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Launchy plugin?


It doesn't look like the original developer is providing access to the todoist plugin for Launchy. Can Todoist create and provide a supported plugin for this application?

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Nov 08, 2012 - 11:09 UTC

Hello Stephen,

Thank you for your suggestion, we appreciate it. We may indeed consider such solution in the future and you're welcome to add a request to our Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/

Best regards,

Matt  premium
Replied on Jan 17, 2014 - 15:15 UTC

@Stephen, I was wanting the same functionality, and was able to set it up with a simple VBS script as outlined in a Lifehacker article here: http://lifehacker.com/5190601/email-yourself-reminders-from-launchy

This isn't ideal because it leaves your Gmail account info exposed, but it does get the job done. Just input your Todoist email address in the "To:" section and you're good. If you're using two factor authentication with your Google account, remember to set up an app specific password.

Neil Scott  premium
Replied on May 07, 2014 - 10:56 UTC

Here is David Karlsson's script (add into Launchy plugins folder: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6248132/Scripts/Todoist%20Launchy%20Plugin.zip)

Artem Moshkovich  premium
Replied on Dec 23, 2014 - 02:42 UTC

Hello Neil,

I just successfully installed the plugin, added my Todoist API token, and set "Inbox" as my default project.

Now do you happen to know how in the world this is intended to be used?

I found this guide: http://lifehacker.com/297083/add-to-your-to-do-list-via-launchy-with-the-todoist-plugin

As per the guide, I attempted to add a task named "test", but it never appeared in my inbox.

Any ideas?

Neil Scott  premium
Replied on Dec 23, 2014 - 08:06 UTC

I would make sure that when you type todoist into launchy it is picking up the app not the icon. Then click the tab button and add your item. Did you get a list of projects in the launchy todoist admin screen?

Artem Moshkovich  premium
Replied on Dec 27, 2014 - 00:20 UTC


I do see a list of projects on the Options screen so I know that Launchy has properly acknowledged my Todoist API token.

Nevertheless, when I type "Todoist" into Launchy and see the "T" icon, I'm unable to add a task that saves over to my actual Todoist inbox.

Stephen DelVecchio
Replied on Dec 27, 2014 - 00:26 UTC

Would any of you who have the original plugin repost it somewhere since it's no longer available from the original developer?

Neil Scott  premium
Replied on Dec 27, 2014 - 08:09 UTC
Neil Scott  premium
Replied on Dec 27, 2014 - 08:11 UTC

And you are clicking tab after seeing the t?

Artem Moshkovich  premium
Replied on Dec 29, 2014 - 17:57 UTC

My entire flow is as follows:

Open Launchy > Type "todoist" > Hit Space Bar to see and confirm plugin's "T" icon > Hit Tab > Type name of task and hit enter to submit.

When I check with Todoist, the task never actually goes through.

Stephen DelVecchio
Replied on Dec 29, 2014 - 18:10 UTC

Thank You Neil.

Neil Scott  premium
Replied on Dec 29, 2014 - 20:06 UTC

Sorry, Artem, I'm at a loss. Perhaps try selecting a different project in the Launchy options?

The only other thing to check would be that your firewall isn't blocking it the launchy command.

GAP  premium
Replied on Jul 30, 2015 - 22:57 UTC

Is this plugin still working for anyone? I installed it and entered my API token, but when I refresh the default projects box no projects appear.

Neil Scott  premium
Replied on Jul 31, 2015 - 07:07 UTC

It doesn't work for me any more, alas.