I'd like to be able to add custom repeat periods for Reminders starting from the date / time I last completed the item.

eg. Service Car: Repeats 3 months after last completion

Is there a way to do this?

  • Perhaps consider Calendar, as it offers more functionality. Thanks for the link, had macs since system 6 so here is a link for you : support.apple.com/en-au/guide/calendar/welcome/mac
    – Solar Mike
    May 12, 2019 at 12:41
  • Calendar definitely does have more functionality than reminders. Unfortunately it doesn't appear to have the functionality I'm looking for to achieve this particular outcome; a semi-fluid notification date scheduled to repeat at a given period after the last completion date. An overdue task would need to be scheduled at the date of completion + the repetition period, not the date of last schedule + the repetition period.
    – Scottmeup
    May 12, 2019 at 21:39

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I’ve been waiting for this feature for years, and Apple never adds it. Useful for so many things: If I want to get a haircut every 6 weeks, but I’m late getting it by a week or two when I’m busy, I still want to wait 6 weeks before I get another haircut after that.

The point of Reminders is that I can record them and stop thinking about them. If I have to say to myself, “oh, it’s not time yet for a haircut because I just got one 4 weeks ago”, that’s having to remember it. Or if have to adjust the Reminder, that’s more effort than I should have to put into it.

So I’ve been using GoodTask for about 2 years now, simply because it offers “Repeat after completion”.

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    This doesn’t really answer the question above
    – user327795
    Oct 26, 2019 at 20:36
  • Hi ! could you add a bit more about GoodTask, instead of the first two paragraphs? It will make the answer useful for all. Link is the minimum you'd want to add. Also, see How to Answer page about more guidance.
    – anki
    Oct 26, 2019 at 21:38
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    This is a great answer in that it confirms this isn’t native to reminders and offers anothe solution. +1 by me
    – bmike
    Oct 26, 2019 at 21:48

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