+ Add Question

Project due date

U

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?

All responses

David Trey staff
Replied on Jun 05, 2013 - 17:53 UTC

Hello Addie,

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.


Best regards,
David

U
Unknown
Replied on Jun 05, 2013 - 18:52 UTC

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?

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jun 05, 2013 - 19:02 UTC

Hi Addle,

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 :)

http://todoist.com/Vote/

Thanks,
Brendon.

David Trey staff
Replied on Jun 05, 2013 - 22:02 UTC

Addie,

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.


Best regards,
David

U
Unknown
Replied on Jun 06, 2013 - 15:11 UTC

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.

David Trey staff
Replied on Jun 06, 2013 - 18:16 UTC

Addie,

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.


Best regards,
David

NB
Nick Bomford premium
Replied on Aug 08, 2014 - 14:14 UTC

This is something I've been wanting for ages - it's why I don't use Todoist at the moment. When a Project has a due date, then I want to be able to add the 25 Tasks that go towards that date (each with their own Task-due-date), and the 5-or-so Tasks that tidy up the Project-loose-ends need to have Task-due-dates after the main Project is complete. i.e. a Project template that adds all the Project-related-Tasks with their task-due-dates relative the the Project-due-date. It's relatively simple to do it on other apps by use of a spreadsheet upload or an email. Why not here? Or am I missing something?
I like the new look and feel and would like to use this.
NB

M
matt.cowgur premium
Replied on Aug 20, 2014 - 15:06 UTC

How do I create a subtask?

NB
Nick Bomford premium
Replied on Aug 20, 2014 - 15:13 UTC

Indent? little grey button on the right, under the main line. Need to put something in the task first I think.

M
matt.cowgur premium
Replied on Aug 20, 2014 - 15:17 UTC

Yeah, I was looking for something outside of the "Edit task" interface, once I edited the task, I found it. Thanks!

JC
Jay Cassano premium
Replied on Sep 08, 2014 - 17:36 UTC

I would very much like to see due dates for projects included here as well. I work as a journalist and often have a 1-2 week turnaround on articles I'm writing. I set up a new project for each article and input all the steps to complete the article within that proejct.

It would be nice to have a "master" due date for a given project that all of the tasks within that project would inherit as their latest possible due date, while still allowing me to manually set an earlier due date on a per task basis.

As it is now, I end up manually recreating a top-level task within each project so that it looks like this:

Project: "Article X"
-Task Level 0: "Write Article X by due date"
--Task Level 1 and below: All sub-tasks needed to complete article.

It would be much more straightforward if my top level task and my project could just be combined.

(While on this topic, it would also be great if notes could be added to projects rather than just to tasks. In other words, Todoist could benefit from giving projects a little of the functionality reserved for tasks right now. Not all of us use projects as categories like you propose -- many of us are GTDers and have projects that we begin and end regularly.)

Luca premium
Replied on Sep 22, 2014 - 14:28 UTC

ATM those in todoist aren't real projects, just folders and subfolders.
I'd like to see due dates and labels for projects as well.
This way we could "categorize" projects keeping a comprehensive way of listing all projects without much fragmentation

JC
Jay Cassano premium
Replied on Sep 22, 2014 - 15:43 UTC

+1 to what Luca said and for finding a way to say it much more concisely than I did.