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I am not happy with this app.
The app does not allow me to schedule an email to a todo from the inbox as I was led to believe.
It does not have the todoist icon button to schedule an email to become an item to do.
It seems this is because my google account is a google apps account.
Because of this It is very limited and effectively fairly useless .
I ldo ike Steve Dotto helps however I would have liked to be cautioned on this major limitation when the app is integrated with a google apps email email account.
Thumbs down on this one Steve, otherwise you have been a great help.
Back to Toodledo
1. You though it was going to be a tutorial on ToDoIst, But it is a 4, nearly 5 year old video, If you are looking for tutorials I would look to something newer.
2. I do ask for interaction, but constructive criticism and outright insults are 2 different things.
This was an early video in our channel, we have evolved a lot, based on constructive feedback from the community. Your comment was offensive and glib. Suggest that I title my videos more accurately, ask a question about a product, be respectful, don't just snipe from the sidelines.
We have a great community here, you are welcome to be a part of it and take and give value, just do so respectfully.
I thought the video was going to be a tutorial on Todosist. What it is is a stream-of-consciousness description of how much you like using Todoist with your gmail account. It is more a sales pitch than anything else. Then at the end you beg for a subscription and say..."if you found this video "incredibly valuable"...would it kill you to give us a like." Are you really proud of this crap. What annoys me most is that no matter how bad a video is, it always has many more time the "likes" than "dislikes." This only results in the bad driving out the good. If people were a little more judicious and discriminating, the average quality of videos would go up...benefitting everyone. Keep in mind: You opened you video to comments, so you have to expect that some people will speak their mind. See Mycon below.
Wow.. When I watch Steve's videos, things start to make sense..Very concise information in an easy to understand format. I'm planning on using Todoist but I wanted to watch a few videos about it first. after watching Steve's video, I am sure Todois is for me.. Thanks
Thank you for this great video, you gave a good overview in form of a vision. That sparked my interest.
I gave you a like but I would also like to Tipp a small amount of BitcoinCash to you. Would be cool if you'd include cryptocurrencie addresses in the bottom of your descriptions to make that possible (note: if you do, please include them as a link because it's imposible to copy text out of the description on the Android app)
I agree 100%. Your comments at the beginning of this video is exactly what I said to my professional colleagues literally yesterday whereas any to-do/project management application MUST integrate with emails since using dedicated SaaS software for projects mandates the recipients of the tasks to always have to remember their password for yet another system. I just need the ability to send someone/anyone a task or project details and when they respond to the email, their comments get appended to the specific task. This is why Outlook 2016 tasks absolutely are useless as it does not do this even when assigned to them, so after hearing your video, you confirmed my biggest requirement which is why today i will be upgrading to todoist premium. thanks
Great video, sir! I've recently started implementing much of my pastoral work through the Google platform. Your videos have been very helpful for me to integrate ToDoist and Boomerang Calendar in my Gmail. Thank you!
Steve, been using todoist for about 3 moths which really helps me. I tend to and new items by using the email function where you forward the email to a certain email,address and this puts the email into your todoist inbox.
I have tried many todo apps on both iOS and Android (some paid apps), and I keep coming back to Todoist. I should mention that you do not need to pay for a premium subscription. It's fully functional for free but there is a few nice features in the premium if you go for that.
I'm looking for a way to manage birthdays, anniversaries, scheduled changes to furnace filters - i.e. repetitive tasks that help me remember to do things every so often. Onenote does not, Evernote does not, but does Todoist?
I'm using Gmail with Candlendars5, and for repeat tasks I can't use the pc, but need to use the iPhone to set a recurrance.
So you just praise the software without actually showing the interface. I downloaded this on Windows Phone since I got the premium account with a bundle, the interface is horrible. Even just the settings tab doesn't react to touch, they ported on windows phone just so they can say they support that platform. I know I'm like one of three windows phone users, but I like my phone. Guess I'm not gonna be ToDoing any time soon.
Steve, Old Guy/Gmail 101 question: You "installed the Chrome Browser extension"....that's where I Iost it. I use Gmail. I have Chrome on my PC and iPhone. I added Todoist on both and I love it.
To add the TD integration to my Gmail, how and where does the Chrome Browser extension get added, connected, activated or other. Dave
Got it Steve.  Thanks to Dottotech for being my go to geek.  My Authors supporting Authors FB community loves your presentations.  They think I'm really smart for sharing your stuff.  :)I'm polishing my tech skills for video, meetings, memory and networking as I fire up our Authors supporting Authors podcast. Thanks some more for that!!!
Honestly I've used Todoist for a long time. The email thing is fine but it isn't the b all and end all. The major thing about Todoist is it is fully cross platform and the interface is identical reducing learning. Finally, you can decrease overwhelm in the visual field. Swipes though does a better job. Finally, antyone who uses gmail already has huges strikes against them. It is so yesterday and more importantly its IMAP is not consistent to the standard and it is kludged to death. Bad, bad, bad.
Sorry I didn't mean to imply gmail isn't alright and doesn't do it for a lot.The only thing I was getting at is it is a non-standard implementation of the IMAP protocol. So if you're hold it up in a fashion that this is just the ideal, it's not but only in terms of implementation. This really is probably only of interest to those that follow standards and the implementation. I find I have to have gmail whether I want it or not based on all the things gmail is required for. So this is not gmail bashing or putting down.
Can you tell me - does the TD button on the top in Gmail come when you subscribe? I've just started to try and use it, but it has the bottom one, but no button. Then I'm not sure how to add to it from within an email, as it doesn't show then... Thanks.
+Fiona Potts Hey - forget that. I've discovered that it doesn't seem to work with emails that came in before I installed todoist... I think. btw - love your video helpers. Great - keep up the good work! x
I didn't know about the e-mail feature with todoist. I only used it as a bill tracker for the past year, hah. I'm really now starting to figure out the true potential of this software thanks to your video. Thank you!
+DontTakeCrack I am not sure I 100% agree, they have the same goal, but for example Trello and Asana are completely different. But I will say if you use them well they all will ACCOMPLISH the same thing.
I’ve had a much different experience with Todoist. They seem to be a productivity killer and don’t understand data integrity.
They’re a little upgrade crazy with ads and nudges to upgrade. I like what I see in the feature comparison so I click upgrade. The upgrade banner and click site sends me a you’re not authorized internal 403 error twice. This is not very secure so I used a different credit card and I feel like I have to have the original card cancelled and order a new one. I get charged twice and I still have no upgrade. I order a 3rd time on a different card and the process works error free.
The next day my iPhone version of the Todoist app won’t sync iPhone to web or any other platform. Support instructs me to uninstall the app and then re-install but tells me I will need to write down on paper all the input I have in the phone.
I’m not exactly impressed by this experience so far. I’ve had the app 3 days and have phantom credit credit card charges twice, uninstall and re-install but lose all my data.
Normally I "live" in Evernote. But I have been using Google's task list for sometime. One thing that I use almost daily is being able to copy/paste a list from anywhere and have it quickly turn into a usable checklist rather than have to input each item individually. Is there any more robust to do list app out there that has that ability? All I have tried seem to require individual task input. I find myself occasionally saving a list to both Evernote - to get the web links and formatting (check boxes are not automatically added), and Google tasks, to get the quick checklist to use on the go.
Also you mention in one video "migrating everything from..." That is a huge stumbling block for me in trying a new app, especially if things must be migrated one at a time. Easy migration from another app or database would inspire me to try and perhaps switch to another, something app developers might want to consider.
READ THIS BEFORE PAYING FOR TODOIST.
You cannot share tasks from within a project if the entire project has not been shared.
Take for example the following comment on their website from a user:
I have many tasks I want to assign to others, but I don't need or want to share the entire project and I certainly don't want them to control the project. Consider HR. If I have a project to hire a new employee, I could have the following tasks:
Send new hire packet to employee (me)
Finalize salary for employee (their manager)
Complete benefits forms (the employee)
Complete waivers and confidentiality paperwork (the employee)
Setup in payroll system and create employee file (my assistant)
Setup new office (facilities manager)
Setup new computer (IT manager)
Run background check (outside vendor)
and a dozen others...
As you can see, it wouldn't make sense for me to share the entire project with all of these people, but I want to share and assign the tasks with others.
HOWEVER, YOU CANNOT DO THIS. To share tasks, you have to share the entire project with all the people you intend to assign tasks.
+unbelvbl It sounds to me like you are needing project management software, not "task" software,
Let's ask our resident expert +Mike Vardy what he thinks, but it looks to me as though you need an entirely different tool!
I recently got DOnote for my iphone and as a result was turned on to ToDoist This Video was a great representation of the app as a whole but, I am looking for a more comprehensive tutorial. Any suggestions. Thanks
+dottotech Thanks, for getting back to me so quick! I'll pass onto you for your cocktail knowledge library of quotes. It's one of my favorite quotes. Jason Nesmith (spoke it about 9 or 10 times in the movie Galaxy Quest): "Never give up. Never surrender". Meaning whatever dreams you have going for yourself, don't ever stop in your pursuit of achieving it. Don't surrender to the evil spirit or influencer sitting on your shoulder saying "You can't achieve it - it's really not worth it"! That's a bold-face lie!
Keep on producing your most informative "Know-How/About Instructional Video Series". I'm a most appreciative loyal subscriber! Have a great 2015!
Interesting tool for Todoist.
How to set up an iCal "link" so that you can have your ToDoist activities show in the Mac calendar, iPhone/iPad calendar, google calendar, Sunrise etc or any iCal compatible calendar automatically..
Just set it up on my Mac Calendar as an iCloud calendar and it replicated across all my mobile devices as well.. Love it..
Hei Steve, you din mention anything about taks list collaboration with teams.. So how does todoist compare to Asana ? Also i too use Gmail as my default todo list and i simply use the various markers and 3 simple segmentation, Important, just to read, have not read yet.
+Edie Williams I really like it for tasks and to do's far more features than we find in Evernote for tasks. AS to the volume, I have no control overt the levels that others upload, I can only set my own....sorry.
As you said at the start Steve this is a busy space and Todoist falls at the first hurdle for me. You cannot add attachments on the free version and there's quite a few limitations on the free version.
When there are so many others out there that give you so much more for free i'm afraid Todoist isn't going to cut it for me.
Currently playing with Wunderlist, Asana, Trello and Producteev - all are well specified even on the free versions. I like them all but think Producteev and Trello will be seeing the most use from me.
Always look forward to your videos :)
Hi, how is this email facet of the extension (todoist) any better than gmail's native "create an event" or "add to tasks"? I'm going to play around with it because you said it was cool but unless we're working on teams and assigning tasks I don't see it "yet". Thanks for the video.
Thanks for the video
Just wondered how todolist stacks up against wunderlist. googlekeep and anydo.
I am just a simple user of gmail, evernote and now have downloaded asana thanks to your video. Still trying to get my head around asana and now the todo list.
Can I please ask, if your someone like me a novas productivity app user what are the essential apps and nice to have apps for gmail , chrome and evernote beginner users?
+Tuguy Esgin If you like Asana, I would just stay with it for tasks, if you find it a bit much my next choice would be Todoist,
wunderlist is great, but does not scale into a team environment, it is the simplest, of the 3.
Keep is competition to Evernote IMO, so you probably do not need to spend too much time with it.
Spent the first two minutes talking about how important it is that integrates with email and how the product works with all email clients that anyone would care about... Except it **does NOT** work with Apple Mail!!!
The more I use Todoist, the more I love it. It has become my go to task manager because it is everywhere I need it. It's also a Card in CloudMagic, which makes adding tasks to Todoist as simple as clicking an icon. Boom. Done.
The great +Productivityist has a blog post about Todoist filters and after reading the article and implementing his filter structure system (which I copied exactly, including colors), I have been able to better organize Todoist in a much more efficient and easy to use manner AAAAAND I've become better at writing run on sentences!
Here is a link to his filter article: http://www.productivityist.com/blog/todoist-filters?rq=todoist by
Great fun watching your videos!
I was wondering which is the biggest difference between Todoist and Gqueues?
So far both allow you to make from a task from a email in gmail and look pretty similar.
Thanks in advance.
Steve, your TubeTorials are excellent! Thank you for taking the time to Produce the Webinars and share your abundance of knowledge and ideas! My question is this, which App do you prefer more, Todoist or Swipes? I am an avid Evernote User and I recently stumbled upon Swipes with Evernote Integration, so I am curious about your thoughts. Thank you! Chris.
+Chris Shields Thanks Chris, I am not too up on Swipes, but I am a big fan to ToDoist. IN fact we have a webinar coming up next week looking at task managers and we will certainly be including Evernote Integration. Check it out
Steve, great video as expected, but I think it's worth mentioning--did not see anyone else mention it–that you can get a simplified version of Todoist for free. Maybe that wasn't available a few months ago when you did the video, or they added capabilities, but it seems like a good way to get your feet wet before plunking down the $30 or so. Granted for you, the $30 option is not a factor because of your dependence on email integration as you mention, but for others it can definitely be a consideration.
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+dottotech Thank you Steve for the video. I was looking for a replacement for Nozbe, and I got really interested in +Todoist after reading the post (http://www.productivityist.com/blog/why-todoist) of +Mike Vardy
After seeing the integration with Gmail, I think it's a no brainer!
+dottotech , Thanks for the kind words.
IQTell combines & integrates all the needed tools in one place. Helping streamline the natural flow from email, calendar, tasks, projects, and notes.
Users can pick and choose which part for the app to use, but at the end of the day we are all juggling emails, calendars, notes, tasks, and projects. Often these are related so it lends itself that information should flow smoothly rather than us hopping b/n apps and sending info from here to there.
Imagine a simple search for info, in IQTell, you can do a quick search and find results across all your email accounts, Evernote, tasks and project.
Watched this video and 1 minute after it was over I downloaded Todoist. Used it just 1 day and then purchased a year subscription. The best to-do / task manager app available. Trust me because I have crazy ADHD and I'm always looking for the best task manager app. I've tried them all and Todoist is King.
This video was great, but the honesty of your comment led me to download Todoist and use it for the day. By EOB, I purchased the Premium annual subscription. I have tried Wunderlist Premium, Gneo (iOS), Any.do, Remember the Milk etc. and Todoist simply adds the most value to my life and in my opinion is THE BEST To-Do List application/software out!
Steve, You've said it so well!! Determining the best choice for a task management app was a bit daunting and took me innumerable hours of homework before I "pulled the trigger." I am new to mac and by no-stretch-of-the-imagination a techie! I've fallen head over heels for mac and hope to use it optimally. My work and home life are exhaustive with tasks and projects and the plan is to ditch the cumbersome backpack and go paperless. So, I downloaded Evernote, taskclone, and todoist on my macbook air and android. Completely overwhelmed, but your videos have been invaluable! Thank you!!
This video which seemed shorter than 7 minutes. (I'm spoiled from your awesome webinars. This is the only channel I support through Patreon )
I am unable to figure out how to add sub projects to a "parent" project. If you just hit the plus sign, you can create either/or. If you select sub project, it shows up as a separate entity. I was unable to find anything on their website or the demo YouTube videos. It's frustrating because I am a premium ToDoist subscriber and this is one of the perks.
Although this is the most helpful task manager app I've used,I must say. You can also create tasks from websites in the ToDoist Chrome browser extension which is just as awesome as creating a task from an email for me;)
Thanks ! I think I found a work-around. After creating a new sub-project, you can drag it to the desired parent task in the list of project folders.
Thanks for responding to my comment! +dottotech (edited for typos and clarity)
Thanks for the video... after a few days trying this out, i moved from Wunderlist to Todoist.
Check this video too: To do list + Project Management SUPER COMPARISON!
Would be nice to make a deep review on each like this one.
And keep up with the great quality videos Dotto! Really apreciated.
Best Regards from Brazil.
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The World Has Changed.
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The Flipside Is Being Ignored.
Not All Regulation Is Inherently Bad.
If we examine the full spectrum of regulation to this point on a global scale there is one common target most everywhere. That is the practice of exchanges. So far there has been little or not regulation, threatened or enacted, to protect investors from loss of funds due to security breaches.
Capitulation Is A Good Sign.