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Two questions: 1. Is there a way to add a default date for my tasks? 2. Is there a way to add multiple tasks at one time that have the same date and project?


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David Trey  staff
Replied on Apr 27, 2013 - 13:14 UTC

Hello Missy,

Unfortunately, it's not possible to have a default due date for each newly added task.

Regarding your second question - that's actually possible. Please follow these steps to achieve this:

1. Enter a project to which you want to add multiple tasks.
2. Click on "Add task" at the bottom of the task list in this project.
3. This way, you can type in a task name, hit Enter and have another new input field added below. You can quickly add multiple tasks this way just by using Enter as a confirmation to save the task.
4. Once you've added them, press and hold the CTRL key and left-click on each task to multi-select them.
5. When you've selected all the newly added tasks, use the "Change date" option at the top of the screen and the date you'll enter will apply to all selected tasks.

Best regards,

Missy Ryan  premium
Replied on Apr 27, 2013 - 14:08 UTC

Perfect! Thank you. One more question...is there any thoughts of allowing users to mark emails on there iphone or iPad right in the mail app?

David Trey  staff
Replied on Apr 27, 2013 - 17:27 UTC


Please clarify - are you referring to the option to add emails as tasks? If so, that's unfortunately, not possible on the iOS app right now, but we will consider adding such option in the future.

You can use the "Email tasks to this project" feature, though which would allow you to forward your mails to Todoist projects. Both options are described in detail on our blog: http://todoist.com/blog/2013/01/zero-inbox-policy-with-todoist/

Best regards,

John D. Shkolnik  premium
Replied on Jul 31, 2013 - 14:04 UTC

I would also like to add default dates for my tasks. Sometimes I'm in a rush, distracted, and I want to put something into the inbox that is certain to prompt me later.

Andy Puest
Replied on Jul 31, 2013 - 19:29 UTC

Hi John,

in another posting David Trey from the Doist team hinted that they are going in a certain direction with the inbox and Todoist in general.

I do not know what that direction is, but I assume that the inbox should be seen as a sort of "temporary storage" for tasks, only: you can dump stuff in there quickly to get them out of your head, but you should than make it a habit to frequently "clean" the inbox: add due dates, labels and reminders to tasks and move them into the right project.
This would make default dates a mute point, so I suspect that its not going to happen ...


David Trey  staff
Replied on Jul 31, 2013 - 19:45 UTC


Although I can't specify what exact changes will arrive at Todoist, regardless of the inbox being the default for quick task adding (especially on mobile), something to help you schedule your tasks more quickly and efficiently will also be implemented :)

Best regards,

John D. Shkolnik  premium
Replied on Aug 14, 2013 - 14:05 UTC

This seems like a no-brainer. It would speed up basic task entry plus it'd allow for someone to mail into my todoist inbox without having to learn date/time shortcuts (like my wife).

Steve Earley  premium
Replied on Dec 02, 2013 - 14:15 UTC

On my Android tablet app the due date always defaults to 'Today' but this doesn't happen in the Android app on my phones.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Dec 02, 2013 - 14:28 UTC

Hello Steve,

Please make sure that you're using the same view in the app or widget as you add the task. If you click on "Add task" on the "today" screen it should default to today, but if you do this from within a project of a filter - it won't.

Best regards,

Steve Earley  premium
Replied on Dec 02, 2013 - 14:31 UTC

Aha! That's it, didn't occur to me. Thanks.