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Prepend project name to tasks for Google Calendar sync.


I love using Todoist to keep track of my assignments due for school and I create a project for each class I'm in to keep the tasks organized. When I upgraded to Premium, I was excited for the Google Calendar sync feature, but it proves to be pretty uninformative if I have "Midterm Exam" for 5 different classes in different projects. A simple solution would be to prepend the project name to each task when generating the Google Calendar. Maybe something like:

ECON 101 - Midterm Exam

instead of just displaying:

Midterm Exam

There's on exception! If the task is within the Inbox project, it might not be as useful to prepend the project name to the task for Google Calendar.

Please please please add this feature. I don't want to be forced to write my own Google Calendar sync with the API. Thanks!

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Oct 18, 2013 - 17:26 UTC

Hello Michael,

Thank you for your feedback, we may consider implementing this in the future and you're welcome to add this request to our Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/

For now, as a workaround, you could either include "ECON 101" within the task's name or simply move on to Todoist completely and use it instead of Google's Calendar. If you search for tasks due within, let's say, 30 days, you would see the names of the project they're in on the right side.

Best regards,

Michael Henry
Replied on Oct 18, 2013 - 20:35 UTC

The first workaround is redundant and makes using projects pointless. The second requires me to change my workflow in Google Calendar, which is something I don't want to do at this point. The Google Calendar integration allows me to see when tasks are due in relation to when I have class, events, parties, concerts, etc... This allows me to better plan when I need to set aside time to accomplish the tasks.