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When i try to add the .ical feed url to my outlook.com account, it says: "This calendar wasn't updated because of a problem with the publisher's file (the file's events don't have UID properties). We'll try updating it again later." and no tasks are imported. The same url works fine in google calendar.

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David Trey staff
Replied on Apr 09, 2013 - 11:22 UTC

Hello Petr,

Unfortunately, some calendars may not support iCal feeds or certain iCal formats. If the calendar at Outlook.com work similarly to the Hotmail calendar then it may indeed not recognize our feed. We're sorry for the inconvenience.

We're currently working on our own calendar view within Todoist.


Best regards,
David

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Lars Niemann premium
Replied on May 02, 2013 - 15:58 UTC

Hi, same here, I even cannot import to Apples iCal... Any more hints?

David Trey staff
Replied on May 02, 2013 - 19:13 UTC

Hello Lars,

Regarding Mac Calendar - please try to follow the steps/tips posted in this thread: http://todoist.com/Support/showQuestion/3133/ and let me know if it helps.


Best regards,
David

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Lars Niemann premium
Replied on May 02, 2013 - 19:38 UTC

Hi, works well now, maybe there was a temporary problem? Actually I didn't change anything... Thanks anyway!

Sébastien Sel Lévesque
Replied on Nov 14, 2013 - 16:35 UTC

Do you know why I bought Todoist Premium ? For the sync with outlook calendar or Google Calendar !! So, it's very annoing that Todoist does'nt work with both !! You could have mention it in a notice or the video before to buy it !!

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Dana Piwinski premium
Replied on Jan 16, 2014 - 14:33 UTC

I'm pretty sure this should work. Can you help?

One big reason I chose Todoist, is to be able to view my tasks on my Outlook calendar. Todoist provides a nice, simple tutorial on how to accomplish this. However, when I have attempted it today, I get an error message from Outlook that says, "Cannot verify or add the calendar to Outlook. Mare sure the following link is a valid calendar link: webcals://ext.todoist.com/Export/icalTodoist?user...etc...

Can you help me?

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jan 16, 2014 - 19:49 UTC

Hi Dana,

Which version of Outlook are you using? You did copy the URL exactly as it is in the Settings area? As it should be https:// instead of webcals.

Also, you have the option to download the file and import it that way, does this still cause an issue?

Thanks,
Brendon.

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Leon Volovik premium
Replied on May 12, 2014 - 16:01 UTC

I'm also unable to subscribe outlook.com calendar, which is my preferred calendar app, to the Todoist iCal feed. It shows exactly the same message as in the initial question.

Let me remind it for you: "This calendar wasn't updated because of a problem with the publisher's file (the file's events don't have UID properties). We'll try updating it again later."
Now, I've done some research. It is true that Todoist's iCal doesn't specify UID, which is a fairly simple random identification string. It is true that it is mandatory, according to the standard (http://www.kanzaki.com/docs/ical/uid.html). It is true that some apps may ignore this and still show the events. However, what is not true, is that Todoist, for which I pay money (and iCal feed is the primary reason for me to pay for it), can ignore the standard and don't give a damn about it (as in https://todoist.com/Support/show/27797/).

The question is, how many programmers does it take to generate UIDs for the iCal feed? }:-)