Remember the Milk has a feature where you can save searches to "smart lists." It would be great to have something like that.
Yes, would love this!
I'd love to have something like:
and especially showing number of non-completed tasks similar to projects now.
Keywords: quick links, quicklinks, quicklink, quick link, smart search, smartsearch, smartsearches, smart searches
Pleaaaaaaase implement this one!
Just started using Todoist last week and I love so many things about it. It is easy to use and pleasing visually. I was using RTM, but Todoist has the advantage of sub folders (sub projects) and sub tasks, which is huge for ease of use. The only thing I really miss about RTM is the saved searches!
The ability to save searches would greatly increase the ease of use and value of using Todoist.
For example I may have a number of items across a number of different projects that relate to a specific employee and need to be discussed in our recurring 1 on 1 meeting. If I could save a search for the tags (@agenda @person), it would be awesome!
This would help with the GTD principles of maintaining separate "action" lists from "agenda" lists, while still allowing me to keep items in their "project" they are related to.
Heather, you said it right. This is my situation as well. Without being able to save searches, finding appropriate next actions is a little time consuming.
Another possibility is using Projects as Contexts and labels as projects. Meh
+1 for this. I workarounded it via bookmarks in a folder in the bookmarks bar in chrome.
Definitely an important feature.
I have compared todoist with all the major task management applications and also with dozens of lesser known apps. My conclusion is that smartlisting (creating dynamic projects according to search criterias) is the most important feature that todoist lacks. I believe this is also the feature which would make the biggest difference for todoist. Smartlist feature may not be simple to implement but it would definitely attract many RTM users and also win the current todoist users' hearts..
I would love this feature.
I definitely agree with Heather G. I was using RTM and what I miss now is the possibility to save my own custom searches (filters).
Guy it's pretty simple to do (saving searches) - just make your search, then copy the link you get in the address bar of your browser and past it as a *task in a project called Saved Searches.
Just as todoist can save links for web pages and emails it can do it for it's own stuff as well :)
That's a great workaround, Tomer. Thank you for that! <Said as he slaps his forehead thinking, "Why didn't I think of that?">
There's only ONE caveat about saving searches: the URL also contains the VERSION number of the todoist program! If you watch your address bar over time, you'll see that the number after "v=" changes (assuming you log out and log in from time to time) ...
It would be great to allow these saved searches in the same space as the project links.
I saw that the Android app now has the option to add a custom filter, but the web app still doesn't. I'd like to see the same option in the web app, so the custom filters are synchronized.
I'm actually surprised this isn't the number 1 requested feature. Flexibility in how you like to view your tasks is key IMO.
+1 to a fantastic idea. Would these show as Smart Projects down the left hand side with a Project Name and a view filter?
This must be de #1 feature
Bookmarks do this!
I know, a feature that did it would be nice, and looks like they're making one which is great.
In the interim, perform your search and then bookmark it. The search terms are included in the URL, which is why this works.
I currently employ this strategy to show a certain view without my personal label ( & !@personal).
But bookmarks doesn't word witkin the desktop app or when you set it as a Chrome application.
We are working on something awesome regarding saved searched (it will also work across platforms so you can adapt Todoist to your workflows). Stay tuned :-)!
This is exactly what we need! The ideal solution for me would be: https://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/1004/.
Saved searches will be great feature, sorely limiting Todoist at the moment
This is and and separate workspaces are the only 2 things I think Todoist is missing!
Any time frame on this feature being released?
Although we can't give you any specific timeframe, we're going to release some great new updates relatively soon and this will be one of them as this feature is already available on our mobile apps :)
The new iOS app allows saving filters. Can I presume that this is not far off for the web version?
I'm also really eager for this functionality on the web app as well! Would make things much more convenient and quicker.
This would be a nice feature, hope it is not far a away!
Sooo excited for this!
Yeah can't wait for this. Great on the mobile apps.
Hi David, in july you stated "we're going to release some great new updates relatively soon", is there already an update on this matter?
We're working on it as we speak and it will be added in the next big update. Unfortunately, we can never give you an exact deadline when new features will be published as we always aim at quality so once it all works without issues, we'll publish it.
It would be good if the search window kept a history of the recent searches, may be in the form of a pull-down menu.
In this way, it would be easier to move back and forth between commonly used searches.
Still can't give an ETA? In July, you said "soon". There is another thread on this in the support forum where someone from your team - very recently - also said "soon". But it is tough to gauge just how soon "soon" is. ;)
very eager for this as well - I am utilizing the premium search features to the max, which means being able to save some complicated queries would be very helpful!
Looking forward to seeing this added as well! Keep the updates coming...
This is the one thing that Todoist really falls short on. Searching across all tasks and saving queries. What's the point of being able to organise all your tasks into folders and tag them if you can't regularly perform searches on them? This missing feature unfortunately is driving me back to Toodledo.
Saved searches are already available in our mobile apps and we're porting this feature to the web right now, it will be part of our big upcoming update :)
Can you pretty please give us a ballpark time estimate when it comes to the web? This year, first quarter next year? If I know it's around the corner I'll hang out for it. I'm currently transitioning into Toodledo, but it would be great to be able to stay with Todoist if possible.
@David Trey - Thanks for the reply btw, I didn't expect such a quick response :)
We hope this year, but as always - quality is our primary focus so it's hard to tell, but the beginning of next year should be a safe estimate. Note - it's a really big update including many more features than just saved searches incl. sharing projects, delegating tasks and more.
Would love to see this feature developed soon. Glad it's in the works.
I've learned to save searches using google chrome bookmarks. This one is particularly useful for looking at priorities for the day. Once I complete Pri 1,2 &3 items, I can consider Pri 4 items.
(overdue, today) & priority 1, (overdue, today) & priority 2, (overdue, today) & priority 3
Matt, you're a genius. Can't believe it didn't occur to me to use bookmarks.
Saved searches would really take like 2-3 days to implement if app architecture is at least ok. And maybe another week max to test it properly.
I have just bought todoist premium thinking it have saved searches across all platforms because I seen that android app has it and I got disappointed that web does not have it.
Currently in a premium trial and I could seriously see this app replacing RTM as my go-to GTD/CORD task manager; there are some really nice improvements to the clunkiness of 'Milk, BUT this just won't be possible without saved searches/smart lists.
Note: In my view, they MUST look/behave like normal project lists, just like the implementation in RTM, granted, with a slight visual difference to indicate smart from 'static' lists. i.e. We should be able to drag and drop them just like normal project lists. Having to go to a different pane to see them, or having to repeatedly expand a 'smart lists' toggle won't do it in my view.
On a similar note, I would much prefer it if we could have a tag cloud instead of have to click the '@' symbol to reveal the tags in use. It's an unnecessary click and hides useful information away that can be used to quickly navigate around your tasks.
I'd love to have a column filters on the side (eg e-commerce).
* Search field
* Tag cloud
* Project Selection
* Status (external field "in progress", "pending" (can rename the state)
and of course complex searches saved (links)
If you'll continue testing Todoist Premium for around one more week, you'll see your saved filters and labels just as you can now see projects :)
That's brilliant news, thanks for the update. Really looking forward to trying out the new functionality. Fingers crossed I can make the full switch over to Todoist.
Can`t wait, hope that there will be no more prolonging of this feature. I am also in the process of organizing myself on todoist and need this feature. And also hope some sort of calendar view is coming in this update also. :)
I'm exaclty in the same situation as Ben, it's 17 Jan, so I guess I just have to wait a couple of days! :) For me not having an easy way to filter by multiple tags is a showstopper for implementing my GTD.
David: With the upcoming update, will I be able to combine tags filters easily from the Web?
A perfect solution would be to be able to select many tags with Ctrl/Shift key and automatically filter by those combined tags. Evernote is the only thing I know that has this feature although it has many problems as a task manager, so I'll looking forward to migrate my GTD to Todoist.
Thanks for your time.
@Ben Tambling, what is a CORD task management system? I am of course very familiar with - and have adopted much of the framework of - GTD, however I have no idea what you mean by a "CORD task manager".
My curiosity is piqued. Please explain - thanks!
The CORD model is an adapted version of GTD created by Graham Allcott, as explained in his book 'How to be a Productivity Ninja', and which stands for Capture, Organise, Review and Do.
Definitely worth a read if you get a chance. Really interesting book that takes a more holistic approach to productivity, rather than just your task management system.
@Ben, thanks! I will definitely look into it. I appreciate the info - sounds like it should be useful.
1 week has passed :) When can we expect it?
Right about... now :) Log out and back in and manage your saved filters with Todoist Next!