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Use Gmail with Todoist

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When using Gmail, easily turn an email into a new Todoist task with one of our integrations. You’ve got two options:

  1. The “Todoist for Gmail” Chrome extension can be used to add emails as tasks from Google Chrome. 
  2. The “Todoist for Gmail” Google Workspace add-on can be used to add tasks from Gmail for web, iOS, and Android. 

Here's how to set up and use both integrations:

“Todoist for Gmail” Chrome Extension

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Setting up the extension

  1. Go to the Chrome Web Store.
  2. Search for Todoist for Gmail and select it.
  3. At the top right, click on Add to Chrome.
  4. In the pop-up window, select Add extension.

Using the extension

Adding tasks via Gmail

  1. Open the email you want to turn into a task.
  2. In the icons bar directly above the email, click on the Todoist icon.
  3. At the bottom right, a new task will be loaded into Todoist. The task will have the email title as its name, and it will link to the email.
  4. (Optional) Add any additional details about the task such as labels, a priority, a date or an assignee by using the quick add options.
  5. Click Add Task.

Opening emails via Todoist

Simply click on any task created via the extension to view the email in a browser window.

After you install the extension, you can also use Todoist from directly within Gmail by clicking the Todoist bar in the bottom right of Gmail. You'll have full access to Todoist so you can add, complete, view your tasks and more, all without having to open a new window.
The Todoist tasks added via this extension won't open correctly on a mobile app. Unfortunately, it's a limitation of the extension.  

“Todoist for Gmail” Google Workspace add-on

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Setting up the add-on

  1. Go to mail.google.com.
  2. In the panel to the right, click on the + symbol to open the Google Workspace Marketplace. (If the side panel is not visible, you can toggle it on by clicking the < button at the bottom right.)
  3. Search for Todoist for Gmail and select it.
  4. Click Install.
  5. Authorize the integration.
  6. Click Allow.

Using the add-on

Adding tasks via Gmail

  1. Open the email you want to add as a task.
  2. To the right, click on the Todoist icon.
  3. (Optional) Select which project you'd like to add the task to, edit the task's name, set a due date, or add a priority.
  4. Click Add task.
  1. Open the email you want to add as a task.
  2. At the bottom right, tap on the Todoist icon.
  3. (Optional) Select which project to add the task to, edit the task's name, set a due date, or add a priority.
  4. Tap Add task.

To use the “Todoist for Gmail” Google Workspace add-on, please use Gmail for web, iOS, or Android.

Opening emails via Todoist

Simply click on any task created via the add-on to open it in another window.

Simply tap on any task created via the add-on to open it in your mobile browser.

It's currently not possible to open emails in the Gmail app.

To use the “Todoist for Gmail” Google Workspace add-on, please use Gmail for web, iOS, or Android.

FAQ

Can I use both the Google Workspace add-on and the Chrome extension?

Absolutely! Use whichever you prefer whenever you want.

Does the Google Workspace add-on also work on iPad or Android tablets?

No, this add-on is not supported on iPad and Android tablets.

How can I remove the Chrome extension?

To remove the Gmail Chrome extension, please follow Google's instructions on how to remove an extension.

How can I remove the Google Workspace add-on?

If you no longer want to use the Google Workspace add-on, here's how to remove it:

  1. Go to mail.google.com.
  2. In the panel to the right, click on the Todoist icon.
  3. At the top right, click on the three dots icon.
  4. Select Manage add-on.
  5. Click on Todoist for Gmail.
  6. Click Uninstall.

When I open the Todoist for Gmail extension, I see the spinning circle. How can I fix this? 

Try allowing the pop-up windows in the browser, this will fix the issue. Here's how:

  1. Open Gmail in your browser.
  2. Click the lock icon in the address bar in the top left corner.
  3. Click Cookies.
  4. Open the Blocked tab.
  5. Select todoist.com.
  6. Click Allow.
  7. Select gmail.todoist.com.
  8. Click Allow.
  9. Click Done.

When I try to log in to the Google Workspace add-on on Safari, I see the spinning circle. How can I fix this?

Try allowing the pop-up windows in the browser, this will fix the issue. Here's how:

  1. Open Todoist in Safari.
  2. Click Safari in the top-left corner (next to the Apple icon).
  3. Select Preferences...
  4. Open the Websites tab.
  5. In the left-hand side, scroll down and select Pop-up Windows.
  6. Open the drop-down menu to the right of todoist.com and select Allow.