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Hello, good day!

How do I add a filter to filter the tasks only a certain person?

Thank you!

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David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 04, 2014 - 12:04 UTC

Hello Allan,

Unfortunately, it's not possible to search for tasks assigned only to one person, but you could try to include this in your queries:

:all: & !:to_me:

This will show all tasks assigned to everyone (or unassigned), but not assigned to you.

Best regards,

Allan P. Franck premium
Replied on Jul 04, 2014 - 23:14 UTC

Ok, thx David!

What is the chance to implement such a feature? This is very important for my business.

Have a great weekend.

Clyde Romo staff
Replied on Jul 05, 2014 - 05:11 UTC

Hi Allan,

Though we're not working on implementing such a feature, we'll look into adding it in the future. It's not going to be anytime soon though if ever we do push through with implementing it.



Allan P. Franck premium
Replied on Jul 08, 2014 - 12:05 UTC

Many thanks Clyde!

This functionality is very important for anyone who manages many projects with many people involved.


Ryan Schut
Replied on Jul 10, 2014 - 03:01 UTC

I agree - we are on the trial now and I think this could be a deal breaker - I'm the owner of our company and I need to see how much is assigned to each person on our team, not just myself vs everyone else

Allan P. Franck premium
Replied on Jul 10, 2014 - 03:56 UTC

Excellent Ryan! I miss such a feature to manage a large team with a relatively high flow of work. Today I can not predict everything that attaches to a person, and whether I can put more tasks to that person.

ps: sry my english! I am using a translator. ;)

Andrea Colaiacomo premium
Replied on Jul 11, 2014 - 00:29 UTC

I was looking for such a function too.
As already said, it would help a lot knowing the work load on each person!

Ryan Schut
Replied on Jul 11, 2014 - 03:00 UTC

Yeah it is a must - is there any suggestions someone has for organizing employees tasks somehow? Otherwise it is going to be a mess of 300 to-do's in our team inbox. I thought about not using the assign to person at all and just putting projects into individual folders / projects for every employee. Then the team inbox would be not assigned. Would this work?



Allan P. Franck premium
Replied on Jul 11, 2014 - 12:21 UTC


Eu faço assim! Crio pastas de projetos e vou atribuindo as tarefas lá dentro. Mas mesmo assim fica complicado saber o que cada um tem pra fazer com um número grande de projetos. =(

FamilyDesignCo . premium
Replied on Aug 01, 2014 - 00:44 UTC

You need to be able to filter tasks per person.

This gives an overview of all tasks assigned to one person, this can be printed or referred to for work in progress purposes.

If you have many people to deal with, it would seem to be the only way.


Allan P. Franck premium
Replied on Aug 01, 2014 - 13:29 UTC

No doubt! When you have a lot of people and projects is infeasible to know what each has to do ;(

Hopefully implement this functionality! hehe

Ryan Schut
Replied on Aug 02, 2014 - 01:36 UTC

we switched to asana because of this

Morten Hoyer premium
Replied on Aug 21, 2014 - 10:50 UTC

Agreed, I'm very surprised that this is not supported. It makes it much harder to use something like this for a larger project or a larger team

Steven M. Brady premium
Replied on Aug 21, 2014 - 13:50 UTC

Agreed. This is an important feature.

Allan P. Franck premium
Replied on Aug 22, 2014 - 20:32 UTC

What is the possibility to implement this Todoist?

Aniruddha premium
Replied on Aug 23, 2014 - 05:51 UTC

This is something I could use. It is essential if you are going to manage a team properly.

Casey Timmeny
Replied on Aug 23, 2014 - 08:41 UTC


lin premium
Replied on Sep 27, 2014 - 04:02 UTC

Would need to use it too. We are a team of 30 people with 8 project leaders who would need it ! : )

Joseph Yang premium
Replied on Sep 30, 2014 - 18:42 UTC

+1, i would love to see this, too. it's one of the reasons I have NOT gotten my team on a business plan. I manage a team, and I need to see who has been assigned what to follow up.

Allan P. Franck premium
Replied on Oct 01, 2014 - 18:29 UTC

some return of admins? :)

cyril trebuchet premium
Replied on Oct 05, 2014 - 18:03 UTC

By seeing how many people who wants this feature, I just don't understand why you're not doing it.
I don't think that would take that long.

I've been using todoist a lot and I love it. I also really appreciate the very quick answers from the support team.

However, I'm often upset by answers like "no, you can't do this but you can do that" and it ends up being something totally different...as if we were stupid enough to take it and leave it...

If we ask for something it's because we to do it, not something else...

Reggie Halili premium
Replied on Oct 21, 2014 - 22:41 UTC

What? No filtering by assigned person? How can you manage multiple teams with multiple project managers if you can't filter per person assigned?

Jaime León premium
Replied on Nov 17, 2014 - 17:28 UTC

Indeed, I also think this is a must!

Meny Mothafu
Replied on Dec 12, 2014 - 19:35 UTC

i need this feature

Becky Kane staff
Replied on Dec 12, 2014 - 19:44 UTC


There isn't any update on this filter feature, but we read every post and the more users there are asking for a new feature the greater the chance of it getting implemented so keep posting here! And thanks to all for the feedback.


Elijah Florio premium
Replied on Dec 22, 2014 - 17:25 UTC

The main reason I chose this software was the need to manage workload along with multiple projects. There was a disconnect between positions understanding why others weren't able to complete their tasks by the assigned date, not realizing that person had tasks assigned from other departments as well.

Filtering by person would allow us to better schedule tasks based on current and future workloads.

The only workaround is having that individuals name (or position, initials or unique keyword) added in the notes field and querying that.

A more elegant solution would be great!

Jonathan Dapeer premium
Replied on Dec 22, 2014 - 22:13 UTC

+1 need this feature!

Ibrahim KAMAL premium
Replied on Jan 02, 2015 - 12:05 UTC

I also badly need this feature!

Ibrahim KAMAL premium
Replied on Jan 02, 2015 - 12:18 UTC

Seriously, i am considering Todoist for my company. I have hundreds of projects. how am i supposed to balance the workload on every employee? how can i be sure i didn't forget to assign tasks to someone who ain't doing much of his/her time?

Allan P. Franck premium
Replied on Jan 02, 2015 - 12:22 UTC

Without this function, unfortunately it becomes quite complicated. ;(

Ibrahim KAMAL premium
Replied on Jan 02, 2015 - 12:26 UTC

@Todoist: Please let us know if you will implement this feature?

If yes, please give us an estimation of when it will be implemented
if no, just kindly let us know so that we don't waste time on false hopes. i count on your honesty! :)

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jan 02, 2015 - 16:30 UTC


We can't give either. Its not a no, but its not a yes. Its on a list, we see that people want it and its likely to be added, we just don't know when.


Mario Eulalio premium
Replied on Jan 03, 2015 - 18:19 UTC

clearly TODOIST needs to use its own software to manage client priorities.. not knowing if and or when a solution will be implemented and in addition having customers beg for a critical feature to be added is poor customer management.... already looking for other software with this functionallity so I can switch. thanks TODOIST.

Ibrahim KAMAL premium
Replied on Jan 03, 2015 - 21:41 UTC

@Mario, kindly let me know if you find an alternative with this feature :)

Oláh András premium
Replied on Jan 13, 2015 - 09:25 UTC


Ammar Khan premium
Replied on Jan 13, 2015 - 12:59 UTC


Rick Galan premium
Replied on Jan 15, 2015 - 23:22 UTC


Dennis premium
Replied on Jan 19, 2015 - 08:07 UTC


Dennis premium
Replied on Jan 19, 2015 - 08:07 UTC


Stephen Campbell premium
Replied on Jan 20, 2015 - 10:26 UTC


Ibrahim KAMAL premium
Replied on Jan 20, 2015 - 10:29 UTC

Hi Brendon,

Still no idea when this will be added?

David Trey staff
Replied on Jan 20, 2015 - 12:50 UTC

Hello Ibrahim,

Unfortunately, we don't have an estimate when this feature will be added, but we'll consider it for future updates.


Adam Barker
Replied on Feb 06, 2015 - 08:52 UTC

Hi David

I suggest you tell your developers to stop whatever else they're doing and get this done instead.

I've been trialling Todoist and have liked what I've seen until now. But as lots of other have said this is an obvious must-have feature. Without it you don't have a business solution at all.

You've lost me as a customer.


Ibrahim KAMAL premium
Replied on Feb 06, 2015 - 08:58 UTC

Adam.. totally agree with you.

I am a CEO, and every now and then, i have to ask my employees what do they have next on their todo list... how stupid is that??

The moment i find another alternative, i'll switch to it, unless TODOIST give us a time frame to implement this.

I manage a team of programmers. I know it's 2~3 days task. A couple database queries and adding a link in the filters page.... okay maybe 1 week... !

Helen Craig
Replied on Feb 07, 2015 - 16:03 UTC



Really like the software, also on a trial, this is a deal breaker for my client too, so I think we'll have try something else :(

Dragan Ruzic premium
Replied on Feb 07, 2015 - 18:14 UTC

Guys, it's really disturbing to see a couple of pleas from many premium customers that are being ignored, despite many rock solid arguments. People are running businesses and of course they'd love to be able to:
- sort the tags
- group the tags in hierarchy, nested as we please
- ....
- get simpler filtering and finding tasks assigned to coworkers the fast & easy way.

Since TD obviously won't implement this, let's recommend Trello that has a great filtering options and you can save the searches for tasks assigned to others.

I'm staying with Todoist with my personal business and a couple of "two people" projects, but everything else is in Trello and Asana, the choice of tool mostly depending on my collaborational team's preferences.

Renaud Leroy premium
Replied on Feb 11, 2015 - 08:48 UTC


Miguel Carmona
Replied on Feb 11, 2015 - 10:57 UTC


Ronnie Davies premium
Replied on Feb 12, 2015 - 13:07 UTC


Have only recently starting sharing projects and really surprised this function is not available.

Leah Stella premium
Replied on Feb 12, 2015 - 13:13 UTC

Me too. I recently started sharing projects and without this, it is making project sharing a lot less useful.

If you can't 'filter' this way, how about something that automatically adds/removes a label to anything that is assigned to someone else with their name in it so that I can search via this label. Having to do this manually as was a suggested work-around is annoying.

Andreas Schunter premium
Replied on Feb 17, 2015 - 20:26 UTC


we need this function as well. For business use it's absolutely necessary! We don't want to ask our empoyees what they are doing now and next. That's the reason why we implemented TD!
I think, this filter-function is still a very small extension and could be realized very quick, if you want. ;-)

Many thanks!

Ibrahim KAMAL premium
Replied on Feb 17, 2015 - 21:07 UTC

Yes, in deed, it's quite simple to do.. and i don't know why it haven't been implemented yet... TD won't even tell when will they add that?

in a month? in a year? never?

romandobicki premium
Replied on Feb 21, 2015 - 10:53 UTC

I am inclined to guess that something within the structure of the program keeps them from implementing the feature since the are so evasive with regard to the timeframe.

If that is the case, please tell us that there is a slot missing in your database or something to the extend of that.

If this takes much longer I will strongly consider going back to remember the milk. :/
-->sharedWith: "Used to specify who a task is shared with. sharedWith:bobtmonkey Tasks that are shared with user bobtmonkey."

Todoist is quite lively appart from this issue. Please do something about it.

Kind regards


Carina premium
Replied on Feb 24, 2015 - 16:13 UTC


Ibrahim KAMAL premium
Replied on Feb 24, 2015 - 16:59 UTC

@romandobicki , It's not a database problem. how would i be able to filter my own tasks if there was a missing slot in the database?

And if if this was the case, who said new slots can't be added? we do that all the time, adding new fields to databases, importing, transforming, exporting, etc...

There is no excuse not to do it, as far as i can understand.

romandobicki premium
Replied on Feb 25, 2015 - 10:12 UTC

@Ibrahim, I'm afraid you're right. :(
However I think it would help us understand the issue here, if the programmers had "coded themeselves into a corner" in any other way and would care to elaborate the problem.

@todoist, please let us take part in / try to make us understand the issue or design decision here. Maybe someone could even help fix things.

Thomas Beckert premium
Replied on Feb 25, 2015 - 10:21 UTC

This function would be great!

Ibrahim KAMAL premium
Replied on Feb 25, 2015 - 10:43 UTC

I am ready to pay an extra one-time fee to get this done. Who's in with me?

@Todoist, we understand that time is money: how much "one-time" money do we have to put in to get this done? I am dead serious, i am ready to pay because i really need this.

Thank you Todoist for your urgent reply!

romandobicki premium
Replied on Feb 25, 2015 - 11:45 UTC

I would be totally up for that!
Let's kickstart this feature :D

Dragan Ruzic premium
Replied on Feb 25, 2015 - 15:55 UTC

+ for that, take my money as well :-)