How can I use Todoist with Amazon Echo?

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What is Amazon Echo?

Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly. All you have to do is ask.

What does the Todoist/Amazon Echo integration do?

Amazon Echo lets you dictate tasks and review today’s to-do list hands-free:

  • All the Todoist tasks you have due today will be added to your Alexa to-do list each morning
  • All the tasks on your Alexa to-do list will be added to your Todoist inbox with today’s due date
  • All the tasks in your Todoist “Alexa Shopping List” project will automatically be added to your Alexa Shopping List and vice versa
  • Any tasks you edit, complete or delete in Todoist will be automatically updated on your Alexa to-do list and vice versa

How to connect Todoist with Amazon Echo?

Open https://todoist.com/alexa/begin and follow the on-screen instructions.

How to use the Todoist/Amazon Echo integration?

Add tasks and shopping list items to Todoist by dictating them to your Echo device. When dictating a task, Todoist’s smart date recognition will automatically recognize and add any due date you say. For example, saying Alexa, add pay the rent every first of the month to my to-do list will automatically add a recurring task to “Pay the rent” to your Todoist due on the first of every month. The task will disappear from your Alexa to-do list until the day your task is due. Similarly, saying Hey Alexa, add Coffee to my shopping list will add a “Coffee” task to your Alexa Shopping List project in Todoist.

You can also quickly review all the tasks you have left for today any time by asking Alexa to read them to you.

How to disable the Todoist/Amazon Echo integration?

Open https://todoist.com/Users/viewPrefs?page=authorizations (Todoist > Settings > Authorizations) and click Revoke next to Alexa or open http://alexa.amazon.com/spa/index.html#settings/lists and click unlink next to Todoist.

Known problems with the integration

Amazon Echo currently supports one Todoist per device.

If you're getting duplicate Todoist tasks, try to disable the Amazon Alexa IFTTT recipe (or any other Amazon Alexa/Todoist automation).