How to Import Tasks from Palm on the Mac

Many people use PDAs with the Palm OS. This page will explain how to transfer your to-do list from your Palm into Toodledo.

Note: The newest version of the Windows Palm Desktop software has changed the format of the exported file in a way that makes it impossible for Toodledo to import. If you are still running (or have access) to an older version of Palm Desktop, you can use the following instructions.

If your palm export file will not work, then you may have luck using the Dba2CSV program located at www.dba2csv.com, and then using our CSV Importer.



Synchronize your PDA with the Palm Desktop Software

If you have not done so already, you will need to download and install the Palm Desktop software from Palm and follow the instructions to synchronize your PDA with your computer.


Export a file from Palm Desktop


Windows PC
  1. Click the "To Do" icon inside Palm Desktop.
  2. Select "Export" from the file menu.
  3. From the Export Type drop down menu, select "To Do Archive (*.tda)".
  4. From the Range field, select the "All" radio button.
  5. Save the file to your computer.
Mac OS X
  1. Select "Export" from the file menu.
  2. From the Module drop down menu, select "To Dos".
  3. From the Format drop down menu, select "Tab & Return".
  4. Save the file to your computer.


Import into Toodledo

  1. Sign in to your 'Toodledo' account.
  2. Click on the 'Tools' menu at the top of the page and select 'Import / Export'.
  3. In the 'Palm PDA Import' section, click 'Browse...'
  4. Locate the file on your computer that we created in steps above.
  5. Click 'Upload' and confirm that everything looks correct.
  6. Click 'Save Changes'.
  7. Please note that completed tasks will not be imported.
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