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Local links in tasks

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Hi,

I know I can insert a hyperlink into a task which is helpful. Is it possible to link (shortcut) to a file on my computer/server? I gave it a go and it didn't seem to work... hopefully I'm just missing something.


Regards,

M

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David Trey staff
Replied on Sep 13, 2011 - 08:42

Hello Marcus,

you can insert hyperlinks into tasks using this format:

This is a "link to Google":(google.com)

In this example, the text in the quote marks would be linked to http://google.com

Note - the link does not have to be at the end of the task name, for example:

Another "link":(google.com) to Google

would also work linking the URL in brackets to the word "link".


Best regards,
David

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m4rcus
Replied on Sep 13, 2011 - 08:53

Hi David,

I think you've missed the whole point of my question. I've stated that I can insert a hyperlink, ie to a website, which is what you have shown me.

What I want to do is link to a file on my PC not the internet! ie c:\my doc\file.doc

Regards,

Marc

David Trey staff
Replied on Sep 13, 2011 - 08:59

Hello Marcus,

sorry for the misunderstanding. Unfortunately, it's not possible to add links to files on your computer unless you upload them either on your webhost or using a public file sharing service.

If your computer runs as a FTP server, though, you could add direct FTP links using the same format as mentioned above only replacing a http link with:

ftp://username:password@host.com/


Best regards,
David

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m4rcus
Replied on Sep 13, 2011 - 09:05

That's disapointing... even Excel/Word etc allow you to do that...

Any chance you can add it in the future?

David Trey staff
Replied on Sep 16, 2011 - 14:54

Hello Marcus,

yes, we may indeed add such option in future development. Thank you for the suggestion, we appreciate it.

You're welcome to add a feature request to our Votebox:
http://todoist.com/Vote/


Best regards,
David

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Replied on Sep 26, 2011 - 16:18

I'd appreciate this option as well (link to local file)

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Alex premium
Replied on Feb 22, 2013 - 01:46

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