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Importing Tasks from CSV Files

CSV is a legacy standard for transferring data between applications. It is supported by most desktop applications, like MS Excel and many other products.


How to use it


Import CSV Files with task lists 


To import CSV files go to the "Share" tab, open the "Import" menu and select "Import from CSV File":



  • The "Import" menu is only available on the following platforms: Windows, macOS, UWP

  • The file format needs to be comma separated (not semicolon separated) 

  • The CSV file needs to contain all fields from the field list below in the defined order


Each import creates a new "CSV Import Project" as master and adds your tasks or projects from the file to this master project.


Export task lists as CSV Files


To export your task list as CSV file go to the "Share" tab and select "As CSV". 



  • The "As CSV" menu is available on the following platforms: Windows, macOS, UWP, iOS

  • The file format is comma separated (not semicolon separated) 

  • The CSV file contain all fields from the field list below in the defined order


Field definitions


CSV import and export assumes the following fileds in the CSV file. The file format needs to be UTF-8 encoded if you are using special characters.



  • Task ID - counter for your tasks (i.e. 1, 2, 3). To indicate subtasks separate number with a "." (i.e. 1.1, 1.1.3) 

  • "Type" - PROJECT or ACTION

  • "Name" - Task or project title with UTF-8 encoding

  • "Status" - Task status

  • "Project" - Contains the Project name for "ACTION" entries

  • "Context" - Default context for task (can only contain max 1 context)

  • "Start Date" - Start date for task or project

  • "Due Date" - Due date for task or project

  • "Completion Date" - Completion date for task or project

  • "Duration" - Planned task duration in Minutes

  • "Flagged" - "0" for unflagged, "1" for flagged

  • "Notes" - Comment field with UTF-8 encoding. Supports multi-line comments with proper encoding.


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