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How can I paste a list of tasks into a project?


A list of tasks that I copied from my text email.

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Jul 30, 2012 - 11:33 UTC

Hello GAS,

unfortunately, it's not possible to add/import multiple tasks at once into Todoist, but we may consider adding such feature in the future.

You're welcome to add your vote for this request: http://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/30/

Best regards,

Kerim Friedman  premium
Replied on Aug 11, 2015 - 04:13 UTC

Votebox is closed, but I would really love this feature. Many programs, when pasting multi-paragraph text will automatically parse each line into its own item. For instance:


When pasted into Todoist this creates a single item. It should instead create three items. I have frequently encountered a need for this feature.

Cesare Tagliaferri  premium
Replied on Aug 20, 2015 - 01:23 UTC

I have the same issue and such a feature would indeed be handy. That said there is a workaround till it is implemented (not ideal, but if you have a lot of tasks it saves time).

Basically you can replicate the structure of a project template file, save your tasks to a text file, and upload it into Todoist. It's simpler than it sounds:

1. Copy paste your tasks in a text file, one task per line;
2. Save your file (name it "tasks.txt" or whatever, doesn't really matter);
3. In Todoist, go to the project where you want the tasks and click on the "pencil & wrench icon" on the top-right, and select "Import from template";
4. Drag your file in the box, and all your tasks will be imported as separate tasks, after any existing tasks in the project.

You can even create subtasks, like so:

Task 1
Task 2
...Subtask 2.1
...Subtask 2.2


Hope this helps.