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Desperate appeal


Dear developers, I've very loved Todoist since I start using it. It's the best app, you are the best :)
But there is one thing I suffer without. I really need sorting (grouping) tasks by projects on today screen (like today in Wonderlist).
I've already wrote about it, but I must to do it one more time. Thank you for understanding.

Sorry, if my English isn't good.

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Andy Puest
Replied on May 23, 2013 - 06:27 UTC

have you added this to the Votebox, too? I assume that the developers concentrate on the suggestions that get the most votes.

Just out of curiousity: why is this so important to you? If something is due today, you basically have at most 24 hours left to get it done, which means you should probably start working on it right away. Why does it matter at this point, which project it belongs to?

One more thing: as a "work around" until your idea has been added you could add a quick reference to the project in the task title.


Dmitry Skvortsov
Replied on May 23, 2013 - 07:15 UTC

I use Wonderlist before Todoist and used it to organize all my day with it. It's a simple and powerful.
As an example:
I have a projects called "Education" and "Training". When I can group task by protect I have easy way to understand what I have to do today for training and education, simply planing time for it without binding it to a specific time.

Replied on May 23, 2013 - 07:44 UTC

Dmitry, don't the project labels on the right hand side of each task show you what projects you're working on once you've applied your 'today' filter?

Granted, tasks aren't grouped by project, but it does give you a good visual overview, especially if you set up different colours per project.

Dmitry Skvortsov
Replied on May 23, 2013 - 07:57 UTC

This is example of my today. I don't see good visual overview. :-)
It is chaos. :)

Replied on May 23, 2013 - 08:40 UTC

To me that looks quite clear that you roughly have a 50% Training tasks, some Education and a few Work items. We all see things differently though :)

Granted would be clearer if they were ordered by project, but wouldn't you then lose the ordering by time? Or then by priority? Always compromises to be made.

Dmitry Skvortsov
Replied on May 23, 2013 - 08:55 UTC

The best way - to make it possibility to sort and group tasks by:
by time
by priority
by project
maybe by labels

I guess the best way to do it like how storing messages in MS Outlook 2010.
I think all users of Todoist will appreciate it.

Replied on May 23, 2013 - 08:57 UTC

I'd agree with that, it's a pity the reorder shortcuts don't work (and could then be expanded to project/labels) when filters are applied.

David Trey  staff
Replied on May 23, 2013 - 11:39 UTC


Tasks on the today list or any other date-related search result are automatically sorted:
- by time
- by priority
- by project

That is - if a task has a due time, it will be at the top, then you'll see prioritized tasks and tasks that don't have a time or a priority are grouped by project.

Unfortunately, the screenshot you've posted doesn't seem to work, but if you want to see only tasks for today in one project, you can simply enter this one project and just sort tasks within it by date so those due today will be at the top. If you then want to concentrate on the other project - enter the other one and see what tasks are due today there.

The purpose of the today view is to actually see everything due today across all projects.

You can also try to use labels and then search for "today @training" or "today @education".

Best regards,

Dmitry Skvortsov
Replied on May 23, 2013 - 12:02 UTC

Hello, David
I know how to use all things that you described. But I humbly ask to add new opportunities on today screen. It's possibility to group tasks by time, by priority, by project, maybe by labels. Now they automatically group by time only.

David Trey  staff
Replied on May 23, 2013 - 12:15 UTC


You're welcome to add a request for such option to our Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/

Tasks on this list do group by project automatically if they don't have a time or a priority assigned to them.

Best regards,

Dmitry Skvortsov
Replied on May 23, 2013 - 12:20 UTC