Todoist is one of the leading productivity tools on the market for tracking your to do items and they do it well. There’s a massive amount of functionality to streamline processes and increase your efficiency, the latest improvement to this is a real-time integration with Google Calendar.
Setup is simple: Log into the web app, open settings, Integrations and connect your calendar.
As a heavy Google user and someone who now relies on Todoist, the practicality of it is wonderful. The sync is real-time and two way, offering the ability to add tasks via calendar and vice versa. The Todoist tasks are added to your Google Calendar (your choice of which calendar stream it uses) and can block out a set period of time around tasks that have a due date and time, as well as the configurable ability to either add tasks without a due date as an all day event or not map them at all.
The Todoist Blog covers all the detail you need to know about the newly added integration as well as some useful information such as this.
Quick Tip: You can set a custom event duration from Todoist on a task by task basis by typing something like [80m] into the task name. When you save the task, “[80m]” will be removed from the task name and a new Google Calendar event will be created with a duration of 1 hour and 20 minutes. For now, this will only work using “m” (for minutes).
The continued development of their product is clearly one of the reasons that they’re at the pointy end of the productivity field.
What missing functionality would get you over the line and using Todoist?