It would be nice to be able to sort any list of tasks in an order set by the user. i.e. priority, date, alphabetical.
asked by John Lowe
on Aug 19, 2013 - 20:01
on Aug 20, 2013 - 05:27
Hello John,You can already sort all tasks in any project by priority, date or name using the "Task actions" icon at the top. There are also two keyboard shortcuts:- "s" to sort your tasks by date- "p" to sort them by priority.Best regards,David
on Aug 20, 2013 - 07:12
David,Thanks for the prompt reply. I am familiar with that functionality of Todoist. What I was referring to is the ability to force a specific sort order. i.e. sort first on date, sort 2nd by name, sort 3rd by priority and then if the user wanted a different sort could specify sort first by priority, sort 2nd by date, sort 3rd by name. Right now, as a new Todoist premium user when I sort my task list by date the tasks do not then fall into the order from highest to lowest priority, even if I do a priority sort before the date sort. Maybe I am doing something wrong. When sorted by date I would like to be able to then specify sort by priority so the tasks on that day fall into the correct priority order. While it seems nit picky it, this is actually a very useful feature of a competitor Toodledo.Best Regards,John
on Aug 20, 2013 - 09:33
John,Thank you for clarifying. I have now reopened this suggestion.Unfortunately, it's indeed not possible to stack sorting orders. If you sort by date - you'll see just a sort by date, same applies to other criteria, but it will not remember what was your last sort and use it as a secondary order.The best way to achieve this, though, is by looking at the "today" or "7 days view". They are always grouped automatically by date, then sorted by time, then priority, then grouped by project.Best regards,David
on Sep 06, 2013 - 15:07
It would really be fabulous if there was a way for the user to select any of the sorts as primary and then any of the possible sorts as secondary for any particular occasion. I wonder: is it difficult to make this available. Many programs, such as Toodledo, offer this feature. I like much about Todoist but its sorting limitations have me studying other programs.Thanks for all you do provide, Todoist. But just a bit more powerful sorting would help a lot.Joe
on Oct 03, 2013 - 08:33
Yes, todoist definitely needs better sorting capabilities - my tasks keep getting lost amongst each other - there's a bunch of suggestions for sorting and it shouldn't be too hard, can we get them all tackled at once please?
on Oct 03, 2013 - 08:34
Also, can we promote these suggestions?
on Oct 03, 2013 - 10:19
Hello Jacalyn,Yes, you're welcome to promote these :)Best regards,David