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150 task limit per project is a show stopper


I've moved to Todoist as my principal means of tracking tasks, including some very large ones. I just discovered that there's a limit of 150 tasks per project. Please consider removing this limit, particularly for Premium customers. Surely there's no technical reason why the limit should be this low, other than a general desire to keep people from packing too much into a single project. In my case, I really have to, or find another tool that doesn't force me to chop up my projects into pieces for tracking purposes.

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Roman Nique
Replied on Jan 07, 2014 - 22:21 UTC

Cant believe premium accounts are also affected by this "feature"!
Any response from the tech department?

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jan 08, 2014 - 01:20 UTC


This limitation is in place to keep performance of Todoist at it's best. If even one person has many tasks they need to keep loading, it can slow down things for everyone else. Now we do hope to improve this, and so that at the very least Premium users would not have this limit.

At this time it's not going to change, but as we grow that is in our plans.


Scott Deerwester  premium
Replied on Jan 08, 2014 - 01:40 UTC

I don't, of course, know the architecture of your server. I'm not unfamiliar with such systems in general, though, having written a million odd lines of code over the years. I'd think that there might be some architectural decisions you could revisit if only one person accessing more than 150 records can slow down the entire server as you say. I can't remember seeing another commercial system that has this drastic a limitation. I could see client-side slowdowns if you've got a few thousand items loaded in JavaScript, but time per record server-side ought to be measured in a small number of milliseconds.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jan 08, 2014 - 12:38 UTC

Hello Scott,

We may of course revise this in the future, we constantly upgrade our system to improve it and its performance, but for now we'll have to keep this limitations. Aside from the reasons Brendon mentioned, there are more - the data is also cached offline (HTML5 offline storage) which also has its limitations.

With these limits (80 projects, 150 tasks) you can have 12,000 active tasks on your list which is a limit that so far no one reached or got close to it. Please note that completed tasks or archived projects do not count towards the limit, you can have an unlimited amount of them on your account, it only affects active tasks and projects.

Best regards,

Scott Deerwester  premium
Replied on Jan 08, 2014 - 15:35 UTC

Thanks for the reply, David. I can see that using offline storage puts some performance constraints on the client end. I have a suggestion, in this case. If you were to allow subprojects, that would effectively allow me to do what I need to do. I don't need to see more than 150 takes at a time - they wouldn't fit onscreen. Needing to click on a subproject, but still being able to see it as grouped into a larger project would get me most of the way there. You can do something similar, for example, in Evernote, which allows folders to have subfolders.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jan 08, 2014 - 15:42 UTC


That's already possible. Click on "Add project" and while you typing in its name, use either the arrow icons on the right to indent it (on one of 3 sub-levels) or the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+RightArrow or Ctrl+LeftArrow (same applies to sub-tasks or when editing an existing project's name).

Now, when you click on the main project, you will see the contents of all sub-projects on one screen.

Best regards,

Scott Deerwester  premium
Replied on Jan 08, 2014 - 15:44 UTC

Thanks, I see that now. That's helpful.

Martijn Smit  premium
Replied on Jan 21, 2014 - 20:58 UTC

I split up one project due to the limit of 150 tasks but for several projects this far from comfortable as these tasks belong to eachother

Please upgrade this limit; especially for premium accounts this is not workable for professional use

Jonathan Holdsworth
Replied on Mar 17, 2014 - 03:18 UTC

It took me a whole 5 minutes to reach the limit so I thought I would get premium to move around it. nope..... very disappointed

150 is a fucking joke. this is simple lines of text, On Checkvist I had over 1000 tasks per project with no issues. I cant believe in 2014 they have 150 limit. Pathetic.

Jonathan Holdsworth
Replied on Mar 17, 2014 - 03:28 UTC

Since I cant edit the above comment, apparently they have increased the limit to 200 per project if you are a premium member. solves my problem temporarily but still sucks. If im paying it should be unlimited in my opinion. :-/

Mark Truelove
Replied on Mar 15, 2015 - 19:08 UTC

I'm having a little trouble with the number of "for now we'll just have to" responses from support. As a culture, it seems like the developers are deciding too much in advance and not listening to what your customers need first. If I can't use your product because of your limitation "decisions" then you're losing me, and probably many others also. I can't stick with an incapable tool just because I like what you're trying to do.

Please stop charging people to figure out its limitations until it's more robust.

There is a 30-day guarantee, right?

Replied on Apr 09, 2015 - 03:17 UTC

@ Mark

Spot on! If you take other "in the works" features as examples, it may well never happen. Just type "Gantt" in The forum topics search... ;)