Importing/Exporting Project Templates

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Some projects don’t only happen once. If you find yourself doing repetitive work and re-creating the same type of project again and again, save time by re-using your original project and turning it into a project template. You can then re-use the template as many times as you want.

You can export project templates as CSV files, or as weblinks that you can easily save for later use or share with others. Here’s how:

You can also easily duplicate tasks within a project.

You can only create project templates from the web or desktop apps. This feature isn’t available on mobile.

Creating project templates

  1. Open the project you want to duplicate.
  2. In the top-right corner, click on the three dots icon.
  3. Select “Export as a template”.
  4. Choose whether you want to save the template as a CSV file or as a shareable weblink.
  1. Open the project you want to duplicate.
  2. In the top-right corner, click on the three dots icon.
  3. Select Export to template.
  4. Choose whether you want to save the template as a CSV file or as a shareable weblink.

Your project template will be an exact duplicate of the original including all due dates, comments, and files.

Additionally, you can also create a custom template to import tasks from a different program or spreadsheet using a CSV file. Learn more about how to format your CSV file so you can import it into Todoist.

You’ll have the option to “Use relative dates” in your template. That means that dates like “tomorrow” or “in 5 days” will be set based on the date you import the template into a new project. For example, if you create your new project and import the template on May 5, any task with a due date of “tomorrow” will be due on May 6.

Importing project templates from a shareable weblink

  1. Click on the weblink for the project template you want to re-create (see step 4 above).
  2. Click Use This Template. 

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A new project will appear at the bottom of your project list with all of the original project’s tasks – including all due dates, comments, and files.

You can also choose to import the template into an existing project from the drop-down menu on the import page.

Importing pre-made project templates from todoist.com/templates

If you're looking to get a headstart on your project, browse the Todoist library of 50 pre-made templates in categories ranging from work to personal to creative. Find the templates at todoist.com/templates.

Importing project templates from a CSV file

  1. Create a new project – or open an existing project – to import your template into.
  2. In the top-right corner, click on the three dots icon.
  3. Select Import from template.

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  4. Select the CSV file template from your computer (see step 4 above).
  1. Create a new project – or open an existing project – to import your template into.
  2. In the top-right corner, click on the three dots icon.
  3. Select Import from template.
  4. Select the CSV file template from your computer (see step 4 above).

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The project will be populated with all of the original project’s tasks – including all due dates, comments, and files.

You can re-create the project template even faster by dragging and dropping the CSV file directly into an existing project.