Anyone found a method to live-fully sync Todoist with Google calendar ?
Thanks & regards,
Unfortunately, we still have the same limitation that is imposed by Google.
Google provide the API that allows your team to have full sync,
If there is some difficulties I'm happy to lead a team to make it done :)
Could you please point me to the link where the API documentation can be found? I'd like to pass this along to our devs. Thanks in advance. :-)
Please find the links below:
Looking forward to hearing form you.
How to send you a private message ?
I have passed this along to our developers. Thank you for this again!
Thanks for that! I'm looking forward to use this improvement!
Yes - please let us know when this becomes available. Full Synch with Google Calendar will make Todoist a really fabulous tool.
OMG that would be amazing!
did you get any update from the developer ?
So far we haven't, but it's on the dev's to-do list and we'll look into this.
Take for example the software: my-priorities.com
Everything syncs perfectly, even if you change or delete tasks, it changes directly in the calendar that is not the case with Todoist.
This is the only thing that stops me on the use of Todoist.
I'm happy to hire someone to program a small app that does the sync job, then I can provide it as external service with minimum charges to cover the cost ............ my question is; would todoist give me a word "not tp provide this option for the coming 6 months" so I can cover the cost ?
As much as we appreciate users and people creating things with our API, and our follow base, we would not be able to cover the cost on another product that is not ours.
Unless I a mistaken with exactly what you want and what you are creating.
Actually, a mistaken with exactly what I want and what I will create.
1- I will use your API and Google's APIs.
2- I will lead it as a personal project and hire the needed people.
3- The solution will be available for anyone would like to buy it with minimum cost.
what I want from todoist.
1- confirm this feature will not be available soon (so I will not lose the invest :)
2- confirm todoist will not block my solution since I'm using a standard API.
I prefer to discuss it off-line, will try to reach you by email.
I've sent you an email so we can take this discussion offline.
Any further update on this? I have just given Todoist another try but don't think I will be staying with it unless I can get it to sync with Google calendar. It is just too limiting for me otherwise. Thanks
Same as Kyle
Unfortunately, we haven't heard any news from Google and are unsure if they're ever willing to address this issue, so we will consider looking into alternative solutions just for this calendar.
For now, as a workaround, you could try to use Zapier to sync with Google Calendar: https://todoist.com/blog/2014/03/todoist-is-now-on-zapier-connecting-tasks-to-over-280-apps/
Thanks David. I don't understand the issue being on Goggle's side as I have used (and still do) several competing in products that sync flawlessly. However I think they have all invested in syncing through the goggle app as they don't require any setup from the user other than entering the address and password for you Giggle account. I think To do is the oil dB be wise by on use that same approach and to also add direct syncing to Evernote.I have used Zapier before but for now I have chosen to use a small auto syncing app for the calendar and Taskclone for connecting To do is to Evernote. Those are not longterm solutions however due to the ongoing costs. The same goes for Zapier as those extra costs pushes the cost for Todoist past the premium price for other products having built-in integration.I still like the core functionality of Todoist and find more I like about it each time I use it. I just think that you need to continue with upgrading the product +as you have been) with things like the above.
I don't get it either how competing products can sync flawlessly with Google, but Todoist somehow cannot. If this is not a cop-out to blame Google, please explain why you can't sync with Google when competitors can.
If cost is an issue, why don't you make it a premium feature? There seems to be a lot of people who would upgrade (including me!)
I also would like to understand why the problem is on Google's side. I use Sunrise calendar, and it interacts flawlessly with Google Calendar--I can make a change on either platform and it immediately shows up in its counterpart.
I am, and will remain, a premium user, as ToDoist does more things the way that I want to do them than any other comparable. But the big hole is Calendar integration. It requires that I double a lot of effort. Please investigate how other programs--I mentioned Sunrise, but others have mentioned different programs--accomplish this.
Fully agree! Without the Google Sync its not really usable for me. Can the developers provide any idea about the time frame in which this can be solved??
Google Calender sync is really important for me as well. Google Tasks are noway near as good as Todoist but integration with Google Calendar is really important before we can roll this through our company.
+1 for Google Calendar sync :)
+1. and I'm lost as to how google is limitting todoist from achieving sync
I will add my +1. I see new apps like Timeful coming out that is very integrated with the calendar and makes me wonder whether I will renew. I am deeply ingrained using this app and the Todoist team is great at integrating new features. This feature seems to be pretty high up on the list of wanted features.
+1 I'll be dropping next month if we can't get this, and move on to something else.
+1 It is really necessary for me, too.
+3 for our users
+1, I left my decision to go with this product on google calender sync fix. Will wait for a month more. Hope it would be fixed by then.
Many people reported this more than a year ago and still there is no progress on this. really it's bad. Decided to move away from todoist. Just pass my wishes to your developers.
:) We need this feature, we REALLY need this feature :) I thought this was on Google's part, but since it isn't anymore, please do it? :)
I just started using Todoist and I think its amazing and I thought having premium allowed me to display my projects in my calendar. Good thing I am only using the 30 day trial period otherwise I was planning on buying the one year sub.
I'll let trial run out if they add this in the future, I'll consider subbing.
+1 Paid for the product this morning and it was the first thing i searched for in the documentation.
No reaction from the team for this long? This is no good omen.
The last answer is from 02.07. Is it really so hard to give a information / reply to this thread?
We're reading every reply in every thread and whenever we have any new information, we will post it right-away. Unfortunately, there's no info regarding this request so far, we will consider using Google's API to sync with their calendar in the future, for now we offer our iCal feed, though unfortunately Google will update it whenever they want to :-(
+1 Just downloaded the free trial and like the app.
Considering upgrading to premium already but then found this problem. Not sure if i can get involved with an app that won't update my calendar!
It's pretty clear there are lots of people wanting this, and even if they aren't, they have just accommodated to the idea of not having this feature, but really, we should have this... A list of tasks with calendar integration just makes sense... I'm going to try out the trial when school begins, and with this feature todoist would be the todo app to beat... :)
+1 GCal and IFTTT integration is whats stopping me going premium
I've actually moved to trying out GTasks on android and GoTasks on iPad, both integrate with Google's native tasks. Both support creating notes, due dates and recurring events with alert reminders. You can show multiple task lists at the same time, too.
You have to be comfortable with your mobile devices because that's where I have to enter any recurring event (as Google's native tasks won't do it). And you have to be willing to refresh your Google Calendar in your browser (on desktop) if you go from mobile device right to desktop to make sure everything is synced. So far so good, it's worked really well.
If Todoist figures out how to integrate, I'll move back.
roushdy.shawma: did you create your bridging solution? Or did anyone else? Would love to help test!
+1 I remember that year or two ago Todoist Team was to develop their own calendar module. But then for some reason it stopped to be a priority... I really like Todoist and get used to it. But I also need to integrate my tasks with electronic, cloud-based calendar (till now I was using paper calendar). Thus I really hope that Todoist Team will propose something (own module, or effective integration) very soon. Otherwise I will have to look for some other app...
+1, starting to regret renewing premium.
Is there a priority list for the todoist team? I'd say this one should get to the top easily... :)
I will buy the Premium account as soon as Todoist is integrated with Google Calendar.
Although I actually don't see the Google integration as critical (I use it extensively, but for private stuff, whereas I use todoist for business), it would avoid Todoist falling down the pecking order in terms of apps that do this kind of thing.
I'm coming to the end of a Premium trial and the lack of Google calendar integration is the only reason I won't be upgrading. Everything else is ahead of the competition and - calendar sync in place - I'd happily pay more than £18/year for a solution so good.
+1 - First thing I checked for - will just use a google tasks app if todoist doesn't implement this.
Has anyone found an alternative calendar that syncs with Todoist more frequently than Google Calendar? I'm willing to abandon Google Calendar if there's a calendar app (web or desktop) that syncs with Todoist.
Sunrise Calendar has launched realtime sync with todoist on IOS.
The staff featured some integration workarounds in this blogpost: https://todoist.com/blog/2014/07/6-awesome-apps-and-services-integrated-with-todoist/
I'm going to check them out now.
need this to work thanks
Sunrise Calendar looks promising, although Todoist integration doesn't work
on Android yet. It's still a nice app and will probably do the trick for me
most of the time...but it would still be good to have direct integration
with Google Calendar.
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I've been using GQueues, and paying them money, for several months now. The system isn't perfect - I like what I see in Todoist better - but I *live* by my Google calendar. I'm a coach with automated scheduling software, so I can't move away from Gcal, and since GQueues puts everything right there, I don't have to look away from my calendar to see my tasks. As with many others, if you fix this, I'm on board, but if not, I'm staying with GQueues.
will go premium if it syncs with Google calender & task
I've been a premium user for 2 years, and will discontinue if this is not resolved. I have a new job and it is crucial that the changes on todoist update to Gcal. If not fixed I will switch to Magneto. Thanks, please do anything you can to resolve.
Just seen "Magneto" and it is seriously early days but the google Calendar and Outlook Integration is looking good.
Methinks a suspiciously absent response from ToDoist on this thread.
Have been experimenting with TaskClone to join ToDoist, Calendar, and Evernote. Not perfect in any sense, but promising.
Lots of entries since I last wrote, so I'm gonna bump this...
As a premium user, I've found that I simply keep up with tasks better if I use Google Tasks in conjunction with Gmail and Google Calendar. So I've experimented and found this:
For Android, use GTasks (NOT GoTasks): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.dayup.gtask&hl=en
For iPad/iPhone, use GoTasks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gotasks-google-tasks-client/id389113399?mt=8
I have Android phone, iPad mini, but use Google Calendar and Gmail on both platforms.These work great and sync with Google Tasks. They add the ability to add recurring tasks. So far it's worked out really well.
Would happily pay for premium. Can't sync w/ Google calendar. Sorry guys, you lost me.
I really love todoist, and it has been really helpful with my productivity. However, the lack of integration with other tools comparing to competitors have in fact been a barrier for me and our team to be more productive. This unfortunately is becoming a deal breaker. It's really a shame. I understand there must be difficulty for the team, and you might not be able to share this openly with the community. I hope you'll manage to figure out this issue in the future.
We can only wait for Sunrise Calendar integration... I'd say that will come sooner than Google Calendar integration...
I'm using Sunrise calender, my Google calender and Todoist together. The Todoist tasks with duedate and my google calender items show up in Sunrise. I can drag and drop tasks in Sunrise, and they sync with Todoist (due date changes).
It's working fine.
The thing I hope they'll add is the ability to cross off tasks from within Sunrise.
I don't actually get it. Aren't we able to export iCal feed from Todoist to calendars including Google Calendar and therefore sync tasks perfectly? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzGubOy8GuE) What's the functionality that people are claiming to be lacking?
The only problem I see is that Google Calendar only updates iCal subscription once per day... Therefore your changes can't get reflected instantly. If you really want to get an instant update, just use Sunrise Calendar as many have already said. It basically looks the same as Google Calendar but has better integrations and is less buggy
What's missing is the ability to drag tasks around, plan them at a specific time and with a specific duration. Tasks either take all day or a whole our and there is now way to adjust them using the Google Calendar web application or connected app like your iPhone calender.
Guys guys guys, check the sunrise calendar, it's new version has integration with todoist!!!! :D
Realizing sunrise calendar might be nice, but a lot of us are trying to stick with Google Calendar and Gmail at the core
"Realizing sunrise calendar might be nice, but a lot of us are trying to stick with Google Calendar and Gmail at the core"
Yep. Google is the market leader that many use and a telling us to change for Todoist(s) convience is not a good solution. Neither is Todoist constantly blaming Google for the problem. Google Calender is what it is and Todoist need to just get on with implimenting real-time 2 way sync... like others have.
As Peter T., from the todoist support, told me :
"Google's Calendar - a one-way sync from Todoist to Google is possible with our iCal feed. Please refer to this video to see how it works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzGubOy8GuE " ;-)
Thanks for bringing that to our attention Rémi. We are discussing full- as in two-way sync here though ;)
I'm coming from Doit because of the lack of an export feature to find out you lack a proper Google Calendar integration.. :( That's too bad, because I really like Todoist so far, but it's essential for my workflow to see all tasks in my calendar in real time. Other products offer this feature, so it's "just" a matter of finding out the solution and implementing it. After 3 months you should at least have found a solution..
come on guys....
Another +1 from a free trial premium user. I would be much more likely to consider purchasing when the trial runs out if a two-way google calendar sync were implemented.
By the way, I can't seem to find directions in the docs to set up an ical feed either. Can anyone point it out?
Hey Carmel, I just gave a link to a video which explains how to set up an ical feed above
The ical feed is unworkable. The key line at the end of the video is that your events will be updated "the next time your calendar checks its feed." With Google, there's no telling when that will be. They say once ever 24 hours, but it's unpredictable. I tried to use it, and found it useless.
As for Sunrise, I use that. Unfortunately, unless something changed in the past day or two with no announcement, that only works on iOS. If and when the Android version can sync with Sunrise, I'll be all over it, and will have no reason to complain about this... other than the fact that ToDoist still doesn't seem to get the point that ical is an unacceptable solution--and an out-of-date one. After all, there's a list of programs in this thread that have implemented two-way sync with Google Calendar (including Sunrise...)
GK, I found that the Android version actually does work with Todoist. You
just have to set it up from the web version first :)
I really like Sunrise, for what it's worth.
I've been playing with the idea of creating a third-party service for 2-way
sync between Todoist and Google Calendar and charging money for it (not
much, obviously). I'm on the fence about it because obviously the revenue
would dry up as soon as Todoist implemented it. But maybe it'd be enough
and take them long enough to make it worth it before that day came?
If you think so, here is a mailing list I am using to gauge interest:
I will check it out tomorrow
A SOLUTION IS COMING...
On a new thread I asked Todoist if they were going to fix the Google Sync problem. They are it seems. For specifics see the echange/thread here:
KK, Thank you for pointing out that it works with Sunrise in Android now. I will continue to support ToDoist integration with Google Calendar, but since I use Sunrise I'm satisfied. There are a few functions that work in GCal that don't quite translate to Sunrise, but it's perfect for me needs.
And B, I read that thread and was actually confused as to whether they were still looking at the iCal solution or not. The last sentence of his response made it sound like they're still locked in that insufficient paradigm. I hope not... But as for the other part of the conversation: I agree that one-way sync (i.e., changes in ToDoist showing up immediately in the Calendar) would be enough for most. I would believe that making it two-way would be a nightmare. I hope that someday even two-way sync would be implemented (for example, dragging a task from one day to another in the calendar and having it sync immediately to ToDoist), but I can see how that would be a major project.
And just for the record: I've tried many of the solutions out there, and even without the sync to GCal, ToDoist makes the most sense for me, with my workflow etc. I've been a premium user for awhile now, and never considered leaving. But the sync with Sunrise has made it even better than it was.
Shame, I also really liked Todoist but if customers (premium user) are being ignored this long, it doesn't fill me full of confidence. At the beginning of this thread someone actually offered to write an app for TDist and they obviously haven't bothered to take him up on it.
there is only one way you can make a company react to that issue.
one star ratings all over the playstore from every one.
nobody will bother with this program if it has an 3,0 in average
Well, unless they advertise "native Google Calendar integration" or
something, I'm not going to go as far as giving them a shill rating.
Ultimately I want MORE people to use the app so it gets more
attention/development, good for me as a consumer.
+1... I love the app, but it's useless for me without this feature
New premium user, and first thing I looked up
+1 Thanks for working to integrate with Google Calendar. I'm looking forward to this feature!
+1 would only consider premium if this feature is in.
+1 - in other case there is no point to have premium acc
As there is no Votebox, then here is my support for this bug-fix. Yes, I name it a bug, if there is a working solution out there and it is not applied (yes, I mean Google API).
Please, pretty please, start using Google API :)
+1 integrate it already
I thought this is native for Premium users. I'm mystaken. I Hope for this feature coming soon.
+1 [millionnnnnnnnnnnnnn]! Seriously though...
+1 for GCal sync
+1 to a full sync with Google Calendar
We would like some sort of update on this... It's without a doubt the most requested feature for android, so why is the team ignoring this? Please reply, just gives us some feedback...
What is the update please?
Wake up TODOIST! The competition is beating you to it.
(and for some of us it's time to renew their premium status ;))
Improvements are on the way
Calendar integration has been the one of the most requested features, so we wanted to let you get your hands on it as soon as possible. In this first version, the integration itself is fairly simple and currently only syncs one way (from Wunderlist to your calendar). But the good news is, we're continuing to work on making this feature better for you, ...
+1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1
Another month is gone...
At this point, I'd say that the lack of response (read: "We have heard you and it is on our roadmap" or at least something to that effect) should indicate the bottom line from Todoist support. Time to move on.
I will say once more for those who are new to the thread (and then bid you all adieu), I now use GTasks on Android and GoTasks on iPad Mini, and they sync with Google Tasks. It's worked great, although you have to set up your recurring tasks on the apps, and I check them off on my phone just in case. Great widget for Android phone, and really quick entering of tasks, very intuitive (I use GTasks 90% of the time because it's on my phone).
And in doing all of that, I've found myself not using tasks on my calendar anymore, I just use my phone (at my desk or on the go). So in a way, I have Todoist's lack of progress on this issue to thank, because I've actually come up with a more nimble, streamlined approach to tasking. YMMV, and greatly.
That's all, folks! ;-)
God, more than a year and no "REAL" feedback on this.
Guess I´ll have to give Doit.Im (with a perfect sync) a chance.
+1 Full synchronization with Google Calendar is very important for me
As opposed to other frequently requested features, they stated that this will be implemented in the near future (http://todoist.com/Support/show/43938/)
I came from Doit, and I didn't appreciate their real time GCal sync until I realized that Todoist sync is almost unusable. However, many other features beat Doit. Purposely withholding a way to export/backup my data is what caused me to leave.
First no mac mail integration and now this....why would I pay for "premium"??????
What service/app are you using now?
I've tried many task managers, and I realized that my search will never be over, if I insist on having an app that does everything I want. For that, I'd need to write it myself :D
For now I'm planning to stay at Todoist. There are some major features I miss (deferring taks and sequential tasks), but overall it's better than anything I've used so far. GCal sync is already planned, but right now I'm working on my own solution.
+1 for full sync with GC
I still don't get why a fully/instantaneous integration with Google Calendar is not yet a feature of Todoist. This is frustrating :(
I´m exactly in the same situation as you.
Thanks for your feedback :)
@Darek Kay — Yeah, I've been using the API to patch holes too (e.g. https://github.com/wizonesolutions/todoist-sorter). Sunrise Calendar is somewhat useful too. Calendar sync isn't critical for me because I only put dates on stuff that *must* be done by or on a certain day, GTD-style. Then I just review tasks often.
If you make this feature available, I will get premium with you. It's the only thing I'm missing from this great software!
+1 This would be a real gamechanger.
+1 sorry but without this features your app doesn't worth the money
+10 (I'll tell at least 9 people if it happens)
luckily I found out through this thread there is a working Sunrise integration, otherwise you would have lost me within the our after signing up for premium membership.
It looks like this request has been ignored systematically by Todoist people. It's been over a year and no word about it :( I'm quitting Todoist for good now!
Thanks God I found this thread prior going premium. This tool is just not worth the money.
Rate Todoist one star at playstore.
I don't know if I'd rate them a one star because they can't sync with Google tasks. No offense, Fernando, but I think it's a REALLY good task program (and I've used Wunderlist, Doist, Evernote and others). For me, though, as I've learned to be more proactive in setting tasks and calendar entries to keep from drowning in work and overextending, I've found that having tasks on my Google calendar are beneficial. So while I'm disappointed Todoist hasn't integrated with Google tasks in a useful way (IMO) and I have moved on, I still think it's a very well built app.
So I'd give 'em a 4/5, but that one mark off is a BIG one. Or maybe a 3/5 (1 off for support) since they haven't really made any very confident statements one way or another in this extremely long thread. ;-)
Can't you see what they are doing?
One star is not for what the tool does, it is for the misleading advertising. They lead people into believing it integrates with tasks and calendar when instead they intentionally use their own database to store all the data.
The apps are just to advertise their product on top of Google's popularity.
They don't use Google's API because they don't want to. They are competing with Google tasks and calendar not complementing it.
Got it now?
They stated at no point to integrate with Google Tasks, did they? They do integrate with Google Calendar, but just like Wunderlist and some other todo mangers, they undererstimated the 24h sync problem on Google's side. They already announced to fix this and provide a real solution - this was mentioned here multiple times. You can use Todoist for free and try premium for 1 month - so if this is a deal breaker for anyone, you can just move on to another app.
This answer is pretty clear:
"We are going to address this issue, it's on our developer's to-do list. I can't tell you what priority it is as often we shuffle between implementing different features and something else may need urgent attention, but it's definitely a matter of when not if. We hope that this year it will be finally addressed. "
As opposed to all the other "we are not planning this feature yet" threads, this is a clear statement.
Where did they mis-advertise that they integrate with Google Calendar? They
*do* integrate, it's just that Google Calendar's iCal support sucks. Now,
if they had advertised integrating with Google's APIs, that'd be another
story, and they'd deserve their one star. This problem usually doesn't
bother me too much (Sunrise Calendar does a pretty good job). Todoist is
*everywhere*, and even if I move onto another app, I will probably still
put my tasks into Todoist and use something like Zapier to forward them to
the other app. I've never been able to empty my head as quickly as with
Todoist (I can add tasks from my Android notification bar even if I'm in
bed, in the car, or on the couch). Honestly, there are other things they
are lacking (*COUGH*bulk processing*COUGH*) that annoy me more than this.
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Again, I'm not discussing about the quality of the product. But what adds suggest implicitly. Just read previous comments to see people expectations. They obviously didn't bother reading between the lines. If you know what I mean.
Why exactly do you stick to this conversation? Go trolling somewhere else. People expect so many things (starting dates is a great example), but no other user shows such a childish beheviour to rate the Android app 1 star, because their expectations were not met. Don't try to argue with "fake advertisement", because it's simply false. It's like saying "integration with IFTTT is fake advertisement, because I cannot create recipes for edited/updated tasks".
Google Cal integration is very important. Please do look into that. Right now I'm using Sunrise as it offers swift integration with Todoist and Trello. The only downside to Sunrise is that I can't use my own color tagging system.
I agree. Not worth the premium cost without this critical feature.
The last answer of the staff was August 28!
Why isn't there yet a solution?
Without the Google Sync the Todoist is not really usable for many people. Can the developers provide any idea about the time frame in which this can be solved??
+1 More communication would put a lot of people at ease even if this feature is not ready.
Guys, any news on Google calendar? I`ve tested any.do. It works perfectly with Google calendar. My premium account will end at March 2015. I'll have to migrate to any.do if there is no solution till this time.
There's really no point as of right now in getting frustrated by this... If you need the integration that much look elsewhere...
I've contacted the support and this was what I was told:
We hear you and other users who are requesting for it and we're working on improving the Google Calendar integration that we have currently (at the very least, making it sync in realtime) but there's no ETA as when that might be available yet.
some people can force a refresh google calendar with this way but me. maybe someone can adjust to todoist url iCalendar feed.
or you can use zapier.com to sync real time but the price is so expensive for me. And just sync one way with 5-15 minutes sync.
Hey, my opinion, they will not do that, beacause it's the premium feature.
i know severall app where google calendar intergrated successfully.
I doubt they're mean or greedy. Anyone who has developed an app knows that
you can't do everything you want at once. Maybe other tasks are more
important to their current vision. Only the people who want something will
actually post about it, thinking they represent the majority, but maybe we
are just the minority. Maybe they have done internal testing showing that
this isn't a big priority for the majority of customers. Ultimately, if
someone wants this functionality now, they have to use Sunrise or switch to
something with API-driven GCal integration. Or otherwise just wait for
Honestly, I think it's because of the same vocal customers that companies
nowadays are reluctant to give timeframes. Because when reality hits and
things take longer, they get even more complaints than if they are
16. nov. 2014 17:49 skrev "Todoist Support" <
+1 and posting it in the app review on the AppStore. If I'd known you couldn't synch, I would have passed it by though I love everything else about it.
+10000 !!! (+1)
I have loved ToDoist, but I need this integration and will most likely be dropping my Premium feature shortly.
i will also drop my upgrade without full Sync with Google Calendar
+1 it is really need :-(
Just signed up to try this out, and have a free trial. I've been using Gqueues and, despite liking Todoist's interface/aesthetic better, and appreciating the ifttt integration, I'm afraid that I'm going to stick with Gqueues for the foreseeable future, since it does integrate with Gcal.
Syncing with Google Calendar is a Premium feature, and it works for me! Each task shows up as an all-day event on the date it is due. Can't check them off from there, but it's good enough
I want to be a premium member, but having know that it won't do full sync with Google Calendar, I think I have to find a new todo list company.... sigh.....
I'm trying our GQueues, it sounds better as I was under the impression ToDoist syncs with G Calendar when I paid for premium, so will be requesting a full re-fund!
Are we there yet?!
An update on indicative timescales would be great.
Still (heart) ing Todoist though!
+1 Two way sync.
Sunrise works for me.
+1 two way real time sync
@dan.baril what's Sunrise?
If you read a number of posts in this thread a number of them suggested that Sunrise Calendar is a good interim solution until Todoist is able to sync directly with iCal/Google Cal. My comment above was only that I have tried (and am currently using) Sunrise Calendar and so far it serves very well as the go-between Todoist and iCal/Google Cal.
Sunrise flawlessly syncs my tasks from Todoist and my appointments from Google Cal. It also allows me to edit existing tasks right within Sunrise which syncs back to Todoist. The only limitation I have found so far is that you can't create new tasks in Sunrise. You can only edit existing tasks originally created in Todoist.
Like I said, it's a workaround for now.
Thanks for the reply Dan. I did not obviously read the whole thread =]
Would really like to hear the Todoist team comment on the roadmap for this. Considering buying Premium for my wife and I for Christmas, but the lack of first-class integration is a pretty big negative ding against the offering.
It is for me too. But I have just migrated from Appigo TODO which offers no calendar integration whatsoever. Over at Appigo TODO we have been waiting for over a year hearing that calendar integration was on the proverbial todo list. After a year waiting, I got fed up and just recently came to TODOIST which at least offers the Sunrise interim solution.
I too would love to hear directly from the Todoist team as ultimately I would prefer a direct no middle-man solution. But in the meantime I feel like I have already gotten my Christmas present with the improved functionality I am getting compared to Appigo Todo, which if not for the lack of calendar integration is a great todo task app.
+1 , but i will try Sunrise Calendar
at the very least I would appreciate a detailed technical explanation as to why other applications seem to be able to implement this feature and todoist can't.
+1 Continually frustrated by this limitation. Keeps me from relying upon Todoist for integrated task management, and after a year, this is a must.
Someone said Zapier can supply this but the cost is prohibitive? Please advise. Thanks you guys for all your hard work.
Oh I agree. Why is it soooo many other apps can fully integrate but ToDoist Can't.
GQueues calendar integration is phenomenal. We use it and keep checking back at todoist. Comments on ToDoist is better in my opinion, than GQ. But until TD can get this Google Cal thing fixed we won't renew.
So sad. I've had Todist premium but somehow had forgotten why I wasn't using it. Now I remember. Nope wouldn't renew this makes zero sense that it wouldn't sync.
See Jun 30, 2014 - 22:20 UTC and Jul 02, 2014 - 07:12 UTC
Apparently this looks like a fine proposal from roushdy shawwa.
Why don't we hear something about this proposal?
I will not pay for my organization unless it allow live Sync. the STAFF don’t care about our requirements... It is time to look for a better app.
I've been waiting for Todoist real time sync with Google calendar and am puzzled as to why they don't have this done yet. Obviously a lower priority for Todoist. While that is disappointing I like Todoist and will renew another year to see if they are really going to correct this. I do most of my Todoist work on my phone so in the mean time I am using ICSSync. This let's me view my tasks in the calendar of my choice and I have it set up so selecting a task in the calendar will open Todoist. The sync time is adjustable or can be done manually. Sunrise calendar lacked some features I use but the ICSSync work around gets me by...
+1 full sync with Google Calendar (like DOIT.im)
+1... This should be a core feature in Todoist.
This thread is over 6 months old and obviously a lot of people want the integration. Why isn't anything happening? Most other services manage to integrate seamlessly (e.g. www.iqtell.com).
I've now stopped using it!
+1, again and again...
I would really like to know what is so important that is leaving this feature to the side...
@andremartins, the bigger ask is not "what is so important that is leaving this issue to the side" but rather how can a app developer go this amount of time and this many forum posts on the issue and not at least acknowledge the issue and request. They appear to have had the time to post a Happy New Year message on their Facebook page, but not the time to respond to this forum. Perhaps the only leverage we can apply is to post a comment on their Facebook page as I hate to do, but just did!
Yawn. After so much feedback from your users there has yet to be an official update from the staff in over 4 months. This thread has over 250 replies, so it's obviously a wanted feature.
Get your dev and customer happiness team on the same page, this is pretty sad!
+1 please update on the timeline for this critical feature
I'd like to believe Todoist developers that it's "Google's" fault. But it's not.
I am actively using IQTELL now which integrates Email, tasks, projects and Evernote seamlessly AND in REAL TIME.
I can schedule a task with a due date in IQTELL and within seconds it appears on my Google Calendar on ALL my devices.
I spent a good two months researching an integrated solution between Mail, Task Manager, Calendar and Evernote. I looked at all the major solutions: Todoist, Toodledo, Things, Zendone, Nirvana, Omnifocus 2 and other lesser solutions. NONE would integrate seamlessly with the other solutions, except IQTELL
Todoist DOES come close, but their lack of real-time calendar integration and review makes it very limiting when you have to begin to assign due dates to things. They have a nice Gmail plugin, and that works quite nicely. But they need a third-party program such as Zapier or Task Clone to integrate with Evernote so that ups the monthly cost (you're paying for Todoist AND TC for instance). With IQTELL you get everything tied together for about the price of a Carmel Macchiato per month.
You could always use ifttt.com (free). IQTELL has the right idea but is too complicated. And their data modell is strange (inbox item <> action item, waiting for item, etc.).
@Korky Kathman - Don't get me wrong, I am just as frustrated as you and everyone else with the fact TODOIST does not sync directly with iCal/Google Cal. But as I have referenced a few times in this forum, Sunrise Calendar doesa fine job acting as the go between TODOIST and iCal/Google Cal. I am wondering how it is that in your two months of research into all the other apps you reference that you did not research Sunrise Calendar. I further agree with @Andreas Mose that IQTELL is complicated and the user interface is clumsy. But for the record, I too would MUCH prefer a native solution within TODOIST.
I'm having trouble with the various workarounds to connect Todoist with a calendar: with everything (IFTTT, Zapier, Sunrise) I try, if I enter a task in Todoist, I'll get a calendar event starting at the moment I created the task. This includes tasks with particular start times (i.e., "meeting" with a due date of "tomorrow at 9:00am"). I can't figure out how to put an appointment in Todoist and get a calendar entry at the time of the appointment, as opposed to an entry at the time I put the task in. Others describe success with (for example) Todoist/Sunrise integration, so I must be missing something - has anyone had and solved a similar problem?
@Kate Walling - You are correct if today I ad a task in TODOIST with a future due date, that task immediately shows-up in Sunrise Calendar on the scheduled due date. See attached screen-shot examples.
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@Dan Baril - Thanks for the confirmation that I'm experiencing something unintended - that's good to know.
If you want 2-way sync with Google calendar, you should look at Nozbe (http://nozbe.com/). It's clunkier (especially the search function) and takes a bit of time to learn, but you get many of the same functions (just use categories as labels/tags for your tasks) on almost every platform. Plus, they have a better calendar view within the app.
My hope is that Todosit gets 2-way sync before my free trial ends with Nozbe. I'd certainly take Todoist premium over Nozbe.
I wouldn't trust much of what Todoist say on this.
Back in September David Trey said:
"We are going to address this issue, it's on our developer's to-do list. ...We hope that this year it will be finally addressed."
Today in a response on another thread David Trey says:
"We will consider adding a two-way-sync integration in the future..."
As something to be done Google Calendar integration been demoted from happening (and hopefully soon) to only being considered.
Todoist currently seem besotted by design, karma points and watches rather then real functional extensions that people keep asking for.
There's a way to sync your tasks using IFTTT but it's far from perfect.
I would really appreciate the possibility to sync directly to Google Calendar!
and @BruceMarriott *sigh* I agree with you.
DON'T USE TODOIST, IT SIMPLY DOESN'T WORK!
Hey people don't hold your breath! We were led to believe that TD WILL sync with gmail calendar/s so we paid for Premium, but then when we tried it it transpired that it does NOT do what they said it did to get the sale, we then requested a refund which was refused so they happily took our money under false pretenses/claims!
Other companies have solutions that actually work with two-way 100% synchronization, GQueues to mention just one. I would demand a refund as the product does not do what they advertise, I know it's now very much but it's the principle & just look at how long they've been lying to their customers, first they say it's in the pipeline which it's obviously not (look at how long they've been saying this) and secondly they keep blaming Gmail, strange how MANY other businesses CAN and do offer 100% two-way sync without spending even more & having to use 3rd party apps!
DON'T USE TODOIST, IT SIMPLY DOESN'T WORK!
I have a fairly comprehensive survey of tools that claim (and sometimes succeed in) two-way sync with google calendar at http://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/2883/task-manager-with-two-way-google-calendar-sync/4232#4232
Great review. Just tried both on the top of the list. The first disappointment - when you select a due date, there is no calendar view.
Yeah, GQueues is far from perfect, it's just the best I've found. I'm trying to like DropTask occasionally (I signed up for two years), but it doesn't stick so far.
Emiliano, what do you DISlike in DropTask? It seems very convinient with the tasks "bubbles".
This is what my task list looks like (straight screenshot, not resized) in DropTask: http://i.imgur.com/SFDOQ30.png. It's great for privacy (after all, no one can read your task list) but not so great for oversight (after all, *no* one can read your task list).
DropTask is probably fantastic if you're very visual *and* you don't have much of a task list. I am visual, and for that reason, droptask is wholly unusable to me. The bouncy shapes are great if you're looking for a time-waster, but I don't keep task lists as time wasters, but as time-savers.
The gimmicky bouncy balls aside, it's a gargantuan waste of screen real estate to enclose boxy sentences in round shapes, and the "white" space between them is not used to create oversight. A design 101 book like "the non-designers design book" points out how they pretty much hit every "don't do this" squarely on the head.
Droptask prioritizes the visuals above usability. I'd love to love droptask, as I think its gcal integration is slightly cleaner than that of gqueues, but not so much better that its limited usuability is compensated for. Not by a long shot.
Add to that that the Android (my platform of choice) support is subpar (the client is pretty but sloooooow), and it is simply not more than a playtoy to me. Every now and then the dull interface from gcal moves me to try to make droptask work, as it's certainly more visually appealing; usually I try after DT announces updates to their products. That try usually lasts a day, tops.
Oh and it doesn't help that they don't have any import facilities either. GQueues import is lousy, but at least it's there. What I wouldn't give for Toodledo to get proper gcal sync.
Why doesn't someone from todoist reply to this thread??
We tend to only reply if we can add new information to the conversation. We have also stated before that we do read all replies.
Not sure what everyone is upset about as the Google Calendar integration works like a charm for Premium subscribers.
Here's a short video how to do it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzGubOy8GuE
And it worked with my Google Apps Calendar with ease.
Thanks.. but this allows you to post your todist list into a Google calendar . I would like to send calendar entries to my todist.. i.e. the other way round.
I can do this with my emails.
I just created an automation in Zapier to accomplish this and it worked like a charm.
Here's a link to the Zap if you want to try it out: http://zpr.io/7Btj
@Joshua you don't understand the question. What you mention has two major limitations:
1. It isn't instantaneous. Google Calendar refreshes webcal links only every few hours
2. It's one-way, read-only.
GQueues and Droptask have two-way, instantaneous sync. If I modify a deadline on a task in either, it shows up in my calendar immediately, and if I change the task in gcal, that change is reflected back in GQueues/Droptask. If you're happy to live with those limitations, good for you, but that video doesn't show "full sync", it shows representation of tasks in your calendar, nothing else.
The update is generaly only once a day - so after you have juggled dates or added things with dates to Todoist you are unlikely to see them reflected on you Google Calendar for some time.
Back last Autumn (2014) Todist said they wre looking to fix this to realtime sync (the one way). They also mentioned they hopped to do in 2014. Nothing more has been said and Todoist general hide behind coments as just made by Brendon Wadey, which say nothing helpful. Todist seem to be besoted with Watches, mucking about with the design and Karma points functionality. Not good for many of us.
Above and beyond one-way sync is what Nigel effectivly mentioned - two way sunc. it would also enable you to visually juggle dates for existing tasks and have it all reflected back on todoist.
Duh posted at same time - Nice one @Emiliano Heyns - far better put.
@Joshua: that still doesn't accomplish sync. It is still one-way, and only acts when you create an event/task, not when you modify it.
And the purported limitation put up by Google as mentioned by staffer @Clyde Romo didn't prevent from DropTask and GQueues implementing it.
Sorry to come across as though I didn't understand the question. I was just trying to work out a solution that was good enough until TD got it working.
After the recent comments, it sounds like you just want TD to admit they can't or won't do this feature, and not shirk it with half assed responses.
I'm not trying to pick a fight, just trying to understand the psychology behind it as we have a new app out and this is a great example to learn from to not turn users into adversaries.
"Sorry to come across as though I didn't understand the question. I was just trying to work out a solution that was good enough until TD got it working."
If looking for a workaround some would say Sunrise Calendar does what's needed - 2 way sync and its works with Google Calendar. But introducing another app around the place is a pain - to some of us. I looked at using Sunrise and now don't.
"After the recent comments, it sounds like you just want TD to admit they can't or won't do this feature, and not shirk it with half assed responses."
I don't think any of the tens and tens of people who have requested the functionality (both in this thread and in many others) want that at all. What people want is for Todoist to be clear that they are going to do two way sync or at least one way - both real time. And for them to say they are committed to it in a reasonable timeframe. "We hear" should be their message.
"I'm not trying to pick a fight, just trying to understand the psychology behind it as we have a new app out and this is a great example to learn from to not turn users into adversaries."
The physiology is simple - many, many, want this update. I can't think of another that is more requested. But Todoist don't seem to just get on with it. Instead they pour resources into watches, into redesigns of what is already a great looking mobile app. And then there is all the stuff around Karma points, which to me does not seem vital or core functionality enhancement. It would be nice to see Todoist stop all that 'surface' stuff for a few months and concentrate on solid functional enhancement of the product.
@Joshua, fair enough. I simply got irked because I (I assume now wrongly) interpreted your input as apologist for Todoist.
As much as I'd like them to just build this already, yes, an honest and open "not gonna happen folks", "if you need this, look elsewhere" or "don't expect this before 2016" would be *much* preferable to "Google prevents us from doing this" (which is provably false) or "we'll let you know if and when we'll consider it" (which doesn't give us any other information except that staffers occasionally hang out here).
What I really want is for Todoist to take their users seriously, and at the very least give us actionable information.
The real fact IS that Todoist developers can't or wont do it. Nothing is imposed by Google. There are WAY too many other apps that allow this real-time sync.
I don't like companies misleading the public. I was in pre-sales for a software company for almost 30 years, so sure, I know what and how to say things. It's VERY easy to blame the other guy. But in this case, the are just getting caught in a lie.
Like BruceMarriott - I would rather Todoist come out and say "No we're not doing that and do not have plans to do this any time soon. But this dancing around the issue of saying it's Google's fault is deliberating stating an inaccuracy. IQTELL does real-time integration. Sunrise Calender does real-time integration...my goodness there are dozens that do, so PLEASE quit telling us it's Google's fault.
Say you'll either do it, and commit to it, or be honest with your customers and say you arent.
Hello, I was considering Todoist premium for my organization (12 people) until I came across this thread.
Todoist: Can you state exactly what the issue with google is?
Guys. Just use Sunrise Calendar. It supports both Google Calendar and Todoist, so you'll have both in one calendar app... and it's free.