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How can I include "project" in filter criteria?


I want to filter tasks that meet certain criteria WITHIN a project. Is this possible?


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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jul 24, 2013 - 19:02 UTC

Hi Luls,

Unfortunately, at this time it's not possible to add a Project to a search criteria. We hope to improve this in the future.

Feel free to vote on it :) http://todoist.com/Vote_iOS/showProposal/29/


Replied on Sep 08, 2013 - 16:03 UTC

I think it's important to prioritize higher the ability to query projects -- because when creating a to-do, Project is the #1 most prominent field (besides Content).

You have to click "More Options" to even see the Labels... and yet querying the labels is possible but not projects? It doesn't make intuitive sense.

~new Todoist user.

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Sep 08, 2013 - 18:32 UTC

Hi There,

Thanks for the feedback and we will take that into consideration. There are some updates coming that will improve upon this very much.


Josh Lehman
Replied on Jan 23, 2014 - 23:42 UTC

Any updates on this?

David Trey staff
Replied on Jan 24, 2014 - 00:09 UTC

Hello Josh,

Unfortunately not, but we'll look into adding such option in future updates.

Best regards,

Replied on Jan 27, 2014 - 16:03 UTC

Agreed that this would be really helpful. I am finding that my to-do list each day is way too chaotic, bordering on unusable unless I can figure out some alternatives.

Burgess Xavier premium
Replied on Feb 17, 2014 - 15:25 UTC

Stop saying it coming in future updates... and a year later its still not done..Geeze Man! .. its annoying.. the forum is plastered with the same old respond..

Sean Sankey premium
Replied on Feb 25, 2014 - 10:01 UTC

This is a key piece of functionality that I use in remember the milk - would make it difficult to jump to todoist without this being in place. Surely its a straightforward piece of coding to enable a further piece of refinement in search functionality??

Look forward to the next update :-)

David Fyfe premium
Replied on Feb 27, 2014 - 22:12 UTC

Yes please add this ASAP. Could I suggest that, as a way of avoiding ongoing requests for the same feature, you publish a prioritised upcoming features list and invite user input. It doesn't mean you have to commit to dates.

David Fyfe premium
Replied on Feb 27, 2014 - 22:15 UTC

I know you have a suggestion box, but this doesn't indicate what YOUR priorities might be (which ultimately determines what gets implemented :-)

Rune Christensen premium
Replied on Feb 28, 2014 - 12:18 UTC

Guess I will stay with RTM...

Lui Pillmann de Barros premium
Replied on Mar 10, 2014 - 00:00 UTC

Hello all,

I've recently upgraded my account to Premium hoping to use features like this. As @georgekao well said, it's kind of counter intuitive a filter without project query option.

Please include this update as a priority for future updates and I, and many others, will not hesitate in recommending Todoist to friends and colleagues.

Thanks in advance!

Dylan Eiler premium
Replied on Mar 11, 2014 - 18:30 UTC

I am set to renew my Premium account in the coming months. I am really happy with the development of Todoist and I am ready to transfer all of my tasks from RTM to Todoist. But Todoist can't become my main task manager without an option to filter by project. Please add this feature soon! Thanks.

Michael Rosenberger premium
Replied on Mar 29, 2014 - 09:04 UTC

just purchased premium to get useful lists. If filtering by projects is not available, this becomes rather useless...

haakon premium
Replied on May 15, 2014 - 07:35 UTC

Any news on this?

luis3214 premium
Replied on May 15, 2014 - 09:29 UTC

I guess they are still hoping to add this option in the future .. maybe in 5 years or so :D

omar ajili premium
Replied on May 28, 2014 - 14:48 UTC

This is a very interesting feature.
It will be cool to use in in next updates.

Bardia Soleimanzadeh premium
Replied on Jun 08, 2014 - 22:09 UTC

+ 1 ! Want filtering on projects !!!! =)

Hadrian McQuaig premium
Replied on Jun 11, 2014 - 19:57 UTC

Ditto. This is quickly becoming a deal breaker.

Replied on Jun 16, 2014 - 10:40 UTC

Really? How is this not possible?

Martin Adams premium
Replied on Jun 16, 2014 - 22:19 UTC

Agree! We need a project filter! -_-;

Barret Lemaire premium
Replied on Jun 17, 2014 - 02:26 UTC


Will Crosby premium
Replied on Jun 21, 2014 - 17:47 UTC


Oliver Steinmeier premium
Replied on Jun 23, 2014 - 20:09 UTC

Definitely need this to be able to look only at Work-related tasks (based on projects) while I am at work and only at Home-related tasks while I am at home. Tagging everything makes no sense.

Lucy Gordon premium
Replied on Jun 23, 2014 - 21:26 UTC


Trish Putnam premium
Replied on Jun 23, 2014 - 21:45 UTC


Joe Chen premium
Replied on Jul 02, 2014 - 15:17 UTC


Replied on Jul 02, 2014 - 16:58 UTC


Raffi Z premium
Replied on Jul 02, 2014 - 18:07 UTC


William premium
Replied on Jul 02, 2014 - 18:56 UTC


Replied on Jul 03, 2014 - 05:15 UTC


Henry Agnew premium
Replied on Jul 07, 2014 - 02:12 UTC

plleeeeeeeeease add it

Эден Лейн
Replied on Jul 07, 2014 - 10:48 UTC

+1 :-!

Josh Dingus premium
Replied on Jul 08, 2014 - 10:36 UTC

+1, seriously guys this is a major shortcoming....

Jiří Trnka premium
Replied on Jul 09, 2014 - 07:44 UTC


Dave Purcell premium
Replied on Jul 09, 2014 - 12:20 UTC

Love Todoist, but this is a huge limitation.

haakon premium
Replied on Jul 09, 2014 - 12:28 UTC

Is there something seriously wrong with the way Todoist is constructed, that makes it so hard to add this simple feature?

Pedro Rämos premium
Replied on Jul 09, 2014 - 13:27 UTC

Any news please? This is very important to a lot of users.

Carl Donaldson premium
Replied on Jul 09, 2014 - 16:33 UTC


Archit Chandra premium
Replied on Jul 09, 2014 - 22:08 UTC

Please add this feature.

YowSai premium
Replied on Jul 10, 2014 - 04:19 UTC

Please add this feature.

Hartley Melamed premium
Replied on Jul 11, 2014 - 10:38 UTC


I'd especially like to be able to exclude my "Things to read" project from my priority-based filters.

Tom Jackson premium
Replied on Jul 14, 2014 - 21:57 UTC

Please allow filtering by label or searching via text within a project.

Please also ensure these are savable as Filters

Daniel Omella premium
Replied on Jul 15, 2014 - 14:49 UTC


Replied on Jul 21, 2014 - 10:58 UTC

+1 ...it's a no go for me to switch to Todoist.

...any Release Date for this feature?

jtherry premium
Replied on Jul 22, 2014 - 13:47 UTC

It's irritating. Please add a filter by project capability. Thanks

cghoover8 premium
Replied on Jul 22, 2014 - 15:47 UTC


Or improve support for labels (e.g., mass edit) and I'll just ignore projects...

Steve McCready premium
Replied on Jul 24, 2014 - 17:49 UTC

+1 just upgraded to premium, lack of this ability is pretty disappointing.

Replied on Jul 24, 2014 - 21:38 UTC

It seems pretty obvious that this feature is important - especially to premium users.

May we have a response from someone at Todoist? It's been 6 months since the last "future updates" response.

Leo So
Replied on Jul 25, 2014 - 00:04 UTC


Joe Chen premium
Replied on Jul 25, 2014 - 01:37 UTC

Maybe the staffs in Todoist forget to put this item in their Todoist List :) Or maybe it is tagged as Maybe/Someday based on the GTD protocol, and has no hard or soft deadline.

Michael Köhler
Replied on Jul 27, 2014 - 21:49 UTC


Xiaoyu premium
Replied on Jul 28, 2014 - 23:58 UTC


Al premium
Replied on Jul 29, 2014 - 03:23 UTC


Marcin Skrzypiec premium
Replied on Jul 29, 2014 - 06:38 UTC


Aaron Harch premium
Replied on Jul 30, 2014 - 06:35 UTC


Marcin Bobrowski premium
Replied on Jul 31, 2014 - 08:45 UTC

Without this todoist is useless to me... :-( And it looks like quite simple thing to be implemented... so why we need to wait so long?

Kristian Hanssen premium
Replied on Jul 31, 2014 - 09:24 UTC


Martin Bory premium
Replied on Jul 31, 2014 - 10:00 UTC

+1 why hasnt been this simple but very powerful feature implemented yet? What are you guys waiting for? More "annoyed by waiting" paying customers? C'mon!

Chad Belletete premium
Replied on Jul 31, 2014 - 20:01 UTC

Please add the ability to filter by project.

Rob premium
Replied on Aug 03, 2014 - 02:32 UTC

+1 when will this be added?

Dylan Eiler premium
Replied on Aug 03, 2014 - 03:58 UTC

It was recently added!

Raffi Z premium
Replied on Aug 03, 2014 - 04:24 UTC

this is wonderful news!

jtherry premium
Replied on Aug 03, 2014 - 15:22 UTC

FANTASTIC! I've spent only a few minutes so far, but it really works!!! BRAVO TODOIST.

Now roll it out to the other platforms and my joy will be complete.

Josh Dingus premium
Replied on Aug 03, 2014 - 15:27 UTC

Second that. Had no idea you guys were working on it. Huge plus for gtd

Marcin Bobrowski premium
Replied on Aug 03, 2014 - 21:51 UTC

One remark - would it be possible to filter multiple word project names? E.g. if I have "First Project" and "Project" - there is no way to filter only "Project", as this is the common part of those two project names... Except of that, I'm really happy that you added this. Hope it'll be available for Android soon... :-)

Michael DiLillo premium
Replied on Aug 07, 2014 - 17:32 UTC

Any ETA on Thunderbird, Android, and Windows implementing Project in filters? I tried to vote at http://todoist.com/Vote_iOS/showProposal/29/ and got the "Page Not Found" error. It is not efficient for me to use the web version.


Raffi Z premium
Replied on Aug 07, 2014 - 17:33 UTC

They got rid of the ability to vote on requests.

Michael DiLillo premium
Replied on Aug 07, 2014 - 17:36 UTC

Wow! I thought Todoist was awesome at first, but when I see the lack of response on questions by their staff I am starting to wonder.

Raffi Z premium
Replied on Aug 07, 2014 - 17:40 UTC

They're very quick to answer questions when you need help. They just don't always give timelines for all of the different features that they are working on. After about 6 years, I still find todoist to be awesome.

David Trey staff
Replied on Aug 07, 2014 - 17:55 UTC

Hello Michael,

This feature is already added on the web, you can use p: to search by project. We'll add it on mobile soon and then announce it everywhere.

I've announced it in a few other threads recently incl. this one: http://todoist.com/Support/show/25185/#comment_124334 I'm sorry I missed this one :-(


Michael DiLillo premium
Replied on Aug 07, 2014 - 18:38 UTC


Thanks. I realize it is added on the web, but I use the Thunderbird version and Android. You mention it will be added to the mobile soon. Will you also add it to the Thunderbird or Windows version? I am on my computer 98% of the time. I only use the mobile version occasionally when I am out of the office.

David Trey staff
Replied on Aug 07, 2014 - 18:51 UTC


Whenever we add something on the web, it's automatically available on every other web-based platform, that is - Outlook, Thunderbird, Postbox, Gmail, Chrome, Firefox, Windows, Mac because all of these apps and extensions connect to the web-app :-)

That said, if it doesn't work for you on these platforms, please log out and back in or clear the cache (if the platform has such option).

Which leaves only mobile where we'll add it soon. Given how much this feature was requested we wanted to at least offer it to you right-away on the web as on mobile platforms, there's always the approval process (in case of Apple) or the need to optimize a few other things for it, but rest assured, it will definitely be available there as well and then we'll of course also announce it on social media and our blog :-)


Michael DiLillo premium
Replied on Aug 07, 2014 - 19:15 UTC


I must apologize. I didn't realize that when it was stated it was available on the web it was also available on desktop apps. I hadn't even tried to use the project filtering on these apps.

I just tried It and it works great!

Thank you very much for your quick reply!

Clyde Romo staff
Replied on Aug 08, 2014 - 10:10 UTC

Hi Jonny,

The correct syntax to filter a tasks on a specific project is "p:project" (without quotes). Please try that and let me know if you run into any problems.


Эден Лейн
Replied on Aug 08, 2014 - 12:17 UTC

Thank you guys for this wonderful feature ! We really appreciate that (heart)

James Naylor premium
Replied on Aug 23, 2014 - 19:17 UTC

Can't wait to use this on mobile. The app widgets are great - and a project based filter on mobile (I'm on Android) would make them much more useful. Another +1 here!

Han Yuan premium
Replied on Sep 13, 2014 - 17:00 UTC

This was the feature that motivated me to sign up and go premium so thank you for that. I'm looking forward to using this on both iOS and Android (I carry two phones). The filters are very important to me!

Ron premium
Replied on Sep 22, 2014 - 14:46 UTC

Really useful feature. BTW, filter docs at https://en.todoist.com/Help/Filtering should be updated to include this. I thought it wasn't supported until I happily found this thread.

Dmitrii Beliakov premium
Replied on Sep 27, 2014 - 12:22 UTC

@Ron: right, filter docs are a bit obsolete.
I accidentally found this feature.

Anyway, great piece of software.

Ken Wilson premium
Replied on Dec 02, 2014 - 12:39 UTC

Yes, please update the help section on filters. This is a huge feature that should be easier to find.
Now that I have found out how to do this, what I would love Todoist to add is the ability to 'bookmark' one or more custom filters to appear in the main list with "Inbox", Today" and "Next 7 days".

ajgon premium
Replied on Jan 07, 2015 - 15:57 UTC

Hey, Any ETA for this feature on mobile?

Marcel Mellor premium
Replied on Jan 09, 2015 - 15:03 UTC

To be honest, you needed *years* to implement this features and now it's there, but remains not documented in the help section for *months*? Not very professional, guys, documentation should be a natural part of your workflow. :-S

Christopher R Jones premium
Replied on Jan 19, 2015 - 00:12 UTC

p: is tremendous! Thank you.

Lars Lorenz premium
Replied on Feb 11, 2015 - 10:15 UTC

I also only found out through this thread. As others said - it needs to be documented.
And ideally, you shouldn't need to refer to the documentation anyways, the app could hint at such features by for example hinting filter parameters whenever you want to create one. I only see a '?' icon, which doesn't have any functionality in the chrome app (Ubuntu)

Ernie premium
Replied on Feb 12, 2015 - 22:37 UTC

Would also love to see this in the docs. This is a weird place to have to come to find it. It's a great feature though. Thanks for it.

jwl premium
Replied on Feb 25, 2015 - 09:05 UTC

Just another user chiming in about this should be documented in the docs. Would have saved me some time.

Todd premium
Replied on Feb 25, 2015 - 12:49 UTC

Yes - please update the documentation. This was hard to find.