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I have a few custom filters set up in Todoist -- for example, "shopping today" (which, despite the title, includes @shopping items that are overdue, due today, or due within 7 days). The filters work fine on my Mac, but they are totally ignored on my iPhone (iOS 7.1, iphone 5S).

Obviously, the iphone is where I need filters like my shopping filter the most. Please advise.

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Apr 09, 2014 - 17:23 UTC

Hi Ione,

Can you let me know the exact syntax used, what is exactly written in the filter area. As well as if you created this on web, or through the filter menu on iOS (though I assume Web)?

Regards,
Brendon.

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Ione Smith premium
Replied on Apr 09, 2014 - 18:56 UTC

I'm not talking about just one filter -- none of the custom filters work on the iphone, although they do work on the Mac. I created them on the Mac, in the Mac's Todoist app (I suppose that's essentially the same as on the web). The filters appear on the phone's filter menu, but nothing happens when I select them -- I still see everything due rather than just the filtered items due.

I only mentioned the shopping one as a convenient example of a filter that I really NEED on the phone.

The syntax for the shopping filter is

(overdue, 7 days) @shopping

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Ione Smith premium
Replied on Apr 09, 2014 - 19:14 UTC

P.S. -- as a test, I created a new filter directly in the ios app. I labeled it "ios shopping", and used the very same syntax as my regular shopping filter. And I get the very same result -- the filter works on the Mac, but it doesn't work on the phone.

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Apr 09, 2014 - 21:54 UTC

Ione,

Please make sure you are updated to the latest app version, though I have passed this to the developer to see if we can find the cause.

Regards,
Brendon.

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Ione Smith premium
Replied on Apr 09, 2014 - 22:01 UTC

v. 8.0.2 on the iphone, v. 4.1.5 on the Mac.

Josh Varvil premium
Replied on Nov 18, 2014 - 22:32 UTC

I too am having this issue.

Paul Mitchell premium
Replied on Dec 14, 2014 - 15:45 UTC

Me too. Is there a fix? It's a fairly basic issue?

Clyde Romo staff
Replied on Dec 15, 2014 - 04:15 UTC

Hi Paul,

Can you give me the exact syntax that you're using so I can try and replicate the problem?


Regards,
Clyde

Paul Mitchell premium
Replied on Dec 15, 2014 - 04:58 UTC

Hi,

Sure. This is my "Personal - Due Today" filter.

(today) & p:personal

This works on my Mac, not on iPhone. I have lots of filters like this.

Clyde Romo staff
Replied on Dec 15, 2014 - 05:01 UTC

Hi Paul,

Project filtering is not supported yet in our mobile apps (iOS or Android) but we're hoping to add in a future update.


Regards,
Clyde

Paul Mitchell premium
Replied on Dec 15, 2014 - 05:04 UTC

ok, fair enough.

When will it be enabled? Surely the code can be shared between the OSx and
iOS apps?

For me, this makes the iOS app essentially un-usable.

Clyde Romo staff
Replied on Dec 15, 2014 - 05:16 UTC

Hi Paul,

No, the code base are not shared. Our Mac app uses a web view that utilizes native features for OSX 10.10 so it has shared code with the web app rather than the iOS app.

We unfortunately don't have a date yet but I suggest you stay tuned in our Twitter account or blog as we announce newly added feature or improvements there.


Regards,
Clyde

Paul Mitchell premium
Replied on Dec 15, 2014 - 05:36 UTC

Ok thanks. I appreciate the timely feedback.