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HL

Hi David,

I am Hank. May I ask you a question about project.
How could I search the project that I have 83 projects(more and more)? If I use my eyes to scan this projects, it will be slow.

Please help me know how to do it.

Thanks!

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David Trey staff
Replied on Jan 21, 2013 - 15:12 UTC

Hello Hank,

Unfortunately, it's not possible to search for project names, but you can search for a task name using the q: query. For example, if you type:

q: calls

you will see all tasks with the ward "calls" in them across all projects.


Best regards,
David

HL
Hank Lin
Replied on Jan 21, 2013 - 17:01 UTC

Hi, David,

Thank you for replying, now I understand how to do it.but in the future , would you add this feature by search the project names?

Thanks!

David Trey staff
Replied on Jan 21, 2013 - 18:35 UTC

Hank,

Usually projects are used as folders and since you can create tasks, sub-tasks and labels, most of the time, there should be no need for more than 20 projects. We may of course consider adding such option in the future and you're welcome to add a request to our Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/ but also - to better understand how you're using Todoist, we would appreciate if you could describe how you're managing your tasks that you need an 80+ project structure. How many tasks do you have within each of these projects?


Best regards,
David

HL
Hank Lin
Replied on Jan 22, 2013 - 16:35 UTC

Hi David,

Thank you for reminder me that I should try to better understand how I am using Todoist. Today I finally figure out how to use the project on my work. I can use only 10+ projects. And Fixed my problem.

thank you for help! I love to use Todoist. It's awesome !

S
Stephen premium
Replied on Mar 03, 2014 - 09:25 UTC

10 projects won't do - i have 200 that i'm migrating with 5000 tasks and expect this to grow significantly.


Searching projects is useful functionality and trivial to implement. i hope you'll do so soon. Voting now.

AB
Arjan Blok premium
Replied on Jul 05, 2014 - 08:36 UTC

I vote here!!! Because vote is gone.

Michael Belfer Bernstein premium
Replied on Jul 22, 2014 - 14:39 UTC

+1

Andres Silva Marambio premium
Replied on Aug 22, 2014 - 02:00 UTC

+1000

JY
Joseph Yang premium
Replied on Aug 22, 2014 - 18:31 UTC

+1 on search projects. I'm create a separate project for each account I manage, and at times that has hit 70--plus all my other projects.

If you go back to David Allen and GTD, he says it's common for people to have well over 50 projects, which would mean searching for projects would be GREAT! :)

David Trey staff
Replied on Aug 22, 2014 - 18:46 UTC

Hello,

We've added a project search now and you can use it with the p: syntax, for example: p:Work, p:Home etc. It will also search within sub-projects.

It's currently only available on the web and all web-based plugins/apps, we will add it on mobile soon and then announce it everywhere :-)


Regards,
David

HL
Hank Lin
Replied on Aug 23, 2014 - 10:32 UTC

Nice!! You guys did a great job!!Well done!

JY
Joseph Yang premium
Replied on Aug 25, 2014 - 19:33 UTC

Nice! What would be even better is if I could just type a search term in the search bar and it splits out the results by Projects that include the search term, and the Tasks that include them. Thanks!

Antonella Pavese premium
Replied on Oct 23, 2014 - 03:12 UTC

This is exactly how I like to see them!
Thank you for implementing.

Can you add project search to Help?
Thanks.

Antonella Pavese premium
Replied on Oct 23, 2014 - 03:18 UTC

Actually, I'm seeing a problem with current task search.
If I create a project search (let's say p:work) I see a non-hierarchical list of tasks with no subprojects (this is what I wanted).

However, subtasks, are shown twice: as subtasks of higher level tasks AND as independent tasks at the root level. This seems wrong....
I think tasks should only be shown in their own task hierarchy, and not floating....

plainclothes premium
Replied on Nov 03, 2014 - 19:15 UTC

Project search is HUGE! I was ready to head back to RTM (still may) because of this. I'll hang on a little longer now. This should have been an major email annoucement!

Andres Silva Marambio premium
Replied on Nov 03, 2014 - 19:20 UTC

+1

Please consider this feature, it's very important!