How can I use Todoist with Outlook?

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Easily add an Outlook email to Todoist using the Todoist for Outlook plugin. Here’s how it works:


  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.
After you install the plugin, you can also 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.
Todoist for Outlook will only work in Outlook 2007 or higher.


Q: I'm having trouble using Todoist for Outlook. What can I do to fix it?

A: Here are a few tips that might help you get Todoist for Outlook up and running:

  • Clear your add-in cache (ex. C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Todoist\Outlook\).  Note that you can just delete all the contents of this folder as it will be just recreated once you log in again.
  • Reinstall the add-in.
  • If the add-in causes Outlook to crash, disable other plugins to identify if a conflict is causing the problem.
  • Try a different proxy option - this is useful when the add-in is showing up as blank.