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label filter

I was looking for a simple way to filter for tasks which have no label. Currently the only way I have found to do so is to create a filter of

"!@label1 & @!label2 & !@label3..."

including each of the labels I have defined. Creating a filter of "no label" seems not to work. Is there a simpler mechanism which would allow me to create this filter and not update it if my labels expand or change over time?

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jan 25, 2014 - 22:01 UTC

Hi Eric,

Unfortunately, using the situation above as you listed it would be the only way to do at this time. We will of course consider adding a "no labels' option in the future.


Eric Sinclair  premium
Replied on Jan 25, 2014 - 22:14 UTC

Thanks Brendon! I'll continue with the workaround I have.

Replied on Feb 28, 2014 - 17:11 UTC

need this

Replied on Mar 24, 2014 - 10:00 UTC

+1, this was the first filter i wanted to create :-(

Replied on Apr 22, 2014 - 19:41 UTC

+1 needed

Phil Davis  premium
Replied on Apr 24, 2014 - 23:05 UTC

+1 - me too - this is pretty basic

Alex Baines  premium
Replied on Apr 25, 2014 - 10:33 UTC

+1 also the first filter I tried to create

Replied on Apr 26, 2014 - 08:40 UTC

come on todoist, this was asked for in july last year (http://todoist.com/Vote/show/6108/)

surely you must see this is a necessary filter?

Can Holyavkin  premium
Replied on Apr 27, 2014 - 05:32 UTC

I came here to add this suggestion.

It should be easy to add such option. Come'n todoist! :'-(

Replied on May 03, 2014 - 11:43 UTC

I would like this as well. Since I cannot search on project, I use labels to fill that need. My use case is I like having a "Today" and "Next 7 Days" view for my contexts (work/home, etc). And while I'm working I like to see what is due in that context. Once I'm at home I like to see what needs to be done in that context. However I have no idea if I've forgotten to label some items.


Dan Webb
Replied on Jun 20, 2014 - 15:15 UTC

+1 needed

Replied on Jun 23, 2014 - 11:11 UTC

I Agree! - youve got to get off your backside todoist, i know there are not many decent Todo list apps for android (i So miss omnifocus on ipad/iphone) each "updated" version of the app is not really any different from the one before it, you risk being overtaken by the other up and coming task apps if you dont start adding basic functions, Diary, Dragging tasks into contexts, grouping contexts, and better filters, although the way you use filters is advanced i.e not user friendly it is actually very basic in what it will do!!!

Лев Седунов  premium
Replied on Jul 06, 2014 - 17:19 UTC

+1 needed

Lars Wuckel  premium
Replied on Jul 06, 2014 - 21:02 UTC


Travis Allison  premium
Replied on Jul 13, 2014 - 20:00 UTC

Please Yes!

LeAnne Khor  premium
Replied on Jul 20, 2014 - 05:33 UTC

Hi and good day! Any update, todoist admin? We have been waiting far too long. Please assist on this request

Replied on Jul 28, 2014 - 21:12 UTC

Please add!

Steve Foster  premium
Replied on Sep 17, 2014 - 13:41 UTC

Please add

Lee Herman  premium
Replied on Sep 22, 2014 - 15:38 UTC


Neal Thomas  premium
Replied on Sep 29, 2014 - 16:08 UTC

Please add the no label filter

Replied on Oct 06, 2014 - 14:47 UTC


How far in the future are you thinking of doing this - your paying customers have been waiting for 449 days for this basic and needed feature.

Atsushi Hyogo  premium
Replied on Dec 15, 2014 - 06:18 UTC

Pls Add! ;-D

Tony Grout
Replied on Dec 18, 2014 - 22:24 UTC


Dave Thomas  premium
Replied on Jan 12, 2015 - 18:12 UTC


Dave Thomas  premium
Replied on Jan 12, 2015 - 18:12 UTC


Jimmy Jansson  premium
Replied on Jan 14, 2015 - 17:46 UTC


JamesB  premium
Replied on Jan 19, 2015 - 06:17 UTC


Jaap-Willem  premium
Replied on Feb 20, 2015 - 10:01 UTC


Thomas Remensperger  premium
Replied on Apr 09, 2015 - 13:19 UTC


Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Apr 09, 2015 - 13:58 UTC


Filter "no label" in the web and iOS app should work now. As for Android, it's coming soon together with our Material Design update. :-)


Lee Herman  premium
Replied on Apr 09, 2015 - 14:03 UTC

Nice - very helpful - thanks for getting this one done. Please make sure that the filters documentation page gets updated with this! (star)

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Apr 09, 2015 - 14:06 UTC


We'll look into updating our documentation to reflect this. :-)


Lee Herman  premium
Replied on Apr 09, 2015 - 14:08 UTC

Thanks! :-)

Jaap-Willem  premium
Replied on Apr 09, 2015 - 14:11 UTC

Thanks a lot. Great improvement!

Alex Baines  premium
Replied on Apr 09, 2015 - 15:55 UTC

Almost a year but works perfectly on the web thanks, will make life a lot simpler

Thomas Remensperger  premium
Replied on Apr 09, 2015 - 19:35 UTC


Aurélio Alfieri Neto  premium
Replied on Apr 22, 2015 - 16:24 UTC

I need in Android App

Please :'-(

Replied on Apr 26, 2015 - 22:37 UTC

Material design coming soon I've heard. (blush)