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All the changes in TD Next and still no project filtering ?


Am I mistaken ? Is it still not possible for me to show just tasks due today for project "X" ? I must be missing something, as such a basic function cannot still be absent ?

If this is still missing, I really think the next update needs to be more function over form, please.

Oh, and don't get me started on the sort order of the today view. Still a total chaotic train wreck, but I'm about to log out and in, clear cache and try every other trick under the sun to try to get it to make sense.


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Saša Šijak  premium
Replied on Jan 21, 2014 - 17:45 UTC

There is Filters "tab". Beside Projects and Labels and you can add your custom searches there.
But, that being said, I was under impression that we were promised that saved searches would work and behave the same as projects (you could mix them).

Nigel Poore  premium
Replied on Jan 21, 2014 - 18:14 UTC

Yes, I have found the tab and been through all the advanced syntax for filtering, and even though you can filter certain dates and tags, for example, there is no way to filter certain dates and projects, unless I am missing the correct commands somewhere.

Personally I'm not too bothered about saving searches but I'd really like to be able to type something like ...

today & #<project name>

Just some way to pull out a single project in the same way you use @<tag name> to pull out a single tag.

Saša Šijak  premium
Replied on Jan 21, 2014 - 18:20 UTC

Yap, as I understand #<project> name can be only used as quick jump to a project :/

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jan 21, 2014 - 18:21 UTC


Yes, at the moment you can't use Projects within filters. We will consider adding this option in the future.


Devon H.  premium
Replied on Jan 23, 2014 - 16:43 UTC

This is a HUGE, HUGE pain, if I'm honest. Todoist has the most thorough searching and sorting options, but is STILL lacking this? Everything's already in the Work project in my list, yet I still need to superfluously tag it "work" just so I can sort out the work from personal tasks. Rawr.

Nigel Poore  premium
Replied on Jan 24, 2014 - 10:15 UTC

I guess it's not surprising really. They are keen to make more money and the way to do that is via the enterprise with multi seat deals. Adding "business" functions such as collaboration are an obvious indicator of the product heading in that direction. It's a shame they are starting to neglect their core customers by not providing what I for one consider to be pretty basic features.

And don't get me started on the STILL UTTERLY HOPELESS control of the sort order on the Today view.

Supposedly fixed, but it certainly isn't despite repeated login cycles and cache cleardowns.

rich lin  premium
Replied on Jan 24, 2014 - 20:36 UTC

Vote for filtering by project: https://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/49/

Sadly, it was proposed in 2011 and still isn't near the top.

Nigel Poore  premium
Replied on Jan 25, 2014 - 15:56 UTC

I can understand the concept of voting for the more obscure features, but if you can filter by tag, I would envisage that filtering by project would be similar "core" functionality and hence not in need of some arbitrary tally system.