How can I use Todoist with Google Assistant?

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Todoist with Google Assistant is currently only available in English.

What are Google Assistant and Google Home?

Google Home is a voice-activated speaker powered by Google Assistant.

How does the Todoist/Google Assistant integration work?

Google Assistant lets you add tasks, complete tasks, read your tasks, and also check your next upcoming task.

You can include due dates which will be automatically recognized by Todoist’s smart date recognition. After adding the task, you'll immediately have a chance to add labels, priority levels or specify the project you want the task to be moved to.

How do I connect Todoist with Google Assistant?

1. Open Google Assistant and say/enter "Let me talk to Todoist".

2. Enable Todoist and you will be redirected to the Todoist site where you should log in using your Todoist account credentials.

3. Now you should be able to use Todoist through Google Assistant or Google Home.

How do I use the Todoist/Google Assistant integration?

To start, say "OK Google, let me talk to Todoist." Your Todoist assistant will show up to help, and you'll be able to ask to do things like:

  • "Read my tasks"
  • "Tasks for today"
  • "Read my next task"
  • "Next task"
  • "Add a task 'Water the plants'"
  • "Complete my task 'Water the plants'"

Whenever you add a task, the Todoist assistant will inform you that "The task has been added. Any changes?" At this point, you can move it to a project, add a label or set the task's priority.

You can move it to a project such as "Shopping" by using:

  • "Move it to shopping"
  • "Move to shopping"
  • "Project shopping"

You can add a label to the task, such as "Important":

  • "Add label important"
  • "Add important label"
  • "Label important"
  • "Important label"

You can set the priority of the task as well:

  • "Set priority 4"
  • "Priority 3"
  • "Set priority to 1"
  • "Set task priority to 2"

After you've made your changes, Todoist will ask, "Any more changes?" and you can say "No." to finish.

A few examples

Here are a few examples of how it works. Here we'll add a task to "pick up the kids" with a due date tomorrow at 4pm and set it to priority 1:

  1. "Ok Google, let me talk to Todoist"
  2. "Add a task 'pick up the kids tomorrow' at 4pm"
  3. "Priority 1"

To listen to our next task:

  1. "OK Google, let me talk to Todoist"
  2. "Read my next task"

We'll add a task called "clean the car" to the project "car":

  1. "OK Google, let me talk to Todoist"
  2. "Add a task"
  3. "'Clean the car'"
  4. "Move to project Car"

We'll complete the task, "clean the car": 

  1. "OK Google, let me talk to Todoist"
  2. "Complete my task 'clean the car'"
  3. "Yes"

Add tasks quickly using “Note to self”

Quickly add a task to Todoist by saying “OK Google, note to self” and then saying the task name you’d like to add to your Todoist Inbox.

How to set up Note to Self with Todoist

  1. Say “OK Google, note to self” and the Google Assistant page will appear on your device.
  2. Change the default app to Todoist by tapping Note to self.
  3. Select Todoist from the list of apps.

How to add a task using Note to Self

Here are a few examples of how to use Note to Self:

  • “OK Google, note to self, buy groceries” will add a Todoist task to your Inbox called buy groceries.
  • “OK Google, note to self, call John today” will add a Todoist task to your Inbox called call John with the date of today.
  • “OK Google, note to self” will bring up the Google Assistant. You can then take your time to figure out what to say, like “Buy apples today”.

FAQs

Q: Why isn't Todoist with Google Assistant connecting properly? I can't get the integration to work.

A: If you've tried the tips above and Todoist with Google Assistant still isn't working, you may want to try re-linking your accounts:

  1. Open Google Assistant from your device.
  2. Tap on the compass icon in the top right corner - it will open the Explore section.
  3. Tap the search bar at the top and type Todoist.
  4. Tap the Todoist icon, and scroll all the way down until you see "Account linking", and then tap UNLINK.
  5. Scroll back to the top, and tap TRY IT to re-link your Todoist account.