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Sync with Outlook Tasks


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Replied on Nov 12, 2012 - 16:09

Это просто необходимо !!!

Юрий Григорьев
Replied on Feb 14, 2013 - 04:37

Why you asking it, if it's a part of your Policy? Of course need it.

Michael Deinhardt
Replied on Jun 25, 2013 - 16:49

And here I thought I found the perfect ToDo solution, but no Outlook task sync? :( Had to uninstall and hope for this vote to come through

Replied on Aug 10, 2013 - 23:32

obviously a must!!!!!!

Z E H Yoon
Replied on Aug 23, 2013 - 01:21

Why use Todoist if we can't sync tasks? No reason to keep two tasks lists. Applications that has sync function with Outlook tasks will be the winner in this market.

Replied on Aug 24, 2013 - 04:05

Just add this option to have the ultimate GTD product !!

Replied on Aug 27, 2013 - 09:29

Essential. This is the only reason I am not able to use Todoist.

Thank you.

Tom Brewer premium
Replied on Aug 27, 2013 - 14:54

I am very happy with the Todoist plugin for Outlook. I am able to keep one list of tasks, yet view them while working in Outlook. I can also add an email as a task and work with it in the same application. Great product.

[I recognize that some folks work in organizations that are heavily using Outlook tasks. I am just thankful that I do not have to do so.]

Therese Reuterswärd premium
Replied on Oct 04, 2013 - 06:55

Don't really know how to use Todois without this feature! /New user

David Trey staff
Replied on Oct 04, 2013 - 07:10

Hello Therese,

You can use Todoist as a simple alternative to Outlook's Tasks - with or without our Outlook plugin.

Please refer to these videos to see how to get started:
- With Todoist in general: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4mpv8tlhAU
- With Todoist for Outlook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPFxeJoPeEI

Best regards,

Michael Deinhardt
Replied on Oct 04, 2013 - 07:27

Sorry David, but that is exactly NOT what we are requesting here. Todoist is great and all, but without a real sync with Outlook tasks it is unusable for many of us. Many people have to use Outlook tasks (for whatever reason, e.g. as it is a requirement in the company etc.) and many simply choose to use Outlook tasks - in all of those cases Todoist is not a viable alternative, plugin or not.

The minute you guys release a working synchronisation with Outlook (the market leading mail client), I am becoming your most loyal customer ;-)

David Trey staff
Replied on Oct 04, 2013 - 08:06


I understand that this request is different, I just wanted to clarify for Therese how Todoist can be used as a dedicated to-do app without such integration.

Best regards,

Giovanni Siano
Replied on Oct 19, 2013 - 10:03

Having this feature would permits to use it with many other already outlook integrated plugins like TROG bar

Thank you,


Don S. Doering premium
Replied on Oct 28, 2013 - 16:54

I add my vote - even just a simple task import utility to make Todoist start-up easy.

Christian deTorres premium
Replied on Nov 08, 2013 - 15:28

This feature request doesn't make sense to me, because it's requesting If you need real Outlook Sync, why would you use Todoist in the first place? Go use Remember The Milk or something.

Outlook has no task hierarchy, so Todoist tasks would just be a jumbled mess... And if you're not using multiple levels in your task lists, and require Outlook sync, why did you choose Todoist?

I can make a list of things "wrong" with Todoist, but lack of Outlook sync -- even though I'd appreciate it myself -- isn't one of them.

Ram Ramakrishnan premium
Replied on Nov 13, 2013 - 09:02

I would also prefer an integration with Outlook Tasks.

Stephanie H. premium
Replied on Nov 20, 2013 - 23:52

Syncing existing Outlook tasks really is the final step to achieving greatness, IMO. Corporate IT won't allow the installation of the plug-in on my company laptop, but as we have Outlook Anywhere enabled, I have it installed on my home computer. During the day while I'm at the office I need to create new tasks and link them to emails, etc., which I can't do in Outlook without the plug-in, and it doesn't make sense to have duplicates (1 in Outlook, another manual entry in Todoist). This inhibits my task completion as they don't sync to my mobile devices when I'm in meetings, etc.

I feel like even a one-way sync would be wonderful - existing Outlook tasks (or changes to them) into Todoist. That way I could create or mark something as complete while at work, and then use my personal laptop in the evening to sync to Todoist. Not ideal, but way better than trying to duplicate entries in both systems, not to mention the hundred plus existing tasks that are sitting in Outlook at the moment with no way of integrating with my other system.

Devon Ross premium
Replied on Nov 22, 2013 - 06:38

Are there any actual plans to develop this yet? Todoist has so much going for it, but adding sync to tasks would make it actually work together with all the other project management add-ins I use.

David Trey staff
Replied on Nov 22, 2013 - 07:26

Hello Devon,

Right now we're not working on this implementation yet, but we'll look into it and see what can be done. The main "issue" with syncing data between any other task management software is that the more the feature set differentiates between the two, the more difficult it is to handle the different data without losing too much information during the transition, but again - we will surely look into this.

Best regards,

Devon Ross premium
Replied on Nov 22, 2013 - 08:36

I definitely know the pain of compatibility development between software, not an easy request generally. Honestly though, 2 way sync between the completed checkmark, task name, and due date would be enough to keep most people happy for a long time I wager.

Replied on Dec 12, 2013 - 11:38

syncing would be nice.. or just drag and drop into outlook app

Replied on Dec 19, 2013 - 13:55

Adding another vote for this. In my case, even a one-time "import" would be super helpful. I'm not required to use Outlook Tasks but I have done so in the past and I have a long list of projects and tasks in there that I have no time (or desire) to retype.

Pam Thompson Arbogast
Replied on Jan 02, 2014 - 14:56

Ditto what Spela said. I would be fine with making the switch to what appears to be a more comprehensive task manager, but I have so much on my outlook list already and I don't want to re-create it or have two lists. If I could at least import tasks, and then go about the work of making sub tasks etc. I would be on it. For now, I will have to wait.

Paul Williamson premium
Replied on Jan 21, 2014 - 11:31

I'm not using this until you have an Outlook Task sync. The whole point is to avoid duplication in applications and devices

Geoff Robles premium
Replied on Jan 28, 2014 - 15:23

An export from Todoist into a CSV makes sense for import into Outlook, but not a sync.

Devon Ross premium
Replied on Jan 29, 2014 - 06:56

Outlook sync makes perfect sense, and so does an export to CSV. I'd vote for that as a separate feature request. Great idea.

Patrick Gorter premium
Replied on Jan 31, 2014 - 06:19

Yes that would be great!!

Replied on Jan 31, 2014 - 09:46

Yes! Please sync with outlook tasks, to-do list (either/or/both)

David Taylor premium
Replied on Feb 08, 2014 - 14:45

The inability to do this is a limitation in the current product. The change is very important.

jma.spencer premium
Replied on Feb 17, 2014 - 09:08

Yes please. I have a lengthy existing list of tasks, many recurrent, already in Outlook, and no wish to transcribe them by hand into Todoist using the GUI.

Richard Miell
Replied on Feb 27, 2014 - 13:04

Maybe not needing a requirement to sync, but how about an import function, so when setting up todoist the 1st time you can import your outlook tasks. Might be a way to do this monthly, annually, etc...?

I am using the free download, and it works good for me. It would be nice to have a record of completed tasks, and I know you can get that with the premium, but being cheap..........



Replied on Mar 18, 2014 - 03:30

This function is totally necessary. Many people who work for organisations are obliged to use Outlook Exchange. That means, since it is unproductive to keep one's tasks and diary in different places, that we must use Outlook and its connections even for personal tasks. Android copes with this by offering an enterprise connection on one's mobile so that Exchange information is seamlessly (and this is actually the case) updated in the Google calendar app on the phone. Unfortunately tasks are not. This is an opportunity for you to get ahead, though Tasks & Notes for MS exchange already does this (but doesn't integrate with Outlook as an addin as far as I am aware). The way Todoist acts within Outlook is very user-friendly but the lack of task integration is rather nonsensical.

Replied on Mar 18, 2014 - 04:17

Another thing - appointments in Outlook. In the videos, appointments are shown in the Todoist list, as they should be - one shouldn't be working on a task list if one should be somewhere else meeting people. It is not clear to me if in the premium version, Outlook appointments are automatically synced to Todoist. If not then it is certainly not worth paying for. If it does sync Outlook tasks and appointments on the other hand it is essential.

Kristen Proctor premium
Replied on Apr 13, 2014 - 13:59

Please add Outlook calendar meetings to Todoist!!!!!!!

I'm a busy executive with 20-30 meetings per week, plus all of my tasks.

If I'm looking at my Outlook calendar for my meetings, then I'm not looking at Todoist for my tasks. If I'm looking at Todoist for my tasks, then I'm missing all of my meetings!

Not to mention that I can't accurately schedule my time for task completion when I can't see how much I already have on my plate for the day with my meetings.

This is essential to me keeping this platform, recommending it for my employees to use, and sharing positive reviews on the web about this product.