I use Reminders simply as a set of todo lists.

Today I created a reminder to "buy a shirt, size 14-1/2 32/33", and Reminders added a due date of "2016-01-14 12:00" (not sure how it calculated that exactly).

This addition of unwanted reminder dates commonly happens with other inputs, too (though I don't have another example before me at present).

Is there an app pref I could set through Terminal to disable this feature?

Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11.4)

  • By the way, I saw this—apple.stackexchange.com/questions/134783/…—and thus tried defaults write com.apple.mail DisableDataDetectors YES, as well as defaults write com.apple.reminders DisableDataDetectors YES, to no avail.
    – 2540625
    Apr 24 '16 at 21:49

14-1/2is interpreted as a date, and tries to help you out. (2016-01-14) There's no way to change this behavior in Reminders.app.

  • Can you supply a reference? Jan 31 '18 at 15:00

Add a date and time after the sizes, and it create the reminder with only the last date as Reminder date, keeping the rest of the text without change.

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