Todoist Quick Add V2 - With Notes and Reminders

Posted by davenicholls, Last update almost 6 years ago

Version 2 of my Todoist Quick Add API Action.

Modified to use the new Credential object. You will be prompted for your API token during the first run of the action. Subsequent runs will retrieve the token automatically.

This version adds the ability to include an optional Note and/or Reminder with the task.

Because the Quick Add API is used tasks can be added to specific projects and with specific due dates/times e.g.:

Buy beer tomorrow 1pm #Party p1
Call Pete #Work friday 3pm

The new functionality adds two new parameters, which should be added after the main task text:

–note : Allows a note to be included
–reminder : Allows a reminder time to be included

Because ‘–‘ is used to indicate the options it cannot be used as part of any regular text.

Each task can include either or both as required e.g.:

Call Fred tomorrow 9pm
Call Joe Wednesday 4pm –note This is a note
Call Pete Thursday 3pm –reminder Thursday 2:30pm
Call Sue Friday 6pm –note Add a note –reminder Friday 5:45pm
Call Helen Saturday 2pm –reminder Saturday 1pm –note One more note


  • script

    var credential = Credential.create("Todoist", "Todoist API");
    credential.addTextField("token", "Token");
    // check to see if draft is blank
    var content = draft.content;
    var check = content.length;
    if (content.length == 0) {
    	alert("Draft is blank");
    	context.cancel("Draft was blank");
    // Call API for each line in a draft
    var newDraft = "";
    // split draft and loop over lines
    var lines = draft.content.split("\n");
    var http = HTTP.create(); // create HTTP object
    for (var line of lines) {
    	if (line.length == 0) {
    	else {
    		var parts = line.split("--")
    		var params = {"token":credential.getValue("token"),"text":parts[0]}
    		if (parts.length != 1) {
    			for (i = 1; i < parts.length; i++) {
    				var opt=parts[i].split(" ",1);
    				switch (String(opt)) {
    					case 'note':
    					case "reminder":
    					  	console.log("Bad parameter - "+ opt);
    						break;								}
    		var response = http.request({
    		  	"url": "",
    	  		"method": "POST",
    		  	"data": params
    		if (response.success) {
    			newDraft+= line + " - OK\n"
    		else {
    			newDraft+= line + " - Failed\n"


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