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Sync reminders workflow
While Toodledo for iOS does allow you to sync iOS reminders to Toodledo, which enables it to work with Siri, it's a bit limited. One thing that annoys me is that it won't put the reminder into a folder that matches the list name in iOS.
This prevents you from being able to say things like "add __ to my shopping list" or "add __ to my wish list" or "add __ to my TODO list."
Well, it turns out there's a workaround for that.
You'll need the following to make this work:
* Gmail or other email service that Workflow can integrate with to provide a "from" email address
* Your email access email address for Toodledo
* The reminders app set up with lists that match your folder names in Toodledo
Here is the workflow:
You will have to modify the "Send Email" actions for your email address and your Toodledo email access address.
How it works: It sends an email to Toodledo to add the item to your list. In the case of this workflow, it can add a star for important items and adds the folder name.
I recommend having this workflow be added to your Today view, for easy access.
Benefits: You can tell Siri to add items to specific lists, and assign priority.
Drawbacks: The workflow has to be run manually, and at the end you have to give it permission to delete the added items.
This is also a proof of concept that something like this is possible, so I'm rather disappointed that the Toodledo devs don't already do this with their reminders sync feature.
You can also accomplish the above by using IF (www.ifttt.com). I have it set up to automatically add anything from any reminders list to the appropriate folder in Toodledo. I can also automatically tag them, as well.
I have a separate IFTTT recipe for each reminder list. For most, I have it set up to go to that folder in Toodledo. Others are just tagged and sent to my catchall folder in Toodledo. A couple are just sent to Evernote.
This message was edited Jul 29, 2016.
I had some issues with IFTTT: It seems to check the iOS reminders for new items rather infrequently :(.
It appears to work much better when it is running in the background so I rarely close the app
That's too much hoop jumping.
This message was edited Sep 27, 2016.
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