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What is Quick Add


The settings menu shows an option for Quick Add to be on or off. I can't find anywhere that describes what that is.

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on May 07, 2013 - 00:50 UTC

Hi Linda,

When "Quick add" is checked, a TD icon at the top left of your android status bar will show up. If you pull down the notification bar, you will see "Add Task" button, which pops up a dialog to add a new task.

It's the quickest way to add a new task when needed :)


Replied on Oct 31, 2014 - 21:45 UTC

Is there a way to hide the quick add icon from the notification bar (like Ticktick does)?

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Oct 31, 2014 - 22:35 UTC


There is no way to do this at this time.


David Baginski  premium
Replied on Nov 22, 2014 - 15:44 UTC

I believe that icons should only be displayed to indicate that a notification needs attention. You really should find a way to hide the icon while the Quick Add statusbar entry is enabled. I know this can be done on Android.

David Stephens  premium
Replied on Nov 23, 2014 - 23:54 UTC

It would be great if you could make a way for us to hide the Quick Add. It's fine to see when we pull down the notification shade, so we can add a task, but not in the status bar. I didn't mind it so much before Lollipop, but I really do not want to see it on my lock screen. If you could make that happen that would be great. Thanks for all of your great work on Todoist.

Rameez Khan  premium
Replied on May 31, 2015 - 11:03 UTC

As a follow up to this question, I too believe adding perhaps an invisible type icon to the permanent notification would be great!

Any updates to this?

Scott Lawrence  premium
Replied on Jun 01, 2015 - 17:49 UTC

As an alternative to using the quick add feature via the notification, I use the "Todoist add task" widget on my home screen. It looks just like an application icon, but it's actually a widget that takes you right to the Quick Add window in Todoist, without having to open the app.

Pretty handy, and no annoying notification icon. (The notification icons in my screen shot are all actual reminders).