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Install outlook plugin without admin rights

Hello,

why can I install the evernote plugin without admin rights but I need admin rights to install the todoist plugin?

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Feb 17, 2014 - 20:01 UTC

Hi Alex,

What happens if you right click on the installer and choose "Run As Administrator"? Does it work, is that what you are referring to?

Regards,
Brendon.

alexandremrj premium
Replied on Feb 18, 2014 - 13:10 UTC

Hello Brendon,

The Todoist plugin always asks for my admin privileges and on my work PC I don't have them, so I can't get the full todoist experience.

I gave the example of the evernote plugin because that one doesn't require admin priveleges to install.

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Feb 19, 2014 - 00:44 UTC

Alex,

I am looking into exactly what is needed, and why, just waiting on the developer to response. Though for now, I'd like to know what happens if you Right Click "Run As Admin" on the installer file, can you install it?

This is a Windows feature, and nothing to do with corporate settings.

Regards,
Brendon.

alexandremrj premium
Replied on Feb 19, 2014 - 08:37 UTC

Hello,

when I right click "Run as Admin" it gives me the same error as when simply double-clicking the installer file. I get a window asking for my password and then an error message stating that:
"You must be logged in as an administrator when installing this program"
because i'm not administrator then no outlook todoist for me.

All the best

Alex

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Feb 19, 2014 - 17:18 UTC

Alex,

It appears that the current version is just simply written in a way that requires the Admin privileges to move forward. This has not been much of a concern in the past. We are looking into it, and may decide to allow installation without admin rights.

Regards,
Brendon.

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Swapna Mehta premium
Replied on Feb 25, 2014 - 17:50 UTC

I second the need for being able to install without admin privileges. My company (7K people strong) systems also give an error message. Imagine how far reaching todoist can get without the admin restrictions. I use the gmail plugin and love it. Sorely missing todoist on outlook and would be so much more productive with it!

maverickmanuka premium
Replied on Feb 25, 2014 - 18:03 UTC

I support the need for this feature. I use Todoist to manage my tasks, both personal and at work. My company doesnt allow any installations on work PC without admin rights. There should be a way to install the plugin without admin rights.

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rldovejr premium
Replied on Feb 25, 2014 - 18:25 UTC

+1

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Quent Rhodes premium
Replied on Feb 25, 2014 - 18:31 UTC

I would benefit from this change as well!

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Feb 25, 2014 - 18:35 UTC

Hi,

Please note, it be overwritten in the command line as described here. http://www.chromium.org/developers/design-documents/network-settings

So there is possible to run:
Todoist.exe --proxy-server="foopy:8080"

Regards,
Brendon.

SM
Swapna Mehta premium
Replied on Feb 25, 2014 - 19:06 UTC

Hi Brendon, are you saying we can bypass the admin requirement? If yes, can you explain in layman's terms (And step by step) what needs to be done?

alexandremrj premium
Replied on Feb 25, 2014 - 19:29 UTC

No, he is not saying it. The instructions are for chrome and a proxy server, so he replyed to a different thread

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Feb 25, 2014 - 20:21 UTC

Hi,

Our Outlook Plugin is built on Chrome, and Chrome uses the IE proxy. So changing that proxy should result in it allow it to work. I myself do not have simple steps on how to do this, as the developer was the one who pointed it out.

I will try to get a much similar explanation on how to do it. I assume though, you run that command with your Proxies information.

Regards,
Brendon.

SM
Swapna Mehta premium
Replied on Feb 25, 2014 - 20:24 UTC

Great! Looking forward to your response and hoping it works! Thanks Brendon

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Feb 25, 2014 - 20:32 UTC

Swapna,

Alex was correct, and I should have know by his post. I was thinking I was in another thread about Proxies.

Sorry, admin rights are needed at this time.

Regards,
Brendon.

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Premal Vora
Replied on Feb 25, 2014 - 21:00 UTC

+1 on removing the need for admin privileges. It is preventing me from fully exploiting the power of Todoist.

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Swapna Mehta premium
Replied on Feb 25, 2014 - 21:15 UTC

Ah ok. Thanks Brendon and Alex! Hope to see the requirement of admin privileges removed soon.

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Arne premium
Replied on Feb 26, 2014 - 09:01 UTC

The same for me! I need Todoist especially for work purposes since I have to handle 80+ emails/day. My company (5.000+ staff) does not allow admin privileges, and so do most companies and public authorities in Germany. Must be some million potential premium users here who cannot get on because of the need of admin rights. Business users are the ones who pay money for premium, so please give it a high priority! Thx. Cordially - Arne

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Liam Shaw
Replied on Feb 26, 2014 - 20:59 UTC

I believe the way Evernote and Chrome do this in corporate environments is to default install to the Appdata folder so it doesn't require writing to "System" files like C:\Program Files.

Is there a way to do that? I was able to install Evernote on my computer without admin rights and it included an Outlook extension.

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morreene premium
Replied on Mar 06, 2014 - 20:28 UTC

Waiting this good thing to happen. Thanks in advance..

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mark.tiemessen
Replied on Mar 10, 2014 - 09:07 UTC

I also would like to have this feature very much!

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Liyu Tseng premium
Replied on Mar 21, 2014 - 18:35 UTC

+1 on removing the need for admin privileges.

Tim Beekley premium
Replied on Apr 01, 2014 - 15:25 UTC

+1, I love Todoist, but would it would be even more useful if I could install it on my work PC.

alexandremrj premium
Replied on Apr 10, 2014 - 14:56 UTC

Any news on this?

David Trey staff
Replied on Apr 10, 2014 - 15:09 UTC

Hello,

Unfortunately, we have no updates about this yet, but we're looking into this.


Best regards,
David

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Arthur de La Tullaye premium
Replied on Apr 29, 2014 - 21:05 UTC

+1

kuo.mth premium
Replied on May 01, 2014 - 12:26 UTC

+1 on this as well. This would be really helpful for my work computer as well!

Matej Popadic premium
Replied on May 06, 2014 - 11:08 UTC

I second that. Need my todoist account with my outlook.

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Masa Koz premium
Replied on May 09, 2014 - 11:13 UTC

+1

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Tammo Heeren premium
Replied on May 21, 2014 - 17:09 UTC

+1 I'd love to get more usage out of Todoist at work

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lisa.liu premium
Replied on May 22, 2014 - 12:23 UTC

i've just signed up to premium and now i might ask for a refund as this was the only reason i paid for the full version. Is there an update on when this will be avail?

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on May 22, 2014 - 14:26 UTC

Lisa,

Sadly we don't have any idea when an update for this will be here. We are looking and spending a lot of time to fix and improve our plugin.

Regards,
Brendon.

MB
Michael Berman
Replied on May 22, 2014 - 16:59 UTC

Is it possible, instead of installing the plug-in (which I also can't do because I don't have admin rights) to send an email to Todoist that then becomes a task? Wunderlist allows this. As long as I'm using the email that I used to create my account, I send an email to "me@wunderlist.com" and it becomes a task.

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on May 22, 2014 - 17:24 UTC

Michael,

Yes you can do that. https://todoist.com/blog/2013/01/zero-inbox-policy-with-todoist/

Regards,
Brendon.

MB
Michael Berman
Replied on May 22, 2014 - 17:26 UTC

Thanks for the quick response. Is that a premium only feature? That's how I read the help article, but I can't quite tell.

David Trey staff
Replied on May 22, 2014 - 17:48 UTC

Hello Michael,

Yes, the option to send emails as tasks to Todoist's projects is Premium-only.


Best regards,
David

alexandremrj premium
Replied on Jun 04, 2014 - 13:20 UTC

Hello,

ist there any news regarding the installing of Outlook plugin without admin privileges?

All the best

Alex -_-;

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jun 04, 2014 - 15:29 UTC

Alex,

No we have no news on this as of yet. We are working on many things relating to our Outlook plugin, we hope at some point we can solve all these issues.

Regards,
Brendon.

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Victoria premium
Replied on Jun 23, 2014 - 18:47 UTC

+1 that this would be useful

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Andy premium
Replied on Aug 04, 2014 - 09:15 UTC

Hi guys,

I'm giving this a +1 as well. Just signed up for a pro subscription and would really love to be able to use ToDoist with Outlook at work. I understand you are working on this. Are you able to provide some insight as far as timing is concerned?

Thanks!

Andy

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David Goebel
Replied on Aug 27, 2014 - 19:06 UTC

+1 for this feature!

Daniel Kleiboldt premium
Replied on Sep 05, 2014 - 09:25 UTC

definitely +1

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senad premium
Replied on Sep 05, 2014 - 13:23 UTC

+1 , i need it .

William Bourgeois premium
Replied on Sep 25, 2014 - 17:52 UTC

+1

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Tom Hayden premium
Replied on Sep 29, 2014 - 09:50 UTC

+1, PLEASE!

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John premium
Replied on Sep 30, 2014 - 08:29 UTC

+1 todoist is no use for me at work without this! Most large organisations lock down normal user accounts.

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Igor premium
Replied on Oct 01, 2014 - 07:30 UTC

:-( The best todo-application and such a little issue are making me feel incomplete. Can't understand why Evernote's plugin can be installed w/o admin rights and yours one couldn't.

+1.

Jure Govekar
Replied on Nov 10, 2014 - 14:44 UTC

Same here! Installing plugin without admin rights would mean a world to me. Please look into this asap.

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Georg Heinrich premium
Replied on Dec 02, 2014 - 10:34 UTC

+1

alexandremrj premium
Replied on Dec 18, 2014 - 08:57 UTC

Hello,

I think all of us here in corporate world would like to remain a bit more sane by dominating the outlook beast by use of todoist.

How about a Christmas present?

(there are extension in outlook that don't require admin like xobni, evernote or jello (GTD), so we know its possible).

Please :-/