Add reminders to a task

Add reminders to a task
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Add reminders to a task

Task reminders allow you to set a specific date and time to receive a reminder notification. You can add up to five reminders to an individual task. When you add a reminder to a task, you'll receive an in-app notification at the date and time you specify (if you have notifications enabled).

Tasks with reminders have a small bell icon next to them.

Note: This feature is available to all eligible customers during Early Access. When Tasks is officially released, this feature will be limited to specific Evernote subscription plans.

Add a task reminder

To add a reminder to a task, follow the steps for your operating system below.

  • Mac

    Click anywhere in the title of a task to bring up the task editor, then click the bell with a plus sign button to the right of the task title. Choose a pre-set time period or click a date on the calendar to select a specific date and time.

  • Windows

    Click anywhere in the title of a task to bring up the task editor, then click the bell with a plus sign button to the right of the task title. Choose a pre-set time period or click a date on the calendar to select a specific date and time.

  • iOS

    Tap anywhere in the title of a task to bring up the task editor, then tap the bell with a plus sign button on the toolbar above the keyboard. Choose a pre-set time period, or tap Pick a time to select a specific date and time.

  • Android

    Tap anywhere in the title of a task to bring up the task editor, then tap the bell with a plus sign button on the toolbar above the keyboard. Choose a pre-set time period, or tap Pick a time to select a specific date and time.

  • Web

    Click anywhere in the title of a task to bring up the task editor, then click the bell with a plus sign button. Choose a pre-set time period or click a date on the calendar to select a specific date and time.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I learn more about tasks?

To learn more, visit Tasks Overview.

What is the purpose of a due date versus a task reminder?

A due date is meant to be the date that a task should be completed. Depending on the task, it may be possible that the due date and task reminder are the same. Here are some examples of when you might use one, the other, or both:

  • Your "Complete tax returns" task has a due date of April 15. You should set one or more task reminders in advance of this date to help you meet the upcoming due date.
  • Your "Call Mom" task may not have a due date at all, but you can add a task reminder to notify you when to complete the task.
  • Your "Finish writing chapter one" task has a due date of next week, but you don't need any notifications to remind you to write. (Or maybe you do!)

Can I add more than one reminder to a task?

Yes. Each task can have up to five reminders.

Can I add a recurring (repeating) reminder to a task?

No. Recurring reminders are not currently supported.

Why am I not receiving notifications for my reminders?

You must enable notifications for Evernote to receive task reminder notifications. To learn how, visit Enable notifications for Evernote.

What happens to my task reminders if I cancel my subscription?

Your tasks will retain any reminders that were added prior to canceling your subscription, and you will receive notifications for them. However, you will not be able to add or edit reminders to new or existing tasks.

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