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Outlook plugin: Do I need admin privileges for using it in Windows 7

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Hi,

i'm new to todoist and the outlook plugin is a big yes for me to use my task list at work but I would like to be able to install it and I don't have admin privileges.

Is there any way?

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David Trey staff
Replied on Oct 24, 2012 - 11:03

Hello Alexandre,

the installation of our Outlook plugin does indeed require admin privileges. We're sorry for the inconvenience.

Please note that you can still access the todoist.com web-app through any browser.


Best regards,
David

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Replied on Oct 24, 2012 - 21:12

Hello,

is there any plan to enable todoist plugin without admin privileges or a way to sync between between outllok tasks and todoist?

David Trey staff
Replied on Oct 25, 2012 - 01:24

Alexandre,

in our next update, we're going to enable installing our plugin on all user accounts on one computer, but unfortunately, it will still require admin privileges to do so. We will see if it's possible to create a plugin that will bypass Outlook's need for an admin account to add it, but for now I'm afraid it won't be possible.

We may consider implementing an integration with Outlook Tasks (and/or Google Tasks) in the future and you're welcome to vote for this request in our Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/194/


Best regards,
David

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Replied on Oct 25, 2012 - 01:53

Hello David,

and thank you for your reply, I know its not easy replying no to some requests.

My request is based solely on the link to the email when creating a task, that allows to reference the email when creating the task.

If you guys create a Windows application (without admin priveligies) then I recommend you guys look at Evernote, that does not need admin and in outlook only has a button "Add to Evernote".

Thank you for the help

Alex

David Trey staff
Replied on Oct 25, 2012 - 02:44

Alex,

thank you for your feedback, we will surely consider it in future development.

For now, if you'd like to add emails as tasks and can't use GMail (in which case you could use any browser plugin), you can still add these mails as tasks without the plugin.

The Outlook plugin would allow you to add a link to a mail within a task which would open in Outlook if clicked when using this plugin. The other alternative is to use the "Add tasks via email" feature. It will allow you to actually forward any message to a certain email address (each of your projects has a unique address). The subject of the message will become the task name and the whole content of the message - a task note. This feature also enables adding labels or due dates to such task right away.

Please enter any project, then click on the gear icon at the top of the list (on the right side of the header showing the name of the current project) and choose "Email tasks to this project". You will see the unique email address for this project and details about how this feature works.


Best regards,
David