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Filter for Completed tasks

Can a filter be created to search across completed tasks? I know how to view my completed tasks from the 'completed tasks' link in the top right corner, but I'd appreciate being able to filter completed tasks similar to active tasks. For example, rather than the top down view given by the 'completed tasks' link I'd like to plug in a filter for "completed, btw 05/01/2014 and 06/30/2014" as easily as any other filter. That would also allow for creating hard filters for things regularly used like "completed, 7 days", "completed, 30 days", "completed, :to others:, 7 days", "completed, :to others:, 30 days".

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jun 23, 2014 - 21:08 UTC

Hi MIchael,

We do not have any filter options for completed tasks. Only the View All Completed view from the Karma score is possible at this time. We will look into adding more options in future updates.

Regards,
Brendon.

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Trish Putnam premium
Replied on Jun 23, 2014 - 21:52 UTC

Hi, Brendon -
I second this request. I can work around this for weekly status reports, but many businesses require quarterly or semi-annual reviews, and it's absolutely critical that I be able to gather data on completed work filtered by date and project if I move to use Todoist as my primary task management tool.

Morgan Newall premium
Replied on Jul 07, 2014 - 23:21 UTC

I had to track finished tasks to write an invoice, with tasks across projects, and different time periods last night, and not being able to do the above made it very difficult.

Surely adding filter functionality would be a relatively easy integration?

matthewscotthudson premium
Replied on Aug 02, 2014 - 18:27 UTC

Yes I'm trialling out premium and a 'completed tasks' filter would be really useful to me.

frederik.claes premium
Replied on Aug 11, 2014 - 10:47 UTC

+1 for this feature. I was looking for it and couldn't find it unfortunately. The view in Karma panel is ok, but very limited alas.

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Deena Lauver Scotti premium
Replied on Aug 19, 2014 - 14:17 UTC

I would also benefit from this filter.

JohnBat26 premium
Replied on Aug 24, 2014 - 13:42 UTC

I would like to use very useful filter :-)

Klaus Nehrke premium
Replied on Aug 26, 2014 - 16:22 UTC

+1! Must-have-Feature!!!

jeff premium
Replied on Sep 04, 2014 - 18:21 UTC

+1

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Samir Mullick premium
Replied on Sep 08, 2014 - 19:26 UTC

+1

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Carol Rose premium
Replied on Sep 18, 2014 - 14:56 UTC

+1

Isaac Alpizar premium
Replied on Sep 26, 2014 - 01:13 UTC

+1 filter will be really useful !

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Evgeniy Solovyov premium
Replied on Sep 28, 2014 - 21:05 UTC

+1 Followup analysis is very useful for me.

Rachel Sandstrom premium
Replied on Sep 29, 2014 - 00:55 UTC

+1 absolutely necessary

Wise Residential Management premium
Replied on Oct 20, 2014 - 14:41 UTC

+1

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Nicolas Roussel premium
Replied on Oct 21, 2014 - 13:58 UTC

+1

Jeffrey premium
Replied on Oct 21, 2014 - 15:13 UTC

+1

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Ciroo
Replied on Oct 21, 2014 - 23:48 UTC

+1

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Andrew Revesz premium
Replied on Oct 23, 2014 - 17:15 UTC

+1

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james premium
Replied on Oct 30, 2014 - 04:00 UTC

+1 I need this for work to be able to view what was completed yesterday. With this I will be able to continue using todoist as my task management tool

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Mike Mitchell premium
Replied on Oct 30, 2014 - 05:31 UTC

This would be helpful as sometimes I need to refer back to notes in completed tasks for information to continue follow-up tasks. This is VERY tedious.

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seanpollard premium
Replied on Nov 10, 2014 - 17:46 UTC

+1, need this for work. Will basically have to move to something else if this isn't in the pipeline.

Quinten van der Werf premium
Replied on Nov 11, 2014 - 13:26 UTC

+1. Would be great for a quick reference instead of multiple clicks and trying to look through a list in the karma section.

Jacques HULLU premium
Replied on Nov 11, 2014 - 21:05 UTC

+1

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Alexander Musti premium
Replied on Nov 11, 2014 - 23:51 UTC

+1 This is MUST HAVE feature.

Teejay Hanton premium
Replied on Nov 12, 2014 - 14:13 UTC

+1

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Tobias Bräu premium
Replied on Nov 12, 2014 - 16:00 UTC

+1

Kimberly Gruber premium
Replied on Nov 24, 2014 - 10:53 UTC

+1

XTAND premium
Replied on Nov 26, 2014 - 11:38 UTC

+1

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schoeberpaul premium
Replied on Nov 27, 2014 - 07:27 UTC

+1

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Wen-Hsing Kuo premium
Replied on Nov 28, 2014 - 06:35 UTC

+1

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David Caradine premium
Replied on Nov 30, 2014 - 17:53 UTC

+1

Andy Goodacre premium
Replied on Dec 04, 2014 - 05:05 UTC

+1

Carsten Böhm premium
Replied on Dec 04, 2014 - 13:12 UTC

+1

Eniko Csokasi premium
Replied on Dec 04, 2014 - 13:40 UTC

+1

Gary Gengler premium
Replied on Dec 04, 2014 - 17:43 UTC

I agree. For business use, its imperative we get search functionality over completed tasks. My temp solution has been to expand the use of labels. This AM I had to find a single occurrence of a task that had been completed in the last 6month. Thankfully, I had applied a specific label to those type of tasks, so was able to find that task in a timely fashion.

Ben Caldwell premium
Replied on Dec 10, 2014 - 19:45 UTC

+1

Dan Sinha premium
Replied on Dec 11, 2014 - 10:00 UTC

+1

I'd find it useful as a way to look back over accomplishments - for example, at appraisal time or when I'm writing my CV.

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wojtekz premium
Replied on Dec 11, 2014 - 21:05 UTC

+1 - for bussines tasks it is a must have

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Bob Simon premium
Replied on Dec 15, 2014 - 16:28 UTC

+1

Tim Jasper premium
Replied on Dec 18, 2014 - 04:35 UTC

+1

JK
Joseph Kitzman premium
Replied on Dec 18, 2014 - 21:05 UTC

+1

Dan Sinha premium
Replied on Dec 19, 2014 - 08:44 UTC

Any news on this? Last update from staff was 6 months ago.

Patrick Honegger premium
Replied on Dec 19, 2014 - 08:53 UTC

+1

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Jakob premium
Replied on Dec 24, 2014 - 11:23 UTC

+1

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milan premium
Replied on Dec 24, 2014 - 22:16 UTC

+1

Omar premium
Replied on Dec 26, 2014 - 09:01 UTC

+100

6 months ago from last staff response... :-( I'm testing premium in todoist but we need fast actions (or updates) from todoist team please!

Jacques HULLU premium
Replied on Dec 26, 2014 - 10:37 UTC

Please publish a roadmap with new features, present & future.
+110 for complete tasks filters

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David P. premium
Replied on Jan 02, 2015 - 06:33 UTC

Been using todoist for a few weeks now and discovered that I need this too! :)

John Sturgeon premium
Replied on Jan 03, 2015 - 17:50 UTC

+1

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Amanda Fees premium
Replied on Jan 05, 2015 - 17:55 UTC

+1

Mike Empey premium
Replied on Jan 05, 2015 - 23:19 UTC

+1 please

Håkan MacLean premium
Replied on Jan 13, 2015 - 07:14 UTC

+1. Great for SCRUM meetings when you want to see what you did yday.

Håkan MacLean premium
Replied on Jan 13, 2015 - 07:16 UTC

It also seems like you loose who did the task and on which date when you look in the "completed tasks" atm. Sad to loose so much important info.

Michael Royer premium
Replied on Jan 13, 2015 - 07:22 UTC

Håkan, I agree you lose far to much meta data about the task once it's been completed. It seems very odd indeed that I can schedule when something is due [to be done] but once it is done I have no way to tell when that happened. Here's hoping that 54 "+1's" (from 52 paying Premium customers) have some impact on the development priorities. :-)

Mikael Hansen premium
Replied on Jan 13, 2015 - 10:03 UTC

+1

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Donald Stewart premium
Replied on Jan 13, 2015 - 11:22 UTC

+1

Staff response?

Dan Sinha premium
Replied on Jan 13, 2015 - 11:29 UTC

5 emails about this in my inbox today. I'm amazed to see there's still no word from Todoist.

Todoist staff: Even if you're not going to give us what we want, at least let us know what is going on!

X-(

Allie Quinn premium
Replied on Jan 13, 2015 - 11:30 UTC

Completely agree with everyones comments - having a filter on completed is a must. cannot believe its missing...

Teresa Burris premium
Replied on Jan 19, 2015 - 19:24 UTC

I am using Todoist on the outlook plugin, which I believe they said is web
based, and when I used the Karma view all completed tasks (which I couldn't
find before so have never used), and there are dropdowns to choose a
project, label, and timespan (although the timespan seems to be limited to
a few preset options of past 2 weeks, past month, past 6 months or
anytime). I think this may be what you guys are looking for?

JK
Joseph Kitzman premium
Replied on Jan 19, 2015 - 19:34 UTC

No, the Karma workaround is their reasoning for not implementing the feature we're hoping for. Filtering completed tasks based on "project" and "label" simply isn't good enough. What we're asking for is a way to use the search function to not only look through current tasks, but completed tasks as well. Take a quick look at: https://todoist.com/Help/Filtering

Right now you can use any combination of those filter keywords to find what you're looking for BUT ONLY for tasks that have not yet been completed. Adding a simple "completed" keyword seems like it would be as simple as modifying a SQL query. I would wager it could be done completely on the back end without requiring them to publish any software updates. But it's either not that easy, or the developers simply don't care. Based on what I've seen elsewhere in these forums I'm assuming the latter.

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jdefreeseweber premium
Replied on Jan 20, 2015 - 14:48 UTC

I completely agree with Joseph Kitzman. Get this done todoist.

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jdefreeseweber premium
Replied on Jan 20, 2015 - 14:48 UTC

I completely agree with Joseph Kitzman. Get this done todoist.

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Daniel Tot premium
Replied on Jan 22, 2015 - 10:39 UTC

+1

Gary Gengler premium
Replied on Jan 22, 2015 - 16:48 UTC

Don't see the filter problem others say doesn't exist and want.

I setup a series of filters that pertain to tasks in my business and personal life. When a task is created and tracking purposes, I add one or more of those filters. Filters allow me to see specific completed tasks.

For example; when I select "completed", view all, then click "Any Label" and select 'financial' or 'home', I see all completed 'Financial" tasks "for Past 2 weeks, Past Month or Past 6 months.

Teejay Hanton premium
Replied on Jan 22, 2015 - 17:32 UTC

Gary,

That's a great way to view specific projects or labels. This thread is concerned with searching for a specific label or keyword across active AND/OR completed projects/labels (at least it is for me).

For instance, if I want to look at how many times I have to complete a task for a specific person (maybe across projects) ... or how many tasks I have related to a specific keyword (also across projects).

We're just looking for a way to include completed tasks in the filters. For what it's worth, I really love the filter capability and implementation ... would just love this extra ability within the filters.