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Quickly assign a project


Is there a way to assign a project to a task the same way we assign a label?

For eg.

Buy milk @shopping #personal

Thank you

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on May 09, 2014 - 01:13 UTC


No, but there is no need. When you are adding a task, a project is already selected, and you change choose which it is right from the add menu.


luis3214 premium
Replied on May 09, 2014 - 07:50 UTC

I know that, but for people that have a lot of projects ... having to scroll down trough all of them is time consuming.

i think that if you have the option for labels ... there should be the same option for projects!
Best regards

Thomas premium
Replied on May 09, 2014 - 10:51 UTC


luis3214 premium
Replied on May 11, 2014 - 09:41 UTC

I do not understand how can the staff say there is no need when it can save at least 5 taps... sometimes I wonder if the programmers use the app at all

David Trey staff
Replied on May 11, 2014 - 19:40 UTC

Hello Luis,

We use the app every day :-) To select a project, you can use:
- Ctrl+Q
- 2x TAB
- start typing the name.

In case of direct name input, you'd exchange the first TAB to a space and the second one for typing the # which makes our current solution use the exact same amount of clicks that you would use to type space + #, but replace them with a double click on TAB. Feel free to try it out.

Alternatively, if you just want to enter a project with your keyboard and not use Quick Add, then click on / and then type #projectname.

Best regards,

luis3214 premium
Replied on May 11, 2014 - 20:03 UTC

David, thank you for the reply but this was an android question... none of that aplies to android

Best regards

David Trey staff
Replied on May 11, 2014 - 20:17 UTC


I'm sorry, I missed that. Indeed, on Android it's different, we'll look into improving this process in the future.

Best regards,

luis3214 premium
Replied on May 11, 2014 - 20:25 UTC

Thank you very much!!

Matt Edminster premium
Replied on Nov 24, 2014 - 08:54 UTC

This kind of functionality is especially important when apps like Zapier and IFTTT come into play. Quick assignment to filters via the @ character means that automated task addtions from those apps can be characterized. But until it is possible to assign a project in the same way, they have to be organized manually, which kind of defeats the purpose of the automation. The hashtag would be a logical way to do this. Hope to see that possibility soon!

Michael Ehling premium
Replied on Nov 27, 2014 - 22:04 UTC

+1 (though, some days, it's fun to test my scrolling skills: can I whip-scroll through my list of projects right to the project I need to select?) ;-D