Interacting with imported tasks

Learn how Todoist tasks behave inside of Sunsama


Once a Todoist task is imported, it's embedded inside a Sunsama task. This article explains how data flows between Todoist and Sunsama and where you should do your work.


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Imported tasks · 0:22

Once a Todoist task is imported into Sunsama, it becomes a Sunsama task, with an embedded Todoist task. You can identify a task that came from Todoist via the Todoist logo on the card.

Viewing Todoist details · 0:28

Click on a Sunsama task that's linked to Todoist to see a preview of your Todoist task embedded inside the Sunsama task.

Interacting with Sunsama specific task information · 0:49

Your associated Sunsama task acts like a worksheet for your Todoist task. Inside your Sunsama task, you can add notes, time tracking information, subtasks, and comments without messing with your Todoist task. Use your Sunsama task to track the minutia of the task that your collaborators might not care about inside of Todoist.

Understanding synced fields · 1:12

Currently there are two "synced" fields between Sunsama and Todoist. The Todoist icon at the top of the task page tells you which fields are synchronized. By default:

  • If you change the due date in Todoist the Sunsama task's start date will change. The "start date" is the day column the task shows on in Sunsama. If you change the "start date" in Sunsama, the Todoist task's due date will update (only if it already had some due date). NOTE: This is not true for recurring Todoist tasks (see below).
  • If you complete the task in Sunsama or in Todoist both the Sunsama task and Todoist task will show as completed.

Understanding recurring tasks · 2:04

If you import a recurring task from Todoist into Sunsama, you'll be importing that one instance of the recurring task.

The Todoist due date and the Sunsama start date are not synced for recurring Todoist tasks. For example, if you change the start date of the task in Sunsama, that will not affect the due date in Todoist, and vice versa.

When you check it off in Sunsama, that particular instance of the recurring task in Todoist is completed and the next instance will be created in Todoist. You'll see the task in the integration panel (and Todoist) update to show you the next instance, which you can then import in the next day, or the next week.