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This seems obvious, but I can't make it work. Most of the time I want to live in either "(overdue, Today) @school" or "(overdue, Today) @home". For my phone I just created a custom filter. It's not as easy to get to as I'd like, but it's there. As far as I can tell there's no easy way on either the Chrome app, Mac app, or website. I literally have to input all that every time. And every time I add a task, it kicks me out of that filter. I want to love Todoist, but this problem just won't let me. Is there a better system to QUICKLY seeing what I need to do today at work and stay there when I add a task? Thanks so much.
Asked by Justin Merritt on Oct 30, 2013 - 12:00
To make sure this filter will work correctly, we recommend to use "(overdue, today) & @work" or "(overdue, today) | @work" depending on what you want to see, but including the AND: & or OR: | operator.
You can set this filter as your default view in Settings -> General by selecting "Custom query" from the drop-down down menu in the "Start page" section and typing it in there.
Adding tasks through the "Quick Add" feature will indeed forward you to the date-based or project view depending on what properties you set for the task. Although it's then not possible to quickly return to the previous view, we'll consider adding such option in the future and you're welcome to vote for it in this request: http://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/126/
We'll also add an option to view and access the filter you've saved on mobile through the web-based apps and plugins.
Justin Merritt on Oct 30, 2013 - 13:38
Thanks for responding so quickly. Is there at least a shortcut to get to the Start Page? It takes just about as long to access that through two menus.
Unfortunately not, but if you often look at tasks with a certain label, instead of these queries, you could simply click on the label name or pick it from the label list. All tasks listed there will be sorted by priority and date so you could have a good overview from there.