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Michel-orgmode is a fork of michel which serves as a bridge between an org-mode textfile and a google-tasks task list. It can push/pull org-mode text files to/from google tasks.



At the first run, you will be shown a URL. Click it, and authorize michel. You're done!

The authorization token is stored in $XDG_DATA_HOME/michel/oauth.dat. This is the only information stored.

Command line options

usage: michel [-h] (--push | --pull | --sync) [--orgfile FILE]
              [--listname LISTNAME]

optional arguments:
    -h, --help           show this help message and exit
    --push               replace LISTNAME with the contents of
    --pull               replace FILE with the contents of
    --sync               synchronize changes between FILE and
    --orgfile FILE       An org-mode file to push from / pull to
    --listname LISTNAME  A GTasks list to pull from / push to (default list if

Org-mode Syntax

This script currently only supports a subset of the org-mode format. The following elements are mapped mapped between google-tasks and an org-mode file:

  • Indented Tasks <-> Number of preceding asterisks
  • Task Notes <-> Headline's body text
  • Checked-off / crossed-out <-> Headline is marked as DONE

Installation Dependencies

The michel.py script runs under Linux (not tested on other platforms yet). To run the script, you need to install the following dependencies:



  • License: Public Domain
  • Original author: Christophe-Marie Duquesne (blog post)
  • Author of org-mode version: Mark Edgington (bitbucket site)


Patches are welcome, as long as they keep the source simple and short.