Todoist has long been my favorite task manager for iOS. I use it every single day to make sure I stay on schedule with work and personal tasks. One thing I do always find myself missing with most task managers is the ability to quickly dictate something to Siri and have it added to my task list, which is something you can easily do with the stock Reminders app.
So you can imagine my excitement when I found an IFTTT recipe that allows me to add tasks to a reminders list, which can then automatically be added to Todoist.
How to add Todoist tasks with Siri and IFTTT
Once you have this workflow set up, IFTT will do the heavy lifting and automatically import anything you dictate to Siri to your Todoist account. The first thing you have to do is enable a simple recipe in IFTTT:
- Launch IFTTT and tap on the recipes button.
- Tap on the plus icon in the top right corner.
- Search for Todoist and find the recipe called Use Siri to create Todoist reminders or a similar variation. Note: There are a few different versions of this recipe that have been created by different authors, all of them should do the same thing.
- In the recipe’s settings, you can choose the Reminders task list you want added to Todoist.
- Save the recipe.
That’s pretty much all there is to it. Now whenever you dictate a reminder to Siri and add it to the specified list, it will automatically be added to the Todoist list you’ve specified.
For example, I’ve made a list called “Tasks” in the Reminders app that I use as my IFTTT trigger. I can say something like “Add Call Brian to my tasks list.” Siri adds it to my Tasks list in Reminders. IFTTT will detect it and automatically import it to my inbox in Todoist where I can sort it however I want.
You can of course take this one step further and set up a specific list and have IFTTT auto-import tasks to a certain list, etc. I prefer using the Inbox as a catch all I can deal with later, you can however set this up in whatever way you’d like.
Give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments!