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Importing a list of Tasks

JR

I have a list of tasks on Gmail tasks. How can I import these? When I created the account I used the google account information but it did not import the tasks.

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Feb 04, 2014 - 10:20

Hi Jaime,

We do not sync/import with any other service at this time. You can use the Premium feature of Templates (wrench icon top right within the project, export as template/import) but that is a simple TXT file. You would need to formate it as 1 line - 1 task

We will consider adding more import features in the future.

Regards,
Brendon.

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Frank premium
Replied on Feb 28, 2014 - 12:50

Thank you
+1 for Import

In a service I used to use it supported task import by sending an email to your account.
I would use Excel to generate a big list of tasks.
Dates were calculated, task names were generated then I'd format it for the email and so quickly I could populate dozens of task with their dates, importance, which list (project) they belonged to, etc. It was epic and saved probably hours of input per month.

David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 28, 2014 - 14:54

Hello Frank,

You can send tasks via email to Todoist. Right-click on any project and go to "Email tasks to this project" for more details about this feature and the unique email address for this project :-)


Best regards,
David

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Frank premium
Replied on Mar 08, 2014 - 11:52

The point of emailing tasks used to be the ability to add a task when your task manager was out of reach.
Todoist (and good job on this!) is already just about everywhere.

The point is to add a large number of tasks at once.

I generate dozens and dozens of tasks in a spreadsheet but I don't use todoist for them as the benefit wouldn't outweigh the work to do it so there they sit and are managed.

Please change the format so that multiple tasks can be in the body of the email

It's just an extra step in its current format.

David Trey staff
Replied on Mar 09, 2014 - 07:56

Hello Frank,

If you want to import tasks from a spreadsheet, you can also copy/paste them to a TXT file, and import as a template. One line in this document will become one task.


Best regards,
David

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Frank premium
Replied on Mar 09, 2014 - 14:28

Thanks. This looks very promising but I see no help on the topic.
Where can I read about all the syntax for these templates?
:-)

David Trey staff
Replied on Mar 09, 2014 - 18:28

Frank,

There is no documentation for it, but you can create a project, add one task to it with a note a label and a date and then export it - you'll see how it's formatted in the TXT file :-) We'll consider creating documentation for it in the future.


Best regards,
David

ecriswell premium
Replied on Apr 30, 2014 - 14:58

Can this be done from within a mobile TD app (iOS in my case), or does one have to use the web interface to import a list of tasks?

Thanks,
Erin

David Trey staff
Replied on Apr 30, 2014 - 15:25

Hello Erin,

Our importing option is currently only available on the web-version of Todoist.


Best regards,
David