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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.


mail 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 Sittler 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
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!