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Chrome Extension - Add URL As Task

I'm already loving what I'm seeing in Todoist, and I've just created my account 30 minutes ago. I expect to be upgrading to premium in the next couple days at most.

One feature that is missing right now, though, is in the Chrome Extension (not the app). The Extension shows next to the address bar, and gives me quick access to all my tasks, and a quick way to add new ones. What would be very nice to have in there is a button that says "Add the current URL as a task".

I tend to use Google+ a lot, and I even find myself organizing significant events in it. Being able to open a post, click a button to add that post as a task, and then move on would help out tremendously. I would expect similar for other people and sites.

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Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Jun 11, 2014 - 07:41 UTC

Hi Michael,

Adding the current URL as a task is already possible and that's primarily the purpose of the extension. :-)

As luck would have it, we just recently published our "A Comprehensive Guide to Using Todoist" blogpost. In there, it's explained how you can do that. Also attached is a GIF that shows you how to add URL as tasks.

Link: https://todoist.com/blog/2014/06/a-comprehensive-guide-to-using-todoist/



Michael Pedersen
Replied on Jun 11, 2014 - 07:49 UTC

Thank you! And getting me an answer at nearly 3am? For a free account even? More impressed. Upgrading this week. I like this. A lot.

I don't have a good UI answer for what I'm about to say, so I can't give any ideas. Finding this was actually confusing. I had to remember to open a specific project, and then add the website as a task. Now that I've done it, I'm not likely to forget it, but it was confusing up front. I wish I could suggest a way to prevent that confusion for others in future.

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Jun 11, 2014 - 07:54 UTC

Hi Michael,

We're glad that you're enjoying Todoist. :-)

We're actually a distributed team so we have different people in different timezones. Here's a a link that will be helpful to you in learning how to take the full advantage of Todoist: https://todoist.com/Help/Guide. Hope this helps.



Leo So
Replied on Jul 24, 2014 - 22:03 UTC

It would be great to have "Add URL as task" in the right click menu of the browser. See the attached screen shot to see how doit.im and any.do have it.

Replied on Sep 10, 2014 - 16:04 UTC

I would second the above suggestion

Frederic Ducros  premium
Replied on Feb 13, 2015 - 01:09 UTC

I second that too. "Add URL as a task" is very practical.
Whether through a keyboard shortcut or
a selection+right click ala evernote

Replied on Feb 13, 2015 - 10:57 UTC

Now I've been using Todoist for a while I love the existing add website as task functionality, but a right click in the page would be useful too, especially for newbies and people coming from other (inferior) todo tools.

Chris P  premium
Replied on May 28, 2015 - 09:07 UTC

Yes, yes, yes, and yes...all of the above (especially the "right click to add" function. I use it daily for other apps and loved it with Wunderlist and Any.do.