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Default view: upcoming days + inbox



I am new to Todoist and am currently trying to incorporate it into my daily routine. I like it so far, but I have to admit that the "home page" (or whatever you call it) isn't really arranged in a way that is intuitive to me. I am trying to switch from another to do app that arranged tasks as "Today - Tomorrow - This Week - Anytime", and that worked better for me.

What I'd like is a view that has the upcoming few days' tasks, and then my inbox (which so far seem to be "anytime" or "uncategorized" tasks for me so far) beneath that.

I tried "5 days & inbox" as my search term, but that doesn't work. Any tips?

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Oct 14, 2013 - 19:19 UTC

Hello Eric,

Unfortunately, it's currently not possible to search for project names (though we'll consider adding such option in the future).

However, you can search for tasks that don't have a due date so based on your example, please try the following query:

7 days, no date

Best regards,

Eric Durrant
Replied on Oct 14, 2013 - 19:28 UTC

Okay. Here are a couple more questions:

1) Could you explain the intended different between projects and labels to me?

2) Is there a "sample" Todoist I can work through to see the intended organization, in general? I'm sure different people use the app in different ways, but I can't seem to intuitively organize my tasks just yet (i.e. projects vs. labels, as above, uncategorized/undated tasks...) The "Inbox" view seems very useless to me right now as I have most of my tasks divided into projects.

Thanks again.

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Oct 14, 2013 - 22:10 UTC


We do not have any example accounts that you could use and we don't have a set way to use Todoist. We do try to make things as intuitive as possible, and enough features so that no matter how you want to use it, it can be done.

That being said, the Inbox Project is more for tasks that you don't have a category for yet, something you just want to add quickly and then edit later.

Some people use Projects as Topics, Health, Work, Personal, etc and use Lables as status and extra information, such as @waiting and @personsname.