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JWest

Posted: Dec 31, 2008
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It would be nice if you could email a CSV file to be imported into your task list.

This would provide a nice way to make new tasks while offline in the iPhone app, then queue them as email messages to be integrated into your list when your back online.
Jake

Toodledo Admin
Posted: Jan 01, 2009
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Thanks for the suggestion.
JWest

Posted: Jan 02, 2009
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Well, I played around with this a little. It could be much more powerful than it is. Here are a few more suggestions:

- use something more like the CSV format so that a non-Toddledo person can send us task requests via email with an intuitive format

- maybe using a form that we email them [first time only], they fill-in and email back

- put the sender's email into the Assignor field so we know where it comes from

- have a switch or field that lets us see proposed tasks and then accept them, rather than takes them all (reduces the risk of giving out our secret address

This way we could give our address to bosses, colleagues and wives and let them send us tasks, errands, chores, etc. Not only would it be useful, but it would also help spread the work about Toodledo.

[BTW I think Outlook lets you email task requests. The Outlook task request would be another format that you should import, like the calendar .ics attachment]


This message was edited Jan 02, 2009.
JWest

Posted: Jan 03, 2009
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It also appears that if you use a new foldername in an email task, Toodledo will NOT create a new folder. This is inconsistent with the CSV task import which DOES add a new folder when a new foldername is encountered.

This message was edited Jan 03, 2009.
Jake

Toodledo Admin
Posted: Jan 03, 2009
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This is to prevent spam sent to your address from making unwanted folders. Since the CSV import can only be done from a signed-in user, this is considered to be a safe action, so we can create folders. Email is not safe because anyone can send it in, so we take more precautions.
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