Save time and boost your productivity with Todoist's keyboard shortcuts.

Shortcuts when editing or inserting items

The input box must be in use for these shortcuts to work—make sure the text is highlighted, or your cursor is placed in the input box to use shortcuts.
Shortcut What it does
ESC Cancel current edit
Enter Save current item and append a new item below it
CTRL+Enter Save current item and append a new item above it
CTRL+LeftArrow Indent the item one time to the left. You can use this to create sub-items
CTRL+RightArrow Indent the item one time to the right. You can use this to create sub-items
CTRL+UpArrow Save current item and edit item above it
CTRL+DownArrow Save current item and edit item below it
CTRL+B, CTRL+I Insert syntax for bold or italic.

General shortcuts

These shortcuts can be used without selecting an item to edit.
Shortcut What it does
CTRL+Click or Shift+Click on task Select and update multiple tasks at once
Click on task's content Edit the task
q, CTRL+q Quickly add task from anywhere
a Add a new item to the bottom
A Add a new item to the top
/ Moves the focus to the query box
s Sort items by date
p Sort items by priority