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Good Morning.

I am starting to use OneNote as Documentation-Platform
Is there a way to link tasks in ToDoIst to a sheet in OneNote?


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David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 17, 2014 - 14:25

Hello Reiner,

Unfortunately, that's not possible, but we may consider adding such option in the future and you're welcome to request it in our Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/

Best regards,

Paul Boat  premium
Replied on Feb 19, 2014 - 23:08

It would be great integration. I take all of my meeting notes in OneNote and always wish that I could just delineate a task that would at least show up in the general inbox.

jubael premium
Replied on Apr 07, 2014 - 17:45

I would expect that we could pass it to outlook as a task, which could sync to oneNote.

I would expect that something similar should be able to be done directly.

Just a suggestion, as I believe that this is also a good idea, and I believe todoist may be able to send to outlook successfully and conversely.

Paul Boat  premium
Replied on Apr 07, 2014 - 20:56

Thank you

cghoover8 premium
Replied on Jul 06, 2014 - 04:31

I prefer Todoist to Outlook because of the cross-platform compatibility. However, one function that I really miss from Outlook is the ability to create a task in OneNote and link it to my central task list in Outlook.... I am often organizing my thoughts or projects in OneNote, so it's easier to initiate the tasks there, but OneNote isn't particularly good for tracking the tasks once they're set up, so I need Outlook (or Todoist) for that.

Basically, I'm looking for the ability to select some text, click a button, and have Todoist turn that text into a task (this is what the OneNote/Outlook integration does). To get fancy, you could maintain the link with that text so that you can put a check mark icon in front of it once that task is marked complete in Todoist... but the way I've been using this, that's pure window dressing and I don't have to have it.

If you want to do something that Outlook *can't* do, take a large section of selected text and turn each line into a separate task... so many clicks and keystrokes saved; my arthritic right hand would be *so* happy... it wouldn't even have to be OneNote-specific, you could just pull it out of the clipboard.

ecriswell premium
Replied on Jul 08, 2014 - 20:35


I have OneNote available to me at work, and the only thing that stops me from just ditching all my other productivity apps for it is the lack of effective task management. It's clunky to get a task from OneNote into Outlook (and only possible on a Windows machine, not mobile devices), and even clunkier to get it from there into any better-featured task manager. You would officially be my heroes if you could port the Outlook plugin and functionality into a OneNote plugin (if there even is such a thing).

nick chomey premium
Replied on Aug 04, 2014 - 17:33

Agreed with the above. I use Onenote extensively and would love integration with Todoist.

Ed Bellman
Replied on Aug 04, 2014 - 23:43

+1 for OneNote integration

Alex Gregorio premium
Replied on Aug 06, 2014 - 04:19

I just started using Todoist and already miss the ability to link tasks with OneNote pages. The most basic thing the Todoist Outlook plugin could do to get around this is render the onenote:// URI correctly. I could live with right clicking a page in OneNote and selecting "Copy Link to Page," and then pasting that link into a Todoist task I create manually. As it is, the onenote:// part of the URI isn't interpreted correctly and Todoist opens the link in a browser. If you already use OneNote in the browser, this could work, but I much prefer the desktop client experience.

Obviously, full integration like suggested above would be even better :)

Christoph Wilfing premium
Replied on Aug 18, 2014 - 14:31

+1 for the onenote:// parsing issue.

I guess it would be enough to have a special character to enclosed a link in generell. As there are a few other custom links outside our little world. something like:

#onenote://<link whatever you like/?testdata# (LinkName)

Thomas Jensen premium
Replied on Aug 18, 2014 - 14:34


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ton van der Velden
Replied on Sep 26, 2014 - 01:45


ton van der Velden
Replied on Sep 26, 2014 - 01:50

check out Zapier

ton van der Velden
Replied on Sep 26, 2014 - 01:52


clunky but ...

april premium
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Mark Richards premium
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Jay Chapman premium
Replied on Sep 27, 2014 - 17:25