Importing To-Dos From Other Apps

Last Updated: Oct 25, 2016 12:20PM CEST

If you’d like to import to-dos from other apps into Things for Mac, you can try these AppleScripts.

We don’t maintain all of these AppleScripts, so we can’t guarantee that they’ll work as you expect. It’s always a good idea to back up your data before running any scripts.

How to Use the AppleScripts

  1. Download the AppleScript you’d like to use via the Download AppleScript link.
  2. Locate the downloaded file and double-click it. This will launch the AppleScript Editor .
  3. In the toolbar, click the green ▶ Run button.

Import from OmniFocus 2 (Pro)

Imports projects and to-dos with due dates and notes, converts top-level folders to areas, and contexts to tags. Once downloaded, you’ll need to right-click this app to run it. Please note that only the Pro version of OmniFocus provides AppleScript support, so it will only work if you have that version installed.

Download Importer

Created by Cultured Code.

Import from Outlook for Mac

When you run the script, you’ll be provided with some options for including projects, completed to-dos, categories, and priorities. Notes will be imported as HTML markup.

Download AppleScript

Created by Cultured Code.

Import from Toodledo

Uses a Toodledo XML export file. Imports to-dos with due dates, notes, and contexts as tags. Creates projects from your project folders. To-dos without a project go into the Next list.

Download AppleScript

Created by Sean Collier. Some changes by Winnie Teichmann. Further changes by Cultured Code.

Import from a plaintext file

Creates a to-do for each line in a plaintext file. If you hit ⇥ Tab after a title, the text that follows will be imported as a note: title ⇥ Tab note

Download AppleScript

Creator unknown. Some changes by Jeremy Hubert.

If you would like to suggest changes or send us a new AppleScript, write us an email.

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