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Todoist is an application that helps you organize your week. It allows you to create simple tasks with descriptions and check them off as they are completed. Although it’s not a full-blown project management suite of tools, it does allow you to break things up into projects and add tasks to them.

It’s pretty basic, but sometimes basic is exactly what you need, especially for small or medium-sized projects that don’t require the likes of Gantt charts. And for those who prefer board views, Todoist has you covered with a kanban-like view.

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For those who want the easiest method of interacting with Todoist, the browser extension might be the best route. And given Opera has become my default web browser of late, I was thrilled to find out there was a Todoist extension ready to be installed. Let me show you how to install it and connect it to your Todoist account.

What you’ll need to install the Opera Todoist extension

The only things you’ll need for this are a running instance of the Opera browser and a valid Todoist account. That’s it, let’s get this extension installed and working.

How to install the Todoist Opera extension

Open Opera, and point it to the Todoist extension page. On that page, click Add To Opera (Figure A).

Figure A

The Todoist Opera extension page.
The Todoist Opera extension page.

Once the extension is installed, click the cube icon in the Opera toolbar. From the dropdown (Figure B), click the Pin icon for Todoist, so the icon is pinned to the toolbar, and you always have quick access to it.

Figure B

Pinning the Todoist extension to the Opera toolbar.
Pinning the Todoist extension to the Opera toolbar.

You should now see the Todoist icon on your toolbar (Figure C).

Figure C

The Todoist icon is the red square with the chevron pattern.
The Todoist icon is the red square with the chevron pattern.

How to use the Todoist Opera extension

Before you click the Todoist icon, make sure to log into your Todoist account in Opera. After you’ve successfully authenticated, click the Todoist icon, and you should see your default Todoist view (Figure D), where you can start interacting with your Todoist account.

Figure D

The Todoist Board view as seen in the Opera extension.
The Todoist Board view as seen in the Opera extension.

In my case, I’ve set the view to board, but it can easily be changed by clicking the View icon in the dropdown, clicking the View dropdown, and selecting List of Board (Figure E).

Figure E

Switching the default Todoist view in the Opera extension.
Switching the default Todoist view in the Opera extension.

You can now start interacting with Todoist from a simple browser extension.

Work smarter

With this easy-to-use extension, you can simplify your Todoist workflow, simply because you won’t have to worry about always having the app open in a separate tab. That will not only ease your interaction with Todoist, but it’ll also save on system resources. That’s a win-win for everyone. As always, work smarter, not harder.

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