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labeling a label or label query using wildcard


In GTD most people like to have a special naming convention for some contexts/labels to sort of group them.
I for example named my labels for persons starting with a dash like:

Now I like to search for every task connected to other persons with a query like "@-*" as "every label which starts with a dash".

If this is not possible, labeling a label (i.e. nested labels) would solve the issue also. My current workaround is to add this "@Person" label manually.

Is there anything like this or a possibility to do this in a more convenient way?

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jan 25, 2014 - 18:08 UTC

Hi Marcus,

There is no way to do this at this time, but we will consider adding sub-labels in the future. Feel free to add this to our votebox. http://todoist.com/Vote/


gdb  premium
Replied on Oct 08, 2014 - 14:43 UTC


Any updates on this matter?

I have exactly the same problem. I would like to be able to see at once all tasks that have labels of the same type (places, people) without having to list all of them. I see the point of introducing sub-labels but I thought that if we had the ability of using wildcards while searching (in general) that would be excellent.
Any thoughts?


David Trey  staff
Replied on Oct 08, 2014 - 16:43 UTC

Hello Giuliano,

Such option is still not available, unfortunately. For now, as a workaround, yo could create a custom filter listing all the labels you want to include.