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How can I use the previous UI/color/label scheme?



today I saw the new design of Todo items (colored check boxes) and project names in it (text in front of colored circle).
Now it is more difficult for me to distiguish priorities of items and the projects to which they belong. (One of the reasons is that I got used to the previous design.)

Please, please, please, can you tell me how I can switch to previous UI scheme?

A general feedback: You guys introduce and improve nice features - the software is always evolving. Adding features is great and everyone benefits from it. Improving features is challenging scince you change the behaviour to which user get used to. Like in this UI case right now it is therefore benefitial if you introduce an option to switch between styles. Or any other mechanism.


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David Trey  staff
Replied on Jan 08, 2013 - 12:28 UTC

Hello Andre,

Unfortunately it's not possible to change the UI to the previous scheme. The new scheme provides a clean view on your tasks and yet a clearly visible priority coloring within the check boxes.

We may of course consider changing it in the future. Thank you for your feedback and adding your vote to our Votebox.

Best regards,

Mark Stern
Replied on Jan 09, 2013 - 01:51 UTC

I'm not loving the solid-fill checkboxes that show the priority. For a while, I thought it was telling me that the task was completed! It took me a bit to realize that it was just coloring the entire interior of the checkbox with the priority. Still, it gives me the impression that the task is done. :-(

Can this be redesigned? At least, you could have a three- or four-pixel wide border in that priority color as the checkbox, and still have the interior be largely white to denote that it is not completed. Please?

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jan 09, 2013 - 12:28 UTC


Thank you for your feedback, we will consider it for the future. You're welcome to vote for these requests in our Votebox:

Best regards,

Andre B.
Replied on Jan 09, 2013 - 12:47 UTC

Hello David,

> The new scheme provides a clean view on your tasks and yet a clearly visible priority coloring within the check boxes.

well, I disagree here ;-) Imho it does actually the opposite.
I really liked a lot the previous scheme.

Thanks and best regards

Todd Donatello  premium
Replied on Jan 28, 2013 - 10:18 UTC

Agree with Andre. Greatly dislike the new colored checkboxes. Shame on you guys for not allowing people who've used your product for quite some time the option to switch back to what they liked.

Ting-Fai Ho
Replied on Mar 05, 2013 - 04:07 UTC

Same here.

Function-wise, as Mark has mentioned, the color is too "solid" that make people an impression that the task is already completed.

Visual-wise, the solid checkboxes are too "heavy" on the Todoist clean design, while I usually have a large list of priority 1 and 2 tasks, the screen is full of very concrete red and dark blue on the screen. The solid color checkbox ruins the simple and clean UI design of Todoist.

I think there are many other approaches to distinguish different level of task priority while retain the simplicity of the UI. But solid checkboxes would not be the right design.