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Filter within a project



I am wondering if it is possible to filter tasks within a project? As far as I can see I can't do that?

Let's say I have a project called "Project X", and certain tasks in the project are labeled "urgent". I would like to be able to filter Project X for tasks labeled urgent.

My workaround is to create a label corresponding to the project name, and then manually label every single task in that project with that label, and then filter on "@ProjectX & @urgent". This seems tedious.

Is there a better way, that I haven't seen?

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jan 25, 2014 - 16:11

Hi Ola,

Sadly, at this time there is no way to include a project within a filter, though we will consider adding this ability in future updates.


Ola Forsstrom-Olsson premium
Replied on Jan 27, 2014 - 10:46

I see, thanks for response. Then there is not really any point using projects then I guess - I can just as well just use a project tag for each project since I have to have that anyway in order to be able to filter my tasks appropriately.

Ola Forsstrom-Olsson premium
Replied on Jan 30, 2014 - 09:31

Follow up question: is it possible to add a label to many tasks at once, instead of doing it one by one? In that way I could easily add a project-label to all tasks in a certain project.

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jan 30, 2014 - 11:17


Not at this time but it could get added in the near future.


Ola Forsstrom-Olsson premium
Replied on Jan 30, 2014 - 12:50


Andy Barton premium
Replied on Feb 19, 2014 - 13:14

Agreed we really do need ability to filter by Project or as was said earlier, not much point in using Projects.

I typically use 2 Projects
Inbox - Dump Ground until I properly file the task

I would love to be able to filter all Urgent Business tasks for example.

Also because I use Todoist for business & personal, when I'm at work I don't want others peering over my shoulder at my Personal Tasks, so I just display Business Project. But then as we know, we have no filters on this.


Jan Kok premium
Replied on Feb 28, 2014 - 07:24

I'm seriously missing the ability to filter by project AND tag simultaneously. It would also be nice to be able to sort a list based on the associated tags.

Just have a look at Toodledo.com they have a lot of functionality I would love to see in Todoist. I'm hopeful that Todoist will keep improving. Otherwise I might have to move back... :-S

roam premium
Replied on Mar 03, 2014 - 16:18

+1 for project based filters.

"Today & #ProjectName" would be very helpful.

Trevor Miller premium
Replied on Mar 10, 2014 - 11:45

I agree. Projects are pointless unless I can filter them. I also use todoist with "personal" and "work" folder and need to be able to see a 7 day view while I am at home and a 7 day view while I am at work, without having to sift through all my tasks at once. I love todoist, but please add this feature!

Dylan Eiler premium
Replied on Mar 11, 2014 - 13:30

I am set to renew my Premium account in the coming months. I am really happy with the development of Todoist and I am ready to transfer all of my tasks from RTM to Todoist. But Todoist can't become my main task manager without an option to filter by project. Please add this feature soon! Thanks.

Jos Dirksen premium
Replied on Mar 12, 2014 - 03:13

+1, would also really like to see this feature.

Ian Thomas premium
Replied on Mar 13, 2014 - 11:42

This is big missing feature for me too, that may make me quickly hop back to Omnifocus.

Kaleb Nyquist premium
Replied on Mar 15, 2014 - 17:49

Another +1 for project based filters.

Similar to roam, "Next 7 Days & #ProjectName" would be very helpful. This specifically would be for purposes of e-mailing my to-do list to one of my (remote) work managers.

Nicolas Gauthier premium
Replied on Mar 18, 2014 - 09:07

Yes it is obviously missing. When at work you'd like to not see any personnal tasks and reversly.
Could also be complemented by the notions of workspaces or areas.
Could todoist team tell if this is under study ?
Thanks !

Jos Dirksen premium
Replied on Mar 18, 2014 - 09:30

I currently solve this by adding a @private tag to my private stuff and filter by excluding this tag. Not the best solution, but works pretty well.

Soledad premium
Replied on Apr 07, 2014 - 03:19

Same need than Andy Barton.

ComInf&Pro premium
Replied on Apr 07, 2014 - 10:18

I look forward to this feature, but it is better to vote for it;-)