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How do I integrate Todoist with gmail and google calendar?

LJ

I downloaded Todoist for Google Chrome (or at least I think I did) because it is advertised as integrating with gmail and google calendar. But it is not clear to me how to make that happen. Thank you!

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David Trey staff
Replied on Sep 21, 2011 - 12:23

Hello Laura,

the Gmail integration allows you to add links to your emails as tasks. In order to do so, please log in to your Gmail account, select an email, then open the Todoist plugin, access a project and at the bottom of your task list (next to "Add task" and "Reorder") you will find an "Add Email" link which will add a link to this email as a task.

While you're not on the Gmail page, you will see "Add link" in the same place which will allow you to easily add a link to the page you're currently on.

As for Google Calendar integration - go to:
https://www.google.com/calendar/

In the menu at the left side, you'll find two lists: "My calendars" and "Other calendars". Open "Other calendars" and choose "Add" -> "Add by URL" (or, in the new view, click on the small arrow icon next to "Other calendars" and choose "Add by URL from there). A new window will appear where you'll be able to enter your Todoist iCal feed.

You can find the URL on the Todoist website by going to Preferences -> General. It's at the bottom of the window.

This way you can also integrate Todoist's iCal feed with other calendar software incl. Outlook.


Best regards,
David

MZ
Michael Zamir
Replied on Jan 01, 2013 - 07:39

In the Any.Do solution, they add at the bottom of each Gmail a small icon where you can add an Any.Do task, related to the current opened mail .
Are you aware of this? Seems to me a better solution? Is it feasible ? Is it in your plan?

Anyway, I like very much your solution, the GUI and the fact that you can organize your tasks with project and label ... Hands Up !

MZ
Michael Zamir
Replied on Jan 01, 2013 - 07:43

Oups ... I just see that your solution ... When you're in Gmail, click on the ToDoIst plugin and click on add Email ...

Sorry for the buzz.
Mich

Tarsis premium
Replied on Jan 24, 2013 - 08:53

Hi,

I'm trying to integrate my todoist with google calendar. I did what you said above, but it didn't work. My google calendar page get loading for a long time with the message "Importing data from URL" and anything else happens.

May you help me?

David Trey staff
Replied on Jan 24, 2013 - 12:55

Hello Tarsis,

We're sorry for the inconvenience, this may happen due to server overload. Please try to add the iCal feed to your Google Calendar and once you see the "Importing data..." message, close the calendar. Google should then attempt to sync it multiple times automatically and will most likely succeed within 12-24 hours and the feed will be added.


Best regards,
David

LA
Luis Acosta premium
Replied on Jul 29, 2013 - 12:59

HI,
my google calendar stopped to sync with todoist (or the other way around...). Any advice?
Luis,

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jul 29, 2013 - 13:06

Hi Luis,

Just to clarify, are you sure it has stopped syncing? With Google Calendar it only updates once a day. Also, have all tasks stopped syncing with the calendar, or only certain ones?

The quickest solution would be to remove the calendar and re-add, this would solve any current issues, but not resolve why it has happened in the first place, meaning it would possibly continue.

Thanks,
Brendon.

LA
Luis Acosta premium
Replied on Jul 29, 2013 - 13:14

Hi Brendon, thanks for your fast answer.
I added two tasks some minutes ago and then I looked to google calendar to see what would happen...and nothing. Is there an especific time when the sync occurs?

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jul 29, 2013 - 13:22

Luis,

The sync time is based off when you first added the feed to your calendar. So if you added it at 2:30PM then it would be that everyday.

Thanks,
Brandon.

LA
Luis Acosta premium
Replied on Jul 29, 2013 - 13:28

Brendon,
OK. I reinstalled the calendar and it worked out.
Good so far.
But, why the sync happens only once a day? Isn't it very limiting?

David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 29, 2013 - 13:33

Hello Luis,

Yes, this is indeed inconvenient, but unfortunately, there's nothing we can do about it on our end. Our feed can be updated in real-time, but Google have set up their servers to update all iCal feeds only once a day.

We hope they'll change it in the future, we're also planning to create our own calendar module within Todoist. If you have access to any other calendar software (iCalendar, Outlook, etc.), you can use our feed there and it will be updated live.


Best regards,
David

LA
Luis Acosta premium
Replied on Jul 29, 2013 - 15:16

Thank you David.

MK
Michael Kuban premium
Replied on Dec 27, 2013 - 15:24

the "developing our own calendar module" when is that likely to occur?