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Widget text size (It's huge...)


I would really like to be able to resize widget text. As it is, I can fit barely 4 tasks into a 4x3 widget. I realize that it scrolls, but compared to everything else on my homescreen, the Todoist widget looks like one of those books formatted for elderly people with poor eyesight...

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Sep 15, 2013 - 21:25

Hi Jason,

Thanks for the suggestion. We might consider adding the ability to change font sizes in the future. Though, depending on your device screen size you can resize the widget as small or as large as you'd like, allowing for more rows of information.


Replied on Sep 26, 2013 - 05:53

I'm with Jason on this. The widget is HUGE. It is correct that you can resize the widget, but it'd be better if more information can be shown in limited space. For example, I display both the calendar widget and tasks widget in one screen, so I don't have to flip left and right too much. The calendar widget taking up half the screen shows 8 lines of info. Todoist's widge on the other hand barely shows 4 lines taking up the same amount of real estate on the screen.

Replied on Oct 09, 2013 - 02:37

TickTick widget shows 8 tasks in 2x2 widget, and Astrid also had such compact view. Todoist fits two and a half.

Please make more compact widget.

Replied on Oct 10, 2013 - 06:01

Prior to Todoist for Android, I was using "Budoist". Two things I sorely miss in Todoist is Budoist's ability to vary Font Sizes (i.e Tiny, Small, Normal etc.) and Budoist's ability to color entire task description with Priority level i.e. Red, Green, Blue, Normal etc

Replied on Oct 10, 2013 - 06:03

I have a query. Say I want to Tasks that I have completed Today, Yesterday, Last & Days etc. Is there a way to do it an Query Syntax of the same

David Trey staff
Replied on Oct 10, 2013 - 07:03

Hello Ashwin,

Unfortunately, it's not possible to query completed tasks in our mobile apps yet, but we'll consider adding such option in the future.

Best regards,

Evan Hughes premium
Replied on Dec 18, 2013 - 11:09

I like huge text on my phone, but the size in the widget is excessive. I'd like to be able to squeeze more than a couple of items onto my home screen.

Replied on Feb 18, 2014 - 03:11

I am on this. I d'like smaller fonts which allows to see more tasks at once without scrolling.

micahganske premium
Replied on Mar 09, 2014 - 15:10

I want to also add my voice to this request. The widget is only useful if you make it full screen which is troublesome as I like to have my calendar and Todoist widgets on the same screen. I need the constant reminder of seeing everything on my homescreen every time I turn on my phone. Without that I'm inclined to try a new app when my premium ends.

Replied on Mar 12, 2014 - 05:54

I'm also on this. Despite of having a Galaxy Note3 with a 5,7" screen size, this widget prevents me from having a good view of my tasks.

Christian deTorres premium
Replied on Mar 12, 2014 - 09:28

The limited view of tasks offered by the fat widget limits the effictiveness of a potentially excellent addition. The design is nice and clean, and I especially like the ability to switch filters in the widget.

Please address the size issue sometime soon. It was great to get a widget, but the size makes it less than usable. Are the developers elderly, or do they have super-high-res phones? ;-)

I assumed it was my phone, but it remains oversized on a high-res tablet, too.

Patricia Bellantoni
Replied on Mar 16, 2014 - 14:32

Agreed. It's nice that sites and apps have been using larger fonts in the past few years, as it usually makes it easier for eyes of all ages to find/read information quickly. And ToDoist's visual design is second to none. LOVE it. (heart)

But it would vastly improve the value of the widget just to be able to choose smaller fonts.

Beyond that, being able to choose what metadata to show in the widget would let us condense our task lists even more. :-)

(With frequent meetings, I like to see my whole day on my main screen in my calendar, so there's only one row left - maybe could be two. Other to-do apps have been able to show the most crucial items in a compact space like that.)