Reminders frequency less than annually (eg., repeat every X years, where X > 1)

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30 Mar, 2020 11:52 PM

Hello. The least frequent reminder currently possible is annually. While I'm sure it's not common for most people, I myself have a transaction that happens less frequently than once a year (my webhosting plan renews every 5 years). I currently have no way to set a reminder for this transaction (that I know of). Could you add another option in the reminder "Annually" tab that says "Repeat every [x] years" with maybe a drop-down with say, numbers 2-9? Example below:

[ ] Repeat Annually
[x] Repeat every [5] years

Forgive me if there's already a way to add a reminder like this if it exists (but please tell me how). Thanks!

  1. 1 Posted by mhoggie on 31 Mar, 2020 12:36 AM

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    just a user,
    Probably the best way to deal with a reminder that is greater than a year is to create the reminder with a start date of the future date to be reminded. Then when the reminder kicks off some day, just edit the start date and save again.

  2. 2 Posted by dwg on 31 Mar, 2020 12:39 AM

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    I'm a fellow user.

    Have you tried a daily reminder that repeats every 1825 days.

  3. 3 Posted by jroncek on 31 Mar, 2020 09:00 PM

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    Hi, thanks for the suggestions! Both are great workarounds!

    Almost right after I posted my question I switched over to the daily reminder tab and saw the option to repeat every x days. I ended up setting a reminder for 1826 days (+1 for leap day on 4th yr, right?). It will work, but it still would be nice to have a "simpler", more obvious reminder available where I don't have to do math to figure out how often I pay this bill when I forget. And if I keep this transaction reminder long enough, I might have 2 leap years to account for in the same 5 year span...

    Anyway, hope I'm not off by a day in five years ;). Thanks again!

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