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How do I open Todoist in Gmail?


If I close [x] out of todoist within Gmail how do I open it back up again? Can't seem to find any other way than opening an email and clicking the "add" todoist button. I don't want to do that every time. Thanks guys!

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Nov 07, 2013 - 00:24 UTC

Hi Dustin,

Clicking on the Add button is the only way to re-open it at this time. Please note that you can minimize it instead of closing it.


Jason Attard  premium
Replied on Nov 26, 2013 - 11:35 UTC

If I may suggest the close button should be removed or moved somewhere else as I keep closing it while I want to minimize. It might sound stupid but its not when you are adding tasks at 100 miles per hour :)

The only way I found to work quickly is to refresh the browser for the plugin to re appear.

Kirill Shmarkovsky
Replied on Jan 10, 2014 - 18:51 UTC

vote for solving this problem, it is really annoying!

Jake Shea  premium
Replied on Mar 10, 2014 - 16:58 UTC


Jake Shea  premium
Replied on Mar 10, 2014 - 17:00 UTC

And when I do use "Add" hack, the todoist window is showing up in la-la-land, halfway off the right edge of the Gmail browser window.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Mar 10, 2014 - 17:41 UTC

Hello Jake,

In Chrome, please go to the Advanced Settings -> Content Settings -> All cookies and site data and remove any Todoist-related entry there, then reload the browser. In case of Firefox, go to Options -> Advanced -> Network and clear the cache and remove Todoist.com from the list at the bottom.

After that, the Quick Add box will no longer be displayed incorrectly.

Best regards,

Jake Shea  premium
Replied on Mar 10, 2014 - 17:44 UTC

Thanks. It actually recovered the correct position just by reloading the Gmail tab, without clearing the cookies/site data.

Chris Saenz  premium
Replied on May 11, 2014 - 13:23 UTC

Another user with the same frustration. Sometimes I want it open, sometimes I want it closed (not minimized). If you're going to let me close it then you might let me open it just as easily.

Can we get a "Todoist" button in the sidebar somewhere?

David Gordon
Replied on Sep 14, 2014 - 15:03 UTC

Completely agree. There needs to be a shortcut or something to relaunch once closed.

Chris Saenz  premium
Replied on Sep 15, 2014 - 01:35 UTC

Or, here's a thought - if you're not going to let us re-open it, then don't let us close it. Take off the "X" in the corner, and save me some accidental clicks. Just minimize.

Replied on Oct 15, 2014 - 21:50 UTC


There's seems no logic behind having an [x]

Nicolas Maquet
Replied on Oct 28, 2014 - 11:12 UTC

I vote for having this resolved as well. I took me a few minutes to figure out why Todoist kept disappearing. I was instictively clicking the X to dismiss the popup, not understanding that I would need to reload the page to get it back again.

Stoke Poulos (Themistokles)  premium
Replied on Nov 29, 2014 - 17:31 UTC

Voting for a simple way to "add to todoist" from an open email - like maybe a menu item alongside the "add task" menu item?

Just to add to the complexity: I use Streak CRM which is a gmail plugin. Maybe it's that, or something else, but when I open an email in gmail it doesn't show the todoist "add" button. It only shows up if I open the email in a separate window using the "open in separate window" button...

Steve Hall
Replied on Oct 03, 2015 - 20:07 UTC

Really? This problem is 2 years old and not solved?

Replied on Oct 03, 2015 - 20:10 UTC

If you've used Todoist for anywhere near 2 years that sadly shouldn't be surprising.