Project due date
Is there a way to put a due date on an entire project? I want to keep track of when final products are due. It seems like something that should be easy or obvious--am I missing something?
It's not possible to add a due date to a project that would work as due dates in tasks, however you can always just type: 7/25 or "20 Jul" or whatever date you like within the name of the project for reference.
I could, but I'd really like to be able to filter my list of projects by date. For example, just seeing things that are due this week, or in the next few days. Adding the date to the title doesn't really accomplish that. Also, many of my projects don't have tasks, so I can't even put a due date in that field to get a filter to work.
A project due date seems like a really simple (and very useful) feature. Any reason why it's not available?
There hasn't been a real request for this type of feature, but feel free to add it to our votebox and it could be added in the near future :)
Please note that projects in Todoist are treated as "folders" for tasks. If you have projects that don't have tasks then please reconsider your task management - you could maybe try to move everything one step "down", that is - instead of empty projects, create simple tasks in a more general project and projects that have few tasks could also be there and have sub-tasks instead.
I get what you're suggesting, but that would make Todoist not really work for me. Partly what I'm doing with the empty projects is managing the workflow of my team (and myself). Just because I don't have any tasks associated with a particular project (that someone else is actually doing) doesn't mean it's any less of a top level project. And I want to be able to sort and filter by all projects.
If you use projects as placeholders for tasks you delegate to someone, the best way would be to simply create a project called "Delegations" and add these tasks ... as tasks with a due date and maybe even a label suggesting whom you've delegated it to (for example - @John or @Mary etc.).
If you don't want to complete these task, you can delete them and you can use the asterisk * in front of their names so that they won't have a check box. It's a much more efficient way, you'd be able to search for all tasks delegated to a specific person thanks to the labels, see who has what tasks assigned to them, see how many, follow deadlines etc.
Also, if you're often work in a team, please try https://wedoist.com - our team-based project management tool.