Use Apple Mail with Todoist

Available for

  • Pro
  • Business
  • Free


  • macOS

If you manage your emails on macOS using Apple Mail, you can quickly add emails as tasks to Todoist. Here's how:

  1. In Todoist, open quick add by pressing the + symbol at the top.
  2. Switch to Apple Mail and find the email you want to add as a task.
  3. Drag and drop the email from Apple Mail onto Todoist's opened quick add task name field.
  4. A link to the email will appear, formatted in Markdown. Add any more information to the task like project, date or priority.
  5. Click Add Task to save the task.

Quick tip

Any email that you've added following these steps can also be opened in Apple Mail for iOS. 


Yes, this is possible if you have both Todoist and Apple Mail open and running in the background.

In your Apple Mail application, find the email you wish to convert into a task. Click and hold on this email, then drag it towards the left side of your device's screen, aiming for the Todoist app. Once inside Todoist, release the email, and it will be transformed into a task.

As an alternative, you can turn emails into tasks by forwarding them to Todoist.

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