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search box filter for tasks without checkbox?

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Hi Guys, I am starting to get the hang of the search box and it's really useful. Currently my start view is set to "od, tod, tom, no date", which is great! One wish however... is there a way to filter out tasks without checkbox..? I use them as headers for a list of sub tasks and while the subtasks all have a due date (and come up accordingly), I don't need the headers to come up in the "No date" section.

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David Trey staff
Replied on Dec 09, 2013 - 12:56 UTC

Hello Andy,

Unfortunately the no checkbox feature is no longer supported by us, though it is still working for now. That said, it will also not be possible to filter tasks that have no check box. Sorry for the inconvenience.


Best regards,
David

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Mark Fowler premium
Replied on Jan 13, 2014 - 14:53 UTC

David,

No "*" ???

Is there or will there be an alternative for "headers"?

David Trey staff
Replied on Jan 13, 2014 - 15:07 UTC

Mark,

Sub-projects are a great alternative. As Todoist is primarily a checklist, we recommend to treat tasks as completable items and use either sub-projects as headers for lists (clicking on the parent project will show all sub-projects), or add notes to tasks with information about it.


Best regards,
David

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Thibaut premium
Replied on Jan 13, 2014 - 15:15 UTC

Clearly I was also using it as a header everywhere, far better than creating sub project. Also considering that there is a limitation regarding the number of projects ...

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Mark Fowler premium
Replied on Jan 13, 2014 - 15:59 UTC

I know this decision wasn't made lightly (I sure none by the team are), still very disappointing.

Neither option works well for me. The headers aren't sub-projects, but rather a list of things related to the following tasks. The list items don't change (much), never go away, and are actually more important than the tasks themselves, so burying in a note isn't great.

What will happen to these headers once the * is no longer "working for now"?

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Thibaut premium
Replied on Jan 13, 2014 - 16:02 UTC

For me, if it will only work on the website, it would be ok. I don't care to see "*XXX" on the iphone app.

David Trey staff
Replied on Jan 13, 2014 - 16:55 UTC

Mark,

Once this feature is fully deprecated, the only thing that would happen to these tasks/headers is that they would get a checkbox and you would see the * in the task name.

If you need to have certain "separators" on your task list, you could place the task name

!! between two exclamation marks !!

and the text would become bold. Also, we're considering making notes visible below the task's name.


Best regards,
David

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Mark Fowler premium
Replied on Jan 13, 2014 - 17:32 UTC

Thanks David.

Bold it is then!

Three priorities is enough for me, so for others reading this, I'm also going to dedicate priority 1 (the white checkbox) to headers, and try my best to ignore it :-)

heyDian premium
Replied on Jan 26, 2014 - 03:02 UTC

Aaaw, I'm disappointed by this decision. I've been using * as headers, too, now more than ever since Todoist allows collaboration. :'(

Please re-consider. Please. Visual matters a lot although I realize I'm not speaking for everyone else. Having checkboxes for headers may give me itches to check them (when I'm really not supposed to).

Sub-project isn't the best solution because of 2 reasons I can think of:
1. If I need 10 headers in a collaborative project, I'll have to invite all collaborators 10 times.
2. When I archive one of those sub-projects, it turns into a standalone project as if separated from the main project. Using the * as headers keeps all related tasks--both completed and incompleted--intact in one place.

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Rico premium
Replied on Oct 15, 2014 - 02:41 UTC

This thread is old, but since I am working on the "perfect" workflow I also stumbled on the asterix feature, which is still in play. Did you reconsider and it will be kept? I don't want to start building my tasks on this feature and then have it taken away.

I totally agree with heyDian in this regard, esepcially with the collaboration.