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Viewing Sub-Tasks on iPad

TW

I am a new premium subscriber and added all my tasks and sub-tasks to Todoist using my Windows PC. The the sub-tasks feature is a primary reason I am trying Todoist, but they are not appearing on my iPad when I need to view and edit while mobile. Can you help?

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Clyde Romo staff
Replied on Jun 02, 2014 - 07:49

Hi Ted,

Sub-tasks are visible in the iPad app. The iOS app doesn't have checkboxes in it but the sub-tasks should be indented. Can you possibly attach a screenshot of a task with sub-tasks in the web and in your iPad so I can actually verify if it's indeed not showing up?

Best Regards,

Clyde

TW
Ted Wolthuis premium
Replied on Jun 02, 2014 - 08:24

Hi Clyde,

Yes. Now that you mention it, I do see sub-tasks within the "Projects" area, but a good share of my time is spent viewing the "Today" and "Next 7 Days" areas, rather than individual projects. A quick glance at what I have to tackle "Today" does not show sub-tasks nor gives an indication of a sub-task underneath the task shown. Maybe I'm overlooking something? In fact, a recently added task (with sub-tasks) that is a more immediate focus appears at the bottom of the "Project" window and needs a few seconds of scrolling to get there.

Thank you for your initial quick response. I really like Todoist regardless, as it works well under Windows 8.1.

Clyde Romo staff
Replied on Jun 02, 2014 - 08:30

Hi Ted,

In the web, tasks with sub-tasks can indeed be expanded and has the icon that means that it's collapsible in the "Today" view. The functionality to have tasks with sub-tasks collapsible in our iOS apps is in the works though we can't promise a date yet. We're hoping to have it soon though and this will hopefully address the issue that you have mentioned. :-)

Best Regards,

Clyde

TW
Ted Wolthuis premium
Replied on Jun 02, 2014 - 08:41

Hi Clyde,

I wasn't referring to their ability to be expanded or collapsed within iOS. I was just asking about sub-tasks being view-able when working with tasks in the "Today" or "Next 7 Days" screens.

Ted

Clyde Romo staff
Replied on Jun 02, 2014 - 08:46

Hi Ted,

I see. Sorry for the confusion. Please note though that in the Today view, sub-tasks will be presented on the same level as main/parent tasks.

Regards,

Clyde

TW
Ted Wolthuis premium
Replied on Jun 02, 2014 - 09:06

Hi Clyde,

Again, thank you for your prompt replies. You mention that sub-tasks "will be" presented on the same level as main/parent tasks. I'm assuming that this will be a future Todoist upgrade for iOS, as sub-tasks currently do not appear (at any level) in the "Today" and "Next 7 Days" windows?

Ted

Clyde Romo staff
Replied on Jun 02, 2014 - 09:10

Hi Ted,

Just to clarify, the only time sub-tasks will show up in the "Today" or "Next 7 Day" view (in the Web, desktop, or iOS) is when the sub-task has a due date. Say I have a task due for tomorrow, it should show up in the "Next 7 Days". Is it not the case for your sub-tasks? Example:

[ ] My task:
--- [ ] sub-task 1
--- [ ] sub-task 2 <due tomorrow>

In the example above, only "sub-task 2" would show up in the "Next 7 Days".

Regards,

Clyde

TW
Ted Wolthuis premium
Replied on Jun 02, 2014 - 09:46

Hi Clyde,

Many of my sub-tasks do not have due dates. I could make them "notes", but in Windows it takes an extra click to have them show up and the notes window covers other info.... so I made them sub-tasks.

So moving forward, I'll try to be aware of the need to give all of my sub-tasks a due date for the sake of iOS.

Thanks for the help,

Ted

AC
Anthony Chen premium
Replied on Aug 02, 2014 - 17:21

Hi Clyde (and Ted),

I'm sorry to resurrect this thread, but I'm having the same problems on the iOS app. I've read through all the responses and I understand it's not a function yet (please make it one! I am on a trial for premium and I am very close to paying for a subscription if a few issues are ironed out).

Following your advice, Ted, I created due dates for each subtask (it's a cleaning list), under the task "Weekly Maintenance." The due date for "Weekly Maintenance" as well as all subtasks was inputted as "every saturday," but even with this due date I still can't see the subtasks in the "Today" view on the iOS app.

Does a specific due date have to be stated (e.g. "aug 2nd") in order for the subtask to show up in "Today" view?

Again, I want to emphasize that this app is incredible - it appears to have the best usability out of every system I've tried, but I can't commit to it until I'm sure it can handle the sheer amount of tasks I want to use it for.

Thank you.

Cheers,
Anthony

David Trey staff
Replied on Aug 03, 2014 - 07:42

Anthony,

On the today, 7 days or any other date-based view, you should see all tasks regardless of their indent level, that are scheduled for the certain day. The date format doesn't matter so if you've entered "every Sat" (or "ev Saturday" or "ev Sat") into the date field and it is Saturday - you should see all these sub-tasks as due "today" on this list.

Please confirm if that's the exact date format you've used or did you enter it in any other way.


Regards,
David

AC
Anthony Chen premium
Replied on Aug 03, 2014 - 12:32

Hi David,

I checked again and I am now able to see all tasks on the iOS app, but they are not organized properly like they are on todoist.com. On todoist.com the subtasks are organized neatly below the main tasks. Is there any way to make the separation between tasks clearer on the iOS app?

For example, I have a list of tasks with specific time deadlines, but below that I have a large list of tasks that include main tasks and long lists of subtasks. On todoist.com it is easy to skip past a main tasks and its subtasks, but in the iOS app it appears to be sorted by project without regard for task or subtask priority.

Is there a solution to this?

Thanks,
Anthony

AC
Anthony Chen premium
Replied on Aug 03, 2014 - 12:33

My apologies, priority would be the wrong term to use here - I meant indentation, or any symbolic variant that would should a task as being higher than a subtask.

David Trey staff
Replied on Aug 03, 2014 - 13:26

Anthony,

On all platforms, sub-tasks are shown on the same indent level in any date-based or search result page. However, if you see a parent task on this list then, additionally, you get an option to expand its sub-tasks which may or may not meet the search criteria - this option (the expansion) is missing on iOS now, but we'll add it in future updates.


Regards,
David

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Rosie premium
Replied on Aug 07, 2014 - 00:47

I would really, really love collapsible/expandable sub-tasks and also check boxes on my iOS device. The web version of todoist is awesome (though sorely lacking a calendar); if the iOS version could be a little closer to that it would be amazing :)

Alessio A premium
Replied on Aug 08, 2014 - 11:45

+1 for me!!!!

Kakaxa premium
Replied on Aug 09, 2014 - 13:38

+1