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New Version Upgrade

Every day, a few times a day, I see the settings gear turn green telling me I have a new version to update to. I always click it, slight pause, screen blinks, then back to work. I'm just curious why it keeps happening? Are you guys doing that many updates or is my system just not updating? I use ToDoist in Chrome and through my Gmail.

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David Madison  premium
Replied on May 24, 2014 - 23:58 UTC

I see the same thing happening.

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on May 25, 2014 - 07:57 UTC


We are indeed deploying updates on a regular basis to our web core to make the service better. Some updates don't need to your attention and we make those on a daily basis, but bigger ones needs to be applied when you're ready so we show the "green gear" as an indicator that you need to apply this. This way, you get to choose when to do the update thus preventing the updates occurring on a bad time.

Expect to see the green icon every now and then as we are constantly improving Todoist. :-)

Best Regards,


Scott Carter  premium
Replied on May 25, 2014 - 13:57 UTC

Good to know. Thanks Clyde.

David Madison  premium
Replied on May 25, 2014 - 14:02 UTC

Thanks Clyde!!

Troy Brophy
Replied on Jul 07, 2014 - 21:57 UTC

Does clicking this affect only the Web version, or does it push updates to all version I have in use? It's a little confusing because I'm not used to having to actively update a Web service.

Also, is there somewhere to go to see documentation on what's changed in each of these updates?

Sue Johnson  premium
Replied on Jul 07, 2014 - 22:12 UTC

Agree with Troy. Wondering if just clicking the green gear actually applies the update... would like to see an icon to show update complete, and see what is being updated.

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jul 07, 2014 - 22:39 UTC


These are not large updates, these are things in the background code that need to be changed, the only reason we show this green icon is to make sure 100% you are not doing anything important, for the very small chance it could cause an issue.


harry.mcintosh  premium
Replied on Mar 23, 2015 - 14:11 UTC

It would still be nice if the software said "update has been installed" after it's done. I wasn't sure if the green button was just a message telling me there was an update, or if it actually installed the update, so I wasted time looking at your website to find the answer.