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How to create a filter for tasks WITHOUT a label

It's easy to setup customized filters for the different labels. I just use the normal stuff like "@home & @private & !@hobby". Just to imagine, that I understood the concepts about label filtering. But now I will filter all my task, so that the list shows all the task which are not associated with a label. Similar to @=='' or @==' '. How I can do this?

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DS premium
Replied on Feb 02, 2014 - 13:01 UTC

I don't think there is a syntax for this. There should be!

Can't you just list them all using this syntax?

!@home & !@office &!@phone

rhuesser premium
Replied on Feb 02, 2014 - 13:12 UTC

I already tried this solution. Works fine with three to five labels. But, currently I work with around twenty different labels and "no label" ;-), which means not categorized yet. To set your proposed filter, this is boring. And if I change or add labels it's even more awful to keep that in synch. But thank you for your proposal. I agree with your statement, probably there is no syntax. But then it's a good requirement for a future version :-).

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Ben Tambling premium
Replied on Feb 02, 2014 - 13:36 UTC

+1 for a 'label:none' search term

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DS premium
Replied on Feb 02, 2014 - 13:48 UTC

+1

Alright I see that it would be a mess if you need to sync 20 labels.

I agree that we should have a label:none search term.

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Sachin premium
Replied on Feb 28, 2014 - 17:04 UTC

just what i was looking for; appreciate feature implementation to search no labels

Jourdan Rystrom premium
Replied on Apr 24, 2014 - 11:43 UTC

I agree! :-)

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Scott premium
Replied on May 02, 2014 - 13:15 UTC

I agree

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tpanafieu premium
Replied on May 05, 2014 - 11:47 UTC

+1 for a 'label:none' search term

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tim.fitch premium
Replied on May 31, 2014 - 20:34 UTC

+1

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Lunaset premium
Replied on May 31, 2014 - 20:42 UTC

+1

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Dimitrios Spirou
Replied on Jun 20, 2014 - 12:12 UTC

+1

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Greenspan premium
Replied on Jun 23, 2014 - 16:18 UTC

+1

So this is the new way for the Votebox :) (now that it's gone)

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Ben Tambling premium
Replied on Jun 23, 2014 - 16:21 UTC

Seriously?? Wow.

rhuesser premium
Replied on Jun 23, 2014 - 16:24 UTC

@todoist how many +1 from enlightened todoist users do you need to implement this useful feature? ;-D

Joel Drapper premium
Replied on Jul 24, 2014 - 13:09 UTC

!@* might be better syntax for this and @* could also be used to find items with any label.

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kersublatest premium
Replied on Sep 30, 2014 - 17:03 UTC

+1

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kiarash edraki premium
Replied on Oct 05, 2014 - 02:26 UTC

+1

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Chris Darwin premium
Replied on Oct 05, 2014 - 18:59 UTC

+1

Florian premium
Replied on Oct 12, 2014 - 16:13 UTC

+1

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David Drohan premium
Replied on Oct 13, 2014 - 01:27 UTC

+1

Denis Chmel premium
Replied on Oct 13, 2014 - 06:28 UTC

+1

I also still don't get why fully empty search does not undo filtering (tries to find nothing)

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Sachin premium
Replied on Oct 16, 2014 - 11:53 UTC

its been pretty long to have a simple feature like this!!