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Todoist to Joplin


Import your Todoist data into Joplin

Additional Information

Maintainers: hjonin
Minimum app version:2.8
Downloads: This version:354
Last updated:2023-03-31T14:06:21Z

Joplin Todoist Plugin

This is a plugin that let you import your active projects from Todoist, into TODO notes inside a TODO-IST folder in Joplin.


  • From Joplin desktop open Options - Plugins, search for "todoist to joplin" and install.
  • Set your Todoist API token in the configuration screen.


The main two files you will want to look at are:

  • /src/index.ts, which contains the entry point for the plugin source code.
  • /src/manifest.json, which is the plugin manifest. It contains information such as the plugin a name, version, etc.


  • Make sure you have Node.js and Joplin installed.
  • Install dependencies:
npm install

Building the plugin

The plugin is built using Webpack, which creates the compiled code in /dist. A JPL archive will also be created at the root, which can use to distribute the plugin.

To build the plugin, simply run npm run dist.

The project is setup to use TypeScript, although you can change the configuration to use plain JavaScript.

Updating the plugin framework

To update the plugin framework, run npm run update.

In general this command tries to do the right thing - in particular it's going to merge the changes in package.json and .gitignore instead of overwriting. It will also leave "/src" as well as untouched.

The file that may cause problem is "webpack.config.js" because it's going to be overwritten. For that reason, if you want to change it, consider creating a separate JavaScript file and include it in webpack.config.js. That way, when you update, you only have to restore the line that include your file.


  • [ ] Better syncing: handle duplicate projects/notes