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search syntax for project filtering


Hi Todoist,

I love how you embed the search syntax into the URL so that we can save bookmarks that correspond to complex queries. So far I can't seem to figure out how to filter based on project though?

i.e. for work:

"today !Personal"

or for outside of work:

"today Personal"

How do I do this?

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on May 21, 2013 - 21:38

Hi Ben,

Unfortunately, at the moment our search does not allow the filtering of projects with another syntax. You can filter by priority, label, name. Full details can be found here : https://todoist.com/Help/timeQuery

You can of course quickly switch to a project by typing in "#" which allows you to quickly select the project.


tyler olson premium
Replied on Jan 13, 2014 - 08:40

search by project is exactly what I need :(

I have all my home tasks in the home project. If I am at work I don't want all those showing and don't want to have to add @home to every home task.. they are already at home because they are in the home project :(

Thomas premium
Replied on Jan 16, 2014 - 16:20

Hi brendon,

Will filtering by project be available in the future?

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jan 16, 2014 - 19:11


Yes, we do plan on implementing it in the future.


Dylan Eiler premium
Replied on Jan 22, 2014 - 17:02

Just got on here to see if this was added in Todoist Next, but I guess not. Hopefully soon!

Matthew Potts premium
Replied on Jan 23, 2014 - 11:54

Yes, this is the single biggest factor for me, in determining which task service to use. :(

Hrishikesh Karekar
Replied on Feb 03, 2014 - 11:26

I am looking for this feature to filter on project too. sounds so basic.

Denis Kolodin premium
Replied on Feb 04, 2014 - 02:45

Why i can't set filter like: "7 days @deadline #Work" ?!
I need this feature too.

Anthony Holley premium
Replied on Mar 14, 2014 - 14:48

I definitely need this feature. I use ToDoIst for home life, graduate school, and work now, so it's essential that I'm able to, say, filter just today and overdue for work (which I have as a project) so I don't get completely overwhelmed. Thanks!

Dave Hong
Replied on Apr 22, 2014 - 17:04

I like Denis's proposed implementation... just checking if this is in Todoist's roadmap?

David Trey staff
Replied on Apr 22, 2014 - 17:15

Hello Dave,

It's something we're considering to implement, through we can't say in what form at this point, but we're look into making it possible to search or filter search results by project.

Best regards,

Dylan Eiler premium
Replied on Apr 22, 2014 - 17:34

Best news I have heard all day! My Premium subscription is up in about a month and I just can't make Todoist my main task manager without the ability to filter by projects. Thanks for the reply!

josh.wilson premium
Replied on Apr 25, 2014 - 16:58

@David Thanks for up to date responses, I'm also interested in this.

Based on the search behavior, it's confusing the filtering doesn't currently have this and I tried for about 30 minutes to figure it out last night and today before I found this thread.

You guys are making a great product, I trust you to come out with a good implementation, but Denis's proposed implementation is what I kept trying to make work and would definitely work for me.

Maya premium
Replied on Apr 27, 2014 - 21:10

I am interested in this also. When will we know the decision of you considering this?

Clyde Romo staff
Replied on Apr 28, 2014 - 02:05

Hi Maya,

Unfortunately, we can't give out a specific date right now. I noticed that you have voted a suggestion in the votebox already. If we make any progress with this, we normally update those suggestions requesting for project filtering so anybody who has voted for it will be notified.



Mirco  premium
Replied on Apr 28, 2014 - 06:07

Same here, testing premium and loving it. But without the ability to create filters with projects and labels I don't know if I need the premium version at all...

erolibrahimuk premium
Replied on Jul 07, 2014 - 10:05

Search filter is crucial especially when searching within Projects.