Todoist cannot sync to Google Calendar realtime
The updated Todoist content on the Google Calendar can only be viewed after mid night of each day, instead of sync real time.
In addition, the completed or archive tasks cannot be sync to Google Calendar.
I sent the above enquiry to email@example.com but no feedback got.
Asked by cng on Jul 10, 2013 - 06:27
Please let us know at what date/time did you send this to firstname.lastname@example.org we usually reply to every inquiry within less than a day and I can't find your email in our inbox right now.
As for the issue itself - this is unfortunately how the Google Calendar works. Our feed is updated instantly and if you'd use any other calendar software you would see the changes immediately, but Google has set their servers to update iCal feeds only once a day and there's unfortunately nothing we can do about it.
We hope they will change this in the future, we're also planning to implement a calendar module into Todoist in the future.
Some apps, such as Springpad and GQueues seem able to sync changes immediately - perhaps because they create a modifiable calendar within the "My Calendars" space, rather than a view-only calendar (which seems to be intended for publishing things like events and holidays - things which don't change frequently or need interaction). I much prefer Todoist, but the lack of immediate Google Calendar syncing is annoying.
So while there's a limitation in Google Calendar, it's a limitation that potentially can be overcome.
Thank you for your feedback. We suspect that the other apps also use a direct calendar access via Google Apps to achieve this.
We will look into what's possible with the iCal standard, but we're also planning to add a calendar module within Todoist so you'll have a calendar-like overview of your tasks without having to export anything to a third-party calendar software.
For what it's worth, I don't want a separate calendaring space dedicated to my Todoist activity. My calendaring world is contained within my Google calendar space, and that's where I want everything to stay. I'm fine with a dedicated Todoist calendar in Google, but that's about as separate as I want it it to be.
I agree with you, Steven. I'd rather have my calendars in one place so I can get a complete integrated view of my day. I can then see that unified view wherever I need it - desktop, phone, or tablet. The current arrangement, even though it's not immediate, is still much better than having to jump back and forth between applications.
As for Google Apps, David I'm not so sure. Springpad and GQueues integrate with plain free Google calendar - I've not tried them with a Google Apps account.
Jason Zhou on Sep 25, 2013 - 04:57
Agree above all.
Two options for Todoist developers:
1. Make todoist tasks sync with Google calendar real time.
2. Todoist develops an awesome calendar which is as good, or even better, as Google calendar so that we could abandon Google calendar.
Everyone doesn't prefer to change among applications to arrange his plans.
If todoist could reach these 2 options, I will buy your service for 10 years at least!
Well, ditto, Jason.
An okay interim solution might be to create a calendar that syncs through ical but also can be pulled up freestyle. What I miss is the easy dragging and dropping of tasks that I didn't get to do. Going into each task and changing the date is too time consuming, so I'm functioning now with Todoist for capturing and processing and prioritizing, and google calendar and Business Calendar on the Android for appointments and MUST dos. I have 3 monitors so I have no short term problem with 2 calendars next to each other, which is what Outlook does with Todoist anyway.
That said, your app is awesome so far! TJ