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Posted: Aug 04, 2011
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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:
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:

This message was edited Aug 04, 2011.

Posted: Aug 24, 2011
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I say bravo. An elegant solution for many situations. It was quick and easy and so far perfect for the application I had.

Posted: Aug 24, 2011
Score: 1 Reference
Awesome trick! I just put http// 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.

Posted: Aug 25, 2011
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Nice tip! Thanks.

Posted: Aug 31, 2011
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Somebody knows how to do this with Outlook 2010?



This message was edited Aug 31, 2011.

Posted: Aug 31, 2011
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Yes it's virtually the same... select folders... which is in the middle of the screen...

Posted: Oct 20, 2011
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So cool! Thanks much!

Posted: Nov 02, 2011
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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..

Posted: Nov 03, 2011
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That's slick. I really like it.

Posted: Nov 04, 2011
Score: -1 Reference
Excellent trick ! Thanks !

Posted: Nov 19, 2011
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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.

Posted: Nov 20, 2011
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very cool. I disagree with the "stupid solution", I thought it was slick. :)

Posted: Nov 21, 2011
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Really neat trick. Thanks!

Posted: Nov 25, 2011
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Posted by dan.julian:

awesome!! thank you very much for the sharing!

Posted: Nov 25, 2011
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Hmmm ... I seem to be missing something about this trick.
Why not just open Toodledo in a browser?

Posted: Nov 27, 2011
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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!
James Mintert

Posted: Nov 30, 2011
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How do you do this in Outlook 2011 on a Mac?
Faisal Mahmoud

Posted: Dec 02, 2011
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Great tip, much appreciated!

Posted: Dec 10, 2011
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THANK YOU!!! This is exactly what I've been looking for!

Posted: Dec 16, 2011
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Anybody tried this solution?

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