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High DPI support on Windows


I am using the following 4 Todoist experiences on Windows. This is on a Surface Pro 3 running at high DPI (150%).

The following experiences do not work with HighDPI and things are tiny:
Outlook Addin
Todoist Windows App

The following look correct
Gmail Extension
Google Chrome Extension

Can you guys look into why this is?

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Jul 28, 2014 - 19:37 UTC

Hello Omar,

Most likely that's due to the fact that Windows can handle high DPI scaling in a browser, but not in an app or add-in, even though both are also based on Chromium.

We will soon add support for high DPI displays on our end which should solve this issue.


Omar Shahine  premium
Replied on Jul 31, 2014 - 01:37 UTC

You guys rock. Thanks!

Rex Chamberlain
Replied on Aug 02, 2014 - 04:30 UTC


I love the experience I've had with todoist and I'm getting ready to buy a premium account. One of the only hesitations I've had with making the investment is the lack of support for high DPI displays. The Windows app and Outlook add in is currently unusable on my laptop and that is where I would primarily use the service. I'm excited to hear that an update is coming but was wondering if there was a date set for an update. Thanks.

Brad Lewis
Replied on Aug 12, 2014 - 01:50 UTC

Thanks for adding high DPI scaling support. I just got my Surface Pro 3, and am in need of a way to actually read my todoist!

Jon  premium
Replied on Jan 28, 2015 - 22:40 UTC

I just wanted to put in my "+1" to this request. I just got a new Dell XPS 13 which has a HDPI screen. It runs 3100*1800px on a 13" screen and the Todoist text is... blindingly small.

AngeloSanfilippo  premium
Replied on Feb 17, 2015 - 21:06 UTC

Any chance this will be implemented in the near future? It looks like it has been 6 months and there is still no high DPI support.

Replied on Feb 25, 2015 - 22:51 UTC

Any progress on this? Using the Todoist Windows app on a 4k monitor is basically impossible at the moment.

David Hennessey  premium
Replied on Feb 27, 2015 - 15:18 UTC

I also have a High DPI laptop (Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro), and Todoist Windows is unreadable in this configuration. While I use the web app, it would be nice to use the native Windows app. Please give us an update on your plans for releasing support for this. Thank you!

Replied on Mar 01, 2015 - 00:22 UTC

I have an unofficial app (WPFDoist) for windows that allows you to hit control + plus (control and + at the same time) to zoom in for highdpi displays (for SP3 etc).

https://github.com/mitchcapper/wpfdoist/releases has the downloads and https://github.com/mitchcapper/wpfdoist the instructions.

AngeloSanfilippo  premium
Replied on Mar 01, 2015 - 00:31 UTC

I have to admit it concerns me that Todoist users more or less have to create their own fixes to Todoist's problems. Is this normal?

Replied on Mar 01, 2015 - 00:35 UTC

I am not sure what that question means? Todoist is certainly a bit slow at updating their windows apps with features, especially as the browser control with zoom is fairly easy to do. With that said todoist is fairly great so I figured why not write the app myself, and in the process make it modular (and support extensions) so people who want to add feature X can do so easily.

I do have an outlook addon also, and will try to get that up on github in the future (but it involves a large .net todoist library also so I need to clean it up). Hopefully for now this will solve some issues people have:)

AngeloSanfilippo  premium
Replied on Mar 01, 2015 - 01:03 UTC

It's nothing against you! I appreciate your writing of the app. I just noticed users have been requesting high DPI support for about a year and it finally took one of Todoist's user base to take care of a relatively simple fix. I was just curious if that's the norm: do users generally have to create their own solutions with Todoist? I'm getting cold feet, having just signed up for premium.

Replied on Mar 01, 2015 - 01:27 UTC

id say see if todoist works for you in its current form, if so then great adopt it. If you need them to implement X then maybe don't. There is little chance the experience will get worse from the current state but nothing that guarantees some feature is right around the corner. Premium at $3/mo is a fairly small commitment to a fairly large hunk of software so just see if it works for you. Alternatively if there is some killer feature you need then maybe pay a developer to do it if you don't want to wait for them to implement it.

Todoist is very open for third party development compared to a lot of task systems which is one of the great features of it.

Dave Hill  premium
Replied on May 14, 2015 - 16:23 UTC

Surface Pro 3 user here. This update would be very welcome.