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bug with ftp links


if I write a note to an ftp site like this:

* userid:password@ftp.website.com

I would like the note to appear like this:


with the link that is directly activable from Todoist and opens it in a new tab

but the message I see is an unreadable mess and doesn't redirect to the link I want

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Aug 26, 2011 - 07:32 UTC

Hello Jan,

the proper format for inserting links into tasks is:


for example, a link to todoist.com with the URL being the linked text (in a task without a check box) should be:

* "todoist.com":(todoist.com)

Still, it seems that there is a bug with ftp links as neither userid:password@ftp.website.com nor ftp://userid:password@ftp.website.com seem to work.

I have forwarded this to the developers. Thank you for pointing it out and sorry for the inconvenience.

Best regards,

David Trey  staff
Replied on Sep 07, 2011 - 17:31 UTC

Hello Jan,

this bug has been fixed. Now you can post FTP links as tasks using the following formula:


which will point the linked word to the address used in brackets.

Best regards,