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Can I order Projects or Labels?


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David Trey staff
Replied on Sep 12, 2013 - 07:51

Hello Ed,

You can reorder your projects by hovering over a project's name and then using the handle which will show up on its left side.

Unfortunately, you can't reorder labels, they're always automatically sorted by the amount of tasks which have this label.

Best regards,

Ed Bentham-Dinsdale
Replied on Sep 12, 2013 - 07:58

Can I order projects on my devices (iPhone or iPad), or just on a computer? online?

David Trey staff
Replied on Sep 12, 2013 - 08:27


Reordering projects is available on the iOS app too. To do so, please tap on "Projects" and then on the pencil icon in the top-right corner. This will allow you to perform various actions incl. deleting projects, editing them, but also reordering using the handle icon in the right side of each project. Once you done, tap on the check mark (which replaced the pencil) to exit edit mode.

Best regards,

Replied on Jan 23, 2014 - 03:36

The option to reorder labels according to 1) number of tasks associated and 2) alphabetically, would be great.

Doc Harrill
Replied on Feb 25, 2014 - 21:03

I just paid for the premium service. I'm thinking about switching over to Todoist, but I'm disappointed that I can not re-order labels in the same way as I can re-order projects. Also, I wish I could next labels. I like to have a label called, "errands," then nested under it I have "home depot" and "grocery store." Is this something that might change in the future. It seems natural that projects, labels and filters would all be sortable in the same way. . .

Jon Albright premium
Replied on Apr 18, 2014 - 19:55

would also really enjoy the ability to reorder labels and have nested as suggested above by Doc Harrill

Barry McAlister premium
Replied on Jun 13, 2014 - 22:06

I agree with Jon, (+1)
However I would like to see the labels revamped into tags (that's kind of what they really are), they are the strength of Todoist. Having ordered and nested tags would be the ideal solution. Many of my project task have multiple tags of their own.

Some Project have their own set of tags, it would be nice to have displayed in an orderly way instead of based on popularity.

Geoff Robles premium
Replied on Jun 17, 2014 - 21:55

Reordering labels would be a great feature to add. I like seeing the order based on the count of tasks also, but having the option to reorder would be a good feature.

Covert premium
Replied on Jun 18, 2014 - 02:16

I am satisfied with the way labels work. I find it useful in fact. However, the addition of a reordering option seems useful too.

Morgan Newall premium
Replied on Jun 24, 2014 - 09:44

+1 for an option to manually reorder labels from a new premium convert!

Trish Putnam premium
Replied on Jun 24, 2014 - 11:22

+1 - while I like the order by number of tasks view of labels for looking at trends and such, when I'm managing labels it's also useful to have them in alpha order.

+1 for nesting - I am like many others, using nested labels much as how I use nested projects and tasks, as a way to visually group. That's especially true with the labels that I use as contexts.

Devon H. premium
Replied on Jun 24, 2014 - 12:14

+1 because Votebox is caput. Nesting Labels would be great!

John Cromwell premium
Replied on Jul 05, 2014 - 18:32

+1 for reordering and nesting of labels.

Samuel Caddick premium
Replied on Jul 08, 2014 - 10:04

+1 for the option to order and nest labels

Robert Volpe premium
Replied on Jul 19, 2014 - 12:03

Nesting of labels would allow them to work much more like Contexts in the GTD framework. Any idea if this will become a feature?

David Madison  premium
Replied on Jul 19, 2014 - 20:59

+1 on being able to order labels

Covert premium
Replied on Jul 19, 2014 - 21:56

This is back to "projects" they can be indented or made into a sub projects. I use the sub-projects to stick ideas that I want to use but do not clutter my work flow. Usually none of the tasks in a sub-project folder have time or date