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Import/Export Tasks as CSV?


I want to make sweeping adjustments to all my tasks at times. Is there a way to export my tasks to edit in Excel or some spreadsheet program to do this? Let's say I want to make a sweeping change to my due dates or I want to add the same note to a bunch of tasks, I think an excel spreadsheet would be a better use of my time than editing dozens of tasks one by one. I think the formula feature would be useful as well for editing large groups of tasks.


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David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 16, 2013 - 13:44

Hello Michael,

Unfortunately, it's not possible to export your task list into an CVS document. You can export them to plain text files if you want to duplicate some of them as shown in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Rl_CLGY_3o

But if you want to change the due dates of multiple tasks, please hold the CTRL key while clicking on them and then use "change date" from the menu which will appear at the top.

Best regards,

roger jud
Replied on Jan 11, 2014 - 03:53

export function is a must for a lot of users. as long there is no solution with a standard (like csv), I won't switch to todois.

roger jud
Replied on Jan 11, 2014 - 03:54

to clarify: import and export of projects and tasks is an absolutely must and can't be so complicated.

Replied on Feb 08, 2014 - 06:57

Yes, this is a terrible shortcoming of the current system.

Gilad Shir premium
Replied on Mar 03, 2014 - 13:10

also, without it, it makes transitions from other organizers (gqueues for example) very difficult (instead of just importing the csv file i would have to manually copy all the projects into todoist)

Paul Nadon premium
Replied on Mar 13, 2014 - 13:49

I won't be renewing my Premium solely based on the fact that I cannot export.

Steven Veverka premium
Replied on Mar 25, 2014 - 13:43

I may be looking for refund. Didn't realize that plain text dump was a premium feature.

Replied on May 07, 2014 - 11:43

Are there any plans to offer CSV export (or similar)?

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on May 07, 2014 - 11:46


Not at this time but it's possible in future updates.


Chuck Coughlin premium
Replied on May 07, 2014 - 11:54

Ya, I have to agree. The export is a bit of an issue. Not sure if I will renewal premium in Janurary. -_-;

Replied on May 07, 2014 - 11:58

Thanks for the quick reply Brendon. I'm currently a light-to-moderate user of your free account, but an export (primarily for my own backup purposes) would certainly enhance your product.

Girlande premium
Replied on May 07, 2014 - 13:31

Got to join all the previous - it is a MUST. And very simple to do - you already made a text file (without any rules - so we can't even use it on excel), and basically the text file is a big Jibrish and non readable . - not sure what is the point of this file.
I just register to the premium but not sure will continue without this option.
I am sorry todoist - this doesn't consider as an EXPORT :

This is the export - absolutely JIBRISH

Matt Allington premium
Replied on May 08, 2014 - 17:39

Hey, I have followed the instructions in this video about import/export templates, but there is no such "import/export" settings on the gear icon on my version (windows and also online version). Where can I find this feature?

Matt Allington premium
Replied on May 08, 2014 - 18:23

OK, found it under the task actions - which is not the gear icon. You need to update your video since it seems you have changed the design of the solution

Lleslle Schroeder premium
Replied on May 16, 2014 - 13:59

Hi Todoist Team,
Just wanted to provide my feedback, request, and desire for the ability to export to CSV as well. I have a process by which I manipulate my daily to-dos in Excel so being able to export easily would save me a lot of time. Currently I am copying and pasting the tasks one at a time out of Todoist into Excel, however, simply having the ability to export to a CSV would make my workflow much more efficient.

Many thanks and I hope this feature can get on the feature release roadmap sooner rather than later. Cheers!

Debbie premium
Replied on May 27, 2014 - 19:02

Agreed, this would be a very useful feature.

Vladislav Rabinovich premium
Replied on Jul 01, 2014 - 22:24

This is definitely a very desired feature.

Trish Putnam premium
Replied on Jul 02, 2014 - 12:08

Absolutely agree that a proper export to CSV is a critical function of an application that is intended for serious use. Right now I've had to keep my use in the light end of the range because I can't rapidly manipulate all task data or build reports.

Ideally you could export, do data manipulation, import where the import would overwrite existing items (they do have unique ids, right?) and add anything that didn't have a unique id in that field, but heck, I'd just take the ability to bulk add and then manually delete anything existing!

Tom premium
Replied on Jul 09, 2014 - 11:39

This is 'Must Have' option.

Yuji Tanaka premium
Replied on Jul 21, 2014 - 21:37

Agree that is 'Must Have' option.