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dan.julian

Posted: Aug 04, 2011
Score: 22



Hi All,

So maybe this isn't a helpful hint for many people, but it was nice for my purposes.

Goal = Integrate Toodledo w/ Outlook 2007.
Problem = Nothing exists which does this, and which maps my fields properly. (Chromadrake's software isn't working for me. It won't map my subtasks.)
Problem #2 = I'm techno-incompetent.

Stupid Solution =
1) In Outlook 2007, in the upper right hand corner, select "New" --> "New Folder."
2) In the pop-up, create a name for the folder (I used "Toodledo") and set it to "Task Items" in the dropdown, and select "Tasks" as the location for the new folder.
3) Right-click on the new "Toodledo" folder, and select "Properties."
4) In the pop-up, click the "Home Page" tab, and enter the following: http://www.toodledo.com/slim
5) Select "Show home page by default for this folder"
6) Hit "OK."
7) Enjoy the minimalistic Toodledo site within your Outlook tasks folder.

Now, I know this is not true integration with Outlook, but it's better than nothing. And, if your Outlook has a blue color scheme, it even fits with the general look.

If someone can recommend a better approach, please do!

PS - If you prefer a certain view on load-up, try the following instead:
http://www.toodledo.com/slim/#_hotlist
http://www.toodledo.com/slim/#_astar
http://www.toodledo.com/slim/#_folders
etc....


This message was edited Aug 04, 2011.
robert.rasmussen

Posted: Aug 24, 2011
Score: 0



I say bravo. An elegant solution for many situations. It was quick and easy and so far perfect for the application I had.
harrymac1972

Posted: Aug 24, 2011
Score: 1



Awesome trick! I just put http//www.toodledo.com instead and I get the same as site right in Outlook. (Better for me as it hides deferred tasks ($Hold, $Waiting, etc)... and future start dates, etc).
Very nice, thanks much.
arryawke

Posted: Aug 25, 2011
Score: 1



Nice tip! Thanks.
Goring

Posted: Aug 31, 2011
Score: 1



Somebody knows how to do this with Outlook 2010?

Thanks

Ed


This message was edited Aug 31, 2011.
Chris_1294348363

Posted: Aug 31, 2011
Score: 0



Yes it's virtually the same... select folders... which is in the middle of the screen...
sheila.madhani

Posted: Oct 20, 2011
Score: -1



So cool! Thanks much!
Joseph_Loporto

Posted: Nov 02, 2011
Score: -1



Thank you so much for posting this tip. This solved my problem of continuing to use Outlook as a Task manager with my HP Touchpad.. What a great way to achieve the desired result..
rockpddude

Posted: Nov 03, 2011
Score: 2



That's slick. I really like it.
robmutsaars

Posted: Nov 04, 2011
Score: -1



Excellent trick ! Thanks !
Rick.Sahni

Posted: Nov 19, 2011
Score: 1



Nice and easy tip. As said, not a true integration but as close as you can get if you have outlook and toodledo as your task managing tools.
vrrmmrydr

Posted: Nov 20, 2011
Score: -1



very cool. I disagree with the "stupid solution", I thought it was slick. :)
DreamWiz

Posted: Nov 21, 2011
Score: 1



Really neat trick. Thanks!
sAn.L

Posted: Nov 25, 2011
Score: 1



Posted by dan.julian:


awesome!! thank you very much for the sharing!
Purveyor

Posted: Nov 25, 2011
Score: 0



Hmmm ... I seem to be missing something about this trick.
Why not just open Toodledo in a browser?
rajthejaswi

Posted: Nov 27, 2011
Score: 0



This is very convenient for someone who uses Outlook for all other PIM activities. While it is the same as opening in a browser, this has more of a "unified" feeling for Outlook users.

I use Outlook at work all day, so it is always open. This makes it convenient for to add tasks all day long as emails pop-up. Very simple trick, but very effective and useful. Thanks, dan.julian!
jamesmintert

Posted: Nov 30, 2011
Score: -1



How do you do this in Outlook 2011 on a Mac?
Faisal Mahmoud

Posted: Dec 02, 2011
Score: 0



Great tip, much appreciated!
pete.garin

Posted: Dec 10, 2011
Score: 1



THANK YOU!!! This is exactly what I've been looking for!
sutadur

Posted: Dec 16, 2011
Score: -1



Anybody tried this solution?

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

There is no more support from the developers, but it works.
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