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Syncing Todoist with Outlook


I am very confused. I want to sync my todoist with my boss and with Outlook. My boss wants to be able to take emails from Outlook and put them directly into todoist. Is this possible? Would it be better if we got wedoist? What is the difference? Please help a sister out! Thank you!

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Apr 07, 2014 - 22:09 UTC

Hi Rachel,

You can add emails as tasks with the Outlook plugin. You just need to install it (todoist.com/outlook) and once an email is open, there is an Add Todoist button on the top menu.

Though, unless you are signed into the same email account in Outlook the same way, they would not be able to access it, if you added emails, or the other way around. Only you would be able to access the emails you add, as they do not have access to that account.

Todoist would be the only option right now for sharing of tasks, but neither provide a way to share emails with each other, and there no real way to do this, as everyone has passwords and accounts that each person would need to know.


Andrew Karlen premium
Replied on Jun 11, 2014 - 20:21 UTC


I have the Outlook plugin. The add email as a task appears in ToDoist but there is no add to ToDoist option in Outlook.

Also, I see references to "templates." How can I create a template?


Andrew Karlen

David Trey staff
Replied on Jun 11, 2014 - 20:34 UTC

Hello Andrew,

The "Add to Todoist" button should be at the top toolbar in Outlook. Did you set Outlook to display all these options at the top (as they could be hidden)?

As for templates - enter a project, then click on the "Task Actions" icon (the pencil and wrench icon) and one of the options there would be "Export to template" - this will give you a TXT file with the tasks from this project which you can then import to the same or another project.

Best regards,