If you are moving from another program to Get It Done you can easily import your tasks into the app.

You will first have to format your spreadsheet into the correct format so that Get It Done understands your data.

The first row is very important, this tells us what type of data is in each column. The column names must match these exactly:

  • Name
    • This is the name of the task.
  • Completed (optional)
    • The date the task was completed.
  • Due Date (optional)
    • The date the task is due.
  • Area (optional)
    • The area the task is in.
  • Project (optional)
    • The project the task is in.
  • Tags (optional)
    • The tags associated with the task. Tags are separated by a comma and a space (, ).
  • Note (optional)
    • The note of the task.
  • Focus (optional)
    • The focus of the task. This should have one of the following values: Inbox, Today, Next, Someday, or Trash. If this is not defined then we create the new task in your Inbox.

The rest of the rows in the spreadsheet contain the data to import. Here is a sample of what your spreadsheet might look like:

The next step is very important too. The file needs to be saved in "Comma Separated Values (.csv)" format. If you are creating the spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel you will need to go to "File -> Save As..." then choose "Comma Separated Values (.csv)" from the File Format menu:

All that is left to do now is to tell Get It Done where your spreadsheet is. 

  • Click on Import/Export at the bottom of the screen.
  • Click on "Import from spreadsheet". Note that this option may not be available on all devices, you may need to go to https://app4.getitdoneapp.com to import your tasks.

And thats it! If you have a large number of tasks or are on a slow internet connection then this process may take a while to complete.