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Intergration with notes app/ integration with mind map app

Hi, I am heavy user of todist and I use it as todo list/link collection and much more. I have 2 questions:

1. I know that I can e-mail tasks to my list - I do that. But do you know any good note taking service that lets me drop notes to todoist? If there is none then it is ok for me to keep e-mailing.
2. I like mind maps: do you know any service that links mind maps to todoist or that makes a mind map out of todoist tasks?

With these 2 questions I would like to get even more out of Todoist.

Thank you

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Nov 05, 2012 - 06:31 UTC

Hello Richard,

I'm afraid neither of these features are available at Todoist.

You can add a note to an existing tasks by mailing it - the content of the email will always become the task's note, but you can't add additional notes via email to existing tasks.

Mindmaps could theoretically be created using a combination of sub-tasks or labels. For example, if some of your ideas have a certain similar origin, you can label them and then see all tasks with this label or if they're parts of a bigger idea - you can create sub-tasks out of them.

Either way, in order to make it easier to access Todoist, you could use our browser plugins - Todoist for Chrome, Firefox or "Todoist Anywhere" for any other browser. This way, adding a note can be done much quicker. Furthermore, our new native mobile apps (available soon) could also be a great way of quickly adding a task or a note even while being offline.

Best regards,

Richard Warnung  premium
Replied on Nov 05, 2012 - 08:52 UTC

Hi David,
thanks for your detailed answer. I realize that the features that I have asked about are difficult to integrate.

Anyways, I enjoy todoist the way it alreasy is,
best regards,

Replied on Apr 15, 2013 - 13:03 UTC

Hi David - just starting with Todoist but would like to reinforce Richard's request for integration with MindMap as a future function.
Would be great to have an export function for iMindMap (great and has a free version) or any other program to print out a visual display of all projects/tasks.

I ordered the premium version of Todoist although I cannot yet absorb the free functions, yet, to support development work - thanks for a great app (outlook integration was my priority criteria for choosing Todoist over other programs).


Daniel Bass
Replied on May 29, 2013 - 09:28 UTC

Same here, if mindmap integration came with Premium I'd sign up!


Christophe Haug  premium
Replied on Jul 04, 2013 - 22:01 UTC

Maybe a simple CSV import link this kind of tools...
Many Mind Map apps have an export.
The entries for the import can be :
* a base project,
* a condition in the map to match (nodes that are flagged 'TODO')
* the file

Replied on Aug 29, 2014 - 07:24 UTC

Doh. Great idea - is to DRAW a mindmap - e/g/ in other service. Press - import - and IERARCHY will come to TODOIST. And in the same time - adding persons and dates in Todoist will be - about realisation of the IDEAS. But - drawing mind maps - will be finding ideas :)

Rico Stapel  premium
Replied on Nov 09, 2014 - 05:32 UTC

Would love a "Mind map View" with drag and drop Capability.

MR Gottwald  premium
Replied on Dec 11, 2014 - 10:19 UTC

just another vote for mind mapping view of my tasks...

Krista  premium
Replied on Jan 09, 2015 - 09:29 UTC

I agree! Mind map functionality or the ability to link an already existing mind mapping service with Todoist would be a GREAT and much needed feature. Todoist is amzing for managing things at the project and task levels, but it is much more difficult to manage things at the purpose, vision, goals, & responsibilities levels.

iv1004  premium
Replied on Jan 09, 2015 - 12:28 UTC


Corey  premium
Replied on Jan 18, 2015 - 18:47 UTC

Agreed! I searched this out and a visual to-do map would be perfect!

Valerie Richardson  premium
Replied on Apr 20, 2015 - 17:12 UTC

I'm a very enthusiastic Todoist user, but I'm being lured by droptask, mindmap, and other visual to-do applications. Although having a contained calendar feature within Todoist would also serve this function for me.