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Sorting Projects


Hi there -

In web version and iOS you can you sort by project? For instance, when I'm looking at my "Today" view I can have several different project types and multiples of each to handle for the day but they're not sorted by project. Maybe grouping is a better word, it's not grouping them by project type. Is there a way to do this?

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jan 30, 2014 - 18:32 UTC

Hi Melissa,

The Today view and date based views are not able to sort by project, they are automatically sorted by due date then priority.

That way, you know exactly what needs to be done for Today. Of course you can manually sort each project how you'd like.


Replied on Jan 31, 2014 - 18:06 UTC

I would like to strongly suggest that you change this. Your logic above doesn't make sense - in the Today view, that is the date sort, those items are in Today because they're due today. Once in that view, all of your "projects" should group together. For instance I have 5 items with a due date of today. Therefore, they are in the "Today" view. In that view I have 3 items that are project "to-do" and 2 items that are project "correspondence". They are arranged like this: to-do, correspondence, correspondence, to-do, to-do. I think that is silly. Why don't the projects group together?
I really hope you can take this suggestion and make a change with it, that way it would be in line with the functionality of other similar task applications.

nettiodesigns premium
Replied on Feb 03, 2014 - 16:07 UTC

I have to agree with Melissa on this one. I am new to Todoist and I find this behavior in the Today list bizarre. Not only do the tasks set to today not show up by project but the order of them seems to be random and not even consistent across apps.

For example I have both Morning Routine and After Lunch routine projects that repeat daily and my today tasks list on the iPad currently looks like this: After Lunch, After Lunch, Work, Home, After Lunch, Errand, Morning, Work, Morning, After Lunch. Not only does this make NO sense but the order on the Mac app isn't even the same. On there it has After Lunch, Morning, After Lunch, Work, Morning, etc. What's especially frustrating is that the order of the repeating tasks don't seem to follow the order of the tasks in the project itself and again aren't consistent across apps, so Eat Breakfast will be before Make Bed on one but after Make Bed on another. I find it hard to believe that's really how it's intended to work since having to reorder the same tasks everyday seems to largely ignore the point of making projects in the first place.

David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 03, 2014 - 17:36 UTC


Please tell me - do any of these tasks contain a due time or a priority?

Best regards,

Replied on Feb 03, 2014 - 17:48 UTC

None of them have a due time or a priority, just obviously due date of today.

nettiodesigns premium
Replied on Feb 03, 2014 - 18:12 UTC

Same here, none of the tasks include priority or due time, just due date of today.

David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 03, 2014 - 22:32 UTC

Thank you for your reports, we'll look into it.

Best regards,

Jeff Eilertsen
Replied on Aug 18, 2014 - 15:18 UTC

Did this ever get changed? Still does not sort by project within Today's task list.

David Trey staff
Replied on Aug 18, 2014 - 15:55 UTC

Hello Jeff,

So far, sorting on the today or other date-based view has now been changed.


Joe Waln
Replied on Oct 06, 2014 - 14:18 UTC

I think you meant "...not been changed."
I would also like to be able to sort by project within the Today view.


Seren Cohen
Replied on Nov 28, 2014 - 17:05 UTC

Please add sort project feature in the Home List page one left side of screen, as well as sort by project within Today and Inbox. Feature needs options that allow sorting by alpha, project, label, due date, priority and manually. Thank you.

Scott Zimmerman premium
Replied on Dec 08, 2014 - 14:15 UTC

I agree with the above. I would like to rank my projects in order of importance, then sort by Priority, then by due time, then by project so all my "more important" tasks (Sales follow-ups) automatically float to the top.

Seren Cohen
Replied on Dec 08, 2014 - 14:32 UTC

Thanks, Peter. I understand the feature has been requested. Have a good day.

Laura H premium
Replied on Dec 08, 2014 - 17:26 UTC

I also 100% agree with the comments here. I would like to be able to group my lists by project. (Or to group my lists by label.)

Also frustrated by the fact that recurring tasks appear in my Today list in random order. As nettiodesigns says - having routine tasks appear so randomly is quite frustrating.