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Using Apple Mail with todoist


Is it possible to add email as tasks when I use Apple's mail client?

In other todo products I have been able to do this by just dragging the email over the application adn was hoping this was possible with Todoist as well.



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David Trey  staff
Replied on Mar 17, 2013 - 23:18 UTC

Hello Phil,

There are two ways to add emails as tasks to Todoist:
1. Using our browser or email client plugins and linking the message to Todoist - this won't be possible due to the lack of an Apple Mail plugin.
2. Forwarding a message to a Todoist project which will add it as a task.

Please refer to our blog post for a full explanation of the advantages of both options: http://todoist.com/blog/2013/01/zero-inbox-policy-with-todoist/

We may consider creating an Apple Mail plugin in the future and you're welcome to vote for this request in our Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/788/

Best regards,

Valentin Brandt  premium
Replied on Oct 15, 2013 - 19:33 UTC

Thanks !

Elizabeth Fowler
Replied on Jun 20, 2014 - 16:39 UTC

Has an apple mail plugin been developed since this post?

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jun 20, 2014 - 16:42 UTC


No changes as of yet.


Steve O'Rourke  premium
Replied on Aug 18, 2014 - 16:57 UTC

This is a very valuable feature - much preferred over forwarding the email to Todoist.

Michael Porter
Replied on Aug 29, 2014 - 21:38 UTC

Agreed! I need to be able to add emails as tasks via Apple Mail!

Russ  premium
Replied on Sep 04, 2014 - 20:21 UTC

Are there plans to add this? It will be necessary to get my boss on board to sign up.

Sergio Bermudez
Replied on Oct 13, 2014 - 00:33 UTC

I just changed from a windows computer to apple mac and this would be so much of help. please do something about it.

Kennon Bickhart  premium
Replied on Oct 13, 2014 - 18:32 UTC

This is one of the things preventing me from really trying out Todoist. I'd even be satisfied with some AppleScript support, so I could create my own implementation. I'll stick with OmniFocus for now.

Hopefully this will change in the future, as there are aspects of Todoist that I really like.

Stefan Lohkamp  premium
Replied on Oct 22, 2014 - 04:00 UTC

I did hope there would have been an implementation of Apple Mail within the release of Yosemite and the new updated (and from my side much appreciated) version of Todoist.

Most regrettably that did not happen.

I am really looking forward finding this feature in one of the next updates. To me, this is really important.

Thank you and keep up the good work, guys!

Kennon Bickhart  premium
Replied on Oct 22, 2014 - 12:58 UTC

I found an Applescript from someone else on this forum that worked pretty well. I adapted it for Keyboard Maestro, so that I could keep my normal keyboard shortcut for clipping.

Here's a link to just the script if you want to use Alfred, or Launchbar, Keyboard Maestro, etc...


Sergio Bermudez
Replied on Oct 22, 2014 - 13:03 UTC

Do you know if it works on Yosemite?

Kennon Bickhart  premium
Replied on Oct 22, 2014 - 13:04 UTC

Yea, I'm on Yosemite. Been working ok so far.

Only caveats is that it uses the API, so you have to be online to add tasks. It also can take a minute or two to bring the task into the Mac app, since it's not adding directly in there. It has to be synced from the website.

Sergio Bermudez
Replied on Oct 22, 2014 - 13:06 UTC

Allright I will try it thanks a lot

Kennon Bickhart  premium
Replied on Oct 22, 2014 - 13:19 UTC

I forgot there are also some external dependencies (JSON Helper, I removed Growl from the script). Here's the blog post with more info.


Sarath C  premium
Replied on May 06, 2015 - 03:56 UTC

The beauty of the built-in reminder app with OS X is that, it supports drag and drop. Something like that will be quite useful!