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How do I create a subproject?


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David Trey staff
Replied on Jan 14, 2014 - 16:32 UTC

Hello Ned,

To create a sub-project, please click on the "Add project" link below your project list and while you see the project name input field opened, you can use the icons on the right to indent/unindent it. Alternatively, you can use Ctrl+RightArrow and Ctrl+LeftArrow.

You can convert any existing project (except for the Inbox) to a sub-project by right-clicking on it and choosing "Edit project" from the context menu to open the input field and then indent it.

Best regards,

Mark Modesti
Replied on Apr 11, 2014 - 19:03 UTC

Is there any more information about how this works? Indenting makes a project a subproject? Also, is there a guide available for how to use ToDoist? I've watched videos but they don't really get into the details.

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Apr 11, 2014 - 19:21 UTC


That is pretty much the best description. You can check out Todoist.com/help and our YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/user/DoistApps


Mariaelena Gonzalez
Replied on Dec 11, 2014 - 16:53 UTC

I'm new to this, and these directions "just indent" are pretty vague. I created project 1 in outlook, then created project 2.

random project

I wanted project 1 to be a subproject of project 2, e.g.
project 2
project 1

So i "just indent project 1". ok. did that. I tried to drag and drop project 1 so it was below project 2, but it wont move. So I'm stuck with the current order. project 1 is indented below some other project:

random project

Videos on how to use outlook don't work because the todoist in the videos looks completely different from what is installed in outlook (maybe 1-2 years old so the look has changed) so I'm poking around for menus but it looks like once I set a project list order, I'm stuck because they won't move.

David Trey staff
Replied on Dec 11, 2014 - 21:07 UTC

Hello Mariaelena,

Please click on the icon in the top-left corner to see the project list. Once you see your projects, you can hover over any project to see the drag & drop handle. Once you "grab" a project by this handle, you can not only drag it up and down, but also to the right which will indent it to make it a sub-project.

Alternatively, you can right-click on a project and choose "Edit". This will open the input field allowing you to change it's name. While this field is opened, you can use Ctrl+RightArrow and Ctrl+LeftArrow to change its indent level and then hit Enter to save this change :-)