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Add priority to emailed task

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Being able to email tasks to a project is great. When you are working through a long list of emails you don't need to cut, switch app, and paste into todoist. Good stuff!

However, as the list of todos grow in a project you need to be able to prioritize. When working in todoist it's no problem, just set the priority for the task when you create it. But when emailing a task to todoist you need to send it, go find it in todoist, and then update priority. Otherwise, the task may get lost at the bottom of the project list. This is especially true when you have several large projects and use queries to aggregate "high priority" items. You just never see the task again until that "Oh @#$%!" moment.

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Taco V premium
Replied on Feb 12, 2014 - 07:47

+1!
Strangely enough, the normal way to do this (add !p1 in the title) doesn't work. It works for tags, though.
Just e-mail 'Test-task !p1 @home' or enter it as new task to see what I mean.

David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 12, 2014 - 08:07

Hello,

This feature has been implemented. You can use !!1 or !!2 etc. to set a priority for a task sent via email.


Best regards,
David

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Taco V premium
Replied on Feb 12, 2014 - 08:10

Ah, brilliant. The question remains why the behaviour is different for the different input channels, but I guess that's more to do with documentation than this request.

David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 12, 2014 - 08:21

The !!1 syntax is also available on other platforms, it's a new alternative to !p1 and it is fully documented here: https://todoist.com/Help/TextFormatting In fact, this is currently the only mentioned format on this page. We'll add it to the "Email tasks to this project" page in the future.


Best regards,
David

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Taco V premium
Replied on Feb 12, 2014 - 08:30

Ok, I don't know where I got the !p1 syntax from, then.

Keep up the good work :)