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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
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.

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!!

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Alan premium
Replied on Oct 25, 2014 - 07:13 UTC

+1

Definitely not crucial for me, but would remove some annoyances from my daily and weekly reviews if I could filter out unlabeled tasks. Plus, being able to filter ON unlabeled tasks will make it much easier to find tasks that have no labels, but should -- those are easy to miss when you spend most of your time looking at filtered lists.

Stewart Scott premium
Replied on Oct 26, 2014 - 00:13 UTC

+1

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Matteo Cantamesse premium
Replied on Oct 30, 2014 - 22:28 UTC

+1

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Ronald Ulate premium
Replied on Oct 31, 2014 - 17:46 UTC

+1

Joel Drapper premium
Replied on Oct 31, 2014 - 17:49 UTC

Has anyone from Todoist actually read this thread?

David Trey staff
Replied on Oct 31, 2014 - 17:53 UTC

Hello Joel,

We read every single reply in all threads, but we only don't reply if there are no updates about a certain issue and unfortunately that's the case, but we'll consider adding such option in the future.


Regards,
David

Howar Bucks premium
Replied on Nov 06, 2014 - 14:58 UTC

+1

Michalis Karakatsanis premium
Replied on Nov 07, 2014 - 11:59 UTC

+1

Thomas Jensen premium
Replied on Nov 07, 2014 - 13:37 UTC

+1

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Christopher O'Keefe premium
Replied on Nov 07, 2014 - 15:39 UTC

+1

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kurt.kromminga
Replied on Nov 12, 2014 - 23:29 UTC

+1

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drasche premium
Replied on Nov 17, 2014 - 18:08 UTC

+1

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Bram
Replied on Nov 19, 2014 - 04:19 UTC

+1

Dmitry premium
Replied on Nov 19, 2014 - 12:00 UTC

+1

SADIK KUZU premium
Replied on Nov 19, 2014 - 14:52 UTC

+1

Sam Rae premium
Replied on Nov 20, 2014 - 10:28 UTC

+1

Michael Ehling premium
Replied on Nov 27, 2014 - 22:05 UTC

+1

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TJ Stankus premium
Replied on Dec 02, 2014 - 03:30 UTC

+1

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mick.mainwaring premium
Replied on Dec 02, 2014 - 08:05 UTC

+1

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Neal Thomas premium
Replied on Dec 02, 2014 - 14:11 UTC

+1

This feature is critical to staying on top of your action items.

Jacob Lönroth premium
Replied on Dec 02, 2014 - 14:45 UTC

+1

Jess Rezac premium
Replied on Dec 02, 2014 - 16:38 UTC

+1

Zac Heacker premium
Replied on Dec 02, 2014 - 18:14 UTC

+1

Would love to see this feature. The "no date" query already finds items with no due date, "no label" could presumably work in a similar fashion.

In the mean time, for those with tons of labels, I suggest using Excel's concatenate function. List all of your labels in Excel, then concatenate "!@" and " & " to the beginning and end of each, then concatenate everything together. Paste the whole thing into a filter and update if you add more labels. Not perfect, but it works for now.

Rafael Simão premium
Replied on Dec 02, 2014 - 18:38 UTC

+1 for a 'label:none' search term

Brooks Williams premium
Replied on Dec 04, 2014 - 16:17 UTC

+1 from me as well

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herbstallee premium
Replied on Dec 05, 2014 - 01:03 UTC

+1

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Aaron Gaber premium
Replied on Dec 05, 2014 - 02:43 UTC

+1

Denis premium
Replied on Dec 06, 2014 - 23:04 UTC

+1 I need this feature

Tainan Lopes premium
Replied on Dec 07, 2014 - 11:50 UTC

+1 for a 'label:none' search term

Moritz Czubatinski premium
Replied on Dec 08, 2014 - 13:55 UTC

+1

Fer Enaf premium
Replied on Dec 10, 2014 - 08:01 UTC

Please! +1

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John Sturgeon
Replied on Dec 10, 2014 - 19:44 UTC

Yep, +1

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Nathan Horton premium
Replied on Dec 14, 2014 - 18:27 UTC

+1

Max Mergenthaler premium
Replied on Dec 17, 2014 - 03:02 UTC

+1

AntoineO premium
Replied on Dec 18, 2014 - 02:33 UTC

+1

Rob Jefferies
Replied on Dec 18, 2014 - 14:40 UTC

+1

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bchernow01 premium
Replied on Dec 18, 2014 - 15:44 UTC

+1

Woody premium
Replied on Dec 18, 2014 - 17:23 UTC

+1

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Tony Grout premium
Replied on Dec 18, 2014 - 22:26 UTC

+1

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chrisbarrettm premium
Replied on Dec 19, 2014 - 15:24 UTC

+1

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Jamie Gaines premium
Replied on Dec 20, 2014 - 21:15 UTC

+1

I really like the !@ syntax idea. It's quick and to the point. This feature would be great for identifying tasks that might fall through the cracks.

Thanks!