why can I install the evernote plugin without admin rights but I need admin rights to install the todoist plugin?
What happens if you right click on the installer and choose "Run As Administrator"? Does it work, is that what you are referring to?
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
I would benefit from this change as well!
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:
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?
No, he is not saying it. The instructions are for chrome and a proxy server, so he replyed to a different thread
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.
Great! Looking forward to your response and hoping it works! Thanks Brendon
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.
+1 on removing the need for admin privileges. It is preventing me from fully exploiting the power of Todoist.
Ah ok. Thanks Brendon and Alex! Hope to see the requirement of admin privileges removed soon.
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
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.
Waiting this good thing to happen. Thanks in advance..
I also would like to have this feature very much!
+1 on removing the need for admin privileges.
+1, I love Todoist, but would it would be even more useful if I could install it on my work PC.
Any news on this?
Unfortunately, we have no updates about this yet, but we're looking into this.
+1 on this as well. This would be really helpful for my work computer as well!
I second that. Need my todoist account with my outlook.
+1 I'd love to get more usage out of Todoist at work
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?
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.
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 "firstname.lastname@example.org" and it becomes a task.
Yes you can do that. https://todoist.com/blog/2013/01/zero-inbox-policy-with-todoist/
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.
Yes, the option to send emails as tasks to Todoist's projects is Premium-only.
ist there any news regarding the installing of Outlook plugin without admin privileges?
All the best
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.
+1 that this would be useful
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?
+1 for this feature!
+1 , i need it .
+1 todoist is no use for me at work without this! Most large organisations lock down normal user accounts.
:-( 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.
Same here! Installing plugin without admin rights would mean a world to me. Please look into this asap.
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).
No admin rights = no todoist Outlook plug in
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?
We unfortunately don't have any update regarding this yet.
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.
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.
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.
Hear hear. I'm going to give this another month or 2 and then find an alternative.
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.
+1 for me as well. Really could use this. I now use the pop-out screen in chrome but it's not the same
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.
+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
Would admins please give us an answer YES or NO if this will be fixed and when?
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 :-)
@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!
This is great news indeed!
That's fantastic news! Great to get some visibility on this.
Thank you to the todoist team.
Been nearly a month since we've been told this will be updated. Any progress as of yet?
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.
I'm excited about this. My Outlook has felt semi-useless ever since I moved jobs.
Do you have an update about this matter?
I can't wait to use TD in Outlook!
We sadly don't have any news yet but we'll sure update this thread once we do.
No news yet, but we are now working on an update for Outlook plugin. We hope to address this issue.
Thanks Galina, but been 8 weeks already since we've been told...
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...
@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. ;-)
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...?
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.
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,
No worries at all. Glad to know that it's now clear. :-)
but as a premium user, i totally understand todoist "sadly don't have any control over the certificates".
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.
I was just able to install the latest version on a PC that I do not have admin rights.
Hi Mike, congrats to you - but still not working for me (code 1260)... I guess Todoist staff (Clyde?!) would post an update notification?!
Please let us know if .NET 4 is installed on your computer. If it is, the installer should run without admin rights. Otherwise, you will need the admin rights to install .NET 4.
So now we need admin rights to install something else! Kinda defeats the point!
Unfortunately, we have no control over Microsoft's .NET. It's something that may be installed on most computers or already pre-installed by your IT department, but if it's not, we unfortunately can't do anything about this :-(
It works! Hahahaha!
.NET 4 (Ver. 4.5) is installed on my pc. Installation of addin (2.7.2) stops at "Registering Outlook Addin" by saying "Cannot run adxregistrator.exe. CreateProcess error; code 1260. This process has been blocked by a group policy" (translated german->english). I just wanted to scream "it woooorkkkksss" so badly, too..... :-(
Any idea? Thx alot!
Sorry to hear that. This is unfortunately something we can't address on our end. Group policy is a huge Active Directory feature designed to remotely push policies defined by IT admins to end user machines. That said, you'll have to contact your IT department to change this policy on your end.