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How can I import tasks from toodledo or other application?


How can I import tasks from toodledo or other application?

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jul 25, 2013 - 18:27

Hi Ana,

Unfortunately, at this time there is no way to accomplish this. With our Premium service you can import TXT files, but from reporting accounts, this does not work with most other to-do apps.

Sorry for the inconvenience.


Clark MacDonald
Replied on Aug 27, 2013 - 09:30

This is really a show stopper. My toodledo subscription is up, but when I think about recreating all the Checklists and 150 to 200 tasks (many of which are "projects) it seems like a waste of time.

I cannot believe you can't provide a CSV or some other simple import. I'd even be happy to reorg the tasks and projects but to have to type in everything is just hard to fathom given your posture with your API.

The project import template...doesn't provide a format, so it's difficult to create a txt file from other system to import that works. Can you at least publish that?

David Trey staff
Replied on Aug 27, 2013 - 09:56

Hello Clark,

The most basic format for our import template feature is that one line equals one task. If you just copy/paste all tasks into a TXT file, at least all their names will be imported correctly.

If multiple tasks have the same due date, you can then hold CTRL while clicking on them to multi-select them and then use the "Change date" option from the top menu to set the same date for all selected tasks.

Another user has documented the format we use for importing tasks in this thread: http://todoist.com/Support/showQuestion/4269/

Best regards,

Replied on Oct 29, 2013 - 03:30

For me, this is a no-change-application reason. I see that Todoist is very nice and useful, but I will wait to adopt it till it will be possible to import tasks from other similar applications.

Audryn Lovinger
Replied on Dec 11, 2013 - 14:40

Wow. That is a showstopper for me too. I've heard good things about Todoist, but I will not manually re-enter my data and as a mother of two small children, I don't have time to mess around with formatting a text file. Please add this feature and I'd likely be a Premium subscriber asap.

Dave Nichols
Replied on Jan 22, 2014 - 15:38

Long time RTM premium user. I'm intrigued by Todoist, especially subtasks, but without a way to import my stuff from RTM, it's not gonna happen.

Saskia Middleton
Replied on Jan 25, 2014 - 05:41

Me too! I'm very tempted by todoist but there is no way I'm manually reentering ALL of my tasks from Toodledo or faffing around editing a txt file in order to get them to import in a vaguely useful way! The main thing that stops me from seriously trying out todoist is this lack of an import feature, and I'm certain that many other potential users feel the same.

Mike Ziegler
Replied on Feb 03, 2014 - 12:54

I have to agree with the other comments; I'd love to try todist, but can't justify manually re-entering all my tasks from Toodledo.

ken.campbell.canmore premium
Replied on Feb 04, 2014 - 21:02

I'm giving it a go, but only because I'm at a lull in the year...from past experience I know this is what always stops me making the switch, so I've surprised myself this time. Todoist, it's worth putting this a little higher on the R&D priority list - you're missing subscriptions because of it!

William Orrach
Replied on Apr 06, 2014 - 19:44

Want to add my voice and say that I'd like to try Todoist, but there's not way I'm going to re-enter 200+ tasks from Toodledo. Lack of import options is a show stopper!