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How to set a Priority to either a Project or a Task?


I need Projects and/or Tasks to have Priority code.
How to do it?

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Smokie Lee  premium
Replied on Dec 05, 2012 - 10:45 UTC

Type "!p1" in the task title. It's non-intuitive. You'll get an answer about how you should have checked the help, but something as universally useful to task management as priorities should be obvious, or at least easily accessible by new users. And not with a video, since most work environments block Vimeo and YouTube that makes instructions that are video-based pretty much useless to corporate monkeys like me.

Here's a link to the (very basic) quick formatting syntax:

David Trey  staff
Replied on Dec 05, 2012 - 12:07 UTC

Hello Frederico,

As Smokie said - you can type !p1, !p2 or !p3 within the task name if you want to add a priority right away, but you can also add a priority to any existing task simply by right-clicking on it and choosing the priority from the context menu.

Unfortunately, it's not possible to add priorities to projects right now, but we may consider adding such option in the future. You're welcome to vote for this request in our Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/58/

Best regards,

Juerg Maier  premium
Replied on Nov 17, 2014 - 08:22 UTC

+1 for priorities on projects

+1 for tags on projects

I need to implement something like a major focus project list. I manage all my customer projects in Todoist. And I need to set priorities on which ones to focus in the current quarter.

What way fo doing so is there?
1) i thought set a priority to the Porject - does not work with projects
2) give it a tag (@major_focus) - does not work with projects

I dont want to move them into a new Projext called Major Focus, as I loose the link to the customer hierarchy