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Why do you expose the email GUID in Outlook / Gmail

I find it bizarre that you expose the Email GUID in Outlook and Gmail when creating a task from an email.

It makes editing the name of the task quite hard.

Is this going to be addressed so that when creating or editing a task from an Outlook or Gmail message only the task name is exposed?

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David Trey staff
Replied on Nov 24, 2011 - 00:08

Hello Omar,

thank you for your suggestion, we appreciate it and will consider finding a different way to link tasks to email which wouldn't show the actual link.

For now, you can edit the actual link name (email subject):

[[outlook=00000000AD8C06B5A4F4D123A5D77A9277810E03A4622300, THAT'S THE SUBJECT OF THE MAIL AND NAME OF THE LINK]]

or, you can also add additional text within the task name which won't be linked by typing it outside the brackets (just as you can add a label or priority to such a task).


Best regards,
David

Omar Shahine premium
Replied on Nov 24, 2011 - 04:05

Hey David-

Thanks for the reply. I also noticed that all the mobile apps that I have tried (Windows Phone 7 and Kindle Fire) show my email tasks like so:

[[outlook=00000000AD8C06B5A4F4D123A5D77A9277810E03A4622300, THAT'S THE SUBJECT OF THE MAIL AND NAME OF THE LINK]]

vs

THAT'S THE SUBJECT OF THE MAIL AND NAME OF THE LINK

which makes it near impossible to use the 3rd party mobile apps.

David Trey staff
Replied on Nov 24, 2011 - 04:43

Omar,

we're sorry for the inconvenience. We will soon introduce our native mobile apps for all most popular smartphones.

In the meantime, you could try to use our mobile site: http://todoist.com/m in your phone's browser. It should display tasks linked to emails properly.


Best regards,
David

Omar Shahine premium
Replied on Nov 24, 2011 - 07:04

Wow, your mobile site is awesome.

I hope you guys will build your Android app in such a way that it works on the Kindle Fire. Also please consider a Windows Phone 7 app!

Happy thanksgiving!

-Omar