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The ability to add task from date-based view or anywhere else

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It seems cumbersome to have to go to project views to add tasks -- can we make it so that, just like the priority and label, we add a task, then tell it which project it belongs in? That way, I can add a task to any project from anywhere -- from date-based view or even from inside a different project.

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Mihai Seceleanu premium
Replied on Sep 23, 2011 - 18:03

True - this shortcut definitely gives Todoist a boost in usability. It's not about saving clicks (you "save" one by not "entering" the project, but you also have to "spend" one when selecting it in the process of adding the task), but about some tasks being more important in terms of timing rather than project-allocation.

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Bryan premium
Replied on Oct 02, 2011 - 15:14

+1 - The View All Projects view is really useful as is the calendar view. However, when reviewing projects or calendar, you are in the mindset to create new tasks as your memory gets jogged.

Adding this feature would be a big convenience boost, and also set you apart from some competitors that also lack this feature.

An acceptable route would be that all tasks added this way get put into the inbox, which is the appropriate place for brain-dump types of tasks within GTD.

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Unknown
Replied on Oct 27, 2011 - 00:03

I like the principle of this idea. Since I have nearly 35 projects, some with names up to four words long, this would only work if a selection box (perhaps similar to the label one) was available to choose the relevant project.

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Skip Knox premium
Replied on Oct 28, 2011 - 10:59

Another vote.

Another suggestion: put the "Add Task" link at the top of the list as well (or put it over on the left). IOW, it should not only always be available, it should always be on-screen.

Also, the shortcut keys should work in all views.

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Heather G premium
Replied on Nov 03, 2011 - 04:56

Agreed on this. If when searching by a label I had an option to add tasks it would greatly improve my workflow. They could either dump to a default project (i.e. like "Inbox") or let me select which project.

Mihai Seceleanu premium
Replied on Nov 03, 2011 - 23:03

furthermore, you can do this in the mobile version - why don't you add a simple button or link for this in the web-based view?

David Trey staff
Replied on Nov 04, 2011 - 01:53

Hello Mihai,

this feature request has been marked as "In progress". We are already working on it and it will be available soon. We will notify you once it has been deployed.


Best regards,
David

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Bryan premium
Replied on Nov 07, 2011 - 11:17

Good to hear it's being worked on!

Mihai Seceleanu premium
Replied on Nov 07, 2011 - 22:27

Hooray! Ctrl+Q is the sollution, I've just seen it live ;)

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Unknown
Replied on Nov 07, 2011 - 22:54

I'm particularly pleased that the CTRL-Q option remembers the last project that one had selected, though only for the duration of the current session.

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Bryan premium
Replied on Nov 08, 2011 - 03:21

This is amazing!!!

David Trey staff
Replied on Nov 08, 2011 - 06:48

Hello,

this feature has been implemented today. You can now add a task using the "Quick Task Add" feature in any view.

To do so, you can either click on the "+" icon in the top-right corner (between "Help and reference" and the "Completed tasks" list) or use the keyboard shortcut which is: Ctrl+Q


Best regards,
David

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Skip Knox premium
Replied on Nov 08, 2011 - 07:50

Am I doing something wrong? Ctrl-Q does nothing and there is no plus icon. I did log out and log in again.

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Heather G premium
Replied on Nov 08, 2011 - 09:26

This is great! Thanks for adding this feature. I did have to log out and log back in for the plus sign to show up.

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Skip Knox premium
Replied on Nov 08, 2011 - 09:48

A reply to my own comment: I tried logging out and logging in again but that didn't work. This was in Chrome.

So I switched over to Firefox and bingo, there's the icon and the shortcut key.

So I think, maybe this is a cache issue. Flushed the cache in Chrome, but still no joy. I can work in FF, no worries, but I thought I should let you folks know.

David Trey staff
Replied on Nov 08, 2011 - 12:10

Hello Skip,

please try to force-reload the page using Ctrl+F5.

If this doesn't work, go to the Chrome settings -> Under the Hood -> Content settings -> All cookies and site data, find todoist.com on the list and remove it.


Best regards,
David

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Skip Knox premium
Replied on Nov 10, 2011 - 06:21

That did the trick. Thanks!

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frings
Replied on Nov 14, 2011 - 17:41

Great improvement, thanks!

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Unknown
Replied on Nov 17, 2011 - 02:12

Something seems to have changed since this feature was first launched? The CTRL-Q feature does not now remember which project you last used it with, even in the same session. This adds more work to the process of adding multiple tasks for the same project, as one has to reselect the project every time. One might object that someone doesn't always want to add a task for the last project. However, that is surely more user-friendly than defaulting to a task, simply because it comes to the top of an alphabetical order?

David Trey staff
Replied on Nov 17, 2011 - 06:43

Hello Martin,

unfortunately, I can't reproduce this issue :(

Please try to force-reload the page using Ctrl+F5 and clear your browser cache and cookies.

If this doesn't help, please tell me:
- Which browser are you using?
- Does this issue also occur in a different browser?
- Are you accessing Todoist directly through the website or through a plugin (if so - which one)?

Also, please note that the easiest way to add multiple tasks to the same project is by accessing this project and then using the regular "Add Task" feature. Simply save a task with Enter and you can continue adding tasks to the same project.


Best regards,
David

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Steve Tighe
Replied on Dec 16, 2011 - 06:03

This is great, however I'd still like to be able to add a sub-task to a task in the date-based view.

You might do this by implementing a "Create Sub-Task" button next to "Save" when a task is selected. This would be useful in any view.

Or even faster, you could implement using SHIFT-Enter to create a sub task under a currently selected task, this would work in any view including the date-based view.

Thanks,
Steve.

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Vladislav Skoumal premium
Replied on Apr 03, 2013 - 11:50

I'm not satisfied with current implementation. Why:

- is not possible to add task with "a" shortcut?
- why we have to select project by mouse? It will be very handy to allow do whole job from keyboard only. Simple replace combobox with standard input and allow to autocomplete projects by typing first letters (like in Podio).

David Trey staff
Replied on Apr 03, 2013 - 14:03

Hello Vladislav,

You can use Ctrl+Q to open the "Quick Add" menu. If you're usually quickly adding tasks to one project (treated as an "Inbox"), you can drag & drop the project to the top of your project list and it will always be the default on the drop-down list in the Quick Add box.

Nonetheless, thank you for your feedback, we'll try to make the Quick Add feature better in future updates.


Best regards,
David