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Specify 'Earliest start date' to schedule Todoist items
Specify 'Earliest start date' to schedule Todoist items

Tell Reclaim not to start scheduling a synced Todoist item until a specific date.

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Written by Henry Shapiro
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Start delay for synced Todoist items

You can delay when Reclaim should start scheduling your synced Todoist item by adding simple text to the title of a Todoist item.

To specify the 'Earliest start date and time' for a Todoist item to schedule, format the earliest start date in brackets in the item title field: (not before [date] [time]).

For example, to schedule time for catching up on emails from Todoist no earlier than next Friday:

Catch up on email (not before next Friday)

Use hard date for 'Earliest start' date

A hard date may also be used in the not before field.

For example, to tell Reclaim to not schedule 4 hours for an OKR review before March 31st 2022, write OKR review (not before 3/31/2022 11am) [4h] into the title field in Todoist.

Requirements for start delay on Todoist items:

  • If you specify an exact date, it must be written in MM/DD/YYYY format.

  • If the date gets highlighted by Todoist while you're typing it and then disappears when you save, that means Todoist "parsed" it locally and stripped it out as the due date. Click the highlighted text first to prevent Todoist from doing that. Lear more about disabling this feature via Todoist's settings here.

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