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How Select All tasks for rescheduling?


When rescheduling in bulk I must chose each task individually with the control or shift key. The shift Key should allow a group of tasks to be selected simultaneously in bulk. This is a standard convention. Is there a way to do this?

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David Trey staff
Replied on Jan 03, 2014 - 21:51 UTC

Hello Greg,

Unfortunately, it's not possible to select all tasks at once, you will need to hold Ctrl or Shift and click on each task one-by-one.

We will consider adding a "select all" option in the future, though and you're welcome to vote for this request in our Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/577/

Best regards,

Replied on Feb 14, 2014 - 14:23 UTC

The other way to do this would be to let SHIFT + Select = contiguous group of tasks. You've implemented CTRL + Select correctly, but SHIFT + Select seems like an oversight or something you meant to correct but never did.

This is a material annoyance that users have lived with, but one that makes me want to go back to Wunderlist or Appigo's app. If the German Wunderlist crew ever figure out proper UI for task entry or Appigo ever offers a free cloud solution, I would consider migrating back to to either one.

Todoist is a very well done application, but a few small changes would improve user experience tremendously:

* Have a toggle for auto-sorting. Or have headers that allow sorting when clicked.
* Identify subtasks with the parent task in Today or other views. Currently, all you see is an indented task with no context. If you have two parent tasks with similar subtasks, date-based views render subtasks as currently implemented as useless.
* Fix the sorting in IOS. Seriously, this one is embarrassing. I can't open my Todoist app on iPad or iPhone because it messes up the sorting on the desktop app.
* Change the upgraded pricing to $10 per year. I'm willing to bet that you get 7x the number of paying users you have currently. $30 requires thought and testing. $10 is an impulse purchase.
* CTRL + TAB (or some other thoughtful key combination) = Next Project. Todoist has done a good job with keyboard shortcuts, but switching between projects requires a mouse click. Maybe CTRL + 1 for 1st project, CTRL + 2 for 2nd project, etc.
* Mass selection should respond to a right click. Right now, selecting multiple tasks and then right clicking only affects the single task that was right clicked. This is incorrect.

We like your product. These are not X.0 changes. Please make us happy!


Chris Redfearn
Replied on Aug 04, 2014 - 15:07 UTC

+5 on Chung72.

I just got back from vacation and just realized how hard it was going to be to move my to do list from last week into this one. One-by-one click, with having to manage a multiple stage drop down menu is very time consuming. I'd rather be getting (other) things done...

As with the others, I like Todoist, but this really looks like something that's a problem.


Jack Vaughan premium
Replied on Sep 18, 2014 - 15:18 UTC

I totally agree - would be great to have this as a feature. I also think it's really important for large organisations, who are constantly delegating projects & tasks from one day to the next.

Simon Jendrian premium
Replied on Oct 03, 2014 - 22:56 UTC

I keep rescheduling tasks in bulk and having better selection mechanisms would be great.

Laura H premium
Replied on Oct 07, 2014 - 16:59 UTC

Please fix this. As stated above, if the "Shift + Select" features worked as expected (click the first in a list to select, then click the last to select everything in between) this would be fine. As it is, having to single click every item is a real pain.

Nat F premium
Replied on Nov 02, 2014 - 16:04 UTC

+1 on this

Ryan Walls premium
Replied on Nov 12, 2014 - 14:33 UTC


Emily Jewett premium
Replied on Nov 16, 2014 - 14:23 UTC


Rahne Alexander premium
Replied on Nov 18, 2014 - 17:15 UTC


Salvador Nunez premium
Replied on Nov 21, 2014 - 21:53 UTC