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Filter for no due date and no label



How can I create a filter for tasks that have no due data AND no labels?
"no due date & @" doesnt work.


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David Trey staff
Replied on Mar 10, 2014 - 19:07


Unfortunately, that's not possible, but we'll consider adding such option in the future and you're welcome to vote for this request in our Votebox: https://todoist.com/Vote/show/7154/

For now, as a workaround, you could use negative filters for each individual label such as !@work & !@home etc. if you don't have too many labels.

Best regards,

Greenspan premium
Replied on Mar 16, 2014 - 16:09

Thanks David, the negative filter trick worked perfectly (I had only 2 labels anyway)!

Dan Webb premium
Replied on Jun 20, 2014 - 15:13

I would love a no label filter. Thanks

Rebecca premium
Replied on Jul 01, 2014 - 04:55

Me too. Though I can't vote for it since Votebox is closed!

I'm using the label @work to individually tag all my work tasks since there's no way to filter by project (ideally I would filter by project=work and due date=today). However occasionally when I create a task I forget to label it. There's no quick and easy way to find the ones I've missed!

R López premium
Replied on Jul 25, 2014 - 14:18

negative filter did't work. why.?

David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 25, 2014 - 14:24

Hello R,

I can't reproduce this, I've added a task with a label @3.en.casa and then searching for !@3.en.casa in the search bar and also saving this as a filter worked the same - showed all tasks that don't have this label.

Please let me know if the filter you're saving contains only that or also any other queries or elements.

Best regards,

R López premium
Replied on Jul 25, 2014 - 14:45

"this work when y put the sentence in the filter window : !@3.en.casa

but when y try to save it as a filter, don't work any more."

(sorry accidentaly I erase the old post).

I Had a long query, but didn't work so I go to the basics and try to set at least one filter.

When use the saved filter get this mensage:

Buscar `@ 3 en casa`
Ninguna tarea coincide con su búsqueda.
Buscar en tareas completas...

If you see the string, the dots missing. The original tag was @3_en_casa but I change It for dots if ths solve that problem. I dont know if is a language issue...

When I put the query in the windows sometimes works and sometimes not.

David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 25, 2014 - 17:58


Thank you for clarifying, I've checked in the Spanish version now and you're right - it removes the dots, but if I change back to English, it works.

I'll pass it to our developers and we'll look into it. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Best regards,

R López premium
Replied on Jul 25, 2014 - 19:03

the dots and this caracter too "_".

Let me know when the problem is solved.

A work arround will be using a stringwithoutspaces for tags?

David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 25, 2014 - 19:33


According to the developers, we can't fix the issue with the dots in labels, please use _ instead.

However, we've discovered a different related issue - it adds spaces around a number in a label so even if you'd use this label:


it would search for:

@ 3 en_casa

We'll look into this.

Best regards,

R López premium
Replied on Jul 25, 2014 - 21:15

yes that's the other issue.

R López premium
Replied on Jul 25, 2014 - 21:17

there is a bunch of small problems in the spanish language, for example when you set a date. you should take a overall look.

David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 25, 2014 - 21:19


We will improve the Spanish translation soon, a new translator is going over everything now.

Please let me know what date setting are you referring to and we'll look into this too (could be a different issue).

Best regards,

R López premium
Replied on Jul 25, 2014 - 21:30

sorry I didn´t remeber it.
Good to know we have a solution soon.

2014-07-25 17:19 GMT-04:00 Todoist Support <

Michael premium
Replied on Jul 25, 2014 - 23:51

Please consider a way to filter to show tasks with no labels. This would be very useful to me.

David Alpert premium
Replied on Aug 29, 2014 - 21:04

Agreed, I'd love to easily filter out everything that's labeled and see only the tasks without labels.

Mike Vardy premium
Replied on Sep 04, 2014 - 15:52

This would be definitely worth adding, especially considering you can use this filter:

7 days & !@home

it'd be ideal to have it so that you could just use the query as follows:

7 days & !@

...and since there is no identifier after the exclamation point it could grab all non-labeled tasks.

David Alpert premium
Replied on Sep 04, 2014 - 22:18

+1 on that syntax.

Neal Thomas premium
Replied on Sep 05, 2014 - 16:45

I agree that a no label filter would be very helpful.

I also think the !@ sounds like a great way to implement the filter.