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Filter Gmail that are Todoist Tasks


I frequently add emails as tasks and would like to be able to filter my email to see those that are tasks. Is there any way to do this?

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Pascal Zweipfenning  premium
Replied on Feb 19, 2014 - 09:09 UTC

Would be nice if pushing the Add button would automatically add a Todoist label to the mail. That's is what I do manually at the moment.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Feb 19, 2014 - 13:29 UTC


It is actually possible to do so, but it's more of a workaround than a specific feature. Each time you add a task from an email, it contains some hidden code pointing to this message. In case of Outlook, searching for the word "outlook" will show you all tasks added this way and similarly, in case of Gmail, you can search for "mail.google" and all tasks added via Gmail will match this query.

You could save a mail.google query as a filter and use it to show only these tasks.

Best regards,

Tony Jones
Replied on Feb 19, 2014 - 13:47 UTC

Hi David,

It's more the other way around I am looking for i.e. from gmail can I see all emails that have tasks associated with them.



David Trey  staff
Replied on Feb 19, 2014 - 14:19 UTC


Oh, sorry for the misunderstanding. That's indeed not possible, we may consider Pascal's suggestion in the future as far as it's possible and configurable (as not everyone would want to have labels added to their emails this way).

Best regards,

Brandon Kurkela  premium
Replied on Aug 27, 2014 - 13:48 UTC


I agree with Pascal's suggestion to have the ability to add a "Todoist" Gmail label to an email after it's added as a to-do item. The use case for me is that I'd like to mark my emails as read once I've added them to Todoist, but I'd still like for them to not get lost in my inbox - which is much easier to do with a label than re-marking them as unread.



Pablo  premium
Replied on Sep 23, 2014 - 13:31 UTC

This will be very helpfull

Pablo  premium
Replied on Jul 26, 2015 - 11:21 UTC

any update on this?
someone has any trick?

Elvis Fernandes  premium
Replied on Aug 10, 2015 - 12:01 UTC

The idea of automatically placing a label to the message is interesting.

One another approach I've suggested some time ago (https://todoist.com/Support/show/48673/) was to identify, as soon as we open a message in GMail, that this message was already linked to a task. It is basically the same idea, I was wondering that adding a link to the task in the GMail message would be handy.