A new 'inbox' project has appeared recently. I already have plenty of projects and I don't want this cluttering up my project list.
How can I remove it?
Unfortunately, it's not possible to remove the Inbox project, but if you add most of your tasks to a different project, you can enter these projects and use the "Add task" link at the bottom which will also allow you to add multiple tasks very quickly.
With an upcoming update the Inbox project will be more distinguished from the other projects.
Honestly, that's reason enough for me to stop using Todoist.
Will you be adding functionality to remove or hide the inbox in the upcoming update?
Unfortunately this is not in our plans. Again, we believe you might find it more useful in the upcoming update. We are hoping to have these changes within the year.
It's unfortunate that your software developers choose to force undesirable and largely useless "features" onto your users.
Is there anyway to download my current todoist items before I delete my account?
I am very sorry that you feel this way, we do not try to force features on people unless we feel that in the long run it will benefit most people.
Unfortunately, there is no way to download your task list right now. On Premium you could make an export, as it is used as a template feature, but this would be a plain txt file that may or may not be able to be imported into another service.
I am sorry for the inconvenience,
Why would you force a project on us? Especially one as useless as Inbox. I specifically use Todoist to remove emails from my email client inbox. Why would I put them in another folder called Inbox.
I would also like to see an option to remove Inbox folder. Its very disturbing!
I don't understand. I'm toying with going premium. WHAT IS INBOX? I don't get it at all.
I am happy with the inbox feature, is a very fast way to transform mails in to tasks.
The "Inbox" is a project which is set as a default on any Todoist account. You don't have to use it, but if you want to add a task quickly and it doesn't fit to any other project or want to move it elsewhere later - that's what you can use the inbox for.
I recently did a somewhat exhaustive search of online task management and settled on ToDoist, then pretty quickly upgraded to premium, for the ability to synch across devices. So far I'm very, very happy with the program.
But, for what it's worth, I also don't see the point of the Inbox, and find it a bit annoying. I arrived at this conversation out of searching how to remove. ;)
Meanwhile, I've just read through some of the other threads on this subject. It's disheartening to see staff replies so close-minded in tone. Unfortunately, this has hurt my image of your company/service. While some users seem to find the inbox feature useful, others of us find it annoying, and (most) are politely requesting making it optional. I'm a new user, so I'm not reacting to change when I say I'd like the ability to disable the inbox. If you can't do it, or have different priorities, say so, but at least make the users feel heard and considered. I work as a user experience designer, and I caution you that you continue the current attitude at your peril.
Thank you again for creating an excellent product. Please work with us when continuing to improve it.
I have been ready through many of the threads and find the Staff (David and Brenden) very helpful and polite in their responses. Like David said the "inbox" is just a default place to add a task and then comeback later and move to an appropriate project. I find the "inbox" very useful.
We greatly appreciate all feedback our users provide and it helps us a lot to shape Todoist to meet your needs, but it will never be possible for us or anyone to create an app that will meet everyone's expectations. Everyone's workflow is unique, so as much as we would like to make Todoist perfect for everyone, sometimes compromises have to be made.
We're sorry to hear that you consider our responses close-minded :( We never intend to give anyone such impression and we're sorry if that's how you see them :(
Just wanted to add my two cents to this, I don't mind having a "default" project, but I would like to either be able to hide the Inbox, rename it to a project title that I need/use, or be able to select specific projects and have those projects and/or their tasks display underneath it.
"I am very sorry that you feel this way, we do not try to force features on people unless we feel that in the long run it will benefit most people."
That was a response from Brendan to the OP who requested the ability to remove and/or rename the Inbox project.
Not being able to remove/rename the top-most default container for new tasks is not a feature. It's a limitation.
Brendan's "limitation=feature" attitude is why I'm closing out a year long subscription that I purchased only yesterday.
Hello. Inbox is a project I could create happily if I wanted it. However I feel the same as other's - it is clutter that gives me a bit more mental noise I could do without. I chose todoist because its so stripped back, minimal and easy on the mind. It would be ace if you could remove it :)
Still love todoist though
Equally removing option for 'today' would be good. They could just be an extra uncheck option in the settings page, very easy and quick to do I'm sure ;)
Honestly, I've changed my mind a little bit now I've seen they're all separate to your projects at the top, and not intermingled with projects. My limited brain functionality can handle that.
I arrived here the exact same way as others... "How to remove InBox TodoIst".. would be wonderful if it was an "Option" and not forced... Thus, allowing the users to understand if it really provides an extra value to the UX.
From a minimalist perspective you have taken one step to far on an experience that is wonderful. "Less is More" "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" "Innovation is saying "no" to 1,000 things" "Everything Should Be Made as Simple as Possible, But Not Simpler"
Please offer us these options as beta-testing and not forced..
Thanks for listening and for a wonderful product.
I want to remove 'Inbox; too. Make it possible. So annoyed.
Another vote for the option to hide both the Inbox and the Team Inbox (Todoist for Business).
Let me google that for you: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=todoist+remove+inbox
One more vote here, the amount of times I've accidentally added a task to "inbox" only to have to move it to another project, it's beginning to get on my nerves a bit. Wouldn't be so bad if I could change the default project!
I also support the removal/renaming of the 'Inbox' project.
And while we're at it, let's also remove the 'Today' and 'This Week'/'Within 5 days'/whatever it's called projects.
I'm a current Wunderlist user and I am DESPERATELY trying to find reasons to love Todoist, but with so many labels crammed down my throat, I feel like I'm just going to back to Wunderlist.
+1 on being able to at the very least hide or collapse the area containing inbox and the two other large icons I never use.
aside from that the app has come along way since I lasted checked in on it. loving nested projects and tasks!
+1 for renaming the "Inbox" project.
bit the Inbox-project follows the GTD-workflow.
So I think it's not useful to remove it. My opinion...
Please add my vote to the list as well
Is it still not possible to hide or remove the inbox? Very much looking forward to this update.
Or just the option to create a different default project would suffice if the inbox has to remain.
I find the "Inbox" project very annoying, too. The only thing it does is add two more clicks when creating a task - I hate it! I want to create tasks quick and easy.