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Android Widget


I know you are working in the Android app, I would love to see a todoist android widget with configurable queries and quick task input in the future.

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J Griffin Walker premium
Replied on Nov 26, 2012 - 07:21

This would be fantastic. I'm a former RTM user and I really like todoist, but this is an absolutely necessary feature that I greatly miss from RTM.

Amir Salihefendic staff
Replied on Nov 26, 2012 - 07:44

We are working on a widget (or actually widgets!)

Let us know what features you would like us to add and what a perfect Todoist widget would do for you.


Nicole Stevens premium
Replied on Jan 04, 2013 - 18:36

A resizable widget would be nice, using the same task query syntax available on the desktop and web sites. Touch the widget to open the app perhaps.

A quick add task widget

Replied on Jan 18, 2013 - 12:59

A widget that has a simple, yet elegant look with configurable colors or themes would be nice. This would allow the widget to go along with the look just about any person's screen.

Philipp P. Thapa
Replied on Jan 20, 2013 - 01:47

It would be great to have

* quick adding of tasks to inbox (touch button on widget to start, type text, press keyboard enter to save task and start new entry procedure)
* one-touch completion of tasks in widget (tick box or strike through)

Amanda Reese premium
Replied on Jan 23, 2013 - 22:32

A quick add task button on the home screen would be ideal.
It's the only thing missing from the android app.

Travis Noles premium
Replied on Feb 09, 2013 - 12:01

Surprised this doesn't have more votes!

One suggestion is, is to make the list scroll-able so you can see everything in the widget.

Jamie premium
Replied on Feb 10, 2013 - 19:30

+1 for scrollable and quick add button in widget. Setting a default project for quick add would be handy too.

Nick JH premium
Replied on Mar 04, 2013 - 16:44

I am looking forward to the Android widgets!

Replied on Mar 08, 2013 - 02:29

-open app (TD)
-open due today (calendar symbol)
-open tasks with a specific tag, predetermined by user, (?)
-open tasks in a specific project, predetermined by user, (color)
-add new task (+)

List should be able to switch between
-tasks by date (include color of project it belongs to)
-user designated project(s)
Clicking on items in list will open app to that item.
Control bar should also include
-open app (TD)
-add new task (+)

-include dark (and light?) theme
-variable translucent background
-simple, minimalistic, clean, Android 4.+ theme
-adjustable spacing, compactness
-or adjustable font size
(I need lists to be spacious so the list doesn't seem so daunting)

Most modern launchers allow you to adjust the size of widgets as well as adjust your homescreen grid. I think traditional Android grid is 4X5, I have mine (SGS3) set to 7X9. I would set this Todoist widget along side my Google Calendar widget.


Replied on Mar 08, 2013 - 02:42

...also, 4X4 widget should include [task] list ordered by priority

Tabatha Patterson
Replied on Apr 19, 2013 - 15:19

I would love to see a 2x2 widget that lists tasks for a project or for today, 7 days, etc. Because of the small size, this widget could be a simple list that requires opening the app to interact with task items (app opens by touching widget).

I just want to be able to glance at my home screen and see what I have coming up.

Thank you.

Martin Powell
Replied on Jul 30, 2013 - 05:50

* Adjustable fonts. (The default is far to large for me),

*A 1x1 widget which opens directly to a particular project.

* Tick Boxes or some other 1 Press completion within larger widgets.

Replied on Jul 30, 2013 - 22:52

The existing Android widget, while very informative, is not very efficient with space, which is especially a problem on Android phones. I would like to see smaller font sizes, fewer details, and a more compact layout.

Replied on Jul 31, 2013 - 23:04

It'd be nice to have the task list widget on Android 4.0+. Is this also in the works?

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jul 31, 2013 - 23:08

Thanks everyone for the suggestions, we hope we can implement everything, if possible. We are not sure when these will happen though. We are working on them :)


Are you referring to the Today view, or 7 Days view, you can have many different views and custom queries with the current android widget. When adding the widget, it gives you options that you can choose.


Replied on Jul 31, 2013 - 23:34

I was referring to any view. Right now the only Todoist widget I can add to my home screen is the "add task". I can't see how to add the "task list" one for any view. Is the "task list" widget limited to only the lock screen?

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jul 31, 2013 - 23:43


Which version of Android are you running, and what device do you have? Our latest version Android app comes with a widget that allows for adding a new task, as well as many different types of views. It does change depending on the device.



Replied on Jul 31, 2013 - 23:59

I'm on a Nexus 4 using Android 4.3.

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Aug 01, 2013 - 00:31


Are you updated to our latest Android app? (1.3 currently) Please try clearing the data for the app, and sign back in afterwards. You can do this from your Android Settings area, Applications, and finding Todoist.


Replied on Aug 01, 2013 - 00:41

I am using version 1.3. I just installed the app today. I tried clearing the data and logging in again anyways, but nothing changed.

Here's a screenshot of my available widgets, notice how there is only one 1x1 Todoist widget for adding new tasks?

David Trey staff
Replied on Aug 01, 2013 - 06:42

Hello Bailey,

Unfortunately, we can't reproduce this issue. I've tried version 1.3 on Android 4.3 and I see two widgets available - the 1x1 "Add task" widget and the 4x3 "Task list" widget.

Are you using any custom ROM of Android? Have you checked all widget pages? Try to delete and reinstall our app.

Best regards,

Replied on Aug 01, 2013 - 10:35

Hi David,

It seems like my issue was an Android glitch. I woke up and looked at the list of widgets again and finally found it next to the 1x1 "add task" widget. Just for your reference, I am using stock Android 4.3. And I had previously checked all widget pages.

Thanks again for your help David and Brendon.

Best Regards,

Jeremy Armbrister premium
Replied on Aug 01, 2013 - 10:51

You should add Dashclock integration with the widgets.

Replied on Aug 21, 2013 - 15:44

Any chance a dumber widget could be added? It seems to me that all a widget needs to do is show me tasks; maybe a quick add button, but then I use it to open the app for all the other features.

Stuffing all the features into the widget seems like a little much.

For example, my old todo list widget (gtasks) can display 8 items under a header containing the list name and a + button. All in a 2x2 widget. There's so much spacing and extra buttons in the Todoist widget that only four and a half tasks are visible in a 4x4 widget.

I'm certain this works well for some workflows, and I don't mean to slag off your work. For me (and perhaps others?) this less than optimal use of screen real estate is uncomfortable to look at. Perhaps something as simple as this?

|7 Days (+) |
| item one |
| item two |
| item three |
| item four |
| item five |
| item six |
| item seven |

Colin Carey premium
Replied on Aug 24, 2013 - 03:56

A 1x1 lockscreen widget to simply add a task on Android would be great. Similar to the standard widget....


howies.handle premium
Replied on Sep 17, 2013 - 08:18

Overall, I like the Android app. My one major annoyance is how inefficiently the app displays things. Without clicking into the full-screen mode, the widget displays a paltry four tasks at once.

I want to be able to reduce the font size and the crazy amount of white space between boundaries so I can see at-a-glance more of what is on my list.

For some reason, I erroneously thought that those options would be available when I subscribed. Alas, that wasn't the case. (I must have confused this app with another I was considering).

Again, overall I am quite satisfied with the app. It is the best cross-device option I have found. I look forward to seeing how you continue to improve it.

Christian deTorres premium
Replied on Nov 08, 2013 - 16:14

I am in solid agreement with @howles.handle. I find the Widget, as it currently exists, to be incredibly frustrating. It's only useful in 4x4, and still barely shows anything.

Please release a version with much smaller text. I'm not blind!

An alternative would be to support a 3rd party widget app like Pure Calendar.

Art premium
Replied on Nov 20, 2013 - 05:04

+1. Android widget font way too big... Windows client font way too small...

Nathan Walpow premium
Replied on Nov 23, 2013 - 12:14

Another vote for the Android app font being way too big ... especially in the widget. Why must there be a whole line for the project name and recurrence icon?

Nick JH premium
Replied on Nov 23, 2013 - 12:27

For the people saying the Android widget font is too big so you can't see much on there, one option is to use a different launcher such as Nova Launcher (from the Google Play store). This allows you to stretch out widgets to any size you want. I have my Todoist widget at full screen (same as 5x7 icons), so I can see 8 tasks on the screen.

Nathan Walpow premium
Replied on Nov 23, 2013 - 13:14

Nick, thanks for the suggestion. I'm using Apex Launcher, which also lets you stretch widgets, and I've indeed stretched the Todoist widget. But it's now stretched to the maximum size I'm willing to give it, and I don't see enough tasks. There's just way too much white space and not enough Todoist goodness.

Richard Brunton premium
Replied on Nov 25, 2013 - 03:13

I'd agree with the widget not displaying enough tasks. I've been using Toodledo and the excellent DTG GTD widget which gets about 22 tasks on one screen.

Now I'm looking to move to ToDoist for the superb feature list and the only thing that's stopping me is the widget. Looks great but it could do with a compact version that allows way more tasks on screen.

André Bonhôte  premium
Replied on Nov 26, 2013 - 02:21

Adding my vote to the more-information-less-features-smaller-font widget. "add" plus "postpone" and "done" are sufficient in my opinion. There's no need to put all features into one widget.

hugoh premium
Replied on Jan 24, 2014 - 08:21

FYI, this request contains a number of suggestions. For people simply interested in a more compact (small font) widget, I created a suggestion focusing on this ask:


Ken K
Replied on Mar 13, 2014 - 04:51

Absolutely agrees and it shouldn't be too hard.
Lack of dark or transparent widget theme also prevents me from using the product +1 to the request.