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Right click a task to add a sub task


In the web app, when I right-click on a task, can we please have a new option to "Add sub task" (add an indented task underneath the task I right-clicked on). Clicking this new option would open up the "Add Task" box under the current task, already indented.

It would be nice if this worked even if I had searched for a label (for example I enter @HOME into the search bar) and viewing all the tasks that had that label, as well as if I was looking at all the tasks in one project.

Currently I have to do these steps to add a sub task:
1) Click onto the project (if I had done a label search)
2) Go to the bottom and click Add Task.
3) Add the task.
4) Indent it.
5) Drag it up under the task I want it as a sub-task.
It would be nice to save a couple of steps :)

In the Google Chrome extension, more options when right-clicking a task should be "Add email as sub task" and "Add website as sub task".

Thanks for all the hard work guys, I love Todoist and look forward to it improving!

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David Trey staff
Replied on Jan 22, 2013 - 17:38

Hello Nick,

Thank you for your suggestion, we appreciate it and we may consider adding such option in the future.

For now, the quickest way to create a sub-task under a task is to right click on th existing task, choose "Add task below" and once the input box opens, use Ctrl+RightArrow to indent it - that's 2 steps (or 3 considering hitting Enter to save it as the final step).

Note - once you add a sub-task like this, the next input field will already open on the same indent level as the task you've just added so you can add multiple sub-tasks right away.

Best regards,

Replied on Jan 29, 2013 - 10:30


Hey, I've included what you are requesting more or less in a long list of essential requests for both ios and web services.
Perhaps u will want to put your vote as well, for the benefit of us all?

- http://todoist.com/Vote_iOS/showProposal/42/

Liam Elliott
Replied on May 23, 2013 - 02:48

@David, I'm a little confused - this option does not appear on the menu when I right-click on a task...



David Trey staff
Replied on May 23, 2013 - 06:45

Hello Liam,

If you hover over an existing task that has already been added and saved, you will see Todoist's context menu with the following options:
- Add task above
- Add task below
- Postpone
- Do it today
- Edit task
- Priority
- Reminders
- Delete task
- Move to history
- Move to another project

If this is not what you see, please send a screenshot to david@todoist.com and include the following information:
- What browser are you using?
- Can you reproduce this issue in a different browser?

Best regards,

Jeff Jensen
Replied on Aug 09, 2013 - 07:51

These are the options I see with both FF 23.0 and Chrome Version 28.0.1500.95 m:

Do it Today
Edit task
Priority: 4321
Delete task
Move to history
Move to another project

Is it a premium feature? I'm still evaluating which one to use instead of Astrid.

David Trey staff
Replied on Aug 09, 2013 - 08:03

Hello Jeff,

This is not a Premium feature and this is what you should see across all platforms when right-clicking on a task: https://d2dq6e731uoz0t.cloudfront.net/3a1cbb8d0534817fb5e251466d3a0d86/as/td_reminders.png

Please note that this is available while you're within a project. You can't add a task below or above if you're on the 7 days view or other search results page because tasks in these views are not shown in their true hierarchy.

Best regards,

Jeff Jensen
Replied on Aug 09, 2013 - 08:15

Thanks - that's the reason - I'm not viewing from within a list. Possibly why the OP didn't see it either.