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Google calendar and Todoist tasks are not syncing

Hello Todoist, I really like your apps and all and bought the Premium package but I'm disappointed.

I'm using Google Calendar to sync my Thunderbird agenda to my Iphone and Ipad etc. It works as a charm but I can't sync tasks, only events.

I thought to use Todoist to solve that problem. I put a task in my agenda and it should show in my Todoist lists on my mobile apps but nothing happens.

I read in a previous question that this problem occurs because Google only syncs their agenda once a day.

Is there any other way how I can use Todoist in my situation?

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Nov 25, 2013 - 14:10 UTC

Hello Estroe,

That's unfortunately true, Google syncs our iCal feed once a day so unless you have a different calendar software you'd like to use with iCal, there not much that can be done about it at this point :(

The only advice I could give you is to treat Todoist itself as your calendar. If you always use due dates and due times, you could see all of your tasks/appointments for a week or two using the 7 days or 14 days view and thanks to Todoist's other features such as labels even filter out unrelated tasks using boolean operators.

Best regards,

Estroe  premium
Replied on Nov 26, 2013 - 22:09 UTC

Hello David,

Thanks for your answer. Your reaction here is always very quick, that's very much appreciated!

I am using different Ical calnders in my Thunderbird for all kind of projects so using Todoist as a main calendar is not really an option now.

Eric Otto
Replied on Feb 04, 2014 - 20:35 UTC

Hi David - please check out how ZenDone does their syncing with google - it's live and 2 way (ie., any change you make in ZenDone due dates changes nearly instantly in google calendars; and you can change event dates in google calendars and they change in ZenDone). I've been using ZenDone for a year and this feature works perfectly (though ZenDone lacks many of the cool features ToDoIst has, so have been using ToDoIst as my favorite task manager now).

David Trey  staff
Replied on Feb 04, 2014 - 20:41 UTC

Hello Eric,

They are most likely syncing through a direct Calendar integration with Google's API. We're using an iCal feed, though. Of course, we'll look into other options and will consider offering a similar direct sync in the future.

Best regards,

Eric Otto
Replied on Feb 04, 2014 - 21:42 UTC

Thanks David for the info!

Where can post/request ToDoIst wishlist features?

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Feb 05, 2014 - 00:13 UTC


All request can be found or added here :) http://todoist.com/Vote/