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Siri integration?

Wondering if Siri integration is coming soon. I have seen comments about it dating back some years but to no avail.
I use Outlook daily and love the Outlook add-in. But I also create a good portion of my tasks on the go, with my iPhone and so Siri integration is key. I don't really want to add task through sending an email. Current GTD I use (Remember The Milk) has flawless Siri integration - but I need some added functions in Todoist.
Hope you guys can bring it. It's a wonder why it's not a function yet.

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jun 17, 2014 - 00:39 UTC

Hi Roman,

We can't say when this happens, but we already have Google Now support on the Android side, so it's very likely Siri will be next.


Susan Lackey
Replied on Jun 17, 2014 - 01:56 UTC

This will make me very happy!

Alexander Haselhoff
Replied on Jun 17, 2014 - 08:01 UTC

Indeed, this is a feature I'm waiting for!

Paul Cheetham  premium
Replied on Jun 25, 2014 - 03:19 UTC

Yes please make this feature sooner rather than later, it would make adding a task a dream

Mike Chapple  premium
Replied on Jul 05, 2014 - 16:09 UTC

Yes, please!

Replied on Jul 05, 2014 - 19:00 UTC

Yes, please!

Jeroen Westerveld  premium
Replied on Jul 07, 2014 - 09:33 UTC

Yes, please!!!

Replied on Jul 09, 2014 - 20:40 UTC

If Todoist could 'read' from the built in reminders app, we would already have Siri integration. Toodledo reads from the reminder app, RTM has a special server for the default reminder and reads from that. Appigo Todo does the same with a special serve for reminder integration. So simply reading from the reminders all would give Siri integration.

Jeroen Westerveld  premium
Replied on Jul 10, 2014 - 06:56 UTC

How hard can it be? Look at "Braintoss" for iOS. It send a spoken message to my mailbox. Now it's my workaround until Siri intergation is ready.

Roman Plateau  premium
Replied on Jul 10, 2014 - 20:19 UTC

Seriously, my RTM pro membership is up on 11/6/14. I would love to upgrade my Todoist membership to pro, but the lack of Siri integration is a deal breaker for me. I think so much on the go, I need Siri integration.

Roman Plateau  premium
Replied on Jul 10, 2014 - 20:22 UTC

Oh and btw, I'm only listed as Premium user b/c I am test driving other pro functionalities through Todoist's free 30-day test drive. Am more than willing to pay the $29 yearly to go pro all the way - but need Siri. :)

Robert  premium
Replied on Jul 10, 2014 - 22:52 UTC

This may help people in the meantime. This is how I am using Siri to send tasks to Todoist:

I created a list in the Reminders app called 'Tasks' (or any name you want to use)
In IFTTT.com i created a recipe that checks for new items in the 'Tasks' list and emails them to the Todoist email address <Project...>

I then tell Siri to add 'blah blah blah' to the 'Tasks list' and it goes into Todoist.

Its not as complicated as it sounds and not everyone may want to go to this option. It is an free option though.

Replied on Jul 11, 2014 - 01:12 UTC

The IFTT thing is very good. However, I and found it can take an hour or more to fire off and get a task from reminders into Todoist.

Replied on Jul 11, 2014 - 01:28 UTC

And the IFTTT does not seem to set reminders or notifications inside Todoist. I get the title and the rest in the in the note, not in the task settings.

Steve Barnes
Replied on Aug 01, 2014 - 13:47 UTC

I have to admit, this is becoming a nuisance for me, probably the only one. Sure we all have wish items (such as task start dates), but not being able to quickly add a task via voice from my car or when an idea comes to mind bothers me, and something I miss greatly from OmniFocus (which has its own issues and why I'm a paid Todoist customer, but I digress).

It shouldn't even be that hard - There's direct access with Siri in the app, or you could use a CalDAV server to manage it (just need to code the integration).

Yes there are workarounds, and no it is not a showstopper issue. But every time, every day I have to handle these workarounds to jot down tasks or ideas pushes me to look at other tools. And I really don't want to do that.

Please make this a priority.

Tom Benson  premium
Replied on Aug 01, 2014 - 15:18 UTC

This will be one of the most convenient features for "in the moment" task creation. I would use this very frequently.

maury.hill  premium
Replied on Aug 01, 2014 - 18:50 UTC

I also want Siri integration, that is, let me specify a Reminder list for Todoist to monitor on my iphone/ipad.

Apps have been doing this for years. Please hurry up.

Robert Depriest  premium
Replied on Aug 05, 2014 - 02:58 UTC

Siri integration would be very welcome!

Rob Wheatley  premium
Replied on Aug 14, 2014 - 15:43 UTC

Siri, Siri, Siri, Siri, Siri, Siri, Siri, Siri, Siri, Siri, Siri, Siri, Siri, Siri.

Point made?

Steve Barnes
Replied on Aug 14, 2014 - 16:06 UTC

My hope is you're doing this slow in that you want to do it right like OmniFocus did - By that, I mean they are the only Siri-integrated app that actually pulls in the location (i.e. if I tell Siri "Remind me when I get to the office to do X" It actually creates a location-based task. That's not meant to be a sales pitch for OF (plenty NOT right with it which is why I'm using Todoist haha), but it seems to be a missed point for the other app devs.

Of course, that's secondary to just being able to get the d*mn reminders in at all :)

William Duckworth  premium
Replied on Aug 14, 2014 - 20:11 UTC

Siri support would be really useful!!

Dr. Nandi Harrysingh
Replied on Aug 19, 2014 - 22:51 UTC

Hard to believe, but I think I may use this to replace omnifocus. All it needs is the Siri integration. Will try ITTT workaround in the meantime.

Dave  premium
Replied on Aug 20, 2014 - 10:21 UTC


Replied on Aug 22, 2014 - 17:12 UTC

+1 Siri all the way... I may have to go back to OmniFocus just for this alone... :( Or figure out some workaround with IFTTT which seems problematic.

Dave Weir  premium
Replied on Sep 17, 2014 - 10:53 UTC

The number one challenge with all to do lists is the effort involved in entering the tasks. Siri would be a quantum leap for Todoist, allowing users to enter a task as quickly as they say it.

Let's face it, To do lists are for busy people who are short on time. Giving them back some time by expediting the task entry process could easily become Todoist's single greatest feature!

This is definitely worth putting up the top of you development priority list folks.

Jordan Maslyn  premium
Replied on Sep 17, 2014 - 17:29 UTC

+1 for Siri integration. CalDav server would be awesome (a la Remember The Milk) although auto-import would be okay too (a la Things). Need to have Siri integration to be competitive in this day and age.

I have the six month Premium membership through ProductHunt and would love to renew if this gets added within that time.

Bob Potter
Replied on Sep 20, 2014 - 06:15 UTC

Siri integration ASAP please!

David Temple
Replied on Sep 24, 2014 - 16:41 UTC

Here is an easy work-around to add tasks from Siri to Todoist (requires Gmail):

1. Download IFTTT from the App Store (it's free!), create an account, and confirm your email address.

2. In the IFTTT app, click the "Recipe" icon in the upper-right, then the "+" icon in the upper-right.

3. Click the "+" button after "If", select "iOS Reminders", then select "Any new reminder".

4. Click the "+" button after "Then", select "Gmail", then select "Send an email".

5. In the "To Address" field, enter your Todoist inbox email. To find your Todoist inbox email, open Todoist on your computer, go to your Inbox, click the "Task Actions" icon, and select "Email Tasks To This Project".

That's it! Now, anytime you add a reminder with Siri, it'll automatically email that reminder to your Todoist inbox in the background.

Jordan Maslyn  premium
Replied on Sep 24, 2014 - 16:45 UTC

Yeah, IFTTT works as an interim solution but the time between saying it and it actually showing up can be SO long which isn't always great for my workflow.

Having come from previously using Remember The Milk (great Siri integration) and Things (decent integration), having zero native integration is a big hurdle. Everything else about Todoist is better for my workflow though so I am hoping they add it soon (along with an iOS 8 widget!).

Steve Barnes
Replied on Sep 24, 2014 - 18:04 UTC

This has been around a while, but the problem is it leaves you with
multiple reminders / tasks that are unsynced; You need to go back in and
delete the Reminder.

I actually stopped using Todoist for this feature; Being able to just say
"Hey Siri" and have the task created while I'm driving after a conference
call, hands-free, finally convinced me to find a task manager that works
with my needs. I think Todoist is a great product, but this is something
that's been asked for over YEARS, so I'm not convinced its ever coming.

David Temple
Replied on Sep 24, 2014 - 21:09 UTC

Small price to pay for the Sunrise integration imho. This work-around has
been a life saver for me, so I'm just posting instructions for those that
would find it helpful.

Larry Rappaport
Replied on Sep 28, 2014 - 19:54 UTC

David, I would love to try it, but I can't find my ToDoist email address. I know I saw it somewhere, but it isn't apparent on this MAC OS-X 10.9.5.

David Temple
Replied on Sep 29, 2014 - 03:30 UTC

Hi Larry, I attached a screenshot to show where you can find the email address on your Mac. Click "inbox", then just follow the captions on the screenshot. Hope that helps! If not, let me know.

Susan Lackey
Replied on Sep 29, 2014 - 18:36 UTC

So many people want this, I don't understand why it doesn't even seem to be under consideration.

Rob Wheatley  premium
Replied on Sep 29, 2014 - 19:28 UTC

I find using Todoist such a pain on my iPhone, that I just don't use it on the phone anymore. The phone is basically just a way of alerting me to things. I now do all my work on the Mac client.

Getting Siri working would go a long way to solve this for me, but right now, most of my quick 'to dos' are spoken in using Siri and Reminders. Todoist doesn't get in the workflow at all. This completely defeats the purpose of having a single kick-ass to do list for me.

If Siri isn't support come renewal time, then I'm not going to renew.

Rob Wheatley  premium
Replied on Sep 29, 2014 - 19:36 UTC

Oh, on the IFTTT workaround, it's far from perfect.

1) IFTTT kills my iPhone's battery (even when I turn off its need for location services)
2) It can sometimes take ages for the task to show in Todoist
3) You can't set reminder times. If you say "Siri, remind me call Joe on thursday at 3" then the time and date info isn't attached to the todoist task. This is more of an IFTTT app problem, but they aren't doing anything about it.

Alexander Haselhoff
Replied on Sep 29, 2014 - 20:37 UTC

Adding this function would indeed make the application much more convenient. It is the absolute #1 I'd like to see implemented.

Milo Haney
Replied on Sep 29, 2014 - 22:19 UTC

Todoist has the most supported OS base I have seen for a todo list app. With the specialty of siri, I can see how that would take some time to circle around to. I see how this can be part of plans, but no ETA. I appreciate all the places I can put Todoist the most. This doesn't mean I'm against Siri integration, it would mean a lot or even a widget in the notification area would be nice.

Please consider this before replying about how it's a pain... and the company SHOULD do this or any other such attitude. It makes it more difficult to review these messages when they have to sift through such comments. It's a solid service on all platforms it supports.

Steve Barnes
Replied on Sep 29, 2014 - 23:13 UTC

No disagreement that the supported platform list is fantastic. However, for those with iPhones its a huge gap as far as functionality goes. While I wouldn't call it trivial, it also isn't the most difficult decision task either.

I think the point many of us are trying to make in this Siri thread is Todoist is letting alternative products catch up and even surpass them. I doubt many of us would bother if we didn't think Todoist was a great product, but the absolute silence on this from Todoist speaks volumes

Roman Plateau  premium
Replied on Oct 16, 2014 - 23:52 UTC

Guys, seriously, I love the new functionalities constantly added and you're obviously committed to delivering the best, most innovative product possible.

But I would gladly give up my Karma tallying stuff for Siri. I am sure there are individuals who love to dissect how much they get done in a day, etc. - all very useful practices - but not having the ability to add a task via Siri is still fundamentally lacking.

Your product is far superior to what I've used in the past - including my current RTM, but lack of Siri is outrageously missing at this point. So much demand and need for it!!

Come on!!

Patrick Gray  premium
Replied on Oct 23, 2014 - 13:20 UTC

@David Temple
Hi David........your post in September "Small price to pay for the Sunrise integration imho. This work-around has been a life saver for me, so I'm just posting instructions for those that would find it helpful.". I cant see the instructions that you posted, is it possible to re-pos?. I am testing sunrise together with todoist and, like everyone else in these posts, would like to have a workaround for the lack of siri intergration. Thanks in advance.

Replied on Oct 27, 2014 - 08:35 UTC

@Patrick Gray -- The instructions (its a jpeg) was to find the email address for using with the ifttt recipe (which works sporadically at best). To find this email address, basically you will have to click on the wrench/pencil icon on the right (task actions) then choose the "email tasks to this project" menu item. That will give you the address associated with the todoist address tied to your inbox.

Hope that makes sense.

Patrick Gray  premium
Replied on Oct 27, 2014 - 09:10 UTC

@Eric, Many thanks. I have moved forward with my workaround using Braintoss.Works well for what I need, but eagerly await some movement on the Siri integration.

Larry Rappaport
Replied on Oct 27, 2014 - 16:14 UTC

It makes sense, but I have no wrench/pencil icon. I am using an iPhone 6 running IOS 8.1 or an Apple MacBook Pro running Yosemite.
I know I saw it (email address) sometime, but I can't find it! I went into "Inbox", but there are no task actions. My inbox is empty. If I add a task and then click on it, there is a thing underneath that says "Complete", "Schedule", "Notes", "Reminders", and "Edit".

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Oct 27, 2014 - 16:23 UTC

@larry, those options are only available on desktop/web versions.


Larry Rappaport
Replied on Oct 27, 2014 - 16:59 UTC

Where? There are no task actions on my web. (Safari)

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Oct 27, 2014 - 17:00 UTC


WIthin each project, top right corner, beside the share icon.


Jordan Maslyn  premium
Replied on Oct 27, 2014 - 17:03 UTC

Please guys just look into hosting a CalDAV solution a la Remember The Milk (http://www.rememberthemilk.com/services/siri/). This is seriously the biggest obstacle to me staying a Premium member.

Your updates recently have been awesome and all, but I think easy/handfree entry of new tasks is going to be a bigger enhancement for users than being able to see their Karma trends on every device.

Larry Rappaport
Replied on Oct 27, 2014 - 17:09 UTC


I don’t HAVE a share icon. What am I doing wrong?


Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Oct 27, 2014 - 17:10 UTC


Please start a new topic about this and I can help you further.

If you go to Todoist.com and sign into your account on the web, then click on one of your projects on the left hand side, near the top...beside project name..there should be two icons shown.


Roman Plateau  premium
Replied on Oct 27, 2014 - 17:11 UTC

@jordan - couldn't agree more. The superfluous is being prioritized over the functional - and for a GTD app, that's an issue.

Jordan Maslyn  premium
Replied on Oct 27, 2014 - 17:12 UTC

@Larry - this button circled in red

Larry Rappaport
Replied on Oct 27, 2014 - 17:25 UTC

I finally figured it out. What color is the symbol? It does not appear on my Safari browser. I finally opened the page in Chrome and then I could see it. My stupid Mac does not show the symbol, but Chrome does.


Larry Rappaport
Replied on Oct 28, 2014 - 00:40 UTC

Well, it was fixed in Safari by changing the CONTRAST control which is located in System Preferences -> Accessibility rather than System Preferences -> Display where I would expect it. I used Braintoss and finally got it to send to Todoist inbox, but I would love to learn how to get projects, labels, etc. into the message. If anybody knows how, please post it. Thanks,


Tobias Johansson  premium
Replied on Oct 28, 2014 - 09:42 UTC

Just want to say that Siri integration in this app will make me go from omnifocus to todoist.

Chris Taylor  premium
Replied on Nov 20, 2014 - 09:29 UTC

+1. Not even considering switching from Things until this is a feature.

Howard Carolan  premium
Replied on Nov 20, 2014 - 21:36 UTC

I am waiting for this to switch as well. Please integrate with Siri... it makes all the difference in workflow.

Josiah Schaffer  premium
Replied on Nov 21, 2014 - 08:13 UTC

I am all for this! Right now, I have the reminders app right next to todoist on my home screen. Unfortunately, I'm stuck to using both programs.

I use todoist for creating detailed tasks for my business and some personal things. However, for all the little reminders that I like to create on the spot, I use Siri to remind me.

This forces me to use two programs to accomplish the same thing. Let's get that Siri integration going!

What's the biggest hurdle and what can we do to get things rolling?

senad  premium
Replied on Nov 21, 2014 - 09:24 UTC

Go Siri!

Jonathan Shepherd
Replied on Nov 23, 2014 - 13:58 UTC

@Tobias Johansson
Same here. Siri integration will make me go from Omnifocus to todoist.

Paul Willingham  premium
Replied on Nov 23, 2014 - 14:04 UTC


Bob Walsh  premium
Replied on Nov 26, 2014 - 18:29 UTC

Siri support and integration are key if ToDoIst is going to become "the" task app in 2015.

Bas  premium
Replied on Nov 30, 2014 - 10:59 UTC


Jeremy J. Dodd  premium
Replied on Dec 02, 2014 - 05:13 UTC

+1. Would LOVE to have Siri integration. It's the only thing stopping me from migrating my to do list from OmniFocus to ToDoist.

Klaus Demerath
Replied on Dec 12, 2014 - 03:04 UTC

What is the status on this topic? Do we get Siri integration for christmas?

Josiah Schaffer  premium
Replied on Dec 12, 2014 - 03:11 UTC

Yeah, I highly doubt anything before Christmas.

Benedict Abugan  premium
Replied on Dec 14, 2014 - 01:35 UTC

My workaround: I command Siri to "Text IFTTT". (The message is the task) The end result is I don't get a redundant unsynched iOS reminder and a due date and a reminder. (in contrast to the aforementioned workaround that utilized an iOS reminders IFTTT recipe)

I use an IFTTT recipe AND a Zapier "zap". The reminder and due date has to be a standard non-customized recurring date, but at least a reminder gets eventually created.

I create an SMS / Email recipe (my email is a gmail address, but I use the non-Gmail Action Channel in IFTTT)
https://ifttt.com/recipes/229257-sms-triggers-email-to-myself .

Then I created a Zapier "zap" that creates a Todoist task. Use Zapier's built in mechanism to set a recurring due date.

Use the email syntax in the subject field to create a reminder date; this specific component I could not achieve in IFTTT alone because IFTTT syntax prohibits "< >" characters.

I long to see Siri integration so this hassle wouldn't be necessary. This work around still does not enable me to set a real due date or a reminder time that I actually want, but at least I will be reminded about the task or idea that I had created on the go.

Steve Barnes
Replied on Dec 14, 2014 - 01:59 UTC

It's been easily over a year - Todoist simply doesn't view this as a priority.

Dominic Dawson  premium
Replied on Dec 15, 2014 - 10:24 UTC

I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned it already, but I could do with Todoist having functionality to integrate with Siri...

Irfan  premium
Replied on Dec 17, 2014 - 18:44 UTC

I'm investigating switching over from Toodledo to Todoist, and this is a bit of a showstopper for me.

I badly want the ability to have Todoist automatically import *and delete* Reminders from a *specific* Reminders list (not all of them.)

(what I'm describing above is basically another way of saying 'Siri integration')

Once you add this feature, you have a new customer. However, based on this thread, it appears people have been requesting this for a long, long time, with only vague promises as a reply.

Vague timelines for a popular feature request make me reluctant to commit to a year of this service. Any updates or clearer roadmaps are appreciated. Thanks!

Solveig Kurowski  premium
Replied on Dec 28, 2014 - 20:33 UTC

I love todoist, based on what I've seen, but I can't switch my company to it because of this issue. It's a real bummer. We'll wait until Siri integration or automatic syncing with Reminders.

Roth Hensley  premium
Replied on Jan 14, 2015 - 16:52 UTC

Wow - that's one long thread. Guess todoist is meant for Android users. I'll find another product.

Matthew Turner
Replied on Feb 11, 2015 - 17:27 UTC

Siri-us-ly -- it's time for Todoist to integrate.

I really, really like Todoist, but looks like I'm gonna have to stick with Toodledo via Pocket Informant. It quickly and almost instantly is pulling in my reminders.

Toodledo is at least stalwart. Can't we get these two folks together?

Steve Jamieson  premium
Replied on Feb 17, 2015 - 01:50 UTC

Pretty ridiculous that after all this time there is still no Siri integration. No feedback from Todoist staff for a long time. Any news?

Steve Barnes
Replied on Feb 19, 2015 - 03:26 UTC

Nothing. It's pretty much a joke at this point.

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Feb 19, 2015 - 07:21 UTC


As suggested by other users, we should be able to do this now with an IFTTT recipe. If it's something that we've already tried and it's not working quite right, can I ask which part is not working properly?


Jordan Maslyn  premium
Replied on Feb 19, 2015 - 16:05 UTC

IFTTT seems to have trouble firing the recipe for Reminders unless the app is opened. This results in my workflow having to be something like:

"Remind me to check the mail tomorrow at 4pm"
*confirm my new Reminder*
"Launch IFTTT"

It's not the worst thing in the world, but it's definitely not ideal.

Steve Barnes
Replied on Feb 19, 2015 - 17:06 UTC

And as it's been stated multiple times, this is not an ideal solution. We're left with multiple reminders (as there is no cleanup w IFTTT for the iOS reminder), and this does not work w location based reminders - Although that is less of a concern IMHO.

Geoff Manning  premium
Replied on Feb 19, 2015 - 17:32 UTC

+1 for full Siri support.

My workaround.

You need to create a contact called "Inbox" on your iPhone with an email address of your Todoist Inbox. (Substitute contact name and list as you feel appropriate)


1) Hey Siri
2) Send email to Inbox

You are then prompted for subject and body and a confirmation to send.

Shows up in the Todoist list (Inbox in my case) very quickly and avoids the orphaned tasks in Reminders.

Absolutely not as efficient as it should be with full Siri support, but doable.

Von  premium
Replied on Feb 24, 2015 - 22:06 UTC

Thanks, Geoff, that sounds like what I'll do!

I'm surprised todoist hasn't added this native functionality yet, it's become a problem when I'm driving and suddenly remember something I need to do!

Irfan  premium
Replied on Feb 24, 2015 - 22:14 UTC

As mentioned by others, we're not interested in setting up hacks to accomplish what should be a native feature (and again, relatively simple to implement - you just have to clone what others have already done.)

There were recent headlines about Todoist making an Apple Watch app. I was originally annoyed to hear this given zero work/communication being done on long-awaited feature requests like this one, but then I realized that:

Perhaps Siri support IS coming soon, fully baked in, given voice is the only (direct) way to input text with the Apple Watch. And since a Siri API is still unannounced (if it even exists), that would explain why Todoist is so quiet about this feature.

Maybe it's a pie in the sky dream, but hopefully not. For now I'll continue using my paid Toodledo subscription.

Replied on Feb 25, 2015 - 00:43 UTC

That's what I did - moved onto something that does fill the gaps of what I require. For now, I will just let this run down and not renew. Oh well. Good luck all!

JamesB  premium
Replied on Feb 25, 2015 - 06:24 UTC


Shawn Young  premium
Replied on Feb 27, 2015 - 22:50 UTC

I agree. Please integrate with Siri and I'll be able to use Todoist for all my tasks & reminders, not just some of them. Having ONE PLACE for keeping track of these things means a lot to me.

Josiah Schaffer  premium
Replied on Feb 28, 2015 - 07:39 UTC

I use this application every day within my business and have been waiting patiently for over 6 months to hear anything from the staff.

What's going on exactly? I would like to know if it's even in the works. Can we get anything new regarding this?

Patrick König  premium
Replied on Mar 07, 2015 - 16:42 UTC

+1 for Siri. I switched to Todoist because it's really nice and Omnifocus is too expensive for me but it's a bummer Todoist doesn't support Reminders integration. :-o

Jeff Smith  premium
Replied on Mar 08, 2015 - 13:53 UTC

This lack won't STOP me from using this app, for now, but it's one failing. I'm really hoping the developers can make it a priority.

Jonathan Todd  premium
Replied on Mar 10, 2015 - 03:45 UTC

Support Staff - SIRI is HERE! iPhone people need it. Apple Watch is here before Siri is on TD? Been a year. This HAS to be a Priority and it's a feather in your cap. Great functionality. Easy to do for you. Why is it not here yet?

Elijah Chancey  premium
Replied on Mar 23, 2015 - 01:20 UTC

+1. I would love to have Siri + Todoist integration!

Jason Coutermarsh  premium
Replied on Mar 28, 2015 - 01:30 UTC


Adam J. Schuster  premium
Replied on Mar 29, 2015 - 17:45 UTC


Kadu  premium
Replied on Mar 29, 2015 - 17:58 UTC


Jeff Sawyer
Replied on Mar 31, 2015 - 17:54 UTC

At least a time frame would be nice! Now the Apple Watch coming and not being able to use Siri is going to turn me (and others away) to look for another "to do" program. I want my hardware to work with my software. It's people that read these blogs think you do not have customer service; Where are your replies to the voice of your customers? Crazy. As a company owner I know what is coming down the pipeline and I know when. When I get my Apple Watch I will be looking into which software will work with it (just like the other millions of us); If yours won't goodbye. Voice is king on all mobile devices.

Josiah Schaffer  premium
Replied on Apr 01, 2015 - 05:57 UTC

It's all good guys! The new version is out and we got colored themes! Who needs something so trivial as voice command tasks when you can change the color of your app.

I can't belive how much more productive I'll be by changing my app theme to different colors throughout the day.

Steve Barnes
Replied on Apr 01, 2015 - 13:37 UTC

That's the maddening thing about all of this: Not even a response. Then again, what are they going to say: "We're working on it?" Its been YEARS since this thread was started; I wouldn't want to embarrass myself that way either.

Sorry, just a frustrated ex-Premium member that doesn't know any other way to try and communicate how important a feature this would be.

Bert Offers  premium
Replied on Apr 02, 2015 - 14:45 UTC

I agree with the comments. Siri integration is a must have. As a premium user, I may have to switch to another app, especially with Apple Watch support.

Tom Grabowski  premium
Replied on Apr 02, 2015 - 19:20 UTC


Please add native Siri integration. IFTTT is messy and unreliable. Others have added Siri integration on iOS platform, it's not so hard.

With Apple Watch coming out, unless Todoist works with Siri, the app essentially becomes obsolete.

Jonathan Todd  premium
Replied on Apr 02, 2015 - 19:27 UTC

I agree that we'd all like Siri integration but in reality IFTTT is perfect. You just need to keep it running on your iphone. If you close it you don't sync with TD. If you just open it and forget it, every voice memo goes right to TD.

Replied on Apr 05, 2015 - 03:00 UTC

This thread started in June 2014 and still no Siri integration. I am a new user and considered upgrading but with so many to do apps out there, why pay $29 when there's a glaring feature missing. Will be uninstalling this app.

Jonathan Todd  premium
Replied on Apr 05, 2015 - 05:32 UTC

Hi Trig - I felt the same way - but TD is better than anything out there, even with this and other flaws. The siri integration is there. just download a program from the app store called IFTTT (IF THIS THAN THAT) and you can just use siri reminders and they appear in TD everywhere automatically. You don't even know IFTTT is running - it's a seamless answer and easy!

Replied on Apr 05, 2015 - 10:53 UTC

Thanks to everyone suggesting IFTTT. I'm a long time user of the service but didn't know it added Todoist.

Alex Lorenzini
Replied on Apr 05, 2015 - 11:17 UTC

+1 as well.
While it is not a deal breaker, siri integrarion would be nice to have. IFTTT is suboptimal and rather cumbersome if you do not use other recipes.
When I do not have time to type I use dictation, it requires a couple of taps but it gets the job done.

Steve Barnes
Replied on Apr 05, 2015 - 16:29 UTC

IFTTT gets the job done, but leaves your iOS reminders a mess (I have a shared family list maintained there).  

Jordan Maslyn  premium
Replied on Apr 06, 2015 - 07:12 UTC

I have found that even with IFTTT open in the background, tasks won't sync from Reminders to TD until I pull IFTTT to the foreground, which as you can imagine is not the most awesome workflow.

My current solution is to just say "Remind me xxxx" followed by "Launch IFTTT". Again suboptimal, but hey, it works...

But please Todoist, for the love of all things good... I don't need different color schemes for my app, I just want Siri integration!

Juan Esteban  premium
Replied on Apr 06, 2015 - 07:38 UTC

Siri +1 ;-D

Sean Monroe
Replied on Apr 06, 2015 - 23:56 UTC

I won't be migrating from RTM to Todoist until this is supported...

For reference, here's how RTM does it: https://www.rememberthemilk.com/services/siri/

Replied on Apr 07, 2015 - 08:04 UTC

Can Todoist confirm the status of this feature? This thread has been going on almost a year now. I request Todoist to confirm if development has indeed started on implementing this feature.

Clarification on this matter will be appreciated.

I understand there are hacks to achieve this but I want to know if Todoist will natively support Siri just like it supports Google Now.


Galina Skovorodnikova  staff
Replied on Apr 07, 2015 - 15:25 UTC

Hi Vitesh,

Unfortunately, we don't have any news yet. We read every single thread but don't have any update to share at the moment. We would really like to have this feature implemented in the near future, but can't give an ETA yet.

Sorry about that! As we have more definite timeframes, we will let you know.


Josiah Schaffer  premium
Replied on Apr 07, 2015 - 16:24 UTC

The staff has been saying this for over a year. You can interpret this as we probably never see Siri integration unless something drastically changes in iOS or the Todoist engineering team decides to implement this for whatever reason.

Nigel Moore  premium
Replied on Apr 12, 2015 - 12:41 UTC

Damn, just signed up as a Premium member and then went looking for Siri support. Should have done it the other way around.

+5 for Siri integration requests :)

Zach Valenti  premium
Replied on Apr 20, 2015 - 17:59 UTC

@nigel, I made the same mistake.

Ditto to +5 for Siri Integration requests. Both OmniFocus & Things were able to do this for me.... I signed up with you for cross-platform compatibility – tempted to switch back if this is going to take you another year to implement with so many requests in this forum.

Eduardo Monteiro  premium
Replied on Apr 24, 2015 - 00:28 UTC

+1 for Siri

Karl B  premium
Replied on Apr 25, 2015 - 16:50 UTC

I see there is a volume of members asking for exactly what I am also hoping to use soon, Siri integration.

Even a gradual integration would satisfy me. Such as being able to ADD tasks from SIRI and have them in the Inbox where I can later Tag, Prio and assign to a project.

At the very least, could you publish a road-map?

Keeping my eyes open on good news from my favorite Todo list tool, (yes Todoist).

Replied on Apr 27, 2015 - 15:29 UTC

I'd like to voice my wish for Siri integrating as well. Above all I'm puzzled that it hasn't been a priority, that it wasn't done a long time ago.

In any case, we really need it! I just migrated from Android to iOS, and I'm used to using Google Now all the time for both searches and reminders. I'd really like to use Siri the same way, and I have chosen Todoist as the best cross-platform app. The missing Siri integration is just such a glaring omission to an otherwise excellent product ;-)

Replied on Apr 27, 2015 - 17:16 UTC

Actually reading up on it, it looks like Siri doesn't even have an true open API yet? That would explain Todoist's reluctance :-)

I really hope that Apple gets their ass in gear on that, because Google is kicing their ass with Google Now's support for third party apps.

Sean Monroe
Replied on Apr 27, 2015 - 17:19 UTC

gandalfsaxe@ -

True, Apple needs to get that together, but competitors such as RememberTheMilk have had a very viable workaround for years now (using a CalDAV URL): https://www.rememberthemilk.com/services/siri/

I currently use Siri to add RTM tasks on an almost daily basis and it works great. I won't be switching over to Todoist until they can provide similar support.

Replied on Apr 27, 2015 - 17:20 UTC

More details: https://www.quora.com/Does-Siri-have-an-API-1

But apparently Remember The Milk did find a sort of work-around using CardDAV, and it looks very usable: http://blog.rememberthemilk.com/post/116745944433/we-taught-siri-to-add-tasks-to-remember-the-milk.

RTM figured this out 3.5 years ago, then surely Todoist should be able to come up with something as well. I wonder if they are waiting for an official API from Apple or if it's just not a priority?

The big problem right now with IFTTT is that it does not capture reminder time (-> task date) information, which makes it pretty useless.

Replied on May 03, 2015 - 17:26 UTC

I just tried the email option. It could be a somewhat acceptable temporarily solution until true Siri integration, if the email would be interpreted in free text.

E.g. if I say "remind me to do X tomorrow", and not having to format it <tomorrow>, which is not feasable with Siri.

John  premium
Replied on May 06, 2015 - 22:27 UTC

I use siri but just for basic stuff like adding salt to my shopping list. You can able to create a task in any list in TODOIST by using Siri and IFTTT easily. I have created a IFTTT recipe (IF new reminder added to Errands (a list in my reminders), then create a task in Errands(List in my todoist))

I think creating a recipe for each list for once is much better than having a conversation with siri every time you add a task. (The email method)

Steve Barnes
Replied on May 07, 2015 - 01:47 UTC

The limitations of the IFTTT solution have been documented a number of times; It works for some but is not a cure-all for many.

Josiah Schaffer  premium
Replied on May 07, 2015 - 03:35 UTC

If apple opens up Siri and creates an easily accessible API for Siri integration in iOS 9, then and only then, will we probably see it.

Steve Barnes
Replied on May 07, 2015 - 10:29 UTC

So for those of us that require this as a feature, we need to go to one of the countless other apps that managed to do this with the current API or even just via a calDAV server??
Regardless, thank you for the response. It's the first that hasn't strung us along and I appreciate that!!!

Bruce Wilson  premium
Replied on May 09, 2015 - 18:33 UTC

Simpler than using on outside app ... just make a contact for "remember" or "task" whatever you want and make the default email to your inbox. Then simply tell Siri to send an email and viola ... straight into Todoist. I guess you could make a contact for each project if you really wanted to.

Thomas Kramer  premium
Replied on May 09, 2015 - 19:59 UTC

I wanted to buy premium but then I found this thread.

It is not acceptable that something like siri support isn't a top priority and hasn't been implemented in over a year and probably never will be.

Bye bye todoist, it's a shame!

jr0719  premium
Replied on May 11, 2015 - 12:20 UTC

Bruce is right on target (above). Just create a contact for your Inbox (e.g. tasklist), then tell Siri to "email walk the dog to tasklist" and it will show up in your Todoist In box.

I don't think it has any ability to recognize the time functions, but it gets that task into my IN box, which solves 95% of the problem.

So todoist might not have a native Siri interface, but at least with Bruce's idea above we can easily add tasks to our In Box with Siri voice commnands. Thanks Bruce.

Jonathan Todd  premium
Replied on May 11, 2015 - 18:36 UTC

I agree - our users are making too much of the siri thing. It’s a snap with free IFTTT and is totally seamless.

Steve Barnes
Replied on May 11, 2015 - 20:11 UTC

Siri only applies to some customers, and the IFTTT hack resolves the issue for many others.
However, there are plenty of us where the hack does not provide enough; It leaves extraneous tasks in Reminders, and any details for the task don't make it to Todoist.
This doesn't have to be priority 1 naturally, but treating it as "resolved" because of IFTTT doesn't do it justice either.  For some it's the difference between following Todoist and being a paid customer (or returning to be a paid customer)

Larry Rappaport
Replied on May 11, 2015 - 20:17 UTC

I think the thing you’re missing can be found in the phrase “our customers”. What you don’t seem to realize is that if your customers want it, you should provide it or they won’t be your customers.

Larry Rappaport, ex customer
NH State Representative
Coos District One


Jonathan Todd  premium
Replied on May 11, 2015 - 20:23 UTC

Have to agree with His Honor.

Rob Wheatley  premium
Replied on May 11, 2015 - 20:26 UTC

Jonathan, I'm assuming you were being sarcastic? IFTTT is far from "totally seamless".

A) You can't specify due times and therefore get no reminders for IFTTT initiated tasks.

100% of my tasks have at least a due day, and a huge percentage of them have a due time (and therefore reminder). I'd say that 99% of tasks I'd want to add via Siri would have a due time. It's exactly what I use the native Reminders app for, but would like to have everything in one list.

B) Triggering the IFTTT upload seems to rely on the IF app running. Even then, I have found this to be unreliable and at best slow.

C) You end up with tasks in 2 places (Reminders and Todoist) but given you only get reminded about them in Reminders, that's where you action them from, so end up with a load of out of date dross in Todoist.

If the IF app could pull the due date and time from the Reminders app and if it could also write that info to Todoist, then it would be getting there as a solution. I assume the data can't be retrieved from Reminders, otherwise someone would have done it by now, or at least the items offered in the IF recipe configuration.

Using Siri to send an email to Todoist is a marginally better solution, but also far from ideal for me.

I hear that Siri will be built into the Apple Watch app, for the 99% of people without an Apple Watch, I guess you can always go out and buy one ;-) I have one, but I'm assuming that it wont be a great user experience. With 'proper' Reminders integration, I can just raise my wrist and say "Hey Siri, remind me to have a moan about the lack of Siri support in the Todoist community forum tonight at 9pm" and I'll get my reminder. I'm guessing that with Todoist on the watch, I'd have to find and launch Todoist first, click an "Add" button, speak my task, then save it. If I'm lucky, there'll be some natural language parsing, but it's still not going to get used vs a Reminders integration.

I used to use ToDo Cloud, that did a 'proper' job with Siri integration. The only reason I stopped using them was because their mobile notifications were unreliable. To get a notification, the task needed to have synced with the mobile app first, which is a hit and miss affair in iOS, even when 'running in the background'. Todoist have got the notification logic right - they are server originated and therefore a lot more reliable. If only they could get the Siri integration right too, they would be onto a real winner.

Jonathan Todd  premium
Replied on May 11, 2015 - 21:01 UTC

Yup - I was attempting sarcasm. The TD team needs Siri integration like their competition!

Philip Miller (MD)  premium
Replied on May 13, 2015 - 11:25 UTC

I have to agree And if you create a contact "Todoist Inbox" then Siri keeps asking me "To whom do I want to send it to".

Neil Bowers  premium
Replied on May 13, 2015 - 13:05 UTC

+1 for me.

Sod it though, I'm gonna have a go at knocking up a solution for this.

Karl B  premium
Replied on May 15, 2015 - 20:00 UTC

Creating contacts for each project you want to create tasks in works well.

You simply have to name them with recognizable names and not the name of the product.

I use names like:
Karls Tasks Personal
Karls Tasks Inbox
Karl's Tasks work

And my tasks get routed to the email box corresponding to each contact without issues.

Jonathan Todd  premium
Replied on May 15, 2015 - 20:28 UTC

Won’t work if you have

Project A with Karl and Cindy on it
Project B with Karl and Mark and John on it.
You’d have to break a project into 2 projects for A and 3 Projects for B in the above, which is 5 projects instead of 2, and if you have ONE subproject for each you now have 15 projects and subs instead of what should be 4 projects (2 and 2 subs).

Getting around a program that GIVES us people to add and pay for by making zillions of extra projects that then DO NOT let PERSON X on the team SHARE with PERSON Y defeats the concept of adding people to a project.

That - and there’s a limit to total projects and a team of 4 people with 4 projects and 2 subprojects each would stop you from creating more projects in the TD limitation of projects . . .

And - where’s the Apple Watch program . . . .

Henry Bourne  premium
Replied on Jun 05, 2015 - 19:40 UTC

The latest Workflow app update added a Todoist action. I made a workflow that takes all my Reminders items, creates Todoist tasks in my inbox, complete with due dates and reminders, then removes the items from the Reminders app. So, I can quickly dictate items with Siri, then at some point, tap an icon on my home screen and have them all move into Todoist. Not perfect, but way more reliable than the IFTTT solution. And it cleans up afterwards.

Details and link to the workflow here: http://www.henrybourne.uk/blog/2015/6/5/workflow-siri-reminders-and-todoist

Hope it's useful to some of you.

Steve Barnes
Replied on Jun 05, 2015 - 20:33 UTC

That's actually awesome awesome and closer to a real solution. In fact it is; Only thing missing now is location-based reminders.

Not worried about recurring reminders etc, as those are usually typed (in which case todo it's is fine).

Thanks for sharing this!

Sean Monroe
Replied on Jun 05, 2015 - 20:38 UTC

> Only thing missing now is location-based reminders.

And not having to run an app every single time you want to add a task from Siri... :)

bearit76  premium
Replied on Jun 06, 2015 - 01:07 UTC

Another request for Siri integration. I can't believe with all the other todo apps that have pulled it off it doesn't exist here. This being a subscription based product makes it even more irritating

bearit76  premium
Replied on Jun 06, 2015 - 02:14 UTC

@Henry Bourne
Thanks so much for that post. It's not perfect but it's a hell of a lot better than IFTTT.

Jonathan Todd  premium
Replied on Jun 06, 2015 - 03:06 UTC


bearit76  premium
Replied on Jun 08, 2015 - 01:41 UTC

Wondering if anyone else has noticed this bug with the workplace app. If I set a reminder via Siri for tomorrow it seems to import it with some time of strange recurrence setting in ToDoist.

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Jun 08, 2015 - 03:02 UTC

Hi bearit76,

Can you please give us a screenshot of the exact recipe that you used so we can test this and report it to our developers if needed?


bearit76  premium
Replied on Jun 08, 2015 - 03:56 UTC

Hi Clyde,
Unfortunately it is too long for a screenshot. If you follow the link posted by Henry Bourne a few posts up it is the exact same recipie.

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Jun 08, 2015 - 06:02 UTC


I was able to reproduce this problem and have now reported it to our developers. We'll update this thread once we have some news regarding this issue. Really sorry for the inconvenience!

Best Regards,

Josiah Schaffer  premium
Replied on Jun 09, 2015 - 08:39 UTC

Did the announcement and beta release of iOS 9 finally bring any updates or API's to Siri for 3rd party developers to use its functions in their app natively?

jr0719  premium
Replied on Jun 10, 2015 - 11:57 UTC

Has anyone else run into this problem using the Workplace app to take Reminders and put them into Todoist? If I set a reminder with specified date and time (ex: Remind me to Hit some golf balls on June 9th at 9:30am), I get a continuous stream of emails (3-5 / minute) sent to me from Todoist starting at 9:30am, and the task is set to be recurring, so I have to delete it, not just mark it complete to stop the emails?

Note, I don't have Todoist set to email reminders to me and none of the tasks I create directly in Todoist with dates and times, send me any emails.

I will send a screenshot to the Todoist Support email address.

Thanks for any help.

jr0719  premium
Replied on Jun 10, 2015 - 12:02 UTC

Has anyone else run into this problem using the Workplace app to take Reminders and put them into Todoist? If I set a reminder with specified date and time (ex: Remind me to Hit some golf balls on June 9th at 9:30am), then run the Workplace app to move the Reminders to Todoist, I get a continuous stream of emails (3-5 / minute) sent to me from Todoist starting at 9:30am, and the task is set to be recurring, so I have to delete it, not just mark it complete to stop the emails?

Note, I don't have Todoist set to email reminders to me and none of the tasks I create directly in Todoist with dates and times, send me any emails.


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Paul Vanatsky  premium
Replied on Jun 17, 2015 - 14:42 UTC

Any update on this date issue with the Work-Flow app and Todoist . 9 days with no update ?

Galina Skovorodnikova  staff
Replied on Jun 17, 2015 - 15:08 UTC

Hi Paul,

Just to confirm: are you referring to the issue with Workflow adding specific times/reminders to tasks? If so, I have recently contacted them directly, and here is their answer:

Thanks for reporting this to us! Taking a look at it, I see the same thing. I get 12:06 PM for the time, whether I use solely the date, or a different time (with just the hour, or hour and minute). We'll take a look at it.

Thanks again for letting us know!


Paul Vanatsky  premium
Replied on Jul 02, 2015 - 20:21 UTC

Galina , any more updates on this from workflow ? It works almost perfectly for lack of siri integration in TD , but the items keep repeating if there's a due time set .

bearit76  premium
Replied on Jul 02, 2015 - 20:55 UTC

I have recently moved on from Todoist because of the complete apathy on supporting Siri. It honestly blows me away. I think it is a great program but they seem to have permanently shelved an acceptable solution.

Jonathan Todd  premium
Replied on Jul 02, 2015 - 21:17 UTC

bearit76 - so what did you move on to? There's lots I want more from TD but I have looked at everything out there and cannot find a better program than TD. What did you switch to? And whatever it is - what is needed on THAT program . . . ?

bearit76  premium
Replied on Jul 02, 2015 - 21:45 UTC

I use 2do now. It has a very solid iOS and MacOs program. It can be used simply or very complex. It's not perfect but it has a lot going for it and the devs are responsive on Twitter.

I would say the biggest weakness is that there is no windows or web interface. Other than that it does everything I want quite well.

Matthew Turner
Replied on Jul 02, 2015 - 22:03 UTC

I've been using 2Do for at least a couple years, but I synchronize it with Toodledo. Toodledo's web interface is ugly, but functional, and it has quite a bit of power.

The Toodledo app will take Apple's reminders (Siri) and place them in your desired folder. So Toodledo is able to integrate Siri in that fashion -- puzzled why Todoist can't do the same.

John  premium
Replied on Jul 02, 2015 - 22:41 UTC

I have used 2Do for a long time until I found Calendars5. Its the best calendar app I have used on my phone (I have used almost everything, pocket informant, omnifocus and many more) I believe it was the first app to add natural language integration and it worked flawlessly. With siri I was adding to reminders and I can able to view or modify them in calendars5. Computer support was important for me and they dont have mac or web app so I downloaded fantastical to my mac and used them together. Since both was connected to my icloud account its like im using siri calendars5 and fantastical as one app.

After I found todoist I want to give it a try since many liked it and it supported almost any platform. Even with premium, I realised many thing is missing. Such as siri.

I tried to use ifttt to solve the problem but after some time using it I realized its really problematic and its definitely not an alternative for siri herself. Siri is a beautiful tool to add todos on-the-go.

I like todoist, its simple, has some functionality benefits over the competitors but siri integration is a must. I believe I am managing my life better with siri+fantastical compared to todoist only.

Im currently thinking of cancelling my subscription until the siri integration is done.

Galina Skovorodnikova  staff
Replied on Jul 03, 2015 - 03:37 UTC

Hi Paul,

Unfortunately, I haven't heard from them since then. I have now contacted them once more to check the status of this issue.

As I have any news from them, I will let you know here. Really sorry for the inconvenience!


grau  premium
Replied on Jul 06, 2015 - 22:57 UTC

Hi Galina.

So what about this Siri thing. In which state is it?

Will never happen? We're still thinking about it (like since years)?

Or are you trying to find a solution for this one?

grau  premium
Replied on Jul 06, 2015 - 22:57 UTC

Hi Galina.

So what about this Siri thing. In which state is it?

Will never happen? We're still thinking about it (like since years)?

Or are you trying to find a solution for this one?

Galina Skovorodnikova  staff
Replied on Jul 06, 2015 - 23:04 UTC

Hi @Paul,

Could you please give us the exact steps to reproduce the issue you have mentioned. It seems that it's different from what I initially have contacted Workflow about.

Any additional details would be helpful!

Hi @Grau,

This is indeed something being discussed and thought about, but we can't provide an ETA yet. Sorry about that. As we have any news or a specific timeframe, we will share.


grau  premium
Replied on Jul 07, 2015 - 07:16 UTC

Please confirm:

Workflow Workaround for correct Due Date and TIME (!!!)
(see screenshot)
Format the Date FOR DUE DATE with Workflow to dd.MM.yyyy+hh:mm - worked for me...

BUT: I can't find a working solution for setting the Reminder to send me a push notification at the same time... Any idea how to solve this? which date/time format I have to use to pass to todoist to get todoist push notifications?

I get push notifications when setting the reminders date in todoist manually but there are no notifications when setting with workflow...

Please confirm and provide further ideas to try and solve this problem :)

grau  premium
Replied on Jul 07, 2015 - 10:00 UTC

Quick question:

Is it even possible to set "iPhone push notifications" via workflow???

Galina Skovorodnikova  staff
Replied on Jul 07, 2015 - 14:56 UTC


Just to confirm: when you create tasks with date and time via Workflow, they arrive to Todoist with the correct time but without the reminder icon? I will check this with our developers.


grau  premium
Replied on Jul 07, 2015 - 15:13 UTC

Actually, i think the reminder is set but there's a missing "variable" from workflow to todoist api (service : mobile).

Galina Skovorodnikova  staff
Replied on Jul 07, 2015 - 15:21 UTC

Does it mean that you receive a reminder but just not a mobile push notification?


grau  premium
Replied on Jul 07, 2015 - 15:29 UTC

I get emails for these tasks but no push notifications.

Galina Skovorodnikova  staff
Replied on Jul 07, 2015 - 15:32 UTC

What is you default service in (web) Todoist Settings > Reminders? Could you send a screenshot, please?


Steve Barnes
Replied on Jul 07, 2015 - 18:39 UTC

Would it make sense to split this out to another thread, unless Workflow will be Todoist's official Siri integration? 
This is a heck of a thread for someone to sift through if they're looking for Workflow info :)
Sent from Outlook

Galina Skovorodnikova  staff
Replied on Jul 07, 2015 - 18:51 UTC

That sounds reasonable! Thanks, Steve :)

Everyone who is reporting Workflow issues, could you please create a separate thread for that? Thanks!


Replied on Jul 16, 2015 - 03:00 UTC

waiting for siri+1
thanks for the beautiful/clear/ GTD app!
todoist is great!
I like it's apple watch app,too!
goood UI!

when Siri is integrate,it will more convenient!

Russell Roberts  premium
Replied on Jul 17, 2015 - 15:37 UTC

+1 for Siri integration!

Todoist is awesome, and I think adding native Siri integration, rather than relying on 3rd party workarounds, would shore up the only major deficit in Todoist that I see. As stated by others in the thread, many suggested features are peripheral issues and software tweaks that would only affect a small portion of users, but Siri, at least in my eyes, would be an extremely valuable asset to decrease task creation time and increase the marketability of the product!

Keep up the great work!

Bruce Wilson  premium
Replied on Jul 18, 2015 - 14:22 UTC

Would one of the staff please comment and appease the large number who are crying out for simple Siri integration ... what is the actual reason that you have not pursued this option after such a multitudinous and extended line of requests from paying customers ??

1. If Apple is being a pain, tell us, and we won't think it's apathy on your part
2. If it's cost, I would gladly pay for the extra premium option
3. If it's capability, then tell us, I still prob won't leave as todoist as it's the best I've found

Please a bit of real honest feed back instead of platitudes of "we may in the future" which doesn't hold water as I have seen siri requests dating back several years.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jul 18, 2015 - 14:49 UTC

Hello Bruce,

A direct "native" integration with Siri is not possible, not just for us, but all developers. All apps that claim to have Siri integration are most often integrated with Apple's "Reminders" app which, being Apple's first-party app, integrates with Siri internally.

That said, we may consider implementing an integration with Apple Reminders and prepare our date parser to handle the date formats the Reminders app uses, though "Reminders" will most likely not be able to handle all the date formats we do.

Unfortunately, we can't give you any specific ETA when such integration will be implemented. Any other answer we would provide would be dishonest as we truly don't know this at this point.

Right now, you can ask Siri to email Todoist and add tasks this way. It's also not a truly "direct" integration, though again, a direct one isn't really possible so it's either through Apple's Reminders, through third-party apps such as Zapier or IFTTT or, as we did so far, through email.


Steve Barnes
Replied on Jul 18, 2015 - 17:43 UTC

It's 50/50 as to why I didn't renew my Premium: 50% because of the lack of Siri integration, and 50% the complete apathy and lack of communication by the team.

Pete  premium
Replied on Sep 19, 2015 - 14:54 UTC

EYES-FREE MODE -- An alternative to Siri:

While waiting for any possible Siri integration, I propose a simple addition that will improve my ability to add items with almost 100% voice. I don't need to be fully "hands-free". I can drive easily with one hand. I need "eyes-free" mode where I don't need to look at my phone and can keep my eyes on the road.

I usually have Todoist showing my list of actions for today. If I'm driving and want to add a task, I have to click the add task button (plus sign at bottom right of screen) and then press the dictation button (microphone next to space bar on keyboard). I can then dictate my task and press the done button at the top right of the screen.

These actions are fine for when at stoplights, but not great for when actively driving.

I propose an "eyes-free" driving mode that has a large "add" button of some sort which will allow me to press the button without really having to look at my phone. You could take up the bottom third of the screen and i'd be able to press the button without looking. If that button took me straight to a dictation mode, then I could add tasks in what I call an "eyes-free" mode.

Henry Bourne  premium
Replied on Sep 21, 2015 - 20:07 UTC

For those who wanted to use it, but found problems with it due to recurring dates and wrong types of notification, I've fixed the Workflow I provided a while back.

It now has correct date and time formatting, doesn't add recurring items, and uses push notifications instead of emails.

Workflow: ​

Original post with details: http://www.henrybourne.uk/blog/2015/6/5/workflow-siri-reminders-and-todoist


grau  premium
Replied on Sep 21, 2015 - 22:05 UTC

It's more important to burn money for a redesign instead of listening to the customers, get your shit together and integrate Siri.

Chris ODell  premium
Replied on Sep 22, 2015 - 06:34 UTC


John  premium
Replied on Sep 22, 2015 - 23:12 UTC

First staff response on this thread dating back to June 2014;
"We can't say when this happens, but we already have Google Now support on the Android side, so it's very likely Siri will be next."

Funny, staff doesn't even reply to the thread anymore.

I couldn't agree more with Steve as he said "It's 50/50 as to why I didn't renew my Premium: 50% because of the lack of Siri integration, and 50% the complete apathy and lack of communication by the team."

Siri is an essential tool for iPhone users to create tasks on the go and it became even more useful/efficient with the improvements on iOS9. I used work-around methods like IFTTT and Mail while waiting for Todoist to implement Siri. Not anymore. Ignoring customers like this is unacceptable. Maybe Im being a bit too harsh for just this issue right? No.

Unfortunately this behaviour of staff is not limited to Siri issue only. You can check this thread about the absence of another basic function; Reminder Sound https://todoist.com/Support/show/64900/ No staff response since February. I've missed numerous appointment just because I cant set it to a different,louder notification tone. Two major updates were announced after this. I wonder how hard it would be to attach this as well.

If you are waiting for a new feature or have high hopes for Siri in the near future I suggest you read the thread; "A History of Todoist Updates: What "We will consider it" really means. " https://todoist.com/Support/show/79953/ It has over 350 replies and pretty informative. Sadly our siri issue havent even made it to "we will consider it" stage yet.

Anyways, I really like Todoist and hope they improve. Until then Im taking my business to elsewhere. Cheers

Front Desk  premium
Replied on Sep 23, 2015 - 02:24 UTC

Nozbe added Siri integration so it's possible. I think they employ more software engineers?

Rob Wheatley
Replied on Sep 23, 2015 - 07:07 UTC

There are a few other todo apps that have added Siri. ToDo Cloud did it a couple of years ago. I used to use that app but stopped due to some reason (I think I was having problems with notifications.) It might be much better now and I will check them out when my todoist subscription runs out.

Other suppliers have integrated Siri by creating a caldav service Reminders can talk to. It's relatively simple to do but it would mean the todoist would have a whole new headache maintaining new servers.

I think there is a simpler work around that todoist could implement now. Given how the Workflow app can pull reminders out of the Reminders app, then todoist could do the same. Not ideal, but it would do the job. You could use Siri to add reminders as normal and then when you run todoist it could pull them out and tidy things up so you don't get double alerts. With background processing it could remove the need to manually run the all to pull them out.

Paul Vanatsky  premium
Replied on Sep 26, 2015 - 16:56 UTC

I'm honestly starting to wonder if their programmers can't figure it out . If that's the case , they are only going to be able to take this app so far. It's a great service but I notice the customer satisfaction level is dropping when I rate their answers .

grau  premium
Replied on Sep 26, 2015 - 21:04 UTC

Because they don't give answers at all. Would be very appreciated if they would just tell us

"hey guys, Siri integration won't happen. We can't get it right."

Instead they are trying to hide behind vague answers like "we're looking into it" and "we're considering" but blah blah. Nothing happened so far except a new logo design. Well done.

Fact is: I'm disappointed by the lack of Siri and I'm disappointed by the lack of "understanding the demand for that feature". Just invest that money (as long as you still have paying customers) in an capable iOS developer who can solve this clusterfuck.

Irfan  premium
Replied on Sep 26, 2015 - 21:22 UTC

It's weird how limited the iOS app is, settings and configurability wise, compared to other task managers like 2Do and Toodledo. Can't even customize sounds and alerts!

Maybe the company is just too obsessed with managing one codebase across all their platforms, thereby limiting their iOS integration (as they wouldn't want to fork more code.)
Or maybe the iOS Todoist userbase is very small?

Regardless, it seems lazy. I was excited for the new update, and baffled to see that very little had changed besides the icon (and admittedly the natural language parser enhancements).

Really hoping they're working on this Siri thing. It's the one thing missing from my daily workflow.

Really guys, here's the solution in two sentences: On startup and as part of background activity, suck up (and delete) items into the Inbox from a user-specified iOS Reminders list. We, the user, can then tell Siri stuff like: "Add <call susie" to my <Todooist> List" and then sort these items later in the Toodoist Inbox.

I know it's not ideal but other apps have proven this solution works. It's a great way to jot things down for later processing, and all with just using my voice.

grau  premium
Replied on Sep 28, 2015 - 10:47 UTC

Hmm. So I'd say, that means "no Siri for us", or do I understand this wrong?!


John  premium
Replied on Sep 29, 2015 - 20:29 UTC

So its confirmed now. I'll go back to Fantastical then. Any recommendation on new apps like nozbe? Anything worth to try?

Larry Rappaport
Replied on Sep 29, 2015 - 21:11 UTC

I chose “Things"

Michael Koenig  premium
Replied on Sep 29, 2015 - 21:13 UTC

Nozbe has deep integration with Siri, Evernote and OneDrive NOW. All things Todoist might not even be addressing for what we know. I also noticed Nozbe already offers IOS 9's 3-D touch. They are right on everything Apple lately. Apparently I made a big mistake when I converted from Nozbe to Todoist. I misread that Todoist was the more progressive one. I also felt Todoist was more responsive but lately I don't see them being any quicker than the 24 hours it usually took Nozbe to respond.

That said I have not been using Nozbe and just keep up with it via its app updates, so I really can't vouch for the quality of their product. But it would be on a very short list of once I'd be checking out. I invested so much time converting over, I hope we are misreading Todoist.

Dave  premium
Replied on Sep 29, 2015 - 21:18 UTC


Things no windows, no web interface
Nozbe 96€ yearly


Next ?

Ciao D.

John  premium
Replied on Sep 29, 2015 - 21:41 UTC

It says it is for 2 person so it can be half of that price, still expensive though.

how about wunderlist?

Roman Plateau  premium
Replied on Sep 29, 2015 - 22:08 UTC

I'm personally keeping a close eye on Wunderlist, what with the recent purchase by Microsoft. I'm in an outlook/exchange environment, and getting a seamless integration from my GTD to outlook would be a big plus for me personally. I checked out a third-party app called Yasoo that integrates outlook with Wunderlist, but I had issues with what I think is running cached mode on exchange. So keeping an eye on Wunderlist for now.

grau  premium
Replied on Sep 29, 2015 - 22:15 UTC
Rob Wheatley  premium
Replied on Sep 29, 2015 - 22:40 UTC
John  premium
Replied on Sep 30, 2015 - 00:42 UTC

Today I checked some of the mentioned alternative apps.

-Wunderlist is beautiful, doesnt have reminder/siri integration and natural language entry is not complete (It understands tomorrow, next wednesday but wont recognize "everyday,everyweek" for recurring events.
-Toodledo doesnt have natural language detection.
-Asana's design is a bit too much team-work oriented IMO.
-Remember The Milk is pretty good. Reminders/Siri integration, natural language detection, better customisation. Remember the milk Mobile app is also great however they dont have a mac app and their web design seems inconvenient. Maybe I need to get used to it.
-Nozbe is also good, Reminders/Siri integration, detects natural language with bit of effort (you need to use #, * like #priority *repeat) Supports pretty much every device.Its almost perfect but not being able to adjust default reminder for time-bound task is a dealbreaker for me. Its set to default 30min notification and you cant change it. Support team seem responsive though, maybe it will be added in the future.

Both RTM and Nozbe lack some feature but both are promising. I am going to use both of them this week and decide accordingly.

Michael Koenig  premium
Replied on Sep 30, 2015 - 01:09 UTC

Taking another look at Nozbe they do have time bound reminders that can be set in 15 minutes intervals but I don't feel they have SMS or location based reminders. Those are two things I need.

Chris ODell  premium
Replied on Sep 30, 2015 - 01:54 UTC

I find it incredibly hilarious that a ton of premium accounts are using Todoist's support site to discuss moving to a different app and they aren't doing anything to move this up the pipelines. Let it be known that I am also considering moving my team of 5 (soon growing to 7) to Asana because of the high level of team integration, but I like Todoist's design. Unfortunately, sexy design can only cover functionality deficits for so long.

John  premium
Replied on Sep 30, 2015 - 03:06 UTC

Under settings/notifications/pushnotification it is written "before your tasks are due - at 9am for daily tasks, 30 minutes before time bound tasks, a day before upcoming ones". English is not my first language so correct me if Im wrong. My guess is when you create a event such as "Basketball Game tomorrow 8pm" the app is going to notify me at 7:30 unless I click the todo and change it. I want to change the default reminder to 1hour.

Michael Koenig  premium
Replied on Sep 30, 2015 - 20:13 UTC

Yes apparently nozbe only has 30 minute advance notification. You can specify times though by 15 increments. Positively on one of my other threads today from Todist support wrote that they will be integrating functionality with more apps soon. That will help with the Evernote fiasco, etc.

It's really perplexing why they don't want to add Siri functionality, and why they have spent the last year plus stating "we will neither confirm nor deny it". All the while leading us to believe they were at least working on it.

grau  premium
Replied on Sep 30, 2015 - 20:24 UTC

It's a pity but I think they really don't give a shit!

Wondering if thats what they wanted: Make paying customers to stop paying money for that service and switch to other Todo Apps.

Steve Barnes
Replied on Sep 30, 2015 - 20:25 UTC

Also curious why they spend all of this time integrating everything BUT Siri. Apple make them angry at some point??

grau  premium
Replied on Sep 30, 2015 - 20:34 UTC

I'm so glad that they have a new icon! So let's forget about features.

Christopher P  premium
Replied on Oct 01, 2015 - 16:46 UTC

+1 I would love better Siri integration.

Adding a task via email does work... Except that Siri does not like to add < with "less-than sign" and > with "greater-than sign" to email messages. Try it. It's tough as nails to get her to add the symbols. So it makes adding dates impossible.

Adding a task via email is fine for recording tasks on the run, but then you have to do a lot of manual work later.

Can we figure out a way to make this easier?

Scott Zero  premium
Replied on Oct 01, 2015 - 21:23 UTC

This has been obvious low-hanging fruit for such a long time. I won't be renewing my premium account. What a bummer.