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Size of Todoist in Windows 8.1

Is there any way to increase the size of Todoist in 8.1 Windows program. I am using the Surface Pro 3 and you can barely see the tasks font. Thanks

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Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Aug 11, 2014 - 04:21 UTC

Hi Jim,

Unfortunately, we can't set a different font size for it but our developers are hoping to address this problem with high resolution displays in a future update.


Bart Kuiper  premium
Replied on Oct 10, 2014 - 23:10 UTC

Need this update quick guys. With the Surface Pro 3 becoming a serious contender for laptop/tablet users it will be critical to ensure a usable windows 8 app.

Matt Edmunds  premium
Replied on Oct 13, 2014 - 03:41 UTC

As a new surface pro 3 owner this would be a nice win.

Shawn Litvack
Replied on Oct 29, 2014 - 00:48 UTC

Surface Pro 3 user, Todoist is just unusable within Windows 8.1 desktop app.

Justin Tan
Replied on Nov 10, 2014 - 01:58 UTC

Same as above, +1

Rodion Emelyan  premium
Replied on Dec 08, 2014 - 07:13 UTC


Jason Anderson  premium
Replied on Dec 22, 2014 - 01:49 UTC

Any idea on how long we have to wait for this? The desktop app is unusable on my surface pro 3 so for now I have to using the web client.

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Dec 22, 2014 - 02:40 UTC

Hi Jason,

We unfortunately don't have an ETA yet. Please stay tuned for news regarding an update regarding this problem. Really sorry for the inconvenience.


BruceMarriott  premium
Replied on Dec 22, 2014 - 07:37 UTC

There is another and longer thread on this:

Back in April it was something they looked to fix in the "near future".

I guess the devs are too busy redesigning a perfectly good Android app, linking to Android gear watches hardly anybody has and dreaming up new extensions to Karma reporting.

There is a great need to make what they have really solid and not add little gizmos and tweak this or that. For me that comes down to a Windows app with text big enough to read and proper 2-way sync with Google Calendar. They say they are committed to doing these things but they don't commit effort.

Padrino  premium
Replied on Dec 23, 2014 - 17:23 UTC

Please solve it as It is imposible to use it in Surface

James Blandford  premium
Replied on Feb 10, 2015 - 13:59 UTC

Same issue here, my Surface Pro 3 has a *really* high resolution, Todoist is tiny and unscaled!

Wunderlist pulls this one off perfectly, having a Win Store App, but it's too simple for me! Stuck between a rock and a hard place...

Jason Anderson  premium
Replied on Feb 10, 2015 - 14:26 UTC

I have also just recently started using Wunderlist. I am going to attempt to use it for a month and see if I can make it work with my workflow. It is just hard to go away from Todoist as there are so many great features that Wunderlist is lacking.

I recently read on another thread that Todoist had lost their Windows developer(s) and that has been the delay in getting a windows app with the high dpi resolution but I don't know if there is any truth behind that.

If I don't see any movement on this they are going to be making my decision for me to not renew my premium subscription...

mikeycashgames  premium
Replied on Feb 11, 2015 - 17:07 UTC

It seems ridiculous that we have been posting about this for nearly 6 months and nothing has come from it. I don't understand why it's taking this long for you to take care of users that are obviously asking for a fix to a problem that makes your application nearly unusable. It is this kind of thing that makes customers leave a company. This needs to be a priority because it's extremely frustrating as a devoted user not being able to properly orient my tasks. I hope you guys are listening because it may be time to start looking for a new task manager if this doesn't get fixed. Thanks.

Replied on Feb 22, 2015 - 08:49 UTC

OK I have released an initial version of the app I use:
Its a very rushed release but as it solves what most of you have been asking for I didn't want to wait longer. A binary file can be found at:

will try to do some more work on it in my (limited) free time. To zoom just use control + + or control + - :)

James Blandford  premium
Replied on Feb 22, 2015 - 14:05 UTC

Hi Mitch,
I have forked your repo, let's try to improve upon it together - we both want a great Todoist, and hopefully both of our free time will allow us to make some real progress now!

Replied on Feb 22, 2015 - 17:34 UTC

I have next to no free time but I do have a lot of existing code including an outlook plugin and .net library for todoist. I will try to get what I can up in the next few weeks, and get a settings UI added shortly. Contributions obviously welcome:)

Brandon Ayers  premium
Replied on Feb 24, 2015 - 19:58 UTC

Thanks Mitch, I'll test it now and look at the code to see if I can help.

Replied on Feb 25, 2015 - 01:19 UTC

This will be my final update in the threads for new releases in the future we will just update the project page. The new version (https://github.com/mitchcapper/wpfdoist/releases/tag/1.0b2) features the options UI and should be a decent base for people to fix the scaling issues.

Robert  premium
Replied on Mar 24, 2015 - 14:54 UTC

+1 for this. Windows is not the unwanted stepchild of operating systems. It's the most used OS in the world. The task here isn't to totally redesign Todoist for the Surface, just to adjust for the scalability issue. Surface sales are doubling every year. It IS worth the effort.
Mitch...What is it that you've created? How does it affect TD? Does it interfere with anything and what's the security?

Replied on Mar 24, 2015 - 15:20 UTC

Robert both my client and the todoist windows clients are basically web browser wrappers. I use a native browser control so you get features like zoom support, todoist uses a third party browser control which doesn't seem to support zoom in the same way.

Make sure if you are giving mine a shot you grab the latest version at: https://github.com/mitchcapper/wpfdoist/releases

As far as I know my client is not missing any major features that their client implements except:
*) I use a simpler method for loading email tasks, if you move an email after you create a task for it the link for the email will not work (but will work I believe with the native client).

The full list of known issues can be seen at:

I have been using it within weeks of the SP3 coming out (as I couldn't really use todoist otherwise).

I have made a few roads to make my client more extendable, meaning if there is something you wish todoist could do you maybe able to add the feature yourself (if you know javascript or .net). I have a few examples for things like handling onenote links, or highlighting text.

As for security both my client and the native client have you login directly to the todoist website. I do not store the credentials in the client. I could (if malicious) certainly intercept them, however the full source code is on github so its open for review (and honestly who the heck wants another users todoist credentials?).

There are no known issues or interference otherwise.

Kevin Dunn  premium
Replied on May 08, 2015 - 18:52 UTC

This program is useless on the Surface Pro 3, one of the hottest tablets out there. Too bad I spent money on the premium version. I should have bought magnifying glasses to read the tiny, non-scalable font. Surely there must be a solution to this after all the time people have been reporting the problem.

Andy Steer  premium
Replied on May 10, 2015 - 07:00 UTC

Big thanks to Mitch and the others for working on the wrapper. Saved my life only new Surface 3. However, I can't believe that Todoist are not addressing this issue. High Dpi is not an issue confined just to Surface, many other manufacturers are now releasing similar systems, Dell xps 13 for instance. We need this addressed soon.

Fredrik Spets  premium
Replied on Aug 09, 2015 - 12:08 UTC

any news here? more and more laptops getting high ppi as well (like my Dell XPS 13). The Windows app nor the Outlook app is working as they are right now... and no information around this before you bought the product.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Aug 09, 2015 - 12:26 UTC


Both the Windows app and the Outlook plugin are now fully scalable. In the Outlook plugin, you can click on the small arrow under the red "TD Create Task" button in Outlook's toolbar to access the settings menu and in the Windows app, you can right-click on the red TD icon it adds to the system tray and go to "Configuration" :-)