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How can I see the completed tasks in a project?
I had a meeting task in a project. After the meeting, I took the minutes of the meeting under the notes of the task.
After I ticked the task as complete, I can not see the task anymore under the project, hence miss the valuable information in the notes.
Please advise.

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lubos.melichar premium
Replied on Jan 31, 2014 - 09:56 UTC

Probably the same problem with android app..
vote here..


Nouf Al-Abbas premium
Replied on Jan 31, 2014 - 12:19 UTC

I found this in the side bar on the left (from my desktop) there is a greyed out area that says "Show Archived" - click on that then go to the bottom of your list and you can see all your completed tasks

David Trey staff
Replied on Jan 31, 2014 - 13:07 UTC


There are two ways to see your completed tasks:

1. Enter the project and click on the circular icon in the bottom-right corner (free feature).

2. Click on the Karma score at the top and then go to "View All Completed" (Premium feature) - this will show all tasks from all projects and allow you to filter the results.

The "Show archived" link below projects only works for projects themselves (not task) which have been archived (not completed).

Best regards,

Alexis Garland
Replied on Feb 28, 2014 - 09:28 UTC

Are completed tasks that were not assigned to a project not possible to show again then?

David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 28, 2014 - 13:07 UTC

Hello Alexis,

It's not possible in Todoist to have a task not assigned to a project. Each task belongs to a project, even if it's not one you've created, in which case it will go to the "Inbox" which is also a project (a default one).

That said, you can go to the inbox and click on the circular icon at the bottom of your task list there to find them.

Best regards,

Andrew Moss premium
Replied on Mar 26, 2014 - 14:31 UTC

sure would be nice to have the option to include completed tasks in the view.... it gives a silly peace of mind that yes, i did do that....

bigmcguire premium
Replied on Mar 28, 2014 - 17:42 UTC

I also vote +1 on an option to - Show Completed Tasks. I have a day off from work today and I'm going through the house and doing some cleaning chores. I'm checking them off as I'm doing them but... having a reference for what I've done already would be great because I'm going back making sure I remembered to put them there or if I actually got the task done. Would love to have this feature :D - Basically leaving the crossed out To Do item there but at the bottom while having the yet to be completed ones on the top.

Loving ToDoIst Thanks! :-D

Replied on Apr 04, 2014 - 18:44 UTC

+1 as well. Simple feature that most other task managers have.

Marc premium
Replied on Apr 25, 2014 - 17:07 UTC

+1 from me as well. Would be nice to see what I've done so there's no duplicate tasks or just take stock of the day.

Replied on Apr 28, 2014 - 14:23 UTC

Just clutter.
You can always use show completed tasks button to view completed tasks.
Todoist = uncluttered and simple :-)

bigmcguire premium
Replied on Apr 28, 2014 - 14:28 UTC

Well, I agree with you there. However, I think this would be a cool option to have (off by default though) - that way it wouldn't disrupt what's already there, and make those of us who would like it happy. :P

Robert Holloway
Replied on May 02, 2014 - 16:05 UTC

+1 from me. I tried clicking on Karma and it said i had to pay to see my completed tasks? Rob

Replied on May 02, 2014 - 16:38 UTC

Robert, I think what you are mentioning is a different issue.That's for seeing all your completed tasks at once

Robert Holloway
Replied on May 02, 2014 - 16:47 UTC

Hi Aarjav, thanks for your reply. I just can't see what I completed today :-(
I don't want to see the thousands of tasks I have completed this year

Can you give us a step by step guide on how to display completed tasks within the today "view"


Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on May 02, 2014 - 17:23 UTC


There is no way to do this from the Today view, or any custom views, only within Projects. The idea behind these comments is to allow that, as well as on mobile.

If you upgrade to Premium, the view all completed option from the Score (karma) at the top right allows you to filter the completed more.


Replied on May 07, 2014 - 23:01 UTC


I really like that I can see my completed tasks in the projects view. It's just so much more satisfying to see completed tasks checked off on my list. It's also practical as a way to keep track of what you've done on a given day/project.

Two extra functionalities would be really nice:

1. Having this option in the "Today" and "Next 7 days" views as well as the project views.

2. Being able to set this as the default through settings instead of having to click "Show completed tasks" each time we move to a different page.

Mr Me premium
Replied on May 17, 2014 - 23:42 UTC


I definitely want to see what I've completed each day just as much as what I have to do.

Andrea 66
Replied on May 27, 2014 - 11:04 UTC

ho scaricato il programma ed eseguito però quando clicco sull'icona non parte mi esce una schermata in inglese e si blocca tutto devo andare su Gestione attività e arrestare.
Ho provato più volte però non riesco.
Windows 7
mo potete aiutare?

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on May 27, 2014 - 16:16 UTC


Can you please post your question as a new topic, as this is unrelated to this post.


Pablo Gagliardi
Replied on Jun 04, 2014 - 10:44 UTC


staranto premium
Replied on Jun 10, 2014 - 13:53 UTC


Николай premium
Replied on Jun 10, 2014 - 15:05 UTC


Parvez Alam
Replied on Jun 12, 2014 - 03:17 UTC


I definitely want to see what I've completed each day just as much as what I have to do by default, not by clicking the absurd silly grey button down below

Its such a vital thing for any todo / task management / planning tool

Rachael premium
Replied on Jun 12, 2014 - 15:46 UTC

+1 to Sophie's requests—viewing completed items sorted by project, or date is REALLY helpful and helps build incremental success and confidence. Reviewing what you've completed for the day/week and by project helps so much. See https://idonethis.com/

Brett Gowder
Replied on Jun 12, 2014 - 20:16 UTC

I just started using Todoist today and noticed that my first completed task vanished from "Today" after marking it as complete. I'd like to be able to see these completed tasks at a glance, so I can easily answer the question, "What have you done today?"

Yogan Patel premium
Replied on Jun 13, 2014 - 11:05 UTC

Agreed. In addition to being able to filter and view completed tasks, I think it would also be good to leave tasks completed in the past visible on the calendar export as well.

This way, you can look back over previous months on your calendar and see when something was completed. Additionally, you can also pull notes from that previous task on your calendar if you need to recall anything.

Chase Giles
Replied on Jun 16, 2014 - 19:05 UTC

+1 from me, as well.

Kartik Nath  premium
Replied on Jun 24, 2014 - 03:47 UTC

+1 from me for filter option for completed tasks, this is a must have for me. Thank you.

Asif Mehedi
Replied on Jul 04, 2014 - 01:33 UTC

+1 from me too. Completed tasks can be shown by default with a strike-through. This feature can be added as an option that can be turned on and off from the settings.

Alan Johnson premium
Replied on Jul 06, 2014 - 12:45 UTC

+1 from me for too! Come on Todoist, put this on your own to do list, there's enough of us that would like to see it!

louise premium
Replied on Jul 10, 2014 - 09:43 UTC

+1 from me - also completed tasks shown when you click the clock features should have the date they were completed visible!

Replied on Jul 18, 2014 - 07:34 UTC

I definitely want to see what I've completed each day just as much as what I have to do.

Think of a paper todo list: you usually just strike a task that you complete and hence this remains visible.

Replied on Jul 18, 2014 - 07:36 UTC

My current work around is to change the priority of a completed task, this allows me to get a visual coloured dot beside 'completed' tasks.
Of course this comes to the price of losing the priority, which s good for, me as I don't use priority except for marking a task as completed and keeping it in view.

staranto premium
Replied on Jul 18, 2014 - 10:48 UTC

Really sort of dumbstruck that this topic is being discussed for so long. It would seem to be fundamental functionality that every ToDo app would provide. Frankly, this is the only thing holding me back.

David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 18, 2014 - 11:51 UTC


Just to clarify - Todoist of course allows you to see your completed tasks in 2 ways:

1. In a project - enter the project and click on the circular icon to see tasks completed in this project. This works on all platforms.

2. On the full completed task log - go to Karma -> View All Completed and see all completed tasks from all projects incl. each completion event of recurring tasks from all projects. This works on all platforms except mobile.

Aside from that, if you're using sub-tasks, they will stay on the list crossed out until the parent task is completed.

The only option that is not available is to have all parent tasks show up as completed without being moved to the history or access a specific history of completed tasks on the today view without going to Karma -> View All Completed where this information already is available.

We will consider adding such option in the future.

Best regards,

Mr Me premium
Replied on Jul 18, 2014 - 20:58 UTC

Thanks for the response David. What we are looking for is the ability see not only what we have to do, say in the default view, but what has been done at the same time. Seeing what you've accomplished gives a sense of satisfaction and additional energy to continue with the undone tasks.

Please "consider" adding this as soon as possible. The whole basis of one of your competitor's system is knowing what you've gotten done because of its power as a motivator.



David Schlesinger premium
Replied on Jul 20, 2014 - 11:06 UTC

David, I just wish there were an easy way of showing completed tasks without having to go through karma first (that's just not intuitive - why should that view be there of all places) and it would be great if that view were available on mobile as well. In other words, I like what you have, just not where you have it and not where it is available

Andrew Collins premium
Replied on Jul 25, 2014 - 04:47 UTC

+1 Need not be the default behaviour, but an option setting. I really like seeing the list of crossed of tasks from today.

David Rodrigues premium
Replied on Aug 07, 2014 - 21:37 UTC


Anthony Munoz
Replied on Aug 11, 2014 - 10:35 UTC

+1 for ability to see completed tasks WITH current task lists/projects. Also for the ability to see in the non-project views (e.g. Today, Next 7 Days, etc.).

Nic Muller premium
Replied on Aug 11, 2014 - 15:37 UTC


Kelly Smith premium
Replied on Aug 12, 2014 - 15:07 UTC

+1 for option (maybe the dev team can make a serach term for this to enter into the search bar at the top along with overdue, 7 days, etc?) to see completed tasks from previous day in main view. It is great for morale to see what you did the day before or when journaling.

Replied on Sep 02, 2014 - 12:45 UTC


Trent McPheron premium
Replied on Sep 05, 2014 - 18:46 UTC

This issue has been open for a while. I really need Todoist to have the ability to be Todoneist. Since I have a job where tasks pop up dynamically every day, only looking at my preordained tasks as entered into TD makes me feel unproductive, and also kind of resentful toward my to-do list, discouraging me from using it at all. In fact, if this doesn't get resolved by the time my current premium period expires, I won't be renewing.

Could you guys at least explain how one might use the webapp's API to do it using a userscript?

Mr Me premium
Replied on Sep 06, 2014 - 14:12 UTC

I have to second Mr McPheron. I believe this critical functionality and will affect my renewal decision.

Mr Me premium
Replied on Sep 06, 2014 - 14:12 UTC

"this is critical"

Replied on Sep 07, 2014 - 17:56 UTC

+1 - Most definitely!!

The charts in the Visualization feature are nice but not necessary. Seeing all my Completed items is top priority. It is after all my data :-)

Andrew Thompson
Replied on Sep 07, 2014 - 19:46 UTC

The answer that you've given a couple of times isn't actually solving what people are asking for: A list of "What I have done today, and what I have left to do today." It's too basic and too important to ignore at this point. Great job otherwise!

S K premium
Replied on Sep 12, 2014 - 18:20 UTC

Hey David Trey,

I'm a new user and I really liking what I've with Todoist. I feel it's really improved my productivity and it helps me remember tasks I often forget to do. I'm still working at being studious in adding tasks to the list every time I remember I have to do something. However, I'd also like +1 this feature request. I'd like to be able to use you filters to get me a quick one click look at completed tasks, if I want to modify them or whatever (or unfinish them if I accidentally marked them as complete).

I have yet to the rate the app and leave a review, since I haven't even used it a month. I would like to get used to it and understand its nuances and get a feel for all the creative ways to use it get my life organized before I leave one. However, your responsiveness to the userbase's feature reque (love) sts would have a huge impact on my final perception of the app (right now the difference between 4 stars and 5 stars).

Satya premium
Replied on Sep 15, 2014 - 03:10 UTC

+1 from me too to view completed tasks (at lease the ones done within last week).
Easier to talk about status to managers in project meetings.

mconalty premium
Replied on Sep 30, 2014 - 18:54 UTC

another +1 from me - I think this feature is important to have. I'm finding it frustrating not having it, when it's been a feature in other apps I've used before.

Allen Jones premium
Replied on Sep 30, 2014 - 20:09 UTC

+1 from me as well. This is one of the biggest shortcomings that I see so far.

David Cole premium
Replied on Oct 06, 2014 - 09:13 UTC


Joel Kehle premium
Replied on Oct 06, 2014 - 22:10 UTC


I'd also like to add that it would be great to only view tasks completed during the last day. Currently you have the option of looking at completed tasks for "The Past 2 Weeks", "Past Month", "Past 6 Months" and "Any time". It would be very helpful to see what tasks have been completed during the workday that is happening right now.

Jarven premium
Replied on Oct 07, 2014 - 07:29 UTC


I agree and I have requested this feature too, https://todoist.com/Support/show/34142/

Just let Todoist-team know that we really need this :)

I want to show tasks and completed tasks in same view.
Some tasks is fire and forget but sometimes completed tasks is needed for the record and it would be a great feature just to toggle if completed tasks should be displayed together with tasks.
Not userfriendly today to handle completed tasks.

Robert Holder
Replied on Oct 10, 2014 - 19:46 UTC

Just to be clear, on January 31, staff David Trey said:

"1. Enter the project and click on the circular icon in the bottom-right corner (free feature)."

...the icon isn't on the bottom right corner (at least not for me, as I only have a few tasks so far). It is on the same line as the "+ Add Task" clickable control, to the right of "+ Add Task".

I just joined, so I have very few tasks, and there was no circular icon in the lower right corner of my browser window, so I was confused by David Trey's instruction. I'm attaching a screenshot of where the icon is for anybody else who was confused like me.

Also, I too would like the option to see my completed tasks in the same view as my pending tasks. As I complete tasks, I am often continuously revising my plans, and I need to be able to see tasks in the context of *all* the work that must be done. When I'm using task managers, and I can't see the completed stuff, it can be easy to end up wasting time re-thinking what I'm doing, because I don't see the stuff I already did.

It's discouraging that people have been asking for this option in this thread since April and yet there is no official status or answer about if/when it will be added. I already shelled out money for Workflowy this year, which I ended up not using. I am hesitant to keep spending money on these things when trello (as clumsy as it is to use) gets the job done for me.

Trent McPheron premium
Replied on Oct 10, 2014 - 19:49 UTC

I actually gave up on this happening and started using todo.txt alongside a Conky configuration that persistently shows my todo.txt and all of the current day's done.txt on my desktop. The todo list is interacted with via a command line interface. This is on Linux; I don't know if one would be able to use todo.txt as efficiently on Windows.

So obviously, I'm not gonna be renewing Premium.

Me me
Replied on Oct 21, 2014 - 18:15 UTC

This is not a basic feature? :/ sigh.

Mark Frisk premium
Replied on Oct 21, 2014 - 21:11 UTC

Imagine my surprise at discovering that I can't view completed tasks when looking at the Today list. Such basic functionality is a no-brainer. As others have noted, not being able to see completed items at a glance is a major attention-drain. "Did I enter that task in Todoist? Did I complete it?"

I'm honestly not sure that I can pony up for premium without this table-stakes feature.

Andrew Thompson
Replied on Oct 22, 2014 - 17:23 UTC

Hi David Trey. Would you at least consider addressing this topic? (e.g. "we're not going to do it" or "it's in the works and should be done by ______" or " this is very complex and falls below a number of other features/bugs we are working on"). One starts to get the impression that the product is "finished, take it or leave it". I even wonder if you are seeing the feedback at all. Is that what we should conclude? Thanks in advance for any clarity you can provide.

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Oct 22, 2014 - 17:37 UTC


We see and read all feedback and suggestions, but if nothing has changed on our end we may not always reply.

We just recently updated our mobile apps to allow viewing completed tasks. There are many requests as well for many things. So as of now, being able to see completed tasks within any view by option, I can not say if/when this will happen.


Andrew Thompson
Replied on Oct 22, 2014 - 17:55 UTC

Many thanks Brendon. Since we hadn't heard anything from the staff on this issue since July, I was curious. I appreciate the quick response and do hope that this will be a feature on all platforms soon.


Paul Usher premium
Replied on Oct 31, 2014 - 03:12 UTC

you can imagine my surprise after setting up "Business" today and migrating things across to find this most basic feature is missing. I know there is no voting system anymore, but implementing even just a quick view (like on the iPad) to show what has been marked as complete would be a big help. I still believe we made the right choice switching to Todoist, it would be comforting to see updates on some of these pressing issues from the DevTeam, even if it is "yes, yes, it's still on the list (we promise)" :)

Felix premium
Replied on Nov 03, 2014 - 10:36 UTC

+1... i recently made the switch from Things to Todoist premium and while i like it a lot this is a big gap. We need to look in the rear view mirror easily from time to time at all the tasks we've completed - either for the big picture or because, like a lot of people i imagine, i end up storing valuable notes in the completed tasks which i then want to easily reference in context of the projects and labels.

David Baginski premium
Replied on Nov 04, 2014 - 14:55 UTC

+1 I think that adding a new search term that will show today's task plus today's completed tasks should help solve most of these request. Currently you can enter "Today" or just "tod" to search for tasks due today. Perhaps include "today+" to show task due today plus task completed today. This could then be included in custom views and the default view.

By the way how do I search for a task with the keyword "today" in it's text?

Thorsteinn Yngvi Gudmundsson
Replied on Nov 09, 2014 - 21:14 UTC

+1 from me. I absolutely have to have:
a) A list of things ticked off today (in context with what's left to complete)
b) A ToDone list.

I have tested searching the labels, and it seems to show the completed. But still, no overview/list to help me browse through what I've achieved in the past.

Just starting to use the product, and evaluating whether to go premium. This is a showstopper for me.

Eduardo Forero premium
Replied on Nov 19, 2014 - 16:40 UTC

please please... I need today completed tasks view...
please please... could you?

Mr Me premium
Replied on Nov 19, 2014 - 17:23 UTC

Might as well try begging. ;-)

Nothing else seems to work or get their attention.

Thorsteinn Yngvi Gudmundsson
Replied on Nov 19, 2014 - 17:46 UTC

My current work-around, and it is sub-optimal is to use a IFTTT recipe which triggers when I close any task. It then writes the ticket's content (except for the notes) into Evernote and a Slack channel (just implemented that today, no real experience)

Through Evernote I can search older tickets, and each item on the list will contain a link to ToDoist's website with the full list of tickets.

The Body of the ToDoist -> Evernote IFTTT implementation contains the following.

:: {{TaskContent}} ::<br>
- Project: "{{Project}}"<br>
- See: {{LinkToTask}}<br>
- Priority: {{Priority}}<br>
- Completion date: {{CompletedAt}}<br>
- Labels: {{Labels}}<br><br>

That said, can we please please please get the Completed task view :)

Robert Holloway
Replied on Nov 19, 2014 - 17:49 UTC

I have a very simple and unfortunate workaround for this
I stopped using ToDoist and switched to Reminders on my Mac
Sad :-(

Marc premium
Replied on Nov 19, 2014 - 17:55 UTC

I am unfortunately close to getting to that point. This feature was asked for almost a year ago and we're still talking about it....

Andrew Thompson
Replied on Nov 19, 2014 - 17:58 UTC

I have an idea:
Todoist should implement this feature.

Mark Fitchett
Replied on Nov 21, 2014 - 16:51 UTC

Ive just started looking at this - moving from Omnifocus - are we really saying that if I mark something complete in error the only way I can see what it might have been was to check every project or upgrade to Premium ?

mconalty premium
Replied on Nov 22, 2014 - 09:01 UTC

Yes that's correct. It is available in Premium.

Eduardo Forero premium
Replied on Nov 24, 2014 - 20:14 UTC

but on a separate place in Karma, What we want is to have a today view which allow us to see completed tasks. Like the small button in project view where you can show completed or no tasks... Or it could be done with a filter, showing completed tasks in a date frame..


mconalty premium
Replied on Nov 25, 2014 - 07:47 UTC

I agree with you @Eduardo - it would be much better if you could see a "today" view - at the moment in Premium you just get a general list of all completed items...

Allen Jones premium
Replied on Nov 25, 2014 - 08:30 UTC

It is totally unbelievable that such a basic feature still hasn't been implemented in spite of repeated customer requests. I doubt very much that I will be renewing when my current subscription expires.

Risto Helminen premium
Replied on Nov 25, 2014 - 19:59 UTC

Hello friends!

Read this whole thread through a while ago and I want to share my story and thoughts on this matter. First I was devastated as I thought that all my completed tasks went up to bit-heaven. I even uploaded another gtd app because I was so disappointed. Tried that and decided that Todoist was better anyhow. ;-)

Then I found instructions on how I can find completed tasks. You could only imagine how happy I was that I could find them... Next I was disappointed again because I could not get them on screen on "today" view. Just like we all.

BUT: Then I thought that there has to be some intelligence WHY this app works like it does and I re-thinked my own workflow. Do I REALLY need the completed tasks on every project view? Or on today view? I can check completed tasks whenever I need to, they do not vanish... When completed tasks go away from my lists and view, they are really away. They do not clutter my thinking and brains and I can focus on tasks that still need to be done. And now - even though I'm still learning how to fully utilize this app - I am really pleased that completed tasks do not bother me, when they are completed.

br :-)

Allen Jones premium
Replied on Nov 25, 2014 - 21:26 UTC


I am glad that this works for you, but it does not work for me and many other users. It's not just a matter of having things "clutter my thinking and brain."

Felix premium
Replied on Nov 26, 2014 - 12:47 UTC

Risto.. actually, I like your thinking :-) Thanks for the post.

Eduardo Forero premium
Replied on Nov 28, 2014 - 23:40 UTC


I get your point, but i want also to self indulge myself in the nice feeling seeing how much did i achieve today :) if I want to... just a button or filter option would do the trick... ...

Maybe it is really troublesome to revive completed tasks in the code.. I was wandering and it may be a hard thing to do... not just a filter option inserted...but if you guys would let us know how hard it is... we might push a bit less, heheh..

Tiago R premium
Replied on Dec 06, 2014 - 16:28 UTC

Just started to work, loved it and upgraded to premium.

Unacceptable that such a simple feature is not included! This could be an option for users.