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Siri integration?

RP

Wondering if Siri integration is coming soon. I have seen comments about it dating back some years but to no avail.
I use Outlook daily and love the Outlook add-in. But I also create a good portion of my tasks on the go, with my iPhone and so Siri integration is key. I don't really want to add task through sending an email. Current GTD I use (Remember The Milk) has flawless Siri integration - but I need some added functions in Todoist.
Hope you guys can bring it. It's a wonder why it's not a function yet.

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jun 17, 2014 - 00:39 UTC

Hi Roman,

We can't say when this happens, but we already have Google Now support on the Android side, so it's very likely Siri will be next.

Regards,
Brendon.

SL
Susan Lackey premium
Replied on Jun 17, 2014 - 01:56 UTC

This will make me very happy!

AH
Alexander Haselhoff premium
Replied on Jun 17, 2014 - 08:01 UTC

Indeed, this is a feature I'm waiting for!

trhall premium
Replied on Jun 17, 2014 - 19:35 UTC

(+1)

PC
Paul Cheetham premium
Replied on Jun 25, 2014 - 03:19 UTC

Yes please make this feature sooner rather than later, it would make adding a task a dream

MC
Mike Chapple premium
Replied on Jul 05, 2014 - 16:09 UTC

Yes, please!

Sam premium
Replied on Jul 05, 2014 - 19:00 UTC

Yes, please!

JW
Jeroen Westerveld premium
Replied on Jul 07, 2014 - 09:33 UTC

Yes, please!!!

M
Michael
Replied on Jul 09, 2014 - 20:40 UTC

If Todoist could 'read' from the built in reminders app, we would already have Siri integration. Toodledo reads from the reminder app, RTM has a special server for the default reminder and reads from that. Appigo Todo does the same with a special serve for reminder integration. So simply reading from the reminders all would give Siri integration.

JW
Jeroen Westerveld premium
Replied on Jul 10, 2014 - 06:56 UTC

How hard can it be? Look at "Braintoss" for iOS. It send a spoken message to my mailbox. Now it's my workaround until Siri intergation is ready.

RP
Roman Plateau
Replied on Jul 10, 2014 - 20:19 UTC

Seriously, my RTM pro membership is up on 11/6/14. I would love to upgrade my Todoist membership to pro, but the lack of Siri integration is a deal breaker for me. I think so much on the go, I need Siri integration.

RP
Roman Plateau
Replied on Jul 10, 2014 - 20:22 UTC

Oh and btw, I'm only listed as Premium user b/c I am test driving other pro functionalities through Todoist's free 30-day test drive. Am more than willing to pay the $29 yearly to go pro all the way - but need Siri. :)

Robert premium
Replied on Jul 10, 2014 - 22:52 UTC

This may help people in the meantime. This is how I am using Siri to send tasks to Todoist:

I created a list in the Reminders app called 'Tasks' (or any name you want to use)
In IFTTT.com i created a recipe that checks for new items in the 'Tasks' list and emails them to the Todoist email address <Project...>

I then tell Siri to add 'blah blah blah' to the 'Tasks list' and it goes into Todoist.

Its not as complicated as it sounds and not everyone may want to go to this option. It is an free option though.

M
Michael
Replied on Jul 11, 2014 - 01:12 UTC

The IFTT thing is very good. However, I and found it can take an hour or more to fire off and get a task from reminders into Todoist.

M
Michael
Replied on Jul 11, 2014 - 01:28 UTC

And the IFTTT does not seem to set reminders or notifications inside Todoist. I get the title and the rest in the in the note, not in the task settings.

SB
Steve Barnes premium
Replied on Aug 01, 2014 - 13:47 UTC

I have to admit, this is becoming a nuisance for me, probably the only one. Sure we all have wish items (such as task start dates), but not being able to quickly add a task via voice from my car or when an idea comes to mind bothers me, and something I miss greatly from OmniFocus (which has its own issues and why I'm a paid Todoist customer, but I digress).

It shouldn't even be that hard - There's direct access with Siri in the app, or you could use a CalDAV server to manage it (just need to code the integration).

Yes there are workarounds, and no it is not a showstopper issue. But every time, every day I have to handle these workarounds to jot down tasks or ideas pushes me to look at other tools. And I really don't want to do that.

Please make this a priority.

Tom Benson premium
Replied on Aug 01, 2014 - 15:18 UTC

This will be one of the most convenient features for "in the moment" task creation. I would use this very frequently.

maury.hill
Replied on Aug 01, 2014 - 18:50 UTC

I also want Siri integration, that is, let me specify a Reminder list for Todoist to monitor on my iphone/ipad.

Apps have been doing this for years. Please hurry up.

RD
Robert Depriest premium
Replied on Aug 05, 2014 - 02:58 UTC

Siri integration would be very welcome!

Rob Wheatley premium
Replied on Aug 14, 2014 - 15:43 UTC

Siri, Siri, Siri, Siri, Siri, Siri, Siri, Siri, Siri, Siri, Siri, Siri, Siri, Siri.

Point made?

SB
Steve Barnes premium
Replied on Aug 14, 2014 - 16:06 UTC

My hope is you're doing this slow in that you want to do it right like OmniFocus did - By that, I mean they are the only Siri-integrated app that actually pulls in the location (i.e. if I tell Siri "Remind me when I get to the office to do X" It actually creates a location-based task. That's not meant to be a sales pitch for OF (plenty NOT right with it which is why I'm using Todoist haha), but it seems to be a missed point for the other app devs.

Of course, that's secondary to just being able to get the d*mn reminders in at all :)

William Duckworth premium
Replied on Aug 14, 2014 - 20:11 UTC

Siri support would be really useful!!

DN
Dr. Nandi Harrysingh premium
Replied on Aug 19, 2014 - 22:51 UTC

Hard to believe, but I think I may use this to replace omnifocus. All it needs is the Siri integration. Will try ITTT workaround in the meantime.

D
Dave premium
Replied on Aug 20, 2014 - 10:21 UTC

+1

E
Eric premium
Replied on Aug 22, 2014 - 17:12 UTC

+1 Siri all the way... I may have to go back to OmniFocus just for this alone... :( Or figure out some workaround with IFTTT which seems problematic.

DW
Dave Weir premium
Replied on Sep 17, 2014 - 10:53 UTC

The number one challenge with all to do lists is the effort involved in entering the tasks. Siri would be a quantum leap for Todoist, allowing users to enter a task as quickly as they say it.

Let's face it, To do lists are for busy people who are short on time. Giving them back some time by expediting the task entry process could easily become Todoist's single greatest feature!

This is definitely worth putting up the top of you development priority list folks.

JM
Jordan Maslyn premium
Replied on Sep 17, 2014 - 17:29 UTC

+1 for Siri integration. CalDav server would be awesome (a la Remember The Milk) although auto-import would be okay too (a la Things). Need to have Siri integration to be competitive in this day and age.

I have the six month Premium membership through ProductHunt and would love to renew if this gets added within that time.

BP
Bob Potter premium
Replied on Sep 20, 2014 - 06:15 UTC

Siri integration ASAP please!

DT
David Temple premium
Replied on Sep 24, 2014 - 16:41 UTC

Here is an easy work-around to add tasks from Siri to Todoist (requires Gmail):

1. Download IFTTT from the App Store (it's free!), create an account, and confirm your email address.

2. In the IFTTT app, click the "Recipe" icon in the upper-right, then the "+" icon in the upper-right.

3. Click the "+" button after "If", select "iOS Reminders", then select "Any new reminder".

4. Click the "+" button after "Then", select "Gmail", then select "Send an email".

5. In the "To Address" field, enter your Todoist inbox email. To find your Todoist inbox email, open Todoist on your computer, go to your Inbox, click the "Task Actions" icon, and select "Email Tasks To This Project".

That's it! Now, anytime you add a reminder with Siri, it'll automatically email that reminder to your Todoist inbox in the background.

JM
Jordan Maslyn premium
Replied on Sep 24, 2014 - 16:45 UTC

Yeah, IFTTT works as an interim solution but the time between saying it and it actually showing up can be SO long which isn't always great for my workflow.

Having come from previously using Remember The Milk (great Siri integration) and Things (decent integration), having zero native integration is a big hurdle. Everything else about Todoist is better for my workflow though so I am hoping they add it soon (along with an iOS 8 widget!).

SB
Steve Barnes premium
Replied on Sep 24, 2014 - 18:04 UTC

This has been around a while, but the problem is it leaves you with
multiple reminders / tasks that are unsynced; You need to go back in and
delete the Reminder.

I actually stopped using Todoist for this feature; Being able to just say
"Hey Siri" and have the task created while I'm driving after a conference
call, hands-free, finally convinced me to find a task manager that works
with my needs. I think Todoist is a great product, but this is something
that's been asked for over YEARS, so I'm not convinced its ever coming.

DT
David Temple premium
Replied on Sep 24, 2014 - 21:09 UTC

Small price to pay for the Sunrise integration imho. This work-around has
been a life saver for me, so I'm just posting instructions for those that
would find it helpful.

LR
Larry Rappaport premium
Replied on Sep 28, 2014 - 19:54 UTC

David, I would love to try it, but I can't find my ToDoist email address. I know I saw it somewhere, but it isn't apparent on this MAC OS-X 10.9.5.

DT
David Temple premium
Replied on Sep 29, 2014 - 03:30 UTC

Hi Larry, I attached a screenshot to show where you can find the email address on your Mac. Click "inbox", then just follow the captions on the screenshot. Hope that helps! If not, let me know.

SL
Susan Lackey premium
Replied on Sep 29, 2014 - 18:36 UTC

So many people want this, I don't understand why it doesn't even seem to be under consideration.

Rob Wheatley premium
Replied on Sep 29, 2014 - 19:28 UTC

I find using Todoist such a pain on my iPhone, that I just don't use it on the phone anymore. The phone is basically just a way of alerting me to things. I now do all my work on the Mac client.

Getting Siri working would go a long way to solve this for me, but right now, most of my quick 'to dos' are spoken in using Siri and Reminders. Todoist doesn't get in the workflow at all. This completely defeats the purpose of having a single kick-ass to do list for me.

If Siri isn't support come renewal time, then I'm not going to renew.

Rob Wheatley premium
Replied on Sep 29, 2014 - 19:36 UTC

Oh, on the IFTTT workaround, it's far from perfect.

1) IFTTT kills my iPhone's battery (even when I turn off its need for location services)
2) It can sometimes take ages for the task to show in Todoist
3) You can't set reminder times. If you say "Siri, remind me call Joe on thursday at 3" then the time and date info isn't attached to the todoist task. This is more of an IFTTT app problem, but they aren't doing anything about it.

AH
Alexander Haselhoff premium
Replied on Sep 29, 2014 - 20:37 UTC

Adding this function would indeed make the application much more convenient. It is the absolute #1 I'd like to see implemented.

Milo Haney premium
Replied on Sep 29, 2014 - 22:19 UTC

Todoist has the most supported OS base I have seen for a todo list app. With the specialty of siri, I can see how that would take some time to circle around to. I see how this can be part of plans, but no ETA. I appreciate all the places I can put Todoist the most. This doesn't mean I'm against Siri integration, it would mean a lot or even a widget in the notification area would be nice.

Please consider this before replying about how it's a pain... and the company SHOULD do this or any other such attitude. It makes it more difficult to review these messages when they have to sift through such comments. It's a solid service on all platforms it supports.

SB
Steve Barnes premium
Replied on Sep 29, 2014 - 23:13 UTC

No disagreement that the supported platform list is fantastic. However, for those with iPhones its a huge gap as far as functionality goes. While I wouldn't call it trivial, it also isn't the most difficult decision task either.

I think the point many of us are trying to make in this Siri thread is Todoist is letting alternative products catch up and even surpass them. I doubt many of us would bother if we didn't think Todoist was a great product, but the absolute silence on this from Todoist speaks volumes

RP
Roman Plateau
Replied on Oct 16, 2014 - 23:52 UTC

Guys, seriously, I love the new functionalities constantly added and you're obviously committed to delivering the best, most innovative product possible.

But I would gladly give up my Karma tallying stuff for Siri. I am sure there are individuals who love to dissect how much they get done in a day, etc. - all very useful practices - but not having the ability to add a task via Siri is still fundamentally lacking.

Your product is far superior to what I've used in the past - including my current RTM, but lack of Siri is outrageously missing at this point. So much demand and need for it!!

Come on!!

PG
Patrick Gray premium
Replied on Oct 23, 2014 - 13:20 UTC

@David Temple
Hi David........your post in September "Small price to pay for the Sunrise integration imho. This work-around has been a life saver for me, so I'm just posting instructions for those that would find it helpful.". I cant see the instructions that you posted, is it possible to re-pos?. I am testing sunrise together with todoist and, like everyone else in these posts, would like to have a workaround for the lack of siri intergration. Thanks in advance.

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Eric premium
Replied on Oct 27, 2014 - 08:35 UTC

@Patrick Gray -- The instructions (its a jpeg) was to find the email address for using with the ifttt recipe (which works sporadically at best). To find this email address, basically you will have to click on the wrench/pencil icon on the right (task actions) then choose the "email tasks to this project" menu item. That will give you the address associated with the todoist address tied to your inbox.

Hope that makes sense.

PG
Patrick Gray premium
Replied on Oct 27, 2014 - 09:10 UTC

@Eric, Many thanks. I have moved forward with my workaround using Braintoss.Works well for what I need, but eagerly await some movement on the Siri integration.

LR
Larry Rappaport premium
Replied on Oct 27, 2014 - 16:14 UTC

It makes sense, but I have no wrench/pencil icon. I am using an iPhone 6 running IOS 8.1 or an Apple MacBook Pro running Yosemite.
I know I saw it (email address) sometime, but I can't find it! I went into "Inbox", but there are no task actions. My inbox is empty. If I add a task and then click on it, there is a thing underneath that says "Complete", "Schedule", "Notes", "Reminders", and "Edit".

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Oct 27, 2014 - 16:23 UTC

@larry, those options are only available on desktop/web versions.


Regards,
Brendon

LR
Larry Rappaport premium
Replied on Oct 27, 2014 - 16:59 UTC

Where? There are no task actions on my web. (Safari)

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Oct 27, 2014 - 17:00 UTC

Larry,

WIthin each project, top right corner, beside the share icon.


Regards,
Brendon

JM
Jordan Maslyn premium
Replied on Oct 27, 2014 - 17:03 UTC

Please guys just look into hosting a CalDAV solution a la Remember The Milk (http://www.rememberthemilk.com/services/siri/). This is seriously the biggest obstacle to me staying a Premium member.

Your updates recently have been awesome and all, but I think easy/handfree entry of new tasks is going to be a bigger enhancement for users than being able to see their Karma trends on every device.

LR
Larry Rappaport premium
Replied on Oct 27, 2014 - 17:09 UTC

Brendon,

I don’t HAVE a share icon. What am I doing wrong?


Larry

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Oct 27, 2014 - 17:10 UTC

Larry,

Please start a new topic about this and I can help you further.

If you go to Todoist.com and sign into your account on the web, then click on one of your projects on the left hand side, near the top...beside project name..there should be two icons shown.


Regards,
Brendon

RP
Roman Plateau
Replied on Oct 27, 2014 - 17:11 UTC

@jordan - couldn't agree more. The superfluous is being prioritized over the functional - and for a GTD app, that's an issue.

JM
Jordan Maslyn premium
Replied on Oct 27, 2014 - 17:12 UTC

@Larry - this button circled in red

LR
Larry Rappaport premium
Replied on Oct 27, 2014 - 17:25 UTC

I finally figured it out. What color is the symbol? It does not appear on my Safari browser. I finally opened the page in Chrome and then I could see it. My stupid Mac does not show the symbol, but Chrome does.


Larry

LR
Larry Rappaport premium
Replied on Oct 28, 2014 - 00:40 UTC

Well, it was fixed in Safari by changing the CONTRAST control which is located in System Preferences -> Accessibility rather than System Preferences -> Display where I would expect it. I used Braintoss and finally got it to send to Todoist inbox, but I would love to learn how to get projects, labels, etc. into the message. If anybody knows how, please post it. Thanks,
--

Larry

Tobias Johansson premium
Replied on Oct 28, 2014 - 09:42 UTC

Just want to say that Siri integration in this app will make me go from omnifocus to todoist.

Chris Taylor premium
Replied on Nov 20, 2014 - 09:29 UTC

+1. Not even considering switching from Things until this is a feature.

HC
Howard Carolan premium
Replied on Nov 20, 2014 - 21:36 UTC

I am waiting for this to switch as well. Please integrate with Siri... it makes all the difference in workflow.

Josiah Schaffer premium
Replied on Nov 21, 2014 - 08:13 UTC

I am all for this! Right now, I have the reminders app right next to todoist on my home screen. Unfortunately, I'm stuck to using both programs.

I use todoist for creating detailed tasks for my business and some personal things. However, for all the little reminders that I like to create on the spot, I use Siri to remind me.

This forces me to use two programs to accomplish the same thing. Let's get that Siri integration going!

What's the biggest hurdle and what can we do to get things rolling?

S
senad premium
Replied on Nov 21, 2014 - 09:24 UTC

Go Siri!

Jonathan Shepherd
Replied on Nov 23, 2014 - 13:58 UTC

@Tobias Johansson
Same here. Siri integration will make me go from Omnifocus to todoist.

PW
Paul Willingham premium
Replied on Nov 23, 2014 - 14:04 UTC

+1