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Sync with Google calendar


I have synced with my Google calendar.
The tasks are now showing on my Google calendar.
However, I have made due date changes to some items. They have not synced with the new due date on the Google calendar.
Is there something I need to set/fix to ensure pending tasks which have a changed due date also change on my Google calendar when syncing?

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jul 31, 2013 - 17:32

Hi Phil,

Unfortunately with Google Calendar, Google only syncs the information once a day. This is a limitation with Google. We do hope to change this in the future.


Phil Cave premium
Replied on Jul 31, 2013 - 17:37

Huuum. That would definitely be something important to get changed.
I like the sync every X minutes, hours, functions on various apps.
So, the current system being to have to check the app rather than calender.
Thanks for answering.

David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 31, 2013 - 18:33

Hello Phil,

We're sorry for the inconvenience, but this is not something that we can change on our end. Our iCal feed is in fact updated instantly and with every other calendar software, you would see the changes in real-time, but Google has set up their servers to update all iCal feeds only once a day.

We're planning to create our own calendar module within Todoist in the future, but we hope that Google will change this behavior one day.

Best regards,

Thomas Jackson premium
Replied on Oct 12, 2013 - 20:28

Outlook seems to sync with todoist almost immediately. I did two "test" tasks five minutes apart. Had to close and reopen Outlook, but it worked!

Artem premium
Replied on Oct 15, 2013 - 03:57

Anyone, who needs this feature, vote about it here: https://en.todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/1349/

Mally Mclane
Replied on Oct 22, 2013 - 09:30

is the solution here not to use ical feeds but interact with the Google APIs...?

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Oct 22, 2013 - 09:34

Hi Mally,

The solution would be to start using Google Apps, which would allow for instant sync with Google Calendar. The issue though is this would cause changes in everything else that we work with, and it will take time to implement.

We are working on some improvements with calendar support as mentioned above.


Replied on Oct 25, 2013 - 02:20

This thing (sync with google cal.) is the only one which stop me from migrating to your system/ Please, solve it !

Nora Kurzweil premium
Replied on Nov 03, 2013 - 03:27

Same with me, love todoist, but the google calendar sync problem is a whats keeping me from upgrading...
please solve this!

Sue Doc premium
Replied on Nov 05, 2013 - 12:51

http://doit.im/ has a feature that lets you "push" changes to Google Calendar - would love to be able to do this with todoist.

coralio.ballester premium
Replied on Nov 12, 2013 - 05:32

I love todoist and I went premium! Its interface is so unique. And it is super flexible. For instance, I love the filtering box where I can personalize my filters manually. Please do not remove this feature ever! And the color labels.
But, I mean, the calendar support! Why don't you guys use the google api to get authorization for your app to access and modify Google Calendar? Then, todoist would be even more amazing with two-way sync with my fav calendar!
One more thing I would add: "required time" as a field in each task, so that we can filter using something like "requires < 30 min". Or more flexible, a number field that can be used to query tasks this way.

Replied on Nov 18, 2013 - 10:45

Just signed up to 'Remember the milk' and am moving right now, because I need sync capability with Google calendar. Shame because I love the simplicity of todoist - however beware, functionality is everything - remember what happened to the beautiful Catch notes!

administrator premium
Replied on Nov 18, 2013 - 16:08

I connected ToDoist to Google calendar but nothing is showing up yet. I did see, at the beginning of this thread, that Google syncs 1X/day. Will I have to wait until tomorrow to see this? I did see a message that it was syncing but nothing shows up on the Calendar--- I did check and confirmed that the calendar is visible.


administrator premium
Replied on Nov 18, 2013 - 16:54

I'm good.. just showed up on my calendar. I was never known for my patience.

Replied on Jan 02, 2014 - 16:08

Thinking of switching to todoist from wunderlist- was just curious is google calendar still limited to 1 sync per day? Thanks!

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jan 02, 2014 - 16:27


Yes at the moment.


Arnau Via Martinez-seara
Replied on Jan 18, 2014 - 14:16

I love Todoist in general, but I have used several task management tools and ALL them had instant sync with google api... It's not that difficult!! Even I know how to do it...
Obviously this is a possible reason to decide for the premium or not...

Mally Mclane
Replied on Jan 22, 2014 - 09:58

Dear todoist,

Does the new Next product support Google Calendar better than the previous one...?

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jan 22, 2014 - 09:59


UnfortunaEly no, but now we do have more time to attend to other feature requests, so it's possible this can be improved in the near future.


Marie-Louise Lövgren premium
Replied on Feb 23, 2014 - 14:31

Is it at least possible to add Todoist as a sidebar to your Google Calendar page?

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Feb 23, 2014 - 18:50


We do not have any widgets such as that at this time.


Marie-Louise Lövgren premium
Replied on Feb 24, 2014 - 08:36

Are you planning on doing this some time in the near future?

David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 24, 2014 - 09:50

Hello Marie-Louise,

Not right now, but please note that you can use our browser plugins and have a Todoist pane anywhere you want, not just in the calendar :-)

Best regards,

ubirajara.schier premium
Replied on Feb 27, 2014 - 04:42

it's not working even 1 sync per day...

it's just simply not work!

In the videos they said that it will sync with google calendar... like "see your events in google calendar"..

yeap... but you need to uptodate the URL every time...

torrie premium
Replied on Feb 27, 2014 - 05:07

I am having the same problem, deleting and re installing link work, tedious.

ubirajara.schier premium
Replied on Feb 27, 2014 - 05:26

yeap... they didn't promisse this kind of "feature"...

I really don't understand... it's look like something simple!!!

may I call google to check it out?

David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 27, 2014 - 08:41


We have no control over Google's servers and their syncing procedure. They've set them up to sync iCal feeds once a day, but we don't know at what time exactly.

Do you have any other iCal feeds added to it? Do they sync, but only our feed doesn't?

Best regards,

ubirajara.schier premium
Replied on Feb 27, 2014 - 08:50

I think it's happen only with todoist... google have something call "google sync" to integrate with outlook... I will try to use this and see if maybe it's the same solution

ubirajara.schier premium
Replied on Feb 27, 2014 - 08:51

With outlook it's look like there is no problem

Mally Mclane
Replied on Feb 27, 2014 - 08:53

We use Outlook and Google Sync quite successfully for a few hundred users at work - it's all realtime syncing.

coralio.ballester premium
Replied on Feb 27, 2014 - 08:54

come on! Other programs like zendone provide instantaneous sync with google calendar. What are you waiting for?

ubirajara.schier premium
Replied on Feb 27, 2014 - 08:59

must be $omething

David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 27, 2014 - 09:09

We're using the iCal standard. Other apps use direct sync options (API). We will consider developing direct integration specifically for Google Calendar in the future, we've chosen to use iCal in the past because it's a standard that works with other calendars and apps, not just Google's Calendar while the other solution would be just for Google Calendar and no other.

Best regards,

Mally Mclane
Replied on Feb 27, 2014 - 09:10

I could understand that, if Google wasn't such a large, very very large player...

ubirajara.schier premium
Replied on Feb 27, 2014 - 09:16

question: iCal file isn't the same file/format of outlook?

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Feb 27, 2014 - 10:39


Outlook accepts .ics files (iCal). They do have a different format though.


tverre premium
Replied on Mar 02, 2014 - 12:38

iCal support is nice of course but, gCal aggregates a number of other calenders and tools in (nigh) realtime...that's the primary reason I use it. As you know, that's why quite a large number of people use it.

Real time sync with ToDoist would add huge value to your already excellent product, I hope that you will consider this to be high priority in 2014. Q1 would be great ;D

Just wanted to let you know there's another ToDoer out here waiting patiently.

Thanks for the cool tool,

Craig premium
Replied on Mar 05, 2014 - 14:24

i have to say I was about to purchase the premium version but after reading this I will wait for you to resolve this or look at other options - this seems to be a very important feature for a product like this!

sergey.vishniakov premium
Replied on Mar 05, 2014 - 22:49

Realtime sync it's the MUST feature. Wanted to buy the premium version, but no, thanks

Madball Madball premium
Replied on Mar 06, 2014 - 02:45

I do not understand why Todoist is not putting this feature on the top of their priority list. Realitime sync with Google Calendar seems like a no brainer to me.

Craig premium
Replied on Mar 06, 2014 - 12:36

Totally agree with Madball Madball!

JeffVC premium
Replied on Mar 06, 2014 - 12:46

Ditto. Gqueues and a number of other apps manage to sync in real time with gCal. I'm not a programmer so can't speak to the difficulty in making it happen, but not having this feature potentially puts Todoist way behind the competition.

Replied on Mar 08, 2014 - 03:20

I also considered buying premium, but the missing integration with gCal (and once a day is equal to missing), holds me back, too.

Maciej Orzechowski premium
Replied on Mar 12, 2014 - 09:29

Guys, the thing is - I'm using premium for a couple years already, and was planning to make it a tool in my service dept, however the lack o Google Calendar sync completely kills this plan. Any work being done here?

Craig premium
Replied on Mar 12, 2014 - 11:14

Apparently not - I just went premium and am now regretting it.

I asked support straight out about the upcoming support for these much requested features and they said it wasn't likely to happen soon and offered me my money back!
Anyone got any other good recommendations?

I know Remember The Milk has all round syncing (both ways - which Todoist claim they can't do) and syncs with Google Calendar every 15 minutes, which is fantastic, but I'm just not sure about the interface - plus there is no dedicated Calendar.

Any suggestions?

I think the real deal breaker for me was wanting to check my diary for an appointment and having to go to my home PC to check my outlook calendar, entering the appointment and then having to manually enter it in Todoist!

I've avoided trying to check Google Calendar "on-the-go" (even though I've just bought a new motorola Android phone) as I know from above that Todoist only manages to sync once a day (where RTM does it every 15 mins!)

Has anyone found a way to make this all work?
If not then what are the benefits of Todoist Premium?

And should I just go for the refund and find a better alternative?
Is there a better alternative?

Thanks in advance for any feedback!

Jonathan Starr
Replied on Apr 05, 2014 - 17:46

Not sure how well this works -- still deciding whether to go premium...