Comments and Files

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If you need to add some more information about a task but don't want to change the task name, Todoist allows you to add quick, convenient task comments.

When you hover over a task, you'll see an icon next to its name, which allows you to add a comment and see how many comments you've added to each task:

Click on the comment icon to add as much task information as you'd like. Once the comment has been added, you can delete or edit it anytime.


Todoist offers native support for files and an integration with Dropbox and Google Drive. You can attach, share and access files like images, documents and spreadsheets from within Todoist – and Dropbox and Google Drive – from anywhere to any task, from any project.

If you don't have time to type, you can simply record audio files to add quick comments and play them from within Todoist.

How to upload and share a file

  1. Hover over a task and click the note icon next to its name.
  2. Click on the upload icon, then choose the location you’d like to upload a file from: your computer, Google Drive or Dropbox.
  3. Browse through your files and click the name of the file you’d like to attach. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the file into the notes view window.

To share multiple files, hold the Ctrl (PC) or ⌘ (Mac) key while selecting your files. On your mobile device, check several files to upload them all at once.

How to record and attach an audio note

  1. Hover over a task and click the note icon next to its name.
  2. Click on the microphone icon, click Record to record an audio note and then click Attach to attach it to the task.
  3. To play recorded audio note, click Play.

If you’d like to remove a file or an audio note you’ve attached to a task, click the trash icon to the left of the file name.

You can upload and share files up to 20MB in size. If you’d like to send attachments that are larger than this, you can insert from Google Drive or Dropbox instead.

How to view and download a file

To instantly view and download a file from the task note, click the file thumbnail. Your files are saved to your computer in the default download location set by your browser or any location your specified before starting the download process. You can also print files directly from your browser using its built-in print support.

What file formats are supported

All file formats are being supported.

File sharing for free and premium users

Free users who have shared projects with others will be able to share files via Google Drive and Dropbox as well as access files uploaded by others. Those free users who have not shared any projects will not be able to access the files feature. Todoist Premium users can share files to tasks using Todoist’s built-in service, Google Drive, and Dropbox as well as access them from anywhere.

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