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Can I assign other people to tasks?

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I see this application to be very useful however If I'm working with a team , how do I utlize this application and assign project tasks to other team members?

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David Trey staff
Replied on Jun 06, 2011 - 04:32

Hello Tarrey,

we're glad you enjoy our application.

We have another application for team-based work where you can assign tasks to other team members. It's called Wedoist and you can find it here: http://wedoist.com/

We hope you'll enjoy it as well.


Best regards,
David

Ken Wilson premium
Replied on Jun 14, 2011 - 18:50

I tried wedoist and it seemed a bit too much for us. We like Todoist a lot as it is clean and simple to use. We would far rather have team sharing integrated into Todoist - this is a feature that we would pay for.

David Trey staff
Replied on Jun 15, 2011 - 02:21

Hello Ken,

although we are planning an integration of Todoist and Wedoist, for now please take a look at some videos from out guided tours through Wedoist and see how simple it really is :)

https://wedoist.com/GuidedTours/


Best regards,
David

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DM
Replied on Sep 05, 2011 - 20:35

Hi. Although I applaud the idea behind Wedoist, I am willing to pay for Todoist+Wedoist integration (or at least have Todoist users share tasks).

Cheers,
Diego

enrico premium
Replied on Oct 26, 2011 - 05:59

+1 to Diego...
sharing and delegating tasks/tasklists is a must...
cheers

MK
Matt Kerr
Replied on Nov 28, 2011 - 10:35

I would also like for todoist to have sharing capabilities.. and would also pay for said feature.

Nathan Taber
Replied on Dec 15, 2011 - 11:13

todoist is so much better than wedoist, the task organization abilities of Todoist are simply not present in the new application. Build on your strengths and let us add users to a todoist account!

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Yoann Bohbot
Replied on Jan 17, 2013 - 07:46

+1

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chirag shah
Replied on Mar 04, 2013 - 12:22

Hi David,

I am happy user and also got my team into todoish. Certainly wedoish is not as much attractive as todoish.

How do I automatically share his task with mine in todoish.

As of today he exports the template to me and then I import it manually. This will certainly not work in long run.

Thanks
Chirag

David Trey staff
Replied on Mar 04, 2013 - 13:13

Hello Chirag,

We're currently working on merging Todoist and Wedoist so that tasks added through Wedoist will appear on your list in Todoist and vice-versa with many great options this update will introduce.

For now, you can use the "Send email as task" feature to add a task to someone else's list via email. Simply right-click on a project, choose "Email tasks to this project" from the context menu and in this window, you'll see the unique email address of this project and at the bottom, you can add someone else's email addresses which will be accepted for adding tasks. If you share your project's email address with your team and everyone adds each others' addresses to their lists, you could send tasks this way.

Alternatively, you could use Wedoist with one of Todoist's browser plugins. Each time you open a discussion about a task or a status update, the URL will point directly to the particular discussion. This way, you can use the "Add website as task" feature in Todoist to create a task pointing to it.


Best regards,
David

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Hua Ai
Replied on Oct 06, 2013 - 10:32

Hi David,

Any updates on Todoist integration with Wedoist?

I am in search of a family/small group cross-platform (iOS + BB10) task management tools that group members can see each other's list and assign tasks to each other. Is that a direction you guys may head to?

Thanks,
Hua

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Oct 06, 2013 - 16:36

Hi Hua,

Unfortunately there are no major updates yet, but we are currently testing sharing internally. So the feature is coming. Though we do not currently support BB10.

Thanks,
Brendon.

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Hua Ai
Replied on Oct 06, 2013 - 22:18

Hi Brendon,

I actually found Todoist app in BlackBerry App World. It looks great.

Thanks,
Hua

Konrad van Grinsven
Replied on Jan 22, 2014 - 05:31

Hi David / Brendon,

Any updates on this? After struggling with other collaborative tools we came across todoist and really love it.

Will go to paid version as soon as sharing and assigning tasks to other members is a live feature ;-)

Thanks again for all your hard work!

Konrad

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jan 22, 2014 - 08:13

Spark,

Yes, our major update has been released and you can now share projects with people. Please sign out and back in again to see the changes.

Thanks,
Brendon.

Konrad van Grinsven
Replied on Jan 22, 2014 - 08:17

Hi Brendon thanks for your reply - I can see how I can share projects with others and I can also see that under filters there is an options to filter tasks by 'Assigned to others' so there must be a way now to asign a task (not a project) to someone else - but how???

Is this a feature in the paid version only?

Forgive my ignorance ;-)

Many thanks,

K

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jan 22, 2014 - 08:26

Spark,

You can only assign a task from within a share project. We will consider allowing single task sharing in future updates.

Regards,
Brendon.

akin.nasuh
Replied on Jan 27, 2014 - 03:51

+1

Konrad van Grinsven
Replied on Jan 27, 2014 - 05:09

For all other noobs - I worked out that you can only assign tasks to others when the other person has accepted the invite. You can then add it to others or yourself.

Hope this helps ;-)

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arpboy
Replied on Feb 01, 2014 - 12:50

So if I have someone in a project I created, how can they assign a task back to me?

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Feb 02, 2014 - 19:23

Hi Arp,

The same way you assign tasks to people. When creating/editing the task there is going to be the assign option for them.

Regards,
Brendon.

Adam premium
Replied on Apr 24, 2014 - 03:41

can you assign a task within a shared project to multiple people?

Clyde Romo staff
Replied on Apr 24, 2014 - 04:37

Hi Adam,

You can only assign tasks on shared projects to only one person for now. If it's a big task, I suggest to break it down to even smaller tasks so you can assign it to individuals instead of several people.

Regards,

Clyde

akin.nasuh
Replied on Apr 24, 2014 - 05:30

I strongly agree with @clyde . (+1)

BK
Ben Kim premium
Replied on Jul 16, 2014 - 10:45

Brendon,

>You can only assign a task from within a share project. We will consider allowing single task sharing in future updates.

I cannot assign a task to someone unless:
1) they are included in the shared project that the task is in, or
2) I dump the task in the Team Inbox.

#1 (adding person to a shared project) is not ideal when there is a Marketing team/project and we need to assign only 1 specific task to someone in Accounting team that is not a member of this project. It does not make sense to add this Accounting person to the entire project just so that I can assign 1 task, right?

#2 (Team Inbox) takes the task out of the project that it's a part of and scatters the project tasks into 2 folders. And the fact that EVERYONE can see EVERYTHING creates clutter & security/permission issues as well.

I really should be able to assign a task to any team member from any project, no?

Do y'all at Todoist see this as a desired feature or a current limitation that will be corrected soon?

Thanks!

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jul 16, 2014 - 10:46

Ben,

You can do this from any project, you just have to share the project first. Right click on it, Share. Though we will look into improving this.

Regards,
Brendon.

BK
Ben Kim premium
Replied on Jul 16, 2014 - 11:58

Yes... if you could allow for assigning a task to a user who is not
specifically a member of that shared project, that would prevent a lot of
task clutter and help improve focus/productivity.

This way, a few people can have full view of the entire project and assign
specific tasks to others (like outside contractors) without sharing the
entire project to them.

Thanks!

Ben
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> first. Right click on it, Share. Though we will look into improving this.
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Ken Wilson premium
Replied on Jul 17, 2014 - 01:40

I like Ben's idea as well and I think the current options are a restriction. I would like to go one better and suggest that an individual task (or multiple tasks) be able to be shared outside of Todoist - ie emailed to someone. Not everyone uses the same system or even wants to join a new system just because of a couple of tasks. An emailed task could be 'completed' or 'updated' via email reply.