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Since a few months I keep seeing this message every time i try to refresh on android...

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Aug 25, 2014 - 01:46 UTC

Hi Mat,

Can I ask why you only report this now? Which version of Android are you running? Which app version are you on as well?


Regards,
Brendon

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Mat
Replied on Aug 25, 2014 - 02:00 UTC

Hi,
thank you for responding.
I hoped it was just a temporary problem and honestly did not have time to investigate it.
My Android is 4.2.2 and app is 2.0.11. I tried to update it, but it asks for additional permissions which I cannot accept.

Regards,
Mat

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Aug 25, 2014 - 02:03 UTC

Mat,

2.0+ is very old version and is not supported any longer. Can I ask which permissions you can not accept?


Regards,
Brendon

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Mat
Replied on Aug 25, 2014 - 02:06 UTC

Localisation, Identity, Camera/microphone...

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Aug 25, 2014 - 02:16 UTC

Hi,

We have location reminders and you can attach pictures and voice messages. This would be the reason for those permissions.


Regards,
Brendon

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Mat
Replied on Sep 16, 2014 - 20:24 UTC

'Localisation reminders' LOL... - please do not make another social media app from it.
Anyway these permissions are not acceptable for a 'todo app'.

Is there an option to export all my tasks?

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Jesse premium
Replied on Sep 16, 2014 - 20:43 UTC

Mat,

These are pretty standard permissions which are used by a large variety of apps. Todoist has a reasonable explanation for all of these permissions.

The only time you should worry about permissions is if it makes no sense and the developer can't justify why they need it (for example I've seen a flashlight app that wants location access). It's sad that because of the way Google has worded these permissions so many people are terrified to do anything on their phones.

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Mat
Replied on Sep 16, 2014 - 21:25 UTC

Well,
I have chosen todoist from other similar apps, because of the acceptable set of permissions. Reasonable explanation is not enough as it cannot be controlled how the data is used.
Unless google allows to selectively block permissions for an app, todoist is not an option for me.

Anyway, do you know if it is possible to extract the tasks (as I have invested some time to configure them).

David Trey staff
Replied on Sep 16, 2014 - 22:05 UTC

Hello Mat,

The data is used by the app whenever you choose to use it. That means - if you don't add a reminder to your task that points to your location, this information won't be there. Identity means that in order to log in through Google (if you choose to do so, you can also log in manually), it will need to link your Gmail address so that you can log into your account and camera/microphone is used if you go to the task's "Notes" section and choose "Take a photo" to attach it to the note or "Take a voice note" to attach it to the note.

We're very sorry to hear that you don't trust us about this, we are very serious about privacy and security, we don't use your data, we don't access your data, we don't pass it to anyone. The apps that you should be cautious about are the ones made by developers that refuse to tell you when these permissions are used (as Jesse mentioned).


Regards,
David

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Mat
Replied on Sep 16, 2014 - 22:23 UTC

I must admit that I am surprised by the level of support for the app.
I appreciate it.

I'd like to kindly ask you to answer my last question about 'export' feature.
Thanks.

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Sep 16, 2014 - 22:36 UTC

Hi,

Sorry without Premium there are no way to export tasks from Todoist at this time.


Regards,
Brendon