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Can I duplicate a Project


I would like to see a way to duplicate a project, or have a project template. Have multiple projects at any one time, however they each have the same basic tasks. It would be nice if each time I took on a new project I could duplicate a template so that I didn't have to retype almost 100 tasks and sub-tasks every time (which takes so much time it almost defeats the efficiency I am trying to create).

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Amir Salihefendic  staff in training
Replied on Mar 07, 2012 - 12:13 UTC

Hi Neil

To understand your use case we would like to know in what industry you work in and why you need to duplicate projects?

Best regards,

Neil Christiansen
Replied on Mar 07, 2012 - 12:53 UTC

I work in live event production. My projects, or shows, are trade shows, concerts, corporate meetings, etc. Each show is a little different, but the steps to prep it are the same, and contain many many small steps which are easy to miss if you don't use a task manager like Todoist. So far you have the best Project Management to do list I have found, but, every one of my projects has so many steps (From creating the proposal, which has 21 tasks and sub-tasks alone, to booking gear, assigning labor, arranging trucking, booking travel, etc. and they all have dozens of sub-tasks as well. I love everything about your product so far, and it is really the exact thing I am looking for except that I really have to be able to duplicate projects. I have found other software that allows the duplication of projects but none of them compares with your product for user interface, flexibility, and full features. Sadly none of these matter if I have to retype my list for every new project. I see that you are doing a fantastic job of supporting your product and I look forward to being more able to utilize it when this feature is added.

Amir Salihefendic  staff in training
Replied on Mar 08, 2012 - 11:44 UTC

Thanks Neil! Your feedback and usage case is highly valuable.


Steven Crider
Replied on Aug 21, 2012 - 12:59 UTC

I, too, would like the ability to duplicate a project and/or start a new project from a template. I work in IT and manage year-round remote office construction projects, and all of them start off with a core set of tasks. It would save me so much time and effort to not have to manually type them in for each new project.

Jim Stilgenbauer  premium
Replied on Oct 17, 2012 - 19:31 UTC

This is a HUGE need. I just purchased the premium product and was disappointed that I couldn't duplicate a project. I work in financial services and each new client is a new project that requires the same tasks. Typing the same tasks and labels for each new project is very cumbersome.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Oct 18, 2012 - 06:19 UTC

Hello Jim,

such feature has already been implemented recently. Please take a look at this short video showing how you can easily create a project template and then import it from a file each time you need to use a specific task set: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Rl_CLGY_3o

Best regards,