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is there any way to get notifications/reminders for tasks like push notification or sms on iOS app?

Mail notifications arent an option. I would like to be seen like OSX Reminders app or Calendar notifications in notification center.

Any option with IFTTT?


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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jul 14, 2014 - 20:21 UTC

Hi Grega,

We do not have any support for the OSX app at this time. We will consider such options in the future.


Grega Volk  premium
Replied on Jul 15, 2014 - 06:07 UTC

Thanks for anwser. This is a big need.

Do you maybe know any work around with email notification + IFTTT or something?

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jul 15, 2014 - 11:23 UTC

Hello Grega,

Not with IFTTT, but maybe with Zapier? Todoist integrates with Zapier: https://todoist.com/blog/2014/03/todoist-is-now-on-zapier-connecting-tasks-to-over-280-apps/ so you're welcome to try it out and see if it works for you :-)

Best regards,

Ryan Lewis
Replied on Aug 22, 2014 - 19:11 UTC


I must respectfully disagree. At the present time of writing this note OS/X Yosemite Beta has a revamped Notification Center. You can now add and remove apps from the NC. As of today Yosemite Beta 2 allows the app store to work. I expect that in the coming month as this becomes a full featured release then someone will write a todo list program for the NC.

I must say there are *millions* of to do list apps out there that more or less have these features. I thought that Todoist would be the one for me. NC is the #1 thing which I am basing my decision on.

If another app beats NC to the punch you can be 100% sure I will not pay for my second year.

This should really be the #1 priority for whomever develops TD for OS/X.

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Aug 22, 2014 - 19:41 UTC


The desktop notifications for OSX are still fairly new, and based on how our app was developed, its not as simple as it should be to add them. We do hope to add them though in the near future.


Ryan Lewis
Replied on Aug 22, 2014 - 20:08 UTC

well, i'm not saying they are old. I'm saying it is now *possible.* If someone can write an app in the next month that does todo things and that sits in my NC center, then I will probably switch.

In general if you are writing an app where it can't interface with all the other softwares out there, then you are doing it wrong.

To be honest that there is an even an app that is not my OS that deals with todo is annoying to me.

Grega Volk  premium
Replied on Sep 25, 2014 - 08:06 UTC

Any news about that?

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Sep 25, 2014 - 08:40 UTC

Hi Grega,

We do have plans to improve our Mac app notifications but we can't disclose any details about it yet.

As for IFTTT, it's something that we're exploring. Adding IFTTT does involve a bit of development on our end to get done but we are looking into this. ;-)


Julio Medina
Replied on Oct 11, 2014 - 19:11 UTC

+1 for getting OSX and iOS Push Notifications for Reminder like yesterday. I am regretting going premium for 2 accounts. The stock reminders app while bare is at least functional with these types of features. I am also super annoyed by the way you have to set recurring tasks. Having a simple pull down menu with the basic repeat setting or custom (again, like the stock) makes it way easier to trudge along.

Maki  premium
Replied on Oct 11, 2014 - 22:24 UTC

Hey Julio,
I agree about the difficulty with recurring tasks.

While I am enjoying todoist generally, I have had to revert all my recurring tasks back to the Apple Reminders app. Defining them in todoist has been confusing, unreliable, takes far too many steps/reattempts, and I need to remember the syntax of the "natural" language to set them! If only there was a UI with distinct settings for this.