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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