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Project due date


Is there a way to put a due date on an entire project? I want to keep track of when final products are due. It seems like something that should be easy or obvious--am I missing something?

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Jun 05, 2013 - 17:53 UTC

Hello Addie,

It's not possible to add a due date to a project that would work as due dates in tasks, however you can always just type: 7/25 or "20 Jul" or whatever date you like within the name of the project for reference.

Best regards,

Replied on Jun 05, 2013 - 18:52 UTC

I could, but I'd really like to be able to filter my list of projects by date. For example, just seeing things that are due this week, or in the next few days. Adding the date to the title doesn't really accomplish that. Also, many of my projects don't have tasks, so I can't even put a due date in that field to get a filter to work.

A project due date seems like a really simple (and very useful) feature. Any reason why it's not available?

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jun 05, 2013 - 19:02 UTC

Hi Addle,

There hasn't been a real request for this type of feature, but feel free to add it to our votebox and it could be added in the near future :)



David Trey  staff
Replied on Jun 05, 2013 - 22:02 UTC


Please note that projects in Todoist are treated as "folders" for tasks. If you have projects that don't have tasks then please reconsider your task management - you could maybe try to move everything one step "down", that is - instead of empty projects, create simple tasks in a more general project and projects that have few tasks could also be there and have sub-tasks instead.

Best regards,

Replied on Jun 06, 2013 - 15:11 UTC

I get what you're suggesting, but that would make Todoist not really work for me. Partly what I'm doing with the empty projects is managing the workflow of my team (and myself). Just because I don't have any tasks associated with a particular project (that someone else is actually doing) doesn't mean it's any less of a top level project. And I want to be able to sort and filter by all projects.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jun 06, 2013 - 18:16 UTC


If you use projects as placeholders for tasks you delegate to someone, the best way would be to simply create a project called "Delegations" and add these tasks ... as tasks with a due date and maybe even a label suggesting whom you've delegated it to (for example - @John or @Mary etc.).

If you don't want to complete these task, you can delete them and you can use the asterisk * in front of their names so that they won't have a check box. It's a much more efficient way, you'd be able to search for all tasks delegated to a specific person thanks to the labels, see who has what tasks assigned to them, see how many, follow deadlines etc.

Also, if you're often work in a team, please try https://wedoist.com - our team-based project management tool.

Best regards,

Replied on Aug 20, 2014 - 15:06 UTC

How do I create a subtask?

Replied on Aug 20, 2014 - 15:17 UTC

Yeah, I was looking for something outside of the "Edit task" interface, once I edited the task, I found it. Thanks!

Jay Cassano  premium
Replied on Sep 08, 2014 - 17:36 UTC

I would very much like to see due dates for projects included here as well. I work as a journalist and often have a 1-2 week turnaround on articles I'm writing. I set up a new project for each article and input all the steps to complete the article within that proejct.

It would be nice to have a "master" due date for a given project that all of the tasks within that project would inherit as their latest possible due date, while still allowing me to manually set an earlier due date on a per task basis.

As it is now, I end up manually recreating a top-level task within each project so that it looks like this:

Project: "Article X"
-Task Level 0: "Write Article X by due date"
--Task Level 1 and below: All sub-tasks needed to complete article.

It would be much more straightforward if my top level task and my project could just be combined.

(While on this topic, it would also be great if notes could be added to projects rather than just to tasks. In other words, Todoist could benefit from giving projects a little of the functionality reserved for tasks right now. Not all of us use projects as categories like you propose -- many of us are GTDers and have projects that we begin and end regularly.)

Luca  premium
Replied on Sep 22, 2014 - 14:28 UTC

ATM those in todoist aren't real projects, just folders and subfolders.
I'd like to see due dates and labels for projects as well.
This way we could "categorize" projects keeping a comprehensive way of listing all projects without much fragmentation

Jay Cassano  premium
Replied on Sep 22, 2014 - 15:43 UTC

+1 to what Luca said and for finding a way to say it much more concisely than I did.

Replied on Dec 22, 2014 - 21:14 UTC

I also think it should be possible to have a due date for a project. If you can only use projects as folders for categorization, they function more as 'Areas of focus'. Areas of focus are never completed (like Acquisition, Finances, Personal Health, Family) Projects are (write article about X, publish january newsletter, buy new car). A project is a series of actions that lead to a final outcome. Often (not always), this final outcome should be reached at a certain date. Therefore you should be able to assign a due date to a project.

Luca  premium
Replied on Dec 23, 2014 - 09:10 UTC

In fact this is the way I'm using those. As Areas of focus: home managing, Business development, Personal development, University projects, etc..

Jay Cassano  premium
Replied on Dec 23, 2014 - 16:28 UTC

Using projects as areas of focus would be overwhelming for me. I'd have far too many unrelated tasks in one "project." Todoist really should offer this simple functionality to projects:

-Allow projects to have due dates (which all tasks would inherit, ideally)
-Allow projects to have notes
-Allow projects to be more easily archived/completed

Adam York  premium
Replied on Dec 30, 2014 - 17:37 UTC

I would like to echo the request to be able to assign due dates to projects. From this thread it seems like a feature that users would like to have. Please consider adding.

Pascal Zweipfenning  premium
Replied on Jan 29, 2015 - 12:46 UTC

+1 for me

Brodie Seaman  premium
Replied on Apr 01, 2015 - 22:22 UTC

Not being able to assign a due date to a project seems like a huge oversight to me. Please add this functionality

Adam Illes  premium
Replied on May 15, 2015 - 09:19 UTC

Agreeing with everyone above, due dates and notes for project would be very useful, essential, I think.

Andrei  premium
Replied on May 15, 2015 - 10:19 UTC


Mathis  premium
Replied on Jun 14, 2015 - 09:43 UTC

+1 Thats one of the things about Todost tha bothers me the most.

For example i want to keep track of my examdates in todoist, but the whole examprep for one class is the project. If i could set the examdate es duedate for the classproject it would be a whole lot better.

freddyjuliantoyap  premium
Replied on Jun 24, 2015 - 06:36 UTC


Jason Christenson  premium
Replied on Jul 08, 2015 - 02:55 UTC


Amo Wu  premium
Replied on Aug 02, 2015 - 18:09 UTC


Scott Spiro  premium
Replied on Aug 02, 2015 - 18:52 UTC

This is a needed feature. Along with defer tasks.

Troy Lundblad  premium
Replied on Sep 03, 2015 - 19:33 UTC


Thierry Perroud  premium
Replied on Sep 04, 2015 - 06:38 UTC


Ondřej Vašíček  premium
Replied on Sep 21, 2015 - 18:24 UTC

+1 Having a due date to project, and profit from everything how "due date" works should be the basics think. Every project starts with “hey, it has to be done asap, but cause I’m a good guy, the deadline is in the end of this week” :). So please, consider to add this feature. Thank you very much.