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How Select All tasks for rescheduling?


When rescheduling in bulk I must chose each task individually with the control or shift key. The shift Key should allow a group of tasks to be selected simultaneously in bulk. This is a standard convention. Is there a way to do this?

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David Trey staff
Replied on Jan 03, 2014 - 21:51 UTC

Hello Greg,

Unfortunately, it's not possible to select all tasks at once, you will need to hold Ctrl or Shift and click on each task one-by-one.

We will consider adding a "select all" option in the future, though and you're welcome to vote for this request in our Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/577/

Best regards,

Replied on Feb 14, 2014 - 14:23 UTC

The other way to do this would be to let SHIFT + Select = contiguous group of tasks. You've implemented CTRL + Select correctly, but SHIFT + Select seems like an oversight or something you meant to correct but never did.

This is a material annoyance that users have lived with, but one that makes me want to go back to Wunderlist or Appigo's app. If the German Wunderlist crew ever figure out proper UI for task entry or Appigo ever offers a free cloud solution, I would consider migrating back to to either one.

Todoist is a very well done application, but a few small changes would improve user experience tremendously:

* Have a toggle for auto-sorting. Or have headers that allow sorting when clicked.
* Identify subtasks with the parent task in Today or other views. Currently, all you see is an indented task with no context. If you have two parent tasks with similar subtasks, date-based views render subtasks as currently implemented as useless.
* Fix the sorting in IOS. Seriously, this one is embarrassing. I can't open my Todoist app on iPad or iPhone because it messes up the sorting on the desktop app.
* Change the upgraded pricing to $10 per year. I'm willing to bet that you get 7x the number of paying users you have currently. $30 requires thought and testing. $10 is an impulse purchase.
* CTRL + TAB (or some other thoughtful key combination) = Next Project. Todoist has done a good job with keyboard shortcuts, but switching between projects requires a mouse click. Maybe CTRL + 1 for 1st project, CTRL + 2 for 2nd project, etc.
* Mass selection should respond to a right click. Right now, selecting multiple tasks and then right clicking only affects the single task that was right clicked. This is incorrect.

We like your product. These are not X.0 changes. Please make us happy!


Chris Redfearn
Replied on Aug 04, 2014 - 15:07 UTC

+5 on Chung72.

I just got back from vacation and just realized how hard it was going to be to move my to do list from last week into this one. One-by-one click, with having to manage a multiple stage drop down menu is very time consuming. I'd rather be getting (other) things done...

As with the others, I like Todoist, but this really looks like something that's a problem.


Jack Vaughan premium
Replied on Sep 18, 2014 - 15:18 UTC

I totally agree - would be great to have this as a feature. I also think it's really important for large organisations, who are constantly delegating projects & tasks from one day to the next.

Simon Jendrian premium
Replied on Oct 03, 2014 - 22:56 UTC

I keep rescheduling tasks in bulk and having better selection mechanisms would be great.

Laura H
Replied on Oct 07, 2014 - 16:59 UTC

Please fix this. As stated above, if the "Shift + Select" features worked as expected (click the first in a list to select, then click the last to select everything in between) this would be fine. As it is, having to single click every item is a real pain.

Nat F premium
Replied on Nov 02, 2014 - 16:04 UTC

+1 on this

Ryan Walls
Replied on Nov 12, 2014 - 14:33 UTC


Emily Jewett premium
Replied on Nov 16, 2014 - 14:23 UTC


Rahne Alexander premium
Replied on Nov 18, 2014 - 17:15 UTC


Salvador Nunez premium
Replied on Nov 21, 2014 - 21:53 UTC


TL Peterson premium
Replied on Nov 29, 2014 - 20:16 UTC


davidspreekmeester premium
Replied on Dec 01, 2014 - 13:05 UTC

I wouldn't even call this a feature, especially in a productivity app. Could you please implement Shift + Select, as suggested above? I still feel the whole batch functionality is a little wonky as it is right now (I wrote more on that in other tickets), but this would be a quick win.

We should at least have a way to painlessly reschedule a bunch of tasks without any Carpal Tunnel Syndrome :)

Minh premium
Replied on Dec 05, 2014 - 09:37 UTC

I see many are requesting this feature. Please think about implementing as soon as possible. It would save us so much time and effort. Thank you! :)


Alex Buckingham
Replied on Dec 05, 2014 - 11:59 UTC

Shift + Click works, but the order of tasks isn't retained when moving to another date.

Replied on Dec 05, 2014 - 16:44 UTC

I just checked and SHIFT + CLICK does not work. Please remember that SHIFT + CLICK is supposed to select a contiguous block.

I went back to Appigo. They took my money for an annual subscription and it looks like they've lost interest in development. Their web app is awful.

I'm back to Wunderlist now. Good support, but but not as good as Todoist for entering tasks. At least I can reschedule easily.


MikoĊ‚aj Magnuski
Replied on Dec 05, 2014 - 21:01 UTC

+ 1

James premium
Replied on Dec 11, 2014 - 11:14 UTC


davidspreekmeester premium
Replied on Dec 11, 2014 - 19:03 UTC

The last reply from Todoist on this issue is from almost a year ago. The suggestion made then (Votebox) doesn't even exist anymore.
I think it would help if you could give us some feedback on your plans of implementing this apparently much desired 'feature'. Imagine me air-quoting that, because I've had ugly Windows apps in the nineties that did this kind of stuff out of the box, so I experience it as a bug, not a missing feature...

David Trey staff
Replied on Dec 11, 2014 - 21:05 UTC

Hello David,

We're currently not working on this, but it's something we'll consider for future updates.


davidspreekmeester premium
Replied on Dec 11, 2014 - 22:48 UTC

Okay, thanks for the update David.

Rob premium
Replied on Dec 16, 2014 - 06:09 UTC

David, I understand your resources are limited but this seems like a simple thing to fix, or at least a basic feature that you should have, and I'm pretty confident it would be a huge time saver for the vast majority of your user base. I strongly urge you to reconsider your lack of attention to this detail.

Mike Peiman premium
Replied on Feb 05, 2015 - 19:08 UTC

+1, more if I could. All the user comments on this have been relevant. This is basic UI functionality. Shift-click for contiguous selection is a virtually universal software interface standard.

There were a couple of other good suggestions in the thread too; I also +1 for having a "focus list" for the day - it's something I've already found the need for and implemented as a workaround: I have my Top Three Priorities as red-flagged tasks, recurring every weekday. I just tick them "done" as a daily reminder. Still, this is a clunky workaround and would be better as a separate list.

Dallas Parrott
Replied on Feb 09, 2015 - 01:02 UTC

Please add Sect ALL & Deselect all please.

ro premium
Replied on Feb 15, 2015 - 09:53 UTC


ronald premium
Replied on Feb 24, 2015 - 17:29 UTC


Christopher Misson premium
Replied on Feb 25, 2015 - 23:41 UTC


Burgess Xavier premium
Replied on Feb 27, 2015 - 09:43 UTC

Jesus! ... why cant you all just fix this already....

This is standard global basic UI function... I mean a whole year+ and you guys cannot implement a simple select all or shift+ to bulk select..I mean really man?... really?

I for one started testing other task management software, I will switch if this is not fixed.

This is crazy


Laura H
Replied on Feb 27, 2015 - 21:14 UTC

Don't hold your breath. I don't know what Todoist's developers are working on, but after a year as a premium member it was obvious to me that they were not working on their user's requests. Note my name no longer has the "premium" flag.

If you're still in your 30 day trial - I recommend getting out now.