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allow link to local files


I'd like to be able to paste links to local files, to open, e.g., a specific word file when I click on the link.

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Replied on Sep 28, 2011 - 01:46

Don't display just a link, but an icon that indicates theres a file linked to the task. Clicking on the icon will open the file.

Adding dropbox intergration would be nice to :)

Justo Llecllish premium
Replied on Nov 25, 2011 - 06:27

... dropbox integration, like Nozbe do.

Aris Korbetis premium
Replied on Jan 28, 2012 - 03:37

Dropbox would be VEEEEERRRRRY NICE!

Replied on Mar 21, 2012 - 05:56

Hyperlink to file on computer. Yes please!!

Scott Kostojohn premium
Replied on May 07, 2012 - 13:56

So many tasks have to do with documents - this would be fantastic.

Justo Llecllish premium
Replied on Jun 21, 2012 - 10:46

... box.com, please.

Tommy Wilde
Replied on Dec 02, 2012 - 17:39

if it could link to a cloud document, yes. Linking to a local document and then viewing it on iphone/android or another computer would be file not found error

Google Drive/SkyDrive, etc

Kenneth Baucum premium
Replied on Apr 08, 2013 - 10:09

I'm down for this, too -- I'd love some Dropbox integration and links to local filesystem, too...

Martijn Molegraaf
Replied on Jul 23, 2013 - 15:02

I vote for skydrive :-)

Andy Puest premium
Replied on Jul 24, 2013 - 02:26

I agree with Tommy; linking to cloud file services makes absolute sense; linking to local files is rather pointless if you use Todoist on more than one device - like most people probably do.

In the meantime, you can simply attach a file to a task, which - just like linking to a cloud file - makes it accessible from any device.

Paul Buckland
Replied on Sep 28, 2013 - 16:05

I do all my work documentation in OneNote, so being able to link to local files is a must. At the moment pasting a link to OneNote looks like this:


Pasting it into an email or wherever it looks like a normal hyperlink. I don't need integration with OneNote or anything, just the ability to put in links to local files!

Kasia premium
Replied on Dec 22, 2013 - 04:02

hi . This is a reason I purchased premium account. I thought that this was possible. Now, I'm considering returning the money. Please, do it within 30 days - you will keep me as a customer.

David Trey staff
Replied on Dec 22, 2013 - 08:31

Hello Kasia,

Unfortunately, links to local files may not be available within the next 30 days. If you wish to receive a refund, please send us the order reference ID of your payment.

Best regards,

Grzegorz Muzyka
Replied on Jan 03, 2014 - 11:01

As previously mentioned, it would be good to link to anything you/we want (e.g. file, onenote, lotus notes, etc.) - just a simple indication/function to put link in place and put anything underit so system will recognize it.



amanda olive premium
Replied on Feb 13, 2014 - 08:07

love the idea of linking to local files. i know i could use that something serious!

Bryan Evans premium
Replied on Mar 06, 2014 - 13:23

I may be wrong, but I don't think you CAN link to local files. It's a web browser security issue. (doh)

James premium
Replied on Mar 06, 2014 - 21:48

Yes please, especially for dropbox

Łukasz Korbasiewicz premium
Replied on Mar 07, 2014 - 14:54

Dropbox would be awesome, google drive or skydrive would be great too

Wez premium
Replied on Apr 07, 2014 - 01:59

I'd like to have this functionality but I suspect that Bryan is right about security! If it's not possible with local files due to security, maybe this thread should be closed.

I'm not sure what people who are voting links to drive want exactly. Something like

"Review https://docs.google.com/etc/d/letters&numbers/edit (file name)"

does the trick for me in windows and android.

Miha G premium
Replied on Apr 07, 2014 - 07:27

Agree with both Bryan and Wez.

1. Making links to files stored on the internet shouldn't be a problem. I use frequently links to my dropbox files (basically all my useful current files) using the "share dropbox link" command and getting something like:

2. Making links to local files on a computer hard disk is another story. I wonder if in Windows this can be done at all - at least if one wants to have clickable links. One can, however, copy the file location by clicking SHIFT+RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON on the filename (in Windows Explorer or similar) and using the "Copy as path" option. The path can then be pasted into any application. But, as mentioned, it's not clickable. So again one needs to copy/paste... to reach the file back from the application.

Regards, Michael