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Widget text size (It's huge...)


I would really like to be able to resize widget text. As it is, I can fit barely 4 tasks into a 4x3 widget. I realize that it scrolls, but compared to everything else on my homescreen, the Todoist widget looks like one of those books formatted for elderly people with poor eyesight...

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Sep 16, 2013 - 02:25 UTC

Hi Jason,

Thanks for the suggestion. We might consider adding the ability to change font sizes in the future. Though, depending on your device screen size you can resize the widget as small or as large as you'd like, allowing for more rows of information.


WBL  premium
Replied on Sep 26, 2013 - 10:53 UTC

I'm with Jason on this. The widget is HUGE. It is correct that you can resize the widget, but it'd be better if more information can be shown in limited space. For example, I display both the calendar widget and tasks widget in one screen, so I don't have to flip left and right too much. The calendar widget taking up half the screen shows 8 lines of info. Todoist's widge on the other hand barely shows 4 lines taking up the same amount of real estate on the screen.

Replied on Oct 09, 2013 - 07:37 UTC

TickTick widget shows 8 tasks in 2x2 widget, and Astrid also had such compact view. Todoist fits two and a half.

Please make more compact widget.

Replied on Oct 10, 2013 - 11:01 UTC

Prior to Todoist for Android, I was using "Budoist". Two things I sorely miss in Todoist is Budoist's ability to vary Font Sizes (i.e Tiny, Small, Normal etc.) and Budoist's ability to color entire task description with Priority level i.e. Red, Green, Blue, Normal etc

Replied on Oct 10, 2013 - 11:03 UTC

I have a query. Say I want to Tasks that I have completed Today, Yesterday, Last & Days etc. Is there a way to do it an Query Syntax of the same

David Trey  staff
Replied on Oct 10, 2013 - 12:03 UTC

Hello Ashwin,

Unfortunately, it's not possible to query completed tasks in our mobile apps yet, but we'll consider adding such option in the future.

Best regards,

Evan Hughes
Replied on Dec 18, 2013 - 17:09 UTC

I like huge text on my phone, but the size in the widget is excessive. I'd like to be able to squeeze more than a couple of items onto my home screen.

Replied on Feb 18, 2014 - 09:11 UTC

I am on this. I d'like smaller fonts which allows to see more tasks at once without scrolling.

Replied on Mar 09, 2014 - 20:10 UTC

I want to also add my voice to this request. The widget is only useful if you make it full screen which is troublesome as I like to have my calendar and Todoist widgets on the same screen. I need the constant reminder of seeing everything on my homescreen every time I turn on my phone. Without that I'm inclined to try a new app when my premium ends.

Replied on Mar 12, 2014 - 10:54 UTC

I'm also on this. Despite of having a Galaxy Note3 with a 5,7" screen size, this widget prevents me from having a good view of my tasks.

Christian deTorres  premium
Replied on Mar 12, 2014 - 14:28 UTC

The limited view of tasks offered by the fat widget limits the effictiveness of a potentially excellent addition. The design is nice and clean, and I especially like the ability to switch filters in the widget.

Please address the size issue sometime soon. It was great to get a widget, but the size makes it less than usable. Are the developers elderly, or do they have super-high-res phones? ;-)

I assumed it was my phone, but it remains oversized on a high-res tablet, too.

Patricia Bellantoni
Replied on Mar 16, 2014 - 19:32 UTC

Agreed. It's nice that sites and apps have been using larger fonts in the past few years, as it usually makes it easier for eyes of all ages to find/read information quickly. And ToDoist's visual design is second to none. LOVE it. (heart)

But it would vastly improve the value of the widget just to be able to choose smaller fonts.

Beyond that, being able to choose what metadata to show in the widget would let us condense our task lists even more. :-)

(With frequent meetings, I like to see my whole day on my main screen in my calendar, so there's only one row left - maybe could be two. Other to-do apps have been able to show the most crucial items in a compact space like that.)

Replied on May 17, 2014 - 22:46 UTC

It would be nice to have the option to resize the text to a smaller size.
It is unnecessarily large. :-)

Don Robinson  premium
Replied on May 24, 2014 - 18:33 UTC

I agree the text size is ridiculous. The only way to make the widget usable is to have it take almost the whole damn screen. Let us choose our font size- it should get much more information in much less space!

Replied on May 24, 2014 - 19:10 UTC

Totally agree on this!! Please add the option to get font smaller soon!!

Thomas Vantroyen
Replied on May 26, 2014 - 09:34 UTC

My vote on smaller widget font too :)

John  premium
Replied on Jun 21, 2014 - 09:35 UTC

I agree. This widget is not efficiently presenting information from the task list. The text is too big and there is too much white space/padding.

This is one key feature that I think RTM does better. See their widgets for guidance.

Lukáš Pavka  premium
Replied on Jul 14, 2014 - 09:11 UTC

Adding +1 for having smaller text for widget, current state is not really useful......

Replied on Aug 01, 2014 - 16:34 UTC

Agree on this one, i would like smaller font size on the widget and also on app. Adding this option to the software should not be that hard.


Micheco  premium
Replied on Aug 08, 2014 - 14:44 UTC


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Replied on Sep 24, 2014 - 15:30 UTC

Jesus how many of us have to request this feature before it's done. The widget for me is by far the biggest turn off and nearly deterred me from renewing my premium membership. Todoist , you make a great app but sooner or later if you don't adjust to market demand someone else will

William Faulk
Replied on Oct 08, 2014 - 13:00 UTC


Alexandre Aleixo  premium
Replied on Oct 08, 2014 - 13:59 UTC

I agree... This would be great...

oal100  premium
Replied on Oct 31, 2014 - 22:15 UTC

I really like the compact widget layout from Remember The Milk. Where I am just coming from. Don't make me go back there ^_^

Replied on Nov 17, 2014 - 07:57 UTC

+1 please!

Jonathan Vajda
Replied on Nov 19, 2014 - 15:13 UTC

+1 Please allow for change of text/item size.

I just got the app for Android (4.4.4) and to my surprise the widget text is huge.

I have been using GTask's widget which allows for TWICE as many tasks to be visible without scrolling than Todoist using the same space.

If we can choose, say, 3 different size settings, that'd be great. That way for the hard of seeing, they can have huge. But I imagine most will appreciate an item list which is more space-efficient.

Replied on Dec 10, 2014 - 12:14 UTC


Replied on Dec 28, 2014 - 05:23 UTC


Small size of fonts can show more information in one screen.

Replied on Feb 04, 2015 - 13:00 UTC

Adding a +1 for smaller fonts. TickTick's widget is great. I could see 6 tasks in the space that I can currently see 2 and a half in todoist.

Please fix this.

Brandon Schamer
Replied on Feb 04, 2015 - 19:34 UTC

+10 (Warning, this is harsh)

Its been over a year since this was brought up and not even a hint of anything being done about it. The size of the widget app text annoys the hell out of me. Its a glaring reminder that you care more about visual appeal (and it is appealing) than productivity.

I like Todoist but that TickTick mentioned above looks promising, I will have to check it out. Keep me on your boat guys, I like todoist, but I need reasons to stay!

Replied on Feb 11, 2015 - 14:08 UTC

"Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Sep 16, 2013 - 02:25 UTC

... depending on your device screen size you can resize the widget as small or as large as you'd like ..."

well.. i'm sorry brendon but that's just bullshit :/

Stan Lindsey  premium
Replied on Feb 11, 2015 - 16:44 UTC

I guess I'll +1 this also. Though my phone screen can fit 6 tasks on, when I've 20+ in a day it doesn't give me a proper view.


Timothy Earley
Replied on Feb 20, 2015 - 18:13 UTC

A compact view would be nice

Chris  premium
Replied on Mar 11, 2015 - 18:15 UTC

+1 agree with the above. Cant imagine that people actually use thuis widget in current form.

Replied on Mar 11, 2015 - 18:44 UTC


Are you guys gonna take this into account anytime soon?
Long post with much of support needed to add something very simple.

Just add a compact view, for the Widget and also the Application.



Dominik Kerkow  premium
Replied on Apr 09, 2015 - 06:25 UTC

I need this also - or i change my todo-app

Brad Oxler
Replied on Apr 19, 2015 - 03:30 UTC

I just deleted todoist and started using Google Keep again because the text size is smaller and it fits side-by-side on my home screen with Google Calendar. I definitely like ToDoist as an app better, but for me to use ToDoist, it is essential for it to fit on the home screen with a 2 block width and smaller text so that I can see more text. I also would like to see a view for the app that allows you to see the first 7 days and everything thereafter. If these things get updated I will gladly switch back to using ToDoist :)

Replied on Apr 19, 2015 - 06:39 UTC

Sooooo.. We're still being ignored apparently :-/

Jorge Castilla
Replied on Apr 23, 2015 - 14:27 UTC


Jonathan Vajda
Replied on Apr 23, 2015 - 14:36 UTC

It's been literally a year and a half since this support ticket was created -- over 5 months since I last posted my agreement that this needs to change.

Can I just say this doesn't speak well of ToDoist's appearance of support/care? I mean, how many manhours does this really take?

Replied on Apr 23, 2015 - 15:45 UTC

Just look at the screenshots, one is you're fat widget and one is the reasonably sized spot where i want to put it...

Replied on Apr 23, 2015 - 15:47 UTC

Just look at the screenshots, one is you're fat widget and one is the reasonably sized spot where i want to put it...

Aygul Zagidullina  staff
Replied on Apr 28, 2015 - 14:54 UTC

Hi everyone,

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback as we continue working on our Android app to make it even better. In the next releases, we're also planning to improve the look & feel of our Android widget. So stay tuned and thank you for your patience!

Best regards,

Terry Smith
Replied on Jun 12, 2015 - 06:31 UTC


Marcos  premium
Replied on Jun 14, 2015 - 20:41 UTC


Markus  premium
Replied on Jun 23, 2015 - 20:02 UTC

Material Design update came without widget changes. Hope a widget update is not too far away now.

Brad Oxler
Replied on Jun 23, 2015 - 22:45 UTC

How much longer? This thread is going on 2 years old. And I'm sure that the people who commented on this thread are not the only ones who want this update.

Lukáš Pavka  premium
Replied on Jun 28, 2015 - 15:43 UTC

Wait, did you just updated that widget on android to look even more stupid ?
You changed the fonts colors and other useless junk, but the primary source of overview of your tasks, the widget stays the same and is able to show me "astonishing" 3 tasks in its view ?

Cmon people have a look in this thread, there are many good suggestions.
You can leave this useless piece of junk, you call a widget, as default and just add the small minimalist widget, with smaller fonts etc for us, who wants it.

From the above thread you should have a pretty good idea of what is requested from you. ;-)

beresford.salmon  premium
Replied on Jun 29, 2015 - 11:23 UTC

Too much white space in the widget, they need to reduce the top and bottom of each task listed by 1-1.5mm.

The same applies to the tasks in the app also.

jhuesos  premium
Replied on Jul 03, 2015 - 20:25 UTC


Dave Watenpool
Replied on Aug 04, 2015 - 15:46 UTC

I agree, I am about to dump todoist because the widget is crazy. i have 3-4 calendar entries in a 2x2 widget and in a 4x3 todoist widget shows me 2. This has to be an easy fix, come on.

Replied on Sep 12, 2015 - 13:08 UTC


Jens Bo
Replied on Sep 17, 2015 - 08:36 UTC


Sebastian Schiller  premium
Replied on Sep 18, 2015 - 14:16 UTC

Please spend some time into your widget :-) . At the moment it is nearly useless because it shows just one or two tasks at once (2x4). For what reason are you wasting so much space?


Replied on Sep 23, 2015 - 14:02 UTC


shivram.balachandar  premium
Replied on Sep 28, 2015 - 11:01 UTC

+1 . This widget annoys me. Please make it look like 10-15 tasks in a full screen widget in android. Im waiting for this update soon. Thanks.