Import tasks from Wunderlist

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Importing your tasks from Wunderlist to Todoist is a smart long term decision. By switching over to Todoist, you’ll be able to improve and organize your task management across all your devices and lead a calmer, more organized life.

In order to make things as simple as possible, we’ve created a Wunderlist importer tool that only takes a few steps to complete.

  • A new project called Wunderlist import will be created in your Todoist.
  • All your Wunderlist folders and projects will appear as sub-projects under this parent project.
  • All your Wunderlist tasks, sub-tasks, reminders, notes, and files will be imported to their corresponding projects.
  • You will be able to re-arrange and edit all your imported projects as you would with other Todoist projects.

Here’s how to start the import: 

  1. Open the Wunderlist Importer on your computer
  2. Click Start Import.
  3. Sign in to your Wunderlist account (if you haven’t already).
  4. You’ll be asked to authorize access to Wunderlist. Click Authorizeauthorize.png
  5. Todoist will start importing your tasks from Wunderlist. It should only take a few minutes at the most. import_tasks.png
  6. When the upload is complete, you will see the completion screen. success.png
  7. You’re done! Your Wunderlist tasks, folders, comments, reminders and more will now be in the Wunderlist import project in Todoist. If you have any questions about the specifics of the import, check out the FAQ below.



FAQs

Q: What happens to my Wunderlist folders?

A: Your Wunderlist folders will transfer intuitively to become parent projects in Todoist, with all your sub-folders listed as sub-projects in Todoist.

If you have over 200 tasks in a folder in Wunderlist, the folder will be split into multiple projects when transferred over to Todoist, with a numbered naming convention like “Folder (1)”, “Folder (2)”, “Folder (3)”, etc. From there, you can easily rename these projects in Todoist to suit your needs.

Q: What happens to my Wunderlist reminders?

A: Your reminders are transferred over to Todoist just as they are. You can read more about how reminders work in Todoist here.

Q: What happens to my Wunderlist repeated/recurrent tasks?

A: While your Wunderlist repeated/recurrent tasks will transfer, their recurrence is unfortunately lost. Only the first task is imported and the task will lose their recurrence/repeated status. However, you can easily re-add the recurrence using the instructions here.

Q: What happens to my Wunderlist subtasks?

A: Subtasks will be carried over naturally as child tasks to the parent task. You can read about how subtasks work in Todoist here.

Q: What happens to my Wunderlist attachments?

A: Attachments will be ported over to Todoist as comments that include a link to the attachment file.

Note that the attachment file will be linked to the Wunderlist server, so it’s best to download them and re-upload them as Todoist task file attachments.

Q: Will my Wunderlist tasks still show who they are assigned to?

A: Unfortunately, the assignment information will not be carried over in the import. However, you can re-assign the tasks once you're in Todoist and have shared the project with your team.

Q: What happens to my Wunderlist shared projects?

A: When you import, your Wunderlist shared projects will be converted to single person projects in Todoist. However, you can easily re-share them in Todoist.

Q: What happens to my Wunderlist task comments?

A: Your task comments will be imported into their respective Todoist tasks.

However, if you were working on a shared project with others, all of their comments will have you as the author. All comment times will be set to the time of the import.

Q: What happens to my Wunderlist starred tasks?

A: The tasks themselves will be transferred over, but unfortunately the starred status will not be carried over in Todoist. However, you can set priority levels or add custom labels like "@important" to tasks in Todoist. You can quickly pull up all tasks with a certain priority level or label. 

Q: What happens to my Wunderlist Inbox?

A: In Todoist, these tasks will be transferred to a project called “inbox”, which will be a sub-project of your Wunderlist project. They won't automatically be transferred into your Todoist Inbox, but you can move the entire group of tasks to your Inbox easily.

Q: What happens to my completed tasks in Wunderlist?

A: Unfortunately, Todoist won't be able to import your completed tasks from Wunderlist. However, you will be able to view any future completed tasks in Todoist.