Automations - Recurring Activity - Add Yearly / Quarterly option to cover all use cases

This is a gap in the automations functionality that should be very quickly fixed.

Background: There are only day, week and month options.

Problem: This doesn’t cover many important use cases like quarterly, yearly (e.g. many financial/ filing tasks in particular are not every month, they have frequencies at longer durations)

Suggested Fixes:

There are two ways to fix this:

  1. Add a ‘yearly’ option where we pick yearly dates (I could create 4 automations to cover each quarter if needed this way, so covers all cases) (simplest for you)
  2. Add a “CUSTOM” timing - drop down of interval (day, week, month) and allow us to add the interval (e.g. 2). That would equal every 2 months on the 7th for example. (better longer term - check out how google calendar does this for a good example - just copy them)

Please see the discussion here on this:


Hello @Keto-Faster, thanks for bringing up this feedback, and specially for contextualizing it so well, with the problem and real use case of application!
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