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Default Sorting


I have Todoist for Mac. I love the app, however, when I add new to-do items, they default towards the bottom of my inbox. I am not sure how to set the default sort so that my items instantly are sorted by date. Currently, I have to keep clicking on the wrench and pencil icon to sort them manually.

Please let me know my options, if available, so that it will automatically give me a "by date" priority.

Thank you,

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jan 16, 2014 - 04:33 UTC

Hi Andy,

Unfortunately at this time, this is how new items are added, but we will of course consider changing this in future updates.


Rich Allred  premium
Replied on Feb 21, 2014 - 20:07 UTC

This would be great if we could set default "sort by" perimeters.

I love to sort by priority and, like Andy, constantly keep using the wrench icon to "sort by" - just one more step and as a busy power-tasker, one more step takes time and can get annoying.


Gordon McLean  premium
Replied on Sep 24, 2014 - 10:27 UTC

Any news on this feature?

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Sep 24, 2014 - 10:36 UTC

Hi Gordon,

No, we don't have any news yet. We'll certainly update this thread if we make any progress with this.


David Lucas  premium
Replied on Jan 06, 2015 - 19:11 UTC

It's been close to a year and still no progress on this request. Seems like a simple one to implement...

Ryan Maxwell  premium
Replied on May 02, 2015 - 23:44 UTC

I would also love to be able to change the default sort order. This is just a +1 to the suggestion. Not shaming y'all. You do great work.

Ken Davis  premium
Replied on May 23, 2015 - 08:26 UTC

This would be a great feature...it seems simple, and it's a pain to keep sorting after adding tasks...any update on if this is planned to be released?

nicolas mondada
Replied on Jun 04, 2015 - 15:37 UTC

+1 on having the option to setup a default sorting by date.


Mike Meguro  premium
Replied on Jun 17, 2015 - 01:23 UTC

IMPORTANT: Please Update this Request. Is it work in progress?
Any idea when? This year? Next? The answers to the this request are so vague that I dont know if you use Todoist and gives the impression that it is not even still considered as important.
Just to be able to define in Setting which sort we need as Default.
Is absolutely a Must.
What is the use to put flags to put priorities, Tags, etc if you can not view them in the moment and have to go to Settings everytime you swich category. It is crazy!

kevin.e.heikes  premium
Replied on Aug 27, 2015 - 10:47 UTC

+1 for Default sorting to by date please