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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
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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Thierry Panafieu 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.

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
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

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

NH
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

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
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!

BK
Braam Kruger premium
Replied on Dec 23, 2014 - 05:18 UTC

+1

Vaidy Raghavan premium
Replied on Dec 25, 2014 - 18:17 UTC

+1

Christoph Schaefers premium
Replied on Dec 25, 2014 - 21:52 UTC

+1

imanxe premium
Replied on Jan 05, 2015 - 02:39 UTC

+100 please!

Willem Van Zyl premium
Replied on Jan 05, 2015 - 15:29 UTC

+1

fendesa premium
Replied on Jan 06, 2015 - 05:25 UTC

+1

Łukasz Dolata premium
Replied on Jan 06, 2015 - 17:02 UTC

+1

David Goggin premium
Replied on Jan 06, 2015 - 19:17 UTC

+1

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Neal Thomas premium
Replied on Jan 06, 2015 - 20:29 UTC

+1

Tony M premium
Replied on Jan 06, 2015 - 20:41 UTC

+1

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Jesus Alberto Caro Trujillo premium
Replied on Jan 07, 2015 - 03:37 UTC

+1

Joël premium
Replied on Jan 07, 2015 - 07:52 UTC

+1

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Jonny Garrett premium
Replied on Jan 07, 2015 - 14:20 UTC

+1

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Jonny Garrett premium
Replied on Jan 07, 2015 - 14:20 UTC

+1

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greg premium
Replied on Jan 10, 2015 - 04:35 UTC


+1

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David Jarzebowski premium
Replied on Jan 14, 2015 - 11:21 UTC

+1

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Ben Tambling premium
Replied on Jan 14, 2015 - 12:03 UTC

Massively off-topic but do you have a relative called Sophie by any chance David? I went to university with a Sophie Jarzebowski. Could be completely wrong, but it seems like a pretty unique name!

M Gant premium
Replied on Jan 14, 2015 - 17:46 UTC

+1

Sam Johnson premium
Replied on Jan 16, 2015 - 15:14 UTC

+1

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Andrew Neely premium
Replied on Jan 17, 2015 - 15:13 UTC

+1 Please

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Heather Vaughan premium
Replied on Jan 20, 2015 - 04:42 UTC

+1

Monish premium
Replied on Jan 20, 2015 - 13:34 UTC

+1

Nick premium
Replied on Jan 21, 2015 - 08:06 UTC

+1 Would definitely smooth the review workflow.

Christian Kaiser premium
Replied on Jan 21, 2015 - 12:49 UTC

+1 ans Kind oft impl.

Christian Kaiser premium
Replied on Jan 21, 2015 - 12:49 UTC

+1 any kind of implementation

JP
Jarrod Phillips premium
Replied on Jan 22, 2015 - 04:12 UTC

+1

Frank Betz premium
Replied on Jan 24, 2015 - 11:06 UTC

+1 Need it, too ... to find all "forgotten" tasks ;-)

Matt Bumgardner premium
Replied on Jan 24, 2015 - 20:55 UTC

+1

Kate Bagoy premium
Replied on Jan 25, 2015 - 21:43 UTC

+1

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Eric Blanchette premium
Replied on Jan 26, 2015 - 21:09 UTC

+1

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Adam Staples premium
Replied on Jan 26, 2015 - 21:26 UTC

+1

Bernd Holder premium
Replied on Jan 28, 2015 - 13:34 UTC

+1

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Matthew Cockrell premium
Replied on Jan 28, 2015 - 15:35 UTC

+1

Jasper Sauer premium
Replied on Jan 31, 2015 - 09:05 UTC

+1

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Will Crosby premium
Replied on Feb 08, 2015 - 10:10 UTC

+1

Sharon premium
Replied on Feb 08, 2015 - 13:23 UTC

+1

John Kyle premium
Replied on Feb 09, 2015 - 09:46 UTC

+1 from a paid Premium power user and Todoist evangelist! (+1)

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patruthie premium
Replied on Feb 09, 2015 - 19:54 UTC

+1

Edwin Miltenburg premium
Replied on Feb 09, 2015 - 22:19 UTC

+1

Would like to see !@* and @* implemented to filter for 'no label' and 'any label'.

rhuesser premium
Replied on Feb 10, 2015 - 09:32 UTC

As the originator of that thread, I would say thank all for your support. Let's give more and more +1 until we can celebrate the implementation and rollout of this functionality. (love)

In the meantime; greetings from Switzerland and enjoy the picture.

Vojtěch Beneš premium
Replied on Feb 12, 2015 - 18:46 UTC

+1

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Aleksi Liimatainen premium
Replied on Feb 13, 2015 - 08:21 UTC

+1

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Curtis premium
Replied on Feb 18, 2015 - 20:27 UTC

+1

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mtproffitt premium
Replied on Feb 19, 2015 - 19:08 UTC

+1

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John premium
Replied on Feb 22, 2015 - 02:44 UTC

+1

Alastair Stevenson
Replied on Feb 25, 2015 - 12:05 UTC

+1

Leandria Streeter premium
Replied on Feb 27, 2015 - 19:59 UTC

+1