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Learn how to be more productive today with one of the most powerful task management tools available.
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  • Lectures 25
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2015 English

Course Description

You can be more productive right now. Learn how by taking full advantage of the popular task management tool Todoist. Millions of people around the world rely on Todoist every day to help them get stuff done.

We'll start this course by getting an overview of Todoist's interface. We'll get familiar with some of the terminology and features you'll come across when using Todoist. Some of hte features we'll cover include:

  • Understanding projects
  • Adding and using labels
  • Search queries and syntax
  • Saved searches with filters
  • Gamification with Todoist karma
  • Setting up mobile, location and time-based reminders

After we're familiar with some of the core fundamental concepts, we'll start learning some more advanced features. We'll learn how to add attachments from our computer, Dropbox or Google Drive. We'll learn how to share projects, assign tasks to others and how we can save time by using project templates.

If you're like me, you probably get a lot of emails. So we'll learn how we can email tasks to Todoist and even how we can set up Gmail filters to automatically send things to Todoist. We'll also learn how we can use popular tools such as IFTTT and Zapier to automate creating tasks in Todoist.

We'll wrap up this course by learning some general tips and tricks and how we can both back up our data and be more secure with Todoist.

By the end of this course, you'll be armed with the tools you need to be a more productive and effective person using Todoist's powerful features.

What are the requirements?

  • You should be familiar with general web practices, such as navigating websites and installing browser extensions.
  • Before following along with this course, you should have a Todoist Premium account. You can follow along with a free Todoist account, but you won't be able to take advantage of many of the advanced features.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand how to navigate Todoist's many features.
  • Take advantage of many of Todoist's hidden, more advanced features.
  • Start getting things done by integrating Todoist with other tools you use.

Who is the target audience?

  • This Todoist course is meant for anyone who needs to get familiar with Todoist's interface, features and wants to dig deeper into being more productive with it. This course isn't for someone who's just looking to play around with Todoist, but instead is targeted at someone who needs to start being more productive as soon as possible.
  • While Todoist's mobile apps are powerful and definitely something you should be using, this course focuses on Todoist's web interface to discuss the features and tools.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Todoist basics

In this video we'll set the expectations for this course.


After completing this lecture, you'll have a good understanding of where things are located in Todoist's interface and how to navigate it.


After completing this lecture, you'll know how to add tasks in Todoist.

Section 2: Todoist's features

Let's learn about creating, editing and archiving projects.


With this video, we'll learn about organizing tasks in Todoist with labels.


Can't find the task you want? Searching is a powerful feature of Todoist to help us find what we need.


Once you've found searches that help you be more productive, saving them for later use is done through filters.


Todoist's form of gamification is done through Karma. Let's learn more about this fun feature!


What's the point of adding tasks if we can't remember to do them? Adding reminders is key to getting your tasks done when or were you need them to be done.

Section 3: Advanced Todoist

Easily access documents, images and files from your computer, Dropbox or Google Drive. You can even record your audio notes directly in Todoist for later reminder.


Let's look at some tips for organizing our tasks in our projects.


Working with others can be a great way to collaborate.


You can save a lot of time by templating your projects in Todoist.


If you're like me, there's a ton of tasks that come through email. You can send these to Todoist through emails.

Section 4: Using Todoist's integrations

Learn how you can use Gmail's filters to add tasks to Todoist automatically. This lets you focus on being productive instead of spending time adding tasks unnecessarily.


Want to see a calendar version of Todoist? Use iCal to see when your tasks are due.


Todoist in your browser can help you be more productive as you're browsing the web.


When you get an email that requires an action, add it into Todoist to remember to do it later.

Section 5: Integrating Todoist with third-party tools

If This Then That (IFTTT) is a popular automation website. Learn how to integrate it with Todoist to speed up your workflows.


Zapier is a popular automation website. Learn how to integrate it with Todoist to speed up your workflows.

Section 6: Tips and tricks in Todoist

Learn some general tips and tricks to improve your productivity.


Learn how you can change Todoist's version to revert back to a previous version or update to the latest.


Keep your data secure by backing up all of your data.


When you add an integration with Todoist, you're allowing that app access to your tasks. If you ever want to remove those integrations, you should remove the authorization.

Section 7: Course summary

Finishing this course certainly isn't the end of being productive. Get some tips for what to do next.

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Instructor Biography

Dan LeFebvre, Best-selling author and productivity expert

Thanks for stopping by. I'm a best-selling author, and a 3D generalist, photographer, podcaster and blogger. For over a decade, I've worked to become more productive in my career while allowing myself time to follow my personal goals on the side. In that time, I've found success in the productivity space as I've written a few books to share my processes. Now, I'm hoping to continue helping you be more productive here at Udemy. Got questions? Let me know!

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