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Install outlook plugin without admin rights

Hello,

why can I install the evernote plugin without admin rights but I need admin rights to install the todoist plugin?

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Feb 17, 2014 - 20:01 UTC

Hi Alex,

What happens if you right click on the installer and choose "Run As Administrator"? Does it work, is that what you are referring to?

Regards,
Brendon.

alexandremrj  premium
Replied on Feb 18, 2014 - 13:10 UTC

Hello Brendon,

The Todoist plugin always asks for my admin privileges and on my work PC I don't have them, so I can't get the full todoist experience.

I gave the example of the evernote plugin because that one doesn't require admin priveleges to install.

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Feb 19, 2014 - 00:44 UTC

Alex,

I am looking into exactly what is needed, and why, just waiting on the developer to response. Though for now, I'd like to know what happens if you Right Click "Run As Admin" on the installer file, can you install it?

This is a Windows feature, and nothing to do with corporate settings.

Regards,
Brendon.

alexandremrj  premium
Replied on Feb 19, 2014 - 08:37 UTC

Hello,

when I right click "Run as Admin" it gives me the same error as when simply double-clicking the installer file. I get a window asking for my password and then an error message stating that:
"You must be logged in as an administrator when installing this program"
because i'm not administrator then no outlook todoist for me.

All the best

Alex

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Feb 19, 2014 - 17:18 UTC

Alex,

It appears that the current version is just simply written in a way that requires the Admin privileges to move forward. This has not been much of a concern in the past. We are looking into it, and may decide to allow installation without admin rights.

Regards,
Brendon.

SM
Swapna Mehta  premium
Replied on Feb 25, 2014 - 17:50 UTC

I second the need for being able to install without admin privileges. My company (7K people strong) systems also give an error message. Imagine how far reaching todoist can get without the admin restrictions. I use the gmail plugin and love it. Sorely missing todoist on outlook and would be so much more productive with it!

maverickmanuka  premium
Replied on Feb 25, 2014 - 18:03 UTC

I support the need for this feature. I use Todoist to manage my tasks, both personal and at work. My company doesnt allow any installations on work PC without admin rights. There should be a way to install the plugin without admin rights.

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rldovejr  premium
Replied on Feb 25, 2014 - 18:25 UTC

+1

QR
Quent Rhodes  premium
Replied on Feb 25, 2014 - 18:31 UTC

I would benefit from this change as well!

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Feb 25, 2014 - 18:35 UTC

Hi,

Please note, it be overwritten in the command line as described here. http://www.chromium.org/developers/design-documents/network-settings

So there is possible to run:
Todoist.exe --proxy-server="foopy:8080"

Regards,
Brendon.

SM
Swapna Mehta  premium
Replied on Feb 25, 2014 - 19:06 UTC

Hi Brendon, are you saying we can bypass the admin requirement? If yes, can you explain in layman's terms (And step by step) what needs to be done?

alexandremrj  premium
Replied on Feb 25, 2014 - 19:29 UTC

No, he is not saying it. The instructions are for chrome and a proxy server, so he replyed to a different thread

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Feb 25, 2014 - 20:21 UTC

Hi,

Our Outlook Plugin is built on Chrome, and Chrome uses the IE proxy. So changing that proxy should result in it allow it to work. I myself do not have simple steps on how to do this, as the developer was the one who pointed it out.

I will try to get a much similar explanation on how to do it. I assume though, you run that command with your Proxies information.

Regards,
Brendon.

SM
Swapna Mehta  premium
Replied on Feb 25, 2014 - 20:24 UTC

Great! Looking forward to your response and hoping it works! Thanks Brendon

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Feb 25, 2014 - 20:32 UTC

Swapna,

Alex was correct, and I should have know by his post. I was thinking I was in another thread about Proxies.

Sorry, admin rights are needed at this time.

Regards,
Brendon.

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Premal Vora  premium
Replied on Feb 25, 2014 - 21:00 UTC

+1 on removing the need for admin privileges. It is preventing me from fully exploiting the power of Todoist.

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Swapna Mehta  premium
Replied on Feb 25, 2014 - 21:15 UTC

Ah ok. Thanks Brendon and Alex! Hope to see the requirement of admin privileges removed soon.

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Arne  premium
Replied on Feb 26, 2014 - 09:01 UTC

The same for me! I need Todoist especially for work purposes since I have to handle 80+ emails/day. My company (5.000+ staff) does not allow admin privileges, and so do most companies and public authorities in Germany. Must be some million potential premium users here who cannot get on because of the need of admin rights. Business users are the ones who pay money for premium, so please give it a high priority! Thx. Cordially - Arne

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Liam Shaw
Replied on Feb 26, 2014 - 20:59 UTC

I believe the way Evernote and Chrome do this in corporate environments is to default install to the Appdata folder so it doesn't require writing to "System" files like C:\Program Files.

Is there a way to do that? I was able to install Evernote on my computer without admin rights and it included an Outlook extension.

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morreene  premium
Replied on Mar 06, 2014 - 20:28 UTC

Waiting this good thing to happen. Thanks in advance..

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mark.tiemessen
Replied on Mar 10, 2014 - 09:07 UTC

I also would like to have this feature very much!

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Liyu Tseng
Replied on Mar 21, 2014 - 18:35 UTC

+1 on removing the need for admin privileges.

Tim Beekley  premium
Replied on Apr 01, 2014 - 15:25 UTC

+1, I love Todoist, but would it would be even more useful if I could install it on my work PC.

alexandremrj  premium
Replied on Apr 10, 2014 - 14:56 UTC

Any news on this?

David Trey  staff
Replied on Apr 10, 2014 - 15:09 UTC

Hello,

Unfortunately, we have no updates about this yet, but we're looking into this.


Best regards,
David

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Arthur de La Tullaye
Replied on Apr 29, 2014 - 21:05 UTC

+1

kuo.mth  premium
Replied on May 01, 2014 - 12:26 UTC

+1 on this as well. This would be really helpful for my work computer as well!

Matej Popadic  premium
Replied on May 06, 2014 - 11:08 UTC

I second that. Need my todoist account with my outlook.

MK
Masa Koz
Replied on May 09, 2014 - 11:13 UTC

+1

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Tammo Heeren  premium
Replied on May 21, 2014 - 17:09 UTC

+1 I'd love to get more usage out of Todoist at work

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lisa.liu
Replied on May 22, 2014 - 12:23 UTC

i've just signed up to premium and now i might ask for a refund as this was the only reason i paid for the full version. Is there an update on when this will be avail?

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on May 22, 2014 - 14:26 UTC

Lisa,

Sadly we don't have any idea when an update for this will be here. We are looking and spending a lot of time to fix and improve our plugin.

Regards,
Brendon.

MB
Michael Berman
Replied on May 22, 2014 - 16:59 UTC

Is it possible, instead of installing the plug-in (which I also can't do because I don't have admin rights) to send an email to Todoist that then becomes a task? Wunderlist allows this. As long as I'm using the email that I used to create my account, I send an email to "me@wunderlist.com" and it becomes a task.

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on May 22, 2014 - 17:24 UTC

Michael,

Yes you can do that. https://todoist.com/blog/2013/01/zero-inbox-policy-with-todoist/

Regards,
Brendon.

MB
Michael Berman
Replied on May 22, 2014 - 17:26 UTC

Thanks for the quick response. Is that a premium only feature? That's how I read the help article, but I can't quite tell.

David Trey  staff
Replied on May 22, 2014 - 17:48 UTC

Hello Michael,

Yes, the option to send emails as tasks to Todoist's projects is Premium-only.


Best regards,
David

alexandremrj  premium
Replied on Jun 04, 2014 - 13:20 UTC

Hello,

ist there any news regarding the installing of Outlook plugin without admin privileges?

All the best

Alex -_-;

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jun 04, 2014 - 15:29 UTC

Alex,

No we have no news on this as of yet. We are working on many things relating to our Outlook plugin, we hope at some point we can solve all these issues.

Regards,
Brendon.

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Victoria
Replied on Jun 23, 2014 - 18:47 UTC

+1 that this would be useful

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Andy  premium
Replied on Aug 04, 2014 - 09:15 UTC

Hi guys,

I'm giving this a +1 as well. Just signed up for a pro subscription and would really love to be able to use ToDoist with Outlook at work. I understand you are working on this. Are you able to provide some insight as far as timing is concerned?

Thanks!

Andy

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David Goebel
Replied on Aug 27, 2014 - 19:06 UTC

+1 for this feature!

Daniel Kleiboldt  premium
Replied on Sep 05, 2014 - 09:25 UTC

definitely +1

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senad  premium
Replied on Sep 05, 2014 - 13:23 UTC

+1 , i need it .

William Bourgeois  premium
Replied on Sep 25, 2014 - 17:52 UTC

+1

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Tom Hayden  premium
Replied on Sep 29, 2014 - 09:50 UTC

+1, PLEASE!

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John  premium
Replied on Sep 30, 2014 - 08:29 UTC

+1 todoist is no use for me at work without this! Most large organisations lock down normal user accounts.

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Igor  premium
Replied on Oct 01, 2014 - 07:30 UTC

:-( The best todo-application and such a little issue are making me feel incomplete. Can't understand why Evernote's plugin can be installed w/o admin rights and yours one couldn't.

+1.

Jure Govekar  premium
Replied on Nov 10, 2014 - 14:44 UTC

Same here! Installing plugin without admin rights would mean a world to me. Please look into this asap.

GH
Georg Heinrich  premium
Replied on Dec 02, 2014 - 10:34 UTC

+1

alexandremrj  premium
Replied on Dec 18, 2014 - 08:57 UTC

Hello,

I think all of us here in corporate world would like to remain a bit more sane by dominating the outlook beast by use of todoist.

How about a Christmas present?

(there are extension in outlook that don't require admin like xobni, evernote or jello (GTD), so we know its possible).

Please :-/

Shawn Thomas  premium
Replied on Dec 26, 2014 - 12:29 UTC

+1

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t  premium
Replied on Dec 29, 2014 - 21:36 UTC

+1
No admin rights = no todoist Outlook plug in
:-(

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Andy  premium
Replied on Jan 07, 2015 - 10:05 UTC

The initial question was asked almost a year ago. Is there an update on this? Can we ever expect to be able to use todoist on our work computers?

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Jan 07, 2015 - 10:45 UTC

Hi Andy,

We unfortunately don't have any update regarding this yet.


Regards,
Clyde

Tony Harper  premium
Replied on Jan 07, 2015 - 18:06 UTC

Sorry to beat the dead horse but I too would see the ability to remove the admin requirement for use at work as a big win for everyone.

SG
Sam Gee  premium
Replied on Feb 05, 2015 - 09:58 UTC

Hi,

Another +1 from me - my new company doesn't allow installs, and I no longer have todoist in my outlook!

Makes it useless to me sadly - I probably won't renew if I can't install myself in future.

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John  premium
Replied on Feb 28, 2015 - 14:42 UTC

No large company with any sense gives its users admin rights.
I like Todoist, but can't use it efficiently for work without the Outlook plug-in, which needs to be made to work without admin rights - simple.
Others (Evernote, Jello etc.) have done it, so why can't Todoist?

Given how long this thread has been running it would appear that Todoist has no intention of adapting the plug-in. This is a shame and somewhat short-sighted given the potential audience of tens of millions of people who work for large (or small) companies that take the sensible precaution of not letting their users have free reign over their systems.

At the moment Todoist is fine for organising my home life, but using it for work is inefficient and is becoming a chore. Unless this is resolved soon I will probably cancel my premium subscription and look for another solution.

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Tom Hayden  premium
Replied on Mar 03, 2015 - 09:24 UTC

Hear hear. I'm going to give this another month or 2 and then find an alternative.

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t  premium
Replied on Mar 03, 2015 - 23:59 UTC

My Premium account is up this month. I'm thinking I will not renew - the plug-in requirement of 'without admin rights' is critical for me and the vast majority of work environments. Todoist is somehow really out of touch/doesn't care/something else with the standard work environment.

:-S

SH
Simon Heydecke  premium
Replied on Mar 06, 2015 - 11:47 UTC

+1

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Coen  premium
Replied on Mar 10, 2015 - 10:37 UTC

+1 for me as well. Really could use this. I now use the pop-out screen in chrome but it's not the same

Pi
Replied on Mar 20, 2015 - 20:43 UTC

I just tried installing Todoist Outlook plugin at work, but was not able to without administrative privileges. :(
That's a bummer, since like probably many I was hoping to use Todoist in corporate setting to help manage my work directly in outlook.
Is administrative privilege requirement something you'd need to put more coding into, or has been marked as Windows system limitation that can not be overcome?
For example when I install Google Chrome it tries install as administrator first, but if it's not possible, it installs with limited privileges. I know Todoist is different type of program, just giving an example.

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Gary  premium
Replied on Mar 30, 2015 - 17:56 UTC

+1 from me for need to install without admin rights. Could you explain the reason for current set up and also whether your reasoning will prevent the requested changes in future? Thanks

Jure Govekar  premium
Replied on Mar 31, 2015 - 12:20 UTC

Would admins please give us an answer YES or NO if this will be fixed and when?

David Trey  staff
Replied on Mar 31, 2015 - 12:22 UTC

Hello Jure,

This will be fixed in the next version of our Outlook plugin. We can't specify when it will be released, but we have a new .NET developer working on it right now so it shouldn't take much longer at this point :-)


Regards,
David

Scott Lawrence  premium
Replied on Mar 31, 2015 - 18:10 UTC

@David that's great news! My work is cracking down on handing out local admin on new PCs as they replace aging ones. Although I haven't heard of them wanting to replace mine yet, I was worried that when they do I'd have a battle to keep my Todoist plugin!

Marius Eggerud  premium
Replied on Mar 31, 2015 - 19:31 UTC

+1
Great!

Tony Harper  premium
Replied on Mar 31, 2015 - 22:36 UTC

This is great news indeed!

SG
Sam Gee  premium
Replied on Apr 01, 2015 - 08:06 UTC

That's fantastic news! Great to get some visibility on this.

Thank you to the todoist team.

CD
Chris Daley  premium
Replied on Apr 24, 2015 - 15:33 UTC

Been nearly a month since we've been told this will be updated. Any progress as of yet?

Thanks,

David Trey  staff
Replied on Apr 24, 2015 - 15:41 UTC

Hello Chris,

We're sorry for the delays. Right now we're waiting for Microsoft to certify our new app and plugin. As soon as we get the certification, we'll be able to release a new version.


Regards,
David

SG
Sam Gee  premium
Replied on Apr 30, 2015 - 10:33 UTC

*twiddles thumbs*

I'm excited about this. My Outlook has felt semi-useless ever since I moved jobs.

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Coen  premium
Replied on May 13, 2015 - 09:20 UTC

Hi David,

Do you have an update about this matter?
I can't wait to use TD in Outlook!

Regards,
Coen

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on May 13, 2015 - 09:24 UTC

Hi Coen,

We sadly don't have any news yet but we'll sure update this thread once we do.


Regards,
Clyde

Jia He  premium
Replied on Jun 10, 2015 - 16:17 UTC

any news?

Galina Skovorodnikova  staff
Replied on Jun 10, 2015 - 16:28 UTC

Hi Jia,

No news yet, but we are now working on an update for Outlook plugin. We hope to address this issue.

Regards,
Galina

Jia He  premium
Replied on Jun 10, 2015 - 17:27 UTC

Thanks Galina, but been 8 weeks already since we've been told...

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Arne  premium
Replied on Jun 11, 2015 - 08:49 UTC

As David said on Apr.24, "Right now we're waiting for Microsoft to certify our new app and plugin. As soon as we get the certification, we'll be able to release a new version." I thought this implies your work had already been finished... Are you sure you've added a "!!1" to this task on your todo list?! Sorry for becoming more and more impatient...

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Jun 11, 2015 - 09:33 UTC

Hi,

@Jia - We sadly don't have any control over the certificates. :-(

@Arne - The upcoming update should address this. But we're also working fixing and improving the Outlook add-in even further. ;-)


Best Regards,
Clyde

SG
Sam Gee  premium
Replied on Jun 11, 2015 - 09:38 UTC

I for one would prefer a plugin I can actually *use* now.

I don't mind another update coming shortly afterwards full of fancy new features.

But at the moment all these improvements you're working on are useless to me given that I can't install it!

Perhaps prioritise your releases...?

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Jun 11, 2015 - 09:44 UTC

Hi Sam,

We have the update ready but we can't launch it unless the certificates have been approved. We're only waiting for this to be approved and we're trying our best to get this as fast as we can. This is the reason why the update is not available yet. As mentioned, we sadly have no control over the approval of the certificates but we're working hard to get this as fast as we can.


Regards,
Clyde

SG
Sam Gee  premium
Replied on Jun 11, 2015 - 09:46 UTC

Hi Clyde,

At thank you, I misunderstood. Your previous message made it seem like you were delaying the update in order to work on further improvements.

My thanks and apologies,

Sam

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Jun 11, 2015 - 10:07 UTC

Hi Sam,

No worries at all. Glad to know that it's now clear. :-)


Regards,
Clyde

Jia He  premium
Replied on Jun 19, 2015 - 11:09 UTC

another week...

but as a premium user, i totally understand todoist "sadly don't have any control over the certificates".

Rodion Emelyan  premium
Replied on Jun 22, 2015 - 14:14 UTC

Anxiously waiting for the update as well. Even as a premium user had to switch over to native outlook tasks for this reason. Cannot justify renewing the membership without this feature going forward.