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Attach files in Todoist


It would be very helpful if we can attach files in tasks when using Todoist.

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Replied on Aug 03, 2012 - 14:15

A must to take todoist to the next level.

Eddie premium
Replied on Aug 21, 2012 - 20:44


Emir Karaga premium
Replied on Sep 09, 2012 - 10:03


Amir Salihefendic staff
Replied on Sep 09, 2012 - 15:51


What kind of files would you attach as tasks? Your feedback is valuable as it can help us understand your usage!

Best regards,

Joe Chen premium
Replied on Sep 09, 2012 - 18:39

Hi Amir,

In my case, some important file types are listed as follows,
Mandatory: .txt, .pdf, .doc, .xls, .ppt, .zip, .tar, .tar.gz, .7z, .rar
Optional: .jpg , .gif



Eddie premium
Replied on Sep 09, 2012 - 19:56


I need mainly pdf, txt, doc attachments.

.zip would also be great as you could put everything else in there...

Also, I've just did a searched and learned that there are a few more suggestions for file attachments... maybe someone can consolidate the different threads to one, so that we get more votes.


Replied on Sep 26, 2012 - 08:07

It would be helpful when sending emails with attachment to todoist.

David Fenstemaker
Replied on Oct 01, 2012 - 09:32

This is really important so that tasks can point to documents that are needed for the project.

Nick JH premium
Replied on Nov 21, 2012 - 09:56

Maybe not attach a file, but allow linking to a local file on my network so it can be opened instantly in whatever program Windows wants to open it in,

Tammo Heeren premium
Replied on Nov 25, 2012 - 12:09

How about linking to dropbox or the like? Doesn't work well for emails with attachments, but would at least solve the current problem of not being able to attach files.

j.o premium
Replied on Dec 13, 2012 - 17:04

This really SHOULD be a feature, at least for premium users. It is very simple to allow some pdf, zip and such file attachments to a task item. There's no acceptable reason to delay this as well as other many features that have been voted up for many months already (like the import/export feature.)

I like Todoist and I joined in an instant when I found out about it, in great part because I was lead to believe that updates and improvements are taken seriously and performed regularly. However, I have been using Todoist for at least 6 months and in that time I saw a couple minor improvements while the voting system keeps giving users the runaround.

I know I speak for a good number of us premium users when I say that patience is wearing thin and we are periodically considering other options. My premium fees may be up for renewal soon, and Todoist has not shown nearly enough commitment to us users to merit an effortless renewal. Todoist beware.

David Trey staff
Replied on Dec 13, 2012 - 18:48

We've added a lot of new options to Todoist this year (mobile apps, HTML5 support, import/export templates etc.) and we will of course continue to add more in the future.

Best regards,

Usman Raza premium
Replied on Dec 21, 2012 - 00:53

I'm a beta user for IQTELL and they've tried to integrate almost everything including documents/files and links with dropbox, evernote, google drive etc. I finally fell back to Todoist because it was clean and fast. However, I am strongly feeling the need to at least be able to link to Google drive or Dropbox if not store files right here. This would be a much needed feature for many I believe.

Meinhard Jahn
Replied on Jan 08, 2013 - 05:08

Hi over there,

if you want to have documents attached to your tasks - shat about versioning? (Or better use Google Docs/Drive to collaborate?)


Meinhard Jahn
Replied on Jan 08, 2013 - 05:10

I´m sorry, I meant "_w_hat about versioning?"

Raja Tirumala Rao
Replied on Jan 12, 2013 - 09:09

I thinking linking to GoogleDrive , dropBox , SkyDrive etc woudl be a good idea.

Travis Noles premium
Replied on Jan 16, 2013 - 14:53

A must-add feature, definitely should have this! Todist is awesome, but this would make it awesome-er! :)

David Trey staff
Replied on Jan 30, 2013 - 16:19

Hello Everyone,

As of today, you can attach files to task notes in Todoist. Use the icon next to the "Add note" button and select the files you want to upload from your computer or simply drag & drop them to the marked area.

We hope you like this feature and you're welcome to let us know what you think about it. We appreciate any feedback.

Best regards,

Eddie premium
Replied on Jan 31, 2013 - 01:26

Thank you so much guys... you are the best.


Felix Griewald premium
Replied on Feb 01, 2013 - 03:36

Great work, now I would like to see the attachments of sent emails to Todoist ;-)

Andreas N. premium
Replied on Feb 02, 2013 - 04:31

Thank you very much! Great work! :-)

Noah Kareus premium
Replied on Aug 27, 2013 - 10:32

is it possible to just have a drop area out all the time instead of having to activate it by clicking on the link?

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Aug 27, 2013 - 11:20

Hi Noah,

Thanks for the suggestion, we will consider improving this feature in future updates.


Christopher Griffith premium
Replied on Aug 29, 2013 - 05:10

If I attach an xls. file to a task, can the file be worked on and updated as it does not seem to do so currently. Where is the xls. files location, in the cloud or still in its original location? Maybe its a stupid question but I am still a bit of a newby!!



David Trey staff
Replied on Aug 29, 2013 - 06:35

Hello Chris,

When you attach a file, the file is uploaded to our server. You cannot work on it online the same way you can on documents on a Google Drive so to edit it, you must download the file, make changes, save them and then upload the file again.

Best regards,

Andre Jonsson premium
Replied on Oct 02, 2013 - 03:13

Are you working on the feature to add files via email?

David Trey staff
Replied on Oct 02, 2013 - 07:11

Hello Andre,

Right now we're not working on this feature, but we'll surely consider it for the future once we're done with some features we plan to release soon.

Best regards,

Aisha premium
Replied on Oct 18, 2013 - 21:02

i'm loving todoist and would love it even better if i could link to documents in my google drive. since i travel a lot, i prefer to keep my work documents in the cloud so that i can work on them as time permits. having a linked document instead of uploaded and then downloaded each time would be a great step ahead.
thanks for all the great work so far!

Tuomas-Matti Soikkeli
Replied on Oct 31, 2013 - 06:32

+1 i'd like to add my bills as attachment so I can see the payment details.

M Khurram premium
Replied on Nov 20, 2013 - 11:18


Thomas Sittler premium
Replied on Dec 11, 2013 - 05:37

could you make attachements available offline?

David Trey staff
Replied on Dec 11, 2013 - 06:38

Hello Thomas,

We will consider this in future updates and you're welcome to vote for this request: http://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/153/

Best regards,