Quick Start to Todoist
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Quick Start to Todoist

Learn how to be more productive today with one of the most powerful task management tools available.
4.6 (25 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
143 students enrolled
Created by Dan LeFebvre
Last updated 1/2016
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • 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.
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  • 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.

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 the 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.

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.
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Curriculum For This Course
25 Lectures
Todoist basics
3 Lectures 15:46

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

Preview 02:48

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

Preview 06:37

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

Preview 06:21
Todoist's features
6 Lectures 47:55

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.

Advanced Todoist
5 Lectures 28:34

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.

Adding attachments

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

Sorting tasks in projects

Working with others can be a great way to collaborate.

Sharing projects

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

Project templates

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

Emailing to projects
Using Todoist's integrations
4 Lectures 17:24

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.

Setting up Gmail filters to send tasks to Todoist

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

Setting up Todoist's iCal in Google Calendar

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

Using Todoist's browser extension

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

Using Todoist in Gmail
Integrating Todoist with third-party tools
2 Lectures 16:57

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

IFTTT integration

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

Zapier integration
Tips and tricks in Todoist
4 Lectures 11:57

Learn some general tips and tricks to improve your productivity.

Task tips and tricks

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

Updating and reverting Todoist

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

Backing up Todoist

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.

Staying secure with authorizations
Course summary
1 Lecture 02:09

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

Course summary and what to do next
About the Instructor
Dan LeFebvre
4.4 Average rating
1,561 Reviews
6,431 Students
8 Courses
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!