How can I use Todoist with Outlook?

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Easily turn an Outlook email into a new Todoist task or comment with the Todoist for Outlook add-in.

First, a quick note from Doist's Head of Windows, Jan Kratochvíl:

"Thanks for using the Todoist for Outlook add-in. Unfortunately, we don't plan to develop this add-in any further. Instead, we hope to bring you a new, better way of supporting Outlook in the future. We can't commit to any deadlines at this point, however, so we appreciate your patience."

Here’s how the add-in works:

Adding an email as a task


  1. From Outlook, select the email you want to turn into a task.
  2. In the Home tab, click on Create Task under the Todoist icon in the top right.
  3. A new task will be loaded into Todoist on the right. The task will consist of the email title and a link to the email as the content.
  4. You can fill out any additional details about the task including labels, priorities, dates or assignments by using the quick add options.
  5. Click Add Task.

Attaching an email to a comment

  1. From Outlook, select the email you want to attach to a comment.
  2. In the Todoist add-in, go to the comments of the task you’d like to attach the email to.
  3. Click the + button to attach the email to your comment.
  4. You can write any additional notes in the comments field.
  5. Click Add Comment.
After you install the add-in, you can use Todoist from directly within Outlook by clicking Todoist in the top right. 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.


For frequently asked questions and troubleshooting the add-in, please check out this dedicated article.