In Todoist, labels are used to indicate contexts for your tasks, which enables sorting and list generation. For example, you can label all your shopping tasks. Then, the next time you go shopping, simply query Todoist for that label, and you'll generate a list of all your shopping-labeled tasks.
How to label tasks
Labels consist of the @ symbol, followed by the label word, with no spaces. A shopping label could be @shopping. You can use any number of labels to create different task categories, such as shopping, home, gym, work, school, and fun.
Here's an example: To add home and shopping labels to a task, type @home @shopping in the text for the task:
When you click 'Add task' to save, your task will be rendered with linked labels:
How to filter tasks using labels
To retrieve all the tasks with a certain label, simply enter the label in the query box:
||Your query results show
||All tasks that are labeled with @shopping
||All tasks that are labeled with @home and @gym
|today, overdue @home
||All tasks that are overdue, due today, and labeled with @home
|7 days @home
||All tasks for the next 7 days that are labeled with @home
||All your labeled tasks, with the ability to add, remove, and color labels
How to auto complete labels?
Todoist Premium can auto complete your labels. To use auto completion, simply type @ and the first few letters of the label, and you'll be provided with a dropdown option or options:
Edit and color your labels
With Todoist Premium, you can edit, delete, and color your labels. Here's how:
The label overview looks like this:
- Run a query for your labels by clicking on the @ link. This returns a list of all your labels.
- Open the labels menu by clicking on the gear icon next to the label you want to edit ()
- This opens the following menu: