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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

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.

Regards,
Brendon.

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Melissa
Replied on Jan 31, 2014 - 18:06

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.
Thanks!

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

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

Hello,

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


Best regards,
David

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Melissa
Replied on Feb 03, 2014 - 17:48

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

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

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

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


Best regards,
David

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

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

Hello Jeff,

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


Regards,
David