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Sync GTD Outlook Addin Custom Fields
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educatedwarrior

Posted: Sep 08, 2009
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Hi. I have been using the Gettings Things Done Outlook for years - I can't live without it. It creates three custom fields in outlook called MetaProject, Project and Subproject. These three fields are used to group tasks by project and subproject of course.

The issue I have with Toodledo is I would like to synchronize these custom fields and be able to group them within Toodledo - this way my subtasks while be automatically associated with the corresponding project. Right now I have to to associate tasks and projects in two places - Outlook and Toodledo. Any plans for the future.
Anders

Posted: Sep 08, 2009
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Please try not to make duplicate posts. See my response here: https://www.toodledo.com/forums/1/2957/-16577/read.html
educatedwarrior

Posted: Sep 10, 2009
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Hi Anderson,

Sorry for the duplicate post. Are there any plans to add custom field and grouping on those fields in Toodledo. This is needed to integrate with custom fields created by the GTD Outlook Addin (Meta Project, Project, and Subproject). I sent an email to Chromatic Dragon and got a response from Keith. Here it is:

Thanks for the feedback.

Please bear in mind however that the Toodledo API does not support the creation of custom fields, therefore I can only sync Outlook information that I can map to Toodledo fields. I am not sure how I would go about mapping the extra field as there is no corresponding field in Toodledo that it could be sent to.



Hope that helps



Keith



Developer

Chromatic Dragon Software
Anders

Posted: Sep 10, 2009
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I don't know if Toodledo has definite plans for a custom field, but it has been suggested in the past, and I would guess it is a possibility for the future. One thing you could mention to Keith is that the Tag field is currently unused by the Outlook sync, and that field can be used for just about anything.
Jake

Toodledo Admin
Posted: Sep 11, 2009
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It could also be placed into the note.
IceHeartX

Posted: Sep 11, 2009
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does the outlook sync use goals? goals work really well as persistent short term projects, and it's not a default GTD field
Jake

Toodledo Admin
Posted: Sep 11, 2009
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You'll have to ask the developer about that, since we didn't make the outlook sync tool.

http://www.chromadrake.com/ChromaticDragon/software/ToodledoSyncInfo.aspx
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