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Posts new tasks to the TOP of the list, not the bottom


Is it even a use case to posts new to do's to the BOTTOM of your to do list?

That's where low priority items float to that don't get done, not where new items start.

Every time I post a new item I have to drag it up. With your latest update I'm not even directed to the bottom like you used to do -- now I have to flick down, then drag up. Every time.

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Dale Smith
Replied on Dec 19, 2013 - 21:44

Todoist staff: could you please merge this with "Option to add new tasks to the top of the list"? Then this feature will have 9 votes :-)

Dale Smith
Replied on Dec 20, 2013 - 07:34

I've been using Todoist for a day now, and I love it *except* for this issue on IOS. Unfortunately for me it's probably a deal breaker. Adding new tasks to the bottom when I have 38 other tasks in that folder guarantees it'll be forgotten unless I manually drag it to the top immediately after creating the task. Here's the use case:
+ Add a task
+ Press and hold the item, then drag it to the top; you'll have to be *very* patient while it slowly creeps the item to near the top, then release it where you want it in the list

With lots of tasks in a folder this is very cumbersome. I wonder how people tolerate this; do most people use more folders so there aren't so many in one folder? I'm considering that, but to me that's doing something to work around a limitation in the tool.

I add tasks all the time, as they hit me, so this is a frequent operation. Putting them at the top doesn't mean I jump on it right away -- rather, it puts it in my face to prioritize it when I have time later and at least won't be completely lost. Please add an option to add to the top instead of the bottom, then I'll likely switch back to todoist because otherwise it's great. I really like the Ctrl-Alt-T/A hotkeys, the fast sync, easy drag and drop re-sorting of tasks in the list on either Windows or iPhone, and the overall look and feel is great.