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Font Size

It looks like it hasn't been mentioned in a while, but the font size for both the windows app and the Outlook plugin needs to be adjustable. It doesn't seem to respond to the font scaling in Windows 8.1, and on a high res screen (2600x1440) it's too WAY small to use for me. I simply can't use Todoist on my laptop.

Also, to be clear, I'm not looking for a native Windows 8.1 app. I use desktop mode.


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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Aug 05, 2014 - 17:53 UTC


We are aware and we hope to fix/improve this at some point, but at this time I can not give any kind of ETA as to when.


Yasir Abbas  premium
Replied on Aug 21, 2014 - 12:26 UTC

I got the same issues. Font size is way too small on outlook and desktop version of windows.

Ekstralys  premium
Replied on Sep 04, 2014 - 11:20 UTC

Same problem suddenly appeared here yesterday. However, the problem is also on this forum, making it very hard to read.

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Sep 04, 2014 - 11:25 UTC


That looks like a totally different font. Do you have any extension in your browser relating to font/font management? Have you tried relaunching it? Did it help?


Ekstralys  premium
Replied on Sep 05, 2014 - 06:23 UTC

Spent 4 hours yesterday trying to fix the font problem. But no luck. Its very hard to read todoist panel. The problem is related to Chrome browser and is only on this particular installation. Other computers are not affected. Have tried re-isntalling everything, chrome, todoist, fonts - even rolled back windows. No luck.

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Sep 05, 2014 - 06:37 UTC


Unfortunately, this is something that we can't replicate so it's would be difficult to fix it on our end. :-(

One user did experience it but it was due to either a font he installed or a system font that he removed. Did you do anything similar recently?


Victoria Shannon  premium
Replied on Sep 10, 2014 - 02:04 UTC

I also wanted to echo the comments mentioned here. I would prefer to use the Todoist Windows App rather than having to use the browser version, but the Windows App's font is too tiny in Windows 8.1. Thank you for working on a solution to this!

Michael Rodgers
Replied on Oct 16, 2014 - 16:35 UTC

Ditto - I love the concept of ToDoist, but the lack of adjustable fonts makes it almost unusable in Outlook or Windows 8.1 for high def screens. You folks thought of a lot of things, but how did you not see the need for adjustable font sizes?

Dave Hong  premium
Replied on Oct 27, 2014 - 21:17 UTC

Adjustable font sizes and types (I'd prefer Arial, believe it or not) would be fantastic. :-)

Philip Poe  premium
Replied on Oct 27, 2014 - 22:11 UTC

I want to add my 2 cents to this conversation. I'm in my early 70s and unfortunately my aging eyes don't work as well as they used to. It would certainly be helpful if the fonts in the Windows and Outlook apps were larger or adjustable. Frequently, I'm compelled to revert to the browser version to give my eyes a break. This isn't always convenience, since it doesn't allow me to access emails that have been added as tasks.

Jack Weinstein
Replied on Oct 28, 2014 - 13:17 UTC

I would like to echo these thoughts - I have poor eyesight and I need to put my face too close to the screen, when using Windows 7.

Robb Enger  premium
Replied on Oct 28, 2014 - 22:58 UTC


Justin Tan
Replied on Oct 29, 2014 - 04:03 UTC


Piskolti János  premium
Replied on Nov 03, 2014 - 23:10 UTC


rliekar  premium
Replied on Nov 10, 2014 - 17:59 UTC


bruce  premium
Replied on Nov 11, 2014 - 16:02 UTC


Alexey Shaprov  premium
Replied on Nov 11, 2014 - 18:41 UTC

Almost unusable on MS Surface. Please add an ability to change the font size.

Abby Hope
Replied on Nov 13, 2014 - 15:30 UTC


Shaun Rathbone  premium
Replied on Dec 05, 2014 - 21:25 UTC


My new Surface 3 is doing this every time. I am a little surprised of the number of posting and the number of time it appears that Todoist are saying its not repeatable. There's a common thread which appears to be using a Surface / P.C. in high res.

marc  premium
Replied on Dec 22, 2014 - 10:49 UTC

I'm on a Lenovo Yoga 3 pro. Same issues. Impossible to see. Impossible to use.

oleg.tolkachev  premium
Replied on Dec 25, 2014 - 19:33 UTC

when will it be fixed?

Alan Edwards
Replied on Dec 30, 2014 - 10:29 UTC


Michael Daley  premium
Replied on Jan 12, 2015 - 06:57 UTC

Microsoft Surface PRO, 2160x1440

works for OneNote, why not TD? If TD can fix in premium, I would purchase today.

Scott McLaughlin  premium
Replied on Jan 12, 2015 - 16:25 UTC


Peter Schueller  premium
Replied on Jan 16, 2015 - 13:32 UTC


Guys, you NEED TO FIX this!
You have an awesome tool, but these kinds of things are pushing users away. Isn't it all about productivity? Not being able to read the tasks leads to lost productivity!
Can't afford that for too long .... Once my renewal for Premium will come up and it still won't be fixed (at least in Premium), I'm afraid I will have to switch!

oleg.tolkachev  premium
Replied on Jan 16, 2015 - 13:33 UTC

Yep, agree.
16 Янв 2015 г. 20:32 пользователь "Todoist Support" <
support.xxxxxxxxxx@support.todoist.com> написал:

Piskolti János  premium
Replied on Jan 16, 2015 - 13:49 UTC

Peter Schuller, you are right. :-/

Tim Williams
Replied on Jan 17, 2015 - 12:30 UTC


Todoist staff please prioritise this..... https://twitter.com/todoist/status/555323763555061762

aganderson1  premium
Replied on Jan 29, 2015 - 19:09 UTC


Danny Shisler  premium
Replied on Jan 30, 2015 - 00:07 UTC


Please can someone give us an ETA on this otherwise I'll be moving to another product.

Brandon Ayers  premium
Replied on Feb 16, 2015 - 16:11 UTC

This should be a simple fix, but a workaround for other people is to use the Chrome App. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/todoist-to-do-list-and-ta/fnibmbcdeepaahjmddiihohjanlimlmj

Replied on Feb 18, 2015 - 04:47 UTC


Same here - this problem makes it unusable.

Jan Kok  premium
Replied on Feb 18, 2015 - 09:21 UTC

+1, needs to get fixed!

Vitaly Zubkov  premium
Replied on Feb 19, 2015 - 06:01 UTC

I have a Full-HD 12.5 inch screen. Desktop app seems to be based on Chrome webbrowser. Please add font scaling by Ctrl+ / -
otherwise it is only for emergency cases.

npbeers  premium
Replied on Feb 26, 2015 - 16:03 UTC

+1 for Outlook. Font is way too big on my screen.

Tom  premium
Replied on Mar 07, 2015 - 19:32 UTC

+1, issue on surface pro 3

Replied on Mar 08, 2015 - 21:23 UTC

while I have not yet released my outlook plugin for windows check out https://github.com/mitchcapper/wpfdoist (download from: https://github.com/mitchcapper/wpfdoist/releases) it supports scaling/zooming (just hit control + plus to zoom) and works well on SP units.

Bruce Lewolt  premium
Replied on Mar 16, 2015 - 18:38 UTC

Attention Todoist - Remember the Franklin Covey planner app. They owned the world for a while but continued to ignore customer requests. This opened the door for Todoist to take away their customers. Who is going to take away your customers if you continue to ignore customer problems. Especially problems like adding a font size or zoom option that are so easy to fix.

Piskolti János  premium
Replied on Mar 16, 2015 - 20:06 UTC

You are right Bruce!

I have the same thoughts, I asked the Staffs:

I hope something will happen...

Alan Edwards
Replied on Mar 16, 2015 - 22:50 UTC

9 months to fix windows font scaling, time for me to look for another product. No even an a response or acceptance of the problem, very poor.

Darren Jack  premium
Replied on Mar 18, 2015 - 17:24 UTC

Same issue, though mine is that the fonts are too "big" !!! This needs to be configurable in all the apps - including the android app where everything is so big I can't get enough info on the screen. I have moved (or am in the process of moving) from Toodledo, mostly because I like Todoists "simpler" approach but it's too simple when everything is big and spaced out !!!


Derek Fernandez  premium
Replied on Mar 20, 2015 - 00:04 UTC

Mitch - your app is a lifesaver!


Just installed on a Surface Pro 3, Windows 8.1 and it's working brilliantly, thank you!

To all others, I suggest this workaround until Todoist fix their windows up, Mitch's software is direct port of the apps functionality.

Replied on Mar 21, 2015 - 16:59 UTC

Thanks Derek:)

dave_247  premium
Replied on Apr 08, 2015 - 13:03 UTC

I was seriously considering moving our organisation to Todoist, but this font size issue is a deal breaker. We can't use the tool, and will have to go with a competitor. :(


Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Apr 08, 2015 - 14:16 UTC

Hi David,

We have a beta that should address this problem. Let me know if you want to try it. :-)

We're also planning to release a fix for this really soon.


npbeers  premium
Replied on Apr 08, 2015 - 14:51 UTC

I'd love to test the beta.

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Apr 08, 2015 - 15:09 UTC

Hi npbeers,

You can download the beta build on the link below. It's only for the Windows desktop app though.



dave_247  premium
Replied on Apr 08, 2015 - 16:58 UTC

Thanks for prompt reply - I'll give it a try.
Cheers :)

Vlastimil Karpisek  premium
Replied on May 08, 2015 - 10:41 UTC

+1 for me, please