Add email as task
If I add an Outlook email as a task to the Outlook add-in, what would happen if I tried to access that task (i.e. email) from my iPad? Could I access it via the iPad Todoist app or some other means?
Unfortunately tasks added with Outlook (or added with Gmail) need to be opened where they were created. Your iPad would not be able to understand the link. We hope we can improve this in the future.
Thanks Brendon. On that note, I just added an email with an attachment via your gmail applet. The attachment does not appear in Todoist - is it supposed to?
No, right now we do not support Attachments when adding emails. Though we hope to do so in the future.
Thanks. If you do, and also allow email tasks to open across platforms, you would be the first platform which crosses Outlook & Gmail providing a single source for all data. Certainly Evernote and Toodledo can't come close. Sadly (for us) if you do, they'll buy you out like a shot!
Actually, we already do have an option to make the email accessible from everywhere, but it's Premium only and doesn't give you a link to the message so you can either have a link, but only access the message locally or don't have a link, but see the whole body of the email as a task note when sending it to a project via email.
We've explained and compared both options in this post on our blog: https://todoist.com/blog/2013/01/zero-inbox-policy-with-todoist/
I am a premium user, I do use emails and I do have the gmail and outlook add-ins. But I need to be able to access all my emails and their attachments from a single source no matter how they landed in Todoist. Evernote kind of offers this but the interface is unstructured and clumsy.