] = 2 hours

  • [4d] = 4 days

Note: The unit of time is case insensitive.

For example, if you need 2 hours to get board slides completed:

Get board slides done [2h]

Update duration for a synced Todoist item

To adjust the duration after the Todoist item has been created, edit the duration text to reflect the new duration and re-save the Todoist item to update.

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