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Feature Requests - Batch Edits, Separate Repeats and Due Dates, search by project, Smart Repeat Options

CL

Hello, Love TODOIST and I use it everday. Paid for premium even...

I'd like to request a few features to see if they have ever been looked at....

1. I want to be able to add tags to multiple items at once... Tags are really useful as I can reference them in filters and search easily but there does not seem to be anyway to batch edit tags (add or remove) on multiple items at once. Since you guys put tags in the item description, it makes batch editing a slow process as you have to start typing every tag on every item I have... Thanks!

2. This one's a little weird. In google calendar if I have an item that repeats I can edit/change an individual instance of that repeatable item without affecting any future repeats of the task. I'd like to have this option. I'll give you an example, I have a repeating task every friday to balance my checkbook (payday) well, sometimes I get paid on thursdays (due to holidays or whatever) when I know that's happening I want to move that friday's due date to thursday WITHOUT affecting all other tasks from repeating on Fridays. This is a small example but I rely off repeating tasks alot and have ran across numerous situations where this would be extremely useful

3. I would like projects to be reference able in search the same way that tags are... This is mainly so I can setup some filters that would show the 3 days view but only to a certain project or for filtering by any two projects...

4. When choosing a repeat option, I'd often set things to do every 3 days or so or 3 days after completion to make sure they get done regularly. I would like to option of being able to set this repeat to only work on business days and if the repeat does fall on a weekend, it defaults to the Friday before or Monday after. So if I have a task to follow up with clients after 2 days and I complete it on a thursday, It would normally repeat to Saturday, I'd like it to be smart enough to fall back on the Monday after. Another example would be a task that takes place on the last day of the month. Currently I just do ev 28 but a last day of month would be cool. On the same vein, It would be nice to say, do this item on the first (or last) friday of the month. or the 2nd tuesday of the month...

Thanks again for a great product and I hope my suggestions are taken to heart. I only wish to make a useful tool more useful! ;-D

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Clyde Romo staff
Replied on Aug 15, 2014 - 21:28

Hi Chris,

Good to hear that you're enjoying Todoist. :-) With regards, to your suggestion, you can refer below for my answer/replies.

1. We'll look into adding it though we can't really say when if ever we do decide to add it.

2. I'm familiar with what you're referring to. Recurring tasks work a bit differently within Todoist as it only shows the current instance of a the task rather than the whole series. With that said, we'll consider adding such option in the future.

3. Filtering projects is now possible! You can use "p:project_name" (where "project_name" could be any existing project that you have). You can also use this in conjunction with other filters to further narrow your search. :-)

4. The syntax for recurring dates can be improved. We'll consider adding your suggestions though we have to keep it from being to overly complicated.

Thanks for sharing your ideas with us! It's much appreciated.


Regards,
Clyde

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seanpollard premium
Replied on Aug 16, 2014 - 05:47

Is there a technical reason why bulk editing of tasks (e.g. 1) is on some kind of future/maybe list? This feature seems to be requested reasonably often and from the outside looking in it doesn't seem like it would be difficult to implement technical or inside of the Todoist interface. We already have the ability to select multiple tasks and change the date on android app and the date and project on the desktop app, why is adding labels such a difficult prospect?

Clyde Romo staff
Replied on Aug 16, 2014 - 22:06

Hi Sean,

Even for features that are planned, we can't simply give out a timeframe as to when it will be released as the date can change for various reasons (internal or external). Some features may be under consideration but wouldn't be implemented later on. As much as we'd like to implement every suggestion, we do have to prioritize which ones to work on.


Regards,
Clyde

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seanpollard premium
Replied on Aug 17, 2014 - 16:03

Hi Clyde,

Thanks for the reply. I'm not really that concerned about time frames. It would just be nice to see bulk editing of labels and priorities moved from the "we'll consider it" basket to "we will be implementing it sometime in the future" (even if that comes with the "...although we currently have no timeframe" proviso), given 1. how fundamental it is to the application (managing todo lists quickly and easily being an obvious goal) and 2. how often it seems to be requested by the user base.

Anyway, thanks for taking the time to read this. I still think Todoist is the great application, but it's frustrating to have to work around gaps in the functionality (especially when it's as monotonous as individually editing a bunch of tasks). :-S

Cheers,
Sean

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Joseph Yang premium
Replied on Aug 27, 2014 - 11:45

+1 on being able to make bulk/batch edits. Things that I want to batch edit:
- add/change labels
- priority level
- sub-tasking (i.e., moving a bunch of tasks into subtasks for another task)
- task completion
- assign to another user

Thanks!

Vanessa Rabito premium
Replied on Sep 06, 2014 - 22:44

+1 on batch editing labels because:
1) I have too many tasks now to add labels individually
2) without labels, I cannot make a filter to show subsets of my tasks (e.g., school v. personal v. things to buy, etc.)

Unfortunately, I did not understand the importance of labels until after I'd entered my entire semesters assignments (~100 or more).