Adding Tasks via Email
Hello, I just signed up for Todoist Premium and am liking it so far. I would appreciate if you could answer the following questions. I apologize if some of the questions have already been answered. I tried by best to look through the support questions and couldn't find a thread that addressed them.
How do I add a task via email under a specific Project?
How do I add a Child Task to a Parent Task via email in a specific Project? In this case, the Parent Task is just a folder (* in front of the task)
How do I add a task via email with a specific Priority?
Asked by Madhan Raj Ramalingam on Sep 22, 2013 - 08:58
In order to add a Task to a Project, determine the email address of the Project by right-clicking on the Project name and selecting 'Add tasks via email'; the first item in the box that opens shows the email address to which you will send email. Be sure to read the rest of the explanation, especially about from which addresses email will be accepted!
To make a Task a Child of Task directly above it, simply indent such a Task, by using the 'right' or 'left' direction arrows that appear when you edit the Project name.
It is not possible, at this time, to assign a priority when emailing Tasks to a Project; you, however, assign a due date.
Sorry, a minor correction.
I know the answer to my first question - By sending an email to that project specific email address.
But, what I meant to ask is can we just have one email address to worry about and add a task to any project via the same email address by building some intelligence using any wild character to specify the project name while typing the task name (similar to how you can do it in Remember the Milk). I think that would be an amazing feature.
Unfortunately, it's currently not possible to have one email address which will accept tasks "aimed" at different projects.
However, you can easily use multiple addresses if you add the address of each project (or those you use most) to your contact list. You could name them like: "TD-Home", "TD-Work" etc. and you'll be able to quickly select the right one probably using your mailer's auto-complete function as soon as you type TD.
Thanks a lot for the prompt reply. I am very impressed with the support I get when I have any questions. I appreciate you guys responding even during weekends.
Is there a plan to include this feature in the future?
Can I add reminders when emailing a task to a project?
We do not have any current plans to implement this feature but it is always possible. Feel free to add it to our Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/
Yes, you can email reminders. Just simply include <remind tomorrow at 2pm> for example in either the subject or the body of the email.