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How can I see the completed tasks in a project?
I had a meeting task in a project. After the meeting, I took the minutes of the meeting under the notes of the task.
After I ticked the task as complete, I can not see the task anymore under the project, hence miss the valuable information in the notes.
Please advise.

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lubos.melichar
Replied on Jan 31, 2014 - 09:56 UTC

Probably the same problem with android app..
vote here..

https://todoist.com/Vote/show/5810/

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Nouf Al-Abbas  premium
Replied on Jan 31, 2014 - 12:19 UTC

I found this in the side bar on the left (from my desktop) there is a greyed out area that says "Show Archived" - click on that then go to the bottom of your list and you can see all your completed tasks

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jan 31, 2014 - 13:07 UTC

Hello,

There are two ways to see your completed tasks:

1. Enter the project and click on the circular icon in the bottom-right corner (free feature).

2. Click on the Karma score at the top and then go to "View All Completed" (Premium feature) - this will show all tasks from all projects and allow you to filter the results.

The "Show archived" link below projects only works for projects themselves (not task) which have been archived (not completed).


Best regards,
David

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Alexis Garland
Replied on Feb 28, 2014 - 09:28 UTC

Are completed tasks that were not assigned to a project not possible to show again then?

David Trey  staff
Replied on Feb 28, 2014 - 13:07 UTC

Hello Alexis,

It's not possible in Todoist to have a task not assigned to a project. Each task belongs to a project, even if it's not one you've created, in which case it will go to the "Inbox" which is also a project (a default one).

That said, you can go to the inbox and click on the circular icon at the bottom of your task list there to find them.


Best regards,
David

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Andrew Moss
Replied on Mar 26, 2014 - 14:31 UTC

sure would be nice to have the option to include completed tasks in the view.... it gives a silly peace of mind that yes, i did do that....

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bigmcguire
Replied on Mar 28, 2014 - 17:42 UTC

I also vote +1 on an option to - Show Completed Tasks. I have a day off from work today and I'm going through the house and doing some cleaning chores. I'm checking them off as I'm doing them but... having a reference for what I've done already would be great because I'm going back making sure I remembered to put them there or if I actually got the task done. Would love to have this feature :D - Basically leaving the crossed out To Do item there but at the bottom while having the yet to be completed ones on the top.

Loving ToDoIst Thanks! :-D

ankirschner
Replied on Apr 04, 2014 - 18:44 UTC

+1 as well. Simple feature that most other task managers have.

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Marc
Replied on Apr 25, 2014 - 17:07 UTC

+1 from me as well. Would be nice to see what I've done so there's no duplicate tasks or just take stock of the day.

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Aarjav
Replied on Apr 28, 2014 - 14:23 UTC

-1
Just clutter.
You can always use show completed tasks button to view completed tasks.
Todoist = uncluttered and simple :-)

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bigmcguire
Replied on Apr 28, 2014 - 14:28 UTC

Well, I agree with you there. However, I think this would be a cool option to have (off by default though) - that way it wouldn't disrupt what's already there, and make those of us who would like it happy. :P

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Robert Holloway
Replied on May 02, 2014 - 16:05 UTC

+1 from me. I tried clicking on Karma and it said i had to pay to see my completed tasks? Rob

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Aarjav
Replied on May 02, 2014 - 16:38 UTC

Robert, I think what you are mentioning is a different issue.That's for seeing all your completed tasks at once

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Robert Holloway
Replied on May 02, 2014 - 16:47 UTC

Hi Aarjav, thanks for your reply. I just can't see what I completed today :-(
I don't want to see the thousands of tasks I have completed this year

Can you give us a step by step guide on how to display completed tasks within the today "view"

Thanks
Rob

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on May 02, 2014 - 17:23 UTC

Robert,

There is no way to do this from the Today view, or any custom views, only within Projects. The idea behind these comments is to allow that, as well as on mobile.

If you upgrade to Premium, the view all completed option from the Score (karma) at the top right allows you to filter the completed more.

Regards,
Brendon.

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Sophie
Replied on May 07, 2014 - 23:01 UTC

+1

I really like that I can see my completed tasks in the projects view. It's just so much more satisfying to see completed tasks checked off on my list. It's also practical as a way to keep track of what you've done on a given day/project.

Two extra functionalities would be really nice:

1. Having this option in the "Today" and "Next 7 days" views as well as the project views.

2. Being able to set this as the default through settings instead of having to click "Show completed tasks" each time we move to a different page.

Mr Me
Replied on May 17, 2014 - 23:42 UTC

+1

I definitely want to see what I've completed each day just as much as what I have to do.

Andrea 66
Replied on May 27, 2014 - 11:04 UTC

ho scaricato il programma ed eseguito però quando clicco sull'icona non parte mi esce una schermata in inglese e si blocca tutto devo andare su Gestione attività e arrestare.
Ho provato più volte però non riesco.
Windows 7
mo potete aiutare?
Grazie

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on May 27, 2014 - 16:16 UTC

Andrea,

Can you please post your question as a new topic, as this is unrelated to this post.

Regards,
Brendon.

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Pablo Gagliardi
Replied on Jun 04, 2014 - 10:44 UTC

+1

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staranto
Replied on Jun 10, 2014 - 13:53 UTC

+1

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Николай
Replied on Jun 10, 2014 - 15:05 UTC

+1

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Parvez Ahmed
Replied on Jun 12, 2014 - 03:17 UTC

+1

I definitely want to see what I've completed each day just as much as what I have to do by default, not by clicking the absurd silly grey button down below

Its such a vital thing for any todo / task management / planning tool

Rachael
Replied on Jun 12, 2014 - 15:46 UTC

+1 to Sophie's requests—viewing completed items sorted by project, or date is REALLY helpful and helps build incremental success and confidence. Reviewing what you've completed for the day/week and by project helps so much. See https://idonethis.com/
Thanks.

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Brett Gowder
Replied on Jun 12, 2014 - 20:16 UTC

I just started using Todoist today and noticed that my first completed task vanished from "Today" after marking it as complete. I'd like to be able to see these completed tasks at a glance, so I can easily answer the question, "What have you done today?"

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Yogan Patel
Replied on Jun 13, 2014 - 11:05 UTC

Agreed. In addition to being able to filter and view completed tasks, I think it would also be good to leave tasks completed in the past visible on the calendar export as well.

This way, you can look back over previous months on your calendar and see when something was completed. Additionally, you can also pull notes from that previous task on your calendar if you need to recall anything.

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Chase Giles
Replied on Jun 16, 2014 - 19:05 UTC

+1 from me, as well.

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Kartik Nath  premium
Replied on Jun 24, 2014 - 03:47 UTC

+1 from me for filter option for completed tasks, this is a must have for me. Thank you.

Asif Mehedi  premium
Replied on Jul 04, 2014 - 01:33 UTC

+1 from me too. Completed tasks can be shown by default with a strike-through. This feature can be added as an option that can be turned on and off from the settings.

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Alan Johnson  premium
Replied on Jul 06, 2014 - 12:45 UTC

+1 from me for too! Come on Todoist, put this on your own to do list, there's enough of us that would like to see it!

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louise  premium
Replied on Jul 10, 2014 - 09:43 UTC

+1 from me - also completed tasks shown when you click the clock features should have the date they were completed visible!

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jerome.celle
Replied on Jul 18, 2014 - 07:34 UTC

+1
I definitely want to see what I've completed each day just as much as what I have to do.

Think of a paper todo list: you usually just strike a task that you complete and hence this remains visible.

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jerome.celle
Replied on Jul 18, 2014 - 07:36 UTC

My current work around is to change the priority of a completed task, this allows me to get a visual coloured dot beside 'completed' tasks.
Of course this comes to the price of losing the priority, which s good for, me as I don't use priority except for marking a task as completed and keeping it in view.

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staranto
Replied on Jul 18, 2014 - 10:48 UTC

Really sort of dumbstruck that this topic is being discussed for so long. It would seem to be fundamental functionality that every ToDo app would provide. Frankly, this is the only thing holding me back.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jul 18, 2014 - 11:51 UTC

Hello,

Just to clarify - Todoist of course allows you to see your completed tasks in 2 ways:

1. In a project - enter the project and click on the circular icon to see tasks completed in this project. This works on all platforms.

2. On the full completed task log - go to Karma -> View All Completed and see all completed tasks from all projects incl. each completion event of recurring tasks from all projects. This works on all platforms except mobile.

Aside from that, if you're using sub-tasks, they will stay on the list crossed out until the parent task is completed.

The only option that is not available is to have all parent tasks show up as completed without being moved to the history or access a specific history of completed tasks on the today view without going to Karma -> View All Completed where this information already is available.

We will consider adding such option in the future.


Best regards,
David

Mr Me
Replied on Jul 18, 2014 - 20:58 UTC

Thanks for the response David. What we are looking for is the ability see not only what we have to do, say in the default view, but what has been done at the same time. Seeing what you've accomplished gives a sense of satisfaction and additional energy to continue with the undone tasks.

Please "consider" adding this as soon as possible. The whole basis of one of your competitor's system is knowing what you've gotten done because of its power as a motivator.

Thanks

Doug

David Schlesinger  premium
Replied on Jul 20, 2014 - 11:06 UTC

David, I just wish there were an easy way of showing completed tasks without having to go through karma first (that's just not intuitive - why should that view be there of all places) and it would be great if that view were available on mobile as well. In other words, I like what you have, just not where you have it and not where it is available

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Andrew Collins
Replied on Jul 25, 2014 - 04:47 UTC

+1 Need not be the default behaviour, but an option setting. I really like seeing the list of crossed of tasks from today.

David Rodrigues  premium
Replied on Aug 07, 2014 - 21:37 UTC

+1

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Anthony Munoz
Replied on Aug 11, 2014 - 10:35 UTC

+1 for ability to see completed tasks WITH current task lists/projects. Also for the ability to see in the non-project views (e.g. Today, Next 7 Days, etc.).

Nic Muller  premium
Replied on Aug 11, 2014 - 15:37 UTC

+2

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Kelly Smith  premium
Replied on Aug 12, 2014 - 15:07 UTC

+1 for option (maybe the dev team can make a serach term for this to enter into the search bar at the top along with overdue, 7 days, etc?) to see completed tasks from previous day in main view. It is great for morale to see what you did the day before or when journaling.

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xudfrk
Replied on Sep 02, 2014 - 12:45 UTC

+8

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Trent McPheron
Replied on Sep 05, 2014 - 18:46 UTC

This issue has been open for a while. I really need Todoist to have the ability to be Todoneist. Since I have a job where tasks pop up dynamically every day, only looking at my preordained tasks as entered into TD makes me feel unproductive, and also kind of resentful toward my to-do list, discouraging me from using it at all. In fact, if this doesn't get resolved by the time my current premium period expires, I won't be renewing.

Could you guys at least explain how one might use the webapp's API to do it using a userscript?

Mr Me
Replied on Sep 06, 2014 - 14:12 UTC

I have to second Mr McPheron. I believe this critical functionality and will affect my renewal decision.

Mr Me
Replied on Sep 06, 2014 - 14:12 UTC

"this is critical"

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Elizabeth
Replied on Sep 07, 2014 - 17:56 UTC

+1 - Most definitely!!

The charts in the Visualization feature are nice but not necessary. Seeing all my Completed items is top priority. It is after all my data :-)

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Andrew Thompson
Replied on Sep 07, 2014 - 19:46 UTC

+1
The answer that you've given a couple of times isn't actually solving what people are asking for: A list of "What I have done today, and what I have left to do today." It's too basic and too important to ignore at this point. Great job otherwise!

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S K  premium
Replied on Sep 12, 2014 - 18:20 UTC

Hey David Trey,

I'm a new user and I really liking what I've with Todoist. I feel it's really improved my productivity and it helps me remember tasks I often forget to do. I'm still working at being studious in adding tasks to the list every time I remember I have to do something. However, I'd also like +1 this feature request. I'd like to be able to use you filters to get me a quick one click look at completed tasks, if I want to modify them or whatever (or unfinish them if I accidentally marked them as complete).

I have yet to the rate the app and leave a review, since I haven't even used it a month. I would like to get used to it and understand its nuances and get a feel for all the creative ways to use it get my life organized before I leave one. However, your responsiveness to the userbase's feature reque (love) sts would have a huge impact on my final perception of the app (right now the difference between 4 stars and 5 stars).

Satya Panda  premium
Replied on Sep 15, 2014 - 03:10 UTC

+1 from me too to view completed tasks (at lease the ones done within last week).
Easier to talk about status to managers in project meetings.

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mconalty  premium
Replied on Sep 30, 2014 - 18:54 UTC

another +1 from me - I think this feature is important to have. I'm finding it frustrating not having it, when it's been a feature in other apps I've used before.

AJ
Allen Jones  premium
Replied on Sep 30, 2014 - 20:09 UTC

+1 from me as well. This is one of the biggest shortcomings that I see so far.

DC
David Cole  premium
Replied on Oct 06, 2014 - 09:13 UTC

+1

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Joel Kehle
Replied on Oct 06, 2014 - 22:10 UTC

+1

I'd also like to add that it would be great to only view tasks completed during the last day. Currently you have the option of looking at completed tasks for "The Past 2 Weeks", "Past Month", "Past 6 Months" and "Any time". It would be very helpful to see what tasks have been completed during the workday that is happening right now.

Jarven  premium
Replied on Oct 07, 2014 - 07:29 UTC

+1

I agree and I have requested this feature too, https://todoist.com/Support/show/34142/

Just let Todoist-team know that we really need this :)

I want to show tasks and completed tasks in same view.
Some tasks is fire and forget but sometimes completed tasks is needed for the record and it would be a great feature just to toggle if completed tasks should be displayed together with tasks.
Not userfriendly today to handle completed tasks.

RH
Robert Holder
Replied on Oct 10, 2014 - 19:46 UTC

Just to be clear, on January 31, staff David Trey said:

"1. Enter the project and click on the circular icon in the bottom-right corner (free feature)."

...the icon isn't on the bottom right corner (at least not for me, as I only have a few tasks so far). It is on the same line as the "+ Add Task" clickable control, to the right of "+ Add Task".

I just joined, so I have very few tasks, and there was no circular icon in the lower right corner of my browser window, so I was confused by David Trey's instruction. I'm attaching a screenshot of where the icon is for anybody else who was confused like me.

Also, I too would like the option to see my completed tasks in the same view as my pending tasks. As I complete tasks, I am often continuously revising my plans, and I need to be able to see tasks in the context of *all* the work that must be done. When I'm using task managers, and I can't see the completed stuff, it can be easy to end up wasting time re-thinking what I'm doing, because I don't see the stuff I already did.

It's discouraging that people have been asking for this option in this thread since April and yet there is no official status or answer about if/when it will be added. I already shelled out money for Workflowy this year, which I ended up not using. I am hesitant to keep spending money on these things when trello (as clumsy as it is to use) gets the job done for me.

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Trent McPheron
Replied on Oct 10, 2014 - 19:49 UTC

I actually gave up on this happening and started using todo.txt alongside a Conky configuration that persistently shows my todo.txt and all of the current day's done.txt on my desktop. The todo list is interacted with via a command line interface. This is on Linux; I don't know if one would be able to use todo.txt as efficiently on Windows.

So obviously, I'm not gonna be renewing Premium.

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Me me
Replied on Oct 21, 2014 - 18:15 UTC

This is not a basic feature? :/ sigh.

Mark Frisk  premium
Replied on Oct 21, 2014 - 21:11 UTC

Imagine my surprise at discovering that I can't view completed tasks when looking at the Today list. Such basic functionality is a no-brainer. As others have noted, not being able to see completed items at a glance is a major attention-drain. "Did I enter that task in Todoist? Did I complete it?"

I'm honestly not sure that I can pony up for premium without this table-stakes feature.

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Andrew Thompson
Replied on Oct 22, 2014 - 17:23 UTC

Hi David Trey. Would you at least consider addressing this topic? (e.g. "we're not going to do it" or "it's in the works and should be done by ______" or " this is very complex and falls below a number of other features/bugs we are working on"). One starts to get the impression that the product is "finished, take it or leave it". I even wonder if you are seeing the feedback at all. Is that what we should conclude? Thanks in advance for any clarity you can provide.

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Oct 22, 2014 - 17:37 UTC

Andrew,

We see and read all feedback and suggestions, but if nothing has changed on our end we may not always reply.

We just recently updated our mobile apps to allow viewing completed tasks. There are many requests as well for many things. So as of now, being able to see completed tasks within any view by option, I can not say if/when this will happen.


Regards,
Brendon

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Andrew Thompson
Replied on Oct 22, 2014 - 17:55 UTC

Many thanks Brendon. Since we hadn't heard anything from the staff on this issue since July, I was curious. I appreciate the quick response and do hope that this will be a feature on all platforms soon.

Best,
Andy

Paul Usher  premium
Replied on Oct 31, 2014 - 03:12 UTC

you can imagine my surprise after setting up "Business" today and migrating things across to find this most basic feature is missing. I know there is no voting system anymore, but implementing even just a quick view (like on the iPad) to show what has been marked as complete would be a big help. I still believe we made the right choice switching to Todoist, it would be comforting to see updates on some of these pressing issues from the DevTeam, even if it is "yes, yes, it's still on the list (we promise)" :)

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Felix  premium
Replied on Nov 03, 2014 - 10:36 UTC

+1... i recently made the switch from Things to Todoist premium and while i like it a lot this is a big gap. We need to look in the rear view mirror easily from time to time at all the tasks we've completed - either for the big picture or because, like a lot of people i imagine, i end up storing valuable notes in the completed tasks which i then want to easily reference in context of the projects and labels.

David Baginski  premium
Replied on Nov 04, 2014 - 14:55 UTC

+1 I think that adding a new search term that will show today's task plus today's completed tasks should help solve most of these request. Currently you can enter "Today" or just "tod" to search for tasks due today. Perhaps include "today+" to show task due today plus task completed today. This could then be included in custom views and the default view.

By the way how do I search for a task with the keyword "today" in it's text?

Thorsteinn Yngvi Gudmundsson  premium
Replied on Nov 09, 2014 - 21:14 UTC

+1 from me. I absolutely have to have:
a) A list of things ticked off today (in context with what's left to complete)
b) A ToDone list.

I have tested searching the labels, and it seems to show the completed. But still, no overview/list to help me browse through what I've achieved in the past.

Just starting to use the product, and evaluating whether to go premium. This is a showstopper for me.

Eduardo Forero  premium
Replied on Nov 19, 2014 - 16:40 UTC

please please... I need today completed tasks view...
please please... could you?

Mr Me
Replied on Nov 19, 2014 - 17:23 UTC

Might as well try begging. ;-)

Nothing else seems to work or get their attention.

Thorsteinn Yngvi Gudmundsson  premium
Replied on Nov 19, 2014 - 17:46 UTC

My current work-around, and it is sub-optimal is to use a IFTTT recipe which triggers when I close any task. It then writes the ticket's content (except for the notes) into Evernote and a Slack channel (just implemented that today, no real experience)

Through Evernote I can search older tickets, and each item on the list will contain a link to ToDoist's website with the full list of tickets.

The Body of the ToDoist -> Evernote IFTTT implementation contains the following.

:: {{TaskContent}} ::<br>
- Project: "{{Project}}"<br>
- See: {{LinkToTask}}<br>
- Priority: {{Priority}}<br>
- Completion date: {{CompletedAt}}<br>
- Labels: {{Labels}}<br><br>


That said, can we please please please get the Completed task view :)

RH
Robert Holloway
Replied on Nov 19, 2014 - 17:49 UTC

I have a very simple and unfortunate workaround for this
I stopped using ToDoist and switched to Reminders on my Mac
Sad :-(
Rob

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Marc
Replied on Nov 19, 2014 - 17:55 UTC

I am unfortunately close to getting to that point. This feature was asked for almost a year ago and we're still talking about it....

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Andrew Thompson
Replied on Nov 19, 2014 - 17:58 UTC

I have an idea:
Todoist should implement this feature.
;)

MF
Mark Fitchett
Replied on Nov 21, 2014 - 16:51 UTC

Ive just started looking at this - moving from Omnifocus - are we really saying that if I mark something complete in error the only way I can see what it might have been was to check every project or upgrade to Premium ?

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mconalty  premium
Replied on Nov 22, 2014 - 09:01 UTC

Yes that's correct. It is available in Premium.

Eduardo Forero  premium
Replied on Nov 24, 2014 - 20:14 UTC

but on a separate place in Karma, What we want is to have a today view which allow us to see completed tasks. Like the small button in project view where you can show completed or no tasks... Or it could be done with a filter, showing completed tasks in a date frame..

regards.

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mconalty  premium
Replied on Nov 25, 2014 - 07:47 UTC

I agree with you @Eduardo - it would be much better if you could see a "today" view - at the moment in Premium you just get a general list of all completed items...

AJ
Allen Jones  premium
Replied on Nov 25, 2014 - 08:30 UTC

It is totally unbelievable that such a basic feature still hasn't been implemented in spite of repeated customer requests. I doubt very much that I will be renewing when my current subscription expires.

Risto Helminen  premium
Replied on Nov 25, 2014 - 19:59 UTC

Hello friends!

Read this whole thread through a while ago and I want to share my story and thoughts on this matter. First I was devastated as I thought that all my completed tasks went up to bit-heaven. I even uploaded another gtd app because I was so disappointed. Tried that and decided that Todoist was better anyhow. ;-)

Then I found instructions on how I can find completed tasks. You could only imagine how happy I was that I could find them... Next I was disappointed again because I could not get them on screen on "today" view. Just like we all.

BUT: Then I thought that there has to be some intelligence WHY this app works like it does and I re-thinked my own workflow. Do I REALLY need the completed tasks on every project view? Or on today view? I can check completed tasks whenever I need to, they do not vanish... When completed tasks go away from my lists and view, they are really away. They do not clutter my thinking and brains and I can focus on tasks that still need to be done. And now - even though I'm still learning how to fully utilize this app - I am really pleased that completed tasks do not bother me, when they are completed.

br :-)
Risto

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Allen Jones  premium
Replied on Nov 25, 2014 - 21:26 UTC

Risto,

I am glad that this works for you, but it does not work for me and many other users. It's not just a matter of having things "clutter my thinking and brain."

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Felix  premium
Replied on Nov 26, 2014 - 12:47 UTC

Risto.. actually, I like your thinking :-) Thanks for the post.

Eduardo Forero  premium
Replied on Nov 28, 2014 - 23:40 UTC

Risto,

I get your point, but i want also to self indulge myself in the nice feeling seeing how much did i achieve today :) if I want to... just a button or filter option would do the trick... ...

Maybe it is really troublesome to revive completed tasks in the code.. I was wandering and it may be a hard thing to do... not just a filter option inserted...but if you guys would let us know how hard it is... we might push a bit less, heheh..


Tiago R  premium
Replied on Dec 06, 2014 - 16:28 UTC

Just started to work, loved it and upgraded to premium.

Unacceptable that such a simple feature is not included! This could be an option for users.

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Eugen Martynov  premium
Replied on Dec 22, 2014 - 08:48 UTC

+1 Required feature for me

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Gustavo
Replied on Dec 24, 2014 - 18:24 UTC

+1. We should be able to see - at least - the today completed tasks. I just had a big problem after checking a complex task instead another and not remembering everything was written on it. :-(

Robert Purdum  premium
Replied on Dec 28, 2014 - 01:50 UTC

Todoist should just add a standard filter called "completed" and include it in the program. Seems like a basic need / request

Bob Cooley  premium
Replied on Dec 28, 2014 - 18:36 UTC

+1 from me as well. I thought I had a bug with completed tasks disappearing. I want to see what I've done, in context with the other tasks. I can see wanting an easy "completed today" or "last 7 days" view as well, when the completed list gets huge. It would be simply just another filter.

David Rodrigues  premium
Replied on Dec 28, 2014 - 20:29 UTC

Just for I understand it: what is the difference between current Premium Feature of "completed tasks" vs. this feature request? From what I see, seems the samething, not? If you pay for premium feature the problem is solved right?

AJ
Allen Jones  premium
Replied on Dec 29, 2014 - 22:29 UTC

The current Premium Feature of "completed tasks" is a very poor substitute for the feature that users need. For example:
- The completed tasks feature lets me filter on "Any project" or on ONE SPECIFIC project. In my case, I have a project for "Work" and a project for "Personal." Underneath each of those I have subprojects. For example, underneath "Work" I have nine different subprojects that I am responsible for. If I need to do a status report on the nine different projects, then I have two choices for how to filter the completed tasks.
1. The first choice is to select EACH of the nine subprojects INDIVIDUALLY and generate a report on each of them, ONE AT A TIME. I cannot just select the Work project and get all nine of the subprojects included. Not a very productive use of time for a tool that is supposed to help with productivity.
2. The second choice is to select "Any Project." In that case, I get everything sorted STRICTLY by when I completed the task. To turn that into a status report for work, I would then have to go through these steps:
a.) Manually go through the list of completed tasks and delete the things that have nothing to do with work (like the fact that I checked off "Buy lemons" from my grocery shopping list under the "Personal" project),
b.) Go through the remaining list and manually group the things by subproject.
Again, not a very productive use of time for a tool that is supposed to help with productivity.

In addition, the timeframe options that are provided by the "completed tasks" feature are way too restrictive. You have four choices - "Past 2 weeks," Past month," "Past 6 months," and "Any time."

It totally amazes me that Todoist has been virtually deaf to the repeated requests from their paying customers for this VERY basic feature. This is the one thing that will keep me from renewing my premium membership when it expires.

Sean  premium
Replied on Dec 31, 2014 - 17:16 UTC

Another +1. They're lack of response to this is definitely disappointing.

Sean  premium
Replied on Dec 31, 2014 - 17:16 UTC

Another +1. They're lack of response to this is definitely disappointing.

Jay Park  premium
Replied on Dec 31, 2014 - 17:58 UTC

+1 here, as an OPTION only, because sometimes I prefer the uncluttered look.

JBC  premium
Replied on Jan 06, 2015 - 11:24 UTC

+ 1...would be a helpful feature.

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Andy  premium
Replied on Jan 08, 2015 - 15:41 UTC

+1

Mark Laflamme  premium
Replied on Jan 09, 2015 - 19:18 UTC

+1 for me, as I like taking notes in the "tasks" themselves.

This being said, what do others do with notes taken during a meeting/task. I'm toying with the idea of creating a project called "completed", and simply moving completed tasks there instead of marking them as complete - This has many problems conceptually as well...

rudi.tielemans  premium
Replied on Jan 11, 2015 - 10:31 UTC

Hi David,

+1 for including an option to also view completed tasks in the day view.
And this simple because of the motivational power of knowing what you've gotten done.

Rudi

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Geoff Smith  premium
Replied on Jan 11, 2015 - 22:17 UTC

+1 for this feature request.

John Rawlinson  premium
Replied on Jan 14, 2015 - 10:10 UTC

New user and didn't realise ahead of time that this is not there or else I would definitely not have signed up. Come on team, listen to the users and get it done! If it isn't there soon looks like I will join the other users jumping ship at the end of my premium subscription. The response from the developer team is pretty poor, especially David Trey who seems to say it is done when quite clearly it isn't.
Get it sorted!!! - please :)

John Rawlinson  premium
Replied on Jan 14, 2015 - 10:14 UTC

oh, and what is there doesn't work - just tried to show my completed tasks on a top level project with subprojects. It lists all of the subproject tasks but wont show the completed tasks even though it appears to be working on it when I click on the show completed tasks icon! Really poor.

Mr Me
Replied on Jan 14, 2015 - 16:37 UTC

I just read back through and I must have missed it, but it is Todoist policy (quoting Brendan):

"We see and read all feedback and suggestions,..."
I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.

"but if nothing has changed on our end we may not always reply."
Doesn't sound like good customer service. Especially on an issue open for more than a year.

"We just recently updated our mobile apps to allow viewing completed tasks."
If you did it there, why not on the desktop?

"There are many requests as well for many things."
True, but how many of your latest updates were requested things versus things you thought we should have?

"So as of now, being able to see completed tasks within any view by option, I can not say if/when this will happen."
Why not?

Thank you

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Andy  premium
Replied on Jan 14, 2015 - 16:48 UTC

Viewing completed tasks on Android is only possible by viewing all completed tasks, if I recall correctly. It is not possible to see them in the Today view as you complete them. They disappear.

I know there are lots of priorities, but Things on iPhone got this right about 5 years ago at least.

Sean  premium
Replied on Jan 14, 2015 - 16:51 UTC

Yeah, I think even a response saying "we hear that you want this but we're not planning on doing anything about it" would at least allow us to stop waiting/hoping that this will be implemented at some point.

Eduardo Forero  premium
Replied on Jan 14, 2015 - 20:58 UTC

i would like to know if they have even seen this thread... would you ?

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jan 14, 2015 - 21:00 UTC

Eduardo,

If you scroll up you can see we have replied a few times. We also read and check all replies that come through email or the forums. If we have nothing new to say, we may not say anything.

There are a few different requests surrounding completed tasks as well. We do support completed tasks on all platforms now.


Regards,
Brendon

Bob Cooley  premium
Replied on Jan 14, 2015 - 21:03 UTC

Yeah, that's the problem... someone in PR should get involved. A lot of requests for a fairly simple update is giving the impression that todoist ignores everyone. A vote system is better than comment thread for requesting features.

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Ann Archie  premium
Replied on Jan 26, 2015 - 01:35 UTC

I've been patiently waiting for the "Today" to see what is scheduled and what I've completed. Ridiculously, I print out my daily todo list and then manually (that's right, manually) check them off so I get that feeling that I'm actually making progress on my day AND I can effectively set up tomorrow's priorities. I find myself just adding new items to the paper sheet instead of using todoist.

Since I keep getting prompted to "rate" Todoist, I'm finally going to and give it 1-star stating the glaring oversight of this feature. We've been asking nicely and getting NOTHING!

I'm hoping the pack mentality of a poor rating will be more of an incentive that just this continuous +1 and asking.

If that doesn't create any action, perhaps contacting the journalists that rate todoist as a great app to enlighten them on this glaring hole will create the proper incentive for the developers to fix this. If not, there's always word (social media) word of mouth. FACTS from various consumer/customer related studies:

1 x 26 - For every 1 DISSATISFIED Customer that speaks up 26 MORE don't.
**TODOIST that means that every +1 you get, 26 more aren't dissatisfied, but don't bother to tell you**

12:1 - It takes 12 happy customers to make up for the COST of 1 DISSATISFIED
**TODOIST that means that you need to SELL 12 MORE PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTIONS for every 1 that doesn't renew because they are DISSATISFIED**

There are many more, but I'll leave you with a rather old fact, that with the advent of social media is likely much worse for businesses today:

1 SATISFIED customer will tell 2-3 people.
1 DISSATISFIED customer WILL TELL 8-10 people and even as high as 20.

So TODOIST, saying nothing just says you're doing nothing. Tell us it's your TOP PRIORITY or it's on the back burner or the app design is incapable of doing this. You owe us at least this.

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Andy  premium
Replied on Jan 26, 2015 - 01:38 UTC

I've already left a 1-star review explaining my position.

I honestly get so little satisfaction when I finish items and they just disappear.

AA
Ann Archie  premium
Replied on Jan 26, 2015 - 01:45 UTC

I apologize for those reading my first post. Cut and paste did me in. Here’s the CORRECTED post:
I've been patiently waiting for the "Today View" to see what is scheduled and what I've completed. Ridiculously, I print out my daily to-do list, by project, and then manually (that's right, manually) check them off so I get that feeling that I'm actually making progress on my day AND I can effectively set up tomorrow's priorities. I find myself just adding new items to the paper sheet instead of using TODOIST.

Since I keep getting prompted to "rate" TODOIST, I'm finally going to and give it 1-star stating the glaring oversight of this feature. We've been asking nicely and getting NOTHING!

I'm hoping the pack mentality of a poor rating will be more of an incentive that just this continuous +1 and asking nicely

If that doesn't create any action, perhaps contacting the journalists that rate TODOIST as a great app to enlighten them on this glaring hole, as well as others, will create the proper incentive for the developers to fix this. If not, there's always word (social media) word of mouth. FACTS from various consumer/customer related studies:

1 x 26 - For every 1 DISSATISFIED Customer that speaks up 26 MORE don't.
**TODOIST that means that every +1 you get, 26 more ARE DISSATISFIED, but don't bother to tell you**

12:1 - It takes 12 happy customers to make up for the COST of 1 DISSATISFIED
**TODOIST that means that you need to SELL 12 MORE PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTIONS for every 1 that doesn't renew because they are DISSATISFIED**

There are many more, but I'll leave you with a rather old fact, that with the advent of social media is likely much worse for businesses today:

1 SATISFIED customer will tell 2-3 people.
1 DISSATISFIED customer WILL TELL 8-10 people and even as high as 20.

So TODOIST, saying nothing just says you're doing nothing. Tell us it's your TOP PRIORITY or it's on the back burner or the app design is incapable of doing this. You owe us at least this.

Eduardo Forero  premium
Replied on Jan 26, 2015 - 03:56 UTC

Brendon

Thanks for your answer, but reading it its clear you may have not understood our request. let me explain:

I know you support completed tasks in all platforms now. This is great and we appreciate it, but the request we want is different,.

What we want is to be able to see on the today list the completed tasks for today, including pending tasks.

there are some ways we have suggested you could achieve this.
One of those is by adding the option below, like in other views. Other may be to allow us to create a filter to show completed tasks, so we could create a Today view with today completed tasks, or a week view with this week completed tasks.

The reasons this is important are plenty. One of those is directly related to manage a team workload and activity. (this is mainly the reason some organizations may like a team task platform).
Other reason is to be able to review today activities when planning next day (week). The completed task view without the pending tasks.
You might wonder why we just do not move out and head out to other platforms. We love your work and think you are doing a great job. it is probably one of the best platforms, and we would like to have this option as we think it would make it better without making it over complex or damaging your idea.

to say "we do not say anything when we have nothing to say" is interesting, and may seem laudable. But it is not. first of all, you have plenty to say. You could say for instance. "we have reviewed your request and at this time it is beyond our capabilities, as the database design we have makes it a complex challenge". We truly would understand you guys better. You could also respond "we have decided not to implement this at this time, because of this or that," so we could stop bothering you and make our decisions. You could also say "at this time we are focused on other more important development issues, please be patient", so we wait a bit more. you see.. to say nothing is not really just saying nothing. Silence is a strong communication.. it is perceived as "we do not care about you and your requests". And if you see the thread, your various staff responses were too few and even some of them suggested some additional answer we didn't receive form your part.
Second, and even more important. I have worked at your side, at costumer service. And the most important truth regarding costumer service is that the solution is irrelevant in many cases, and most of the time, the attitude in communication towards your client may be more relevant in how your work and company is perceived. . It may seem contra intuitive and even "wrong", but there is plenty evidence (in academic research) that even when you cant solve or grant a request, if you show a more talkative and explicative attitude, a more "We are on your side" approach, clients will even forgive and forget the problem, if it is not a crucial request.
The your answer in the previous post is perceived more like a combative and confrontational response. I know, clients are pests and they do not understand nothing, they have nothing better to do than ask ridiculous idiotic requests, (this is how we may feel from your answer), so it promote us to give this long responses to you.
I hope you do not take this on the wrong side, it is just a comment, even more important than the feature we request, related on how you view your clients in general, which may show you a weak spot for future growth.

Regards and again, thanks for your response. I still believe you are doing a great job with Todoist, and will understand if this idea cant be achieved, we just want to know how difficult it is or way you do not think it may be implemented.

If now you are thinking "how troublesome are these idiots" then keep in silence.. we will get your message.

Sorry for my grammar or language use, English is not may native language, please let me know if there was some trouble understanding my meaning.

Eduardo Forero

Javier Casas  premium
Replied on Jan 26, 2015 - 14:07 UTC

+1k

It's a "must have" feature, what's the point on completing things if I can't easily see what I have done today! It really takes all the fun of it ;)

We already know it can be done using karma link, but we don't want to do 2 clicks each time we want to see this.

If you want to keep it UI simple/clean, at least disable it by default and let activate it using settings.

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Andy  premium
Replied on Jan 26, 2015 - 14:10 UTC

I was thinking more about this, and another reason I think being able to see what you've completed is so that if something is completed and disappears, the evidence of its completion is gone. Now that it's gone, you're forced to remember the things that you've completed, instead of being able to see evidence of its completion.

In this way, it still places the burden of memory for your tasks, instead of being able to see the full expanse of them, whether they're completed or not.

AJ
Alan Johnson  premium
Replied on Jan 26, 2015 - 14:22 UTC

Well said Eduardo, especially as English is not your native language, you have put across this repeated (and poorly answered) concern of many Todoist users very well!

I have a suggestion to make to all of those following this thread and with this ongoing problem regarding completed jobs not being visible as an option on daily task list:

That we all add as a daily repeated task in each of our Todoist accounts to post a reply or + 1 daily (or more if you wish) to this topic.

Hopefully an inundation of requests and + 1's may persuade Todoist to take this matter seriously, or at the very least to properly explain to us users why they are not integrating this basic and much asked for feature!

Todoist, we have tried asking you nicely on many occasions without success or any satisfactory answers as to why this function is not possible. This is the only thing that lets Todoist down for me and it seems, a great deal of other users too. We are tired of requesting and +1 ing to no avail and therefore will be stepping up our campaign by resorting to pestering you!

Alan

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Andrew Thompson
Replied on Jan 26, 2015 - 14:33 UTC

+1

AJ
Alan Johnson  premium
Replied on Jan 27, 2015 - 05:32 UTC

Come on Todoist, you have produced a great app which for many of us is sadly let down by the lack of this requested feature and your seeming unwillingness to address this topic adequately!

AJ
Alan Johnson  premium
Replied on Jan 27, 2015 - 05:32 UTC

Come on Todoist, you have produced a great app which for many of us is sadly let down by the lack of this requested feature and your seeming unwillingness to address this topic adequately!

John Rawlinson  premium
Replied on Jan 27, 2015 - 10:12 UTC

Still waiting for this, can't believe it isn't there

KR
Kenny Rasschaert
Replied on Jan 27, 2015 - 10:51 UTC

Just started using Todoist today. After completing my first task this was the very first option I went looking for.

Very disheartening to see that it hasn't been implemented yet despite the overwhelming customer demand.

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Andrew Thompson
Replied on Jan 27, 2015 - 21:09 UTC

+1 (+2?)

AJ
Alan Johnson  premium
Replied on Jan 28, 2015 - 19:10 UTC

+1 as usual!

Sean  premium
Replied on Jan 28, 2015 - 19:14 UTC

This could be a case study in how not to deal with customers.

Sean  premium
Replied on Jan 28, 2015 - 19:14 UTC

This could be a case study in how not to deal with customers.

Sean  premium
Replied on Jan 28, 2015 - 19:14 UTC

This could be a case study in how NOT to deal with customers.

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uansari1
Replied on Jan 29, 2015 - 08:58 UTC

Yet another +1. There are times when my boss asks to see the worklist of everyone on her team. First, I can't simply email my worklist to her (as Wunderlist allows). Second, completed tasks become hidden, so even if I use the second option of printing the project and its individual tasks, I can only give partial information. For the record, Wunderlist does not hide the completed tasks, and simply greys them out and uses a strike through. The only shortcoming it had, and the reason I switched to ToDoist, is that I couldn't assign a due date to each individual task within a project.

AJ
Allen Jones  premium
Replied on Jan 29, 2015 - 12:25 UTC

I think that Todoist has thoroughly answered our request for this feature. Allow me to summarize their answer.

"We have heard the repeated requests from our users for a solution that will allow them to see their completed tasks in a useful form. We could have taken this as an opportunity to ask our user community for more information. We realize that requesting this information and implementing an effective solution would have greatly improved the quality and value of Todoist. It would have also given us customers who would sing our praises. We have chosen to provide a poorly implemented solution instead. On occasion, we will refer users to this poorly implemented solution in the hopes that this will make it so that we do not appear totally unresponsive. In reality, we are do not care what our users want and we are hoping that if we ignore the ongoing requests, then the requestors will just go away and leave us alone."

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Andrew Thompson
Replied on Jan 29, 2015 - 14:56 UTC

+1

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ed smith
Replied on Jan 30, 2015 - 03:34 UTC

Interestingly Nozbe and a few other apps have same blind spot. Omnifocus does not have as elegant a UI as Todoist but it understands the importance and utility of the completed task view

Eduardo Forero  premium
Replied on Jan 30, 2015 - 05:56 UTC

+1

Eduardo Forero  premium
Replied on Jan 30, 2015 - 05:56 UTC

+1

AJ
Alan Johnson  premium
Replied on Jan 30, 2015 - 06:02 UTC

When you click on a task box to complete it, for a few seconds the task drops down to the bottom of the day's list and is shown crossed out with the type in grey, before it disappears. Surely it must be possible to add an option to keep these completed items there and to be able to choose to hide/view them?!

AJ
Alan Johnson  premium
Replied on Jan 30, 2015 - 06:02 UTC

When you click on a task box to complete it, for a few seconds the task drops down to the bottom of the day's list and is shown crossed out with the type in grey, before it disappears. Surely it must be possible to add an option to keep these completed items there and to be able to choose to hide/view them?!

AJ
Alan Johnson  premium
Replied on Jan 30, 2015 - 06:02 UTC

When you click on a task box to complete it, for a few seconds the task drops down to the bottom of the day's list and is shown crossed out with the type in grey, before it disappears. Surely it must be possible to add an option to keep these completed items there and to be able to choose to hide/view them?!

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Andy  premium
Replied on Jan 30, 2015 - 14:32 UTC

Yes, you're right, it shouldn't be that hard. Set the duration to expire at midnight or something.

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Ann Archie  premium
Replied on Jan 31, 2015 - 00:31 UTC

Eduardo - thank you for rationally explaining what we want. I get a bit heated sometimes. I would have posted earlier, but I was working off my paper copy :-)

Alan Johnson - good idea on the +1. I don't see any posts from support after 10 new posts. Not surprised.

Allen Jones - well put.
+1
+1
+...

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Ann Archie  premium
Replied on Jan 31, 2015 - 00:49 UTC

So did everyone get their 2014 personal productivity review today? A feature we were all dying for, yes?

Still need:

TODAY VIEW WITH SCHEDULED AND COMPLETED TASKS!

AJ
Alan Johnson  premium
Replied on Jan 31, 2015 - 11:16 UTC

Yes please, we still need TODAY VIEW WITH SCHEDULED AND COMPLETED TASKS!

A response from Todoist might be nice too!

AR
Alec Rogers
Replied on Feb 01, 2015 - 15:21 UTC

I will NOT consider paying for ToDoist UNTIL THERE IS THE OPTION TO SEE COMPLETED TASK BY DATE.

THIS IS SO STUPIDLY SIMPLE.

GET IT DONE!

(yes - the all caps is to connote I am raising my voice). Although Evernote is more bulky, I may have to switch to it and dump TDI.

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Alec Rogers
Replied on Feb 01, 2015 - 15:21 UTC

I will NOT consider paying for ToDoist UNTIL THERE IS THE OPTION TO SEE COMPLETED TASK BY DATE.

THIS IS SO STUPIDLY SIMPLE.

GET IT DONE!

(yes - the all caps is to connote I am raising my voice). Although Evernote is more bulky, I may have to switch to it and dump TDI.

Risto Helminen  premium
Replied on Feb 01, 2015 - 15:47 UTC

Alec, hope you are not a troll as I am going to share you a secret: when you buy premium, or use premium free trial, you can see completed tasks, by date, by project, or by tag - anyway you like it. It's that stupidly simple.

You do not see them on today view together with the things that you still need to do. But if you think a while, it doesn't really matter. You know - or at least should know - what you have done today. If you need to check, just two clicks and you see them. It's just matter of how you use this awesome tool.

For myself, I'm just frustrated on this conversation chain. I have tried to understand why these characters rage here and request things that already exist and complain that "staff do not bother to answer to our requests". If you scroll up to date May 2nd 2014, there is a very clear answer.

Peace.

Mr Me
Replied on Feb 01, 2015 - 18:53 UTC

Risto, I believe you are missing the point.

We don't want our completed tasks to disappear from the today view.

Unless Todoist is planning to follow the Google model where they tell customers how to do things, they should supply the customers with what they are requesting.

You're right, "it's just a matter of how you use this ... tool," but why can't we use it in the most efficient way for our workflow?

Hugs and kisses.

Risto Helminen  premium
Replied on Feb 01, 2015 - 20:48 UTC

I wonder whether it is a majority of users that really miss this feature? Or is it just a loud minority? After all, I have used about dozen of different todo-apps/-programs and about half of them leave the completed tasks on views, half of them do not... I bet that most of the users are actually happy about how the structure is right now or at least they get along just fine with it.

For my part, I will now block this conversation chain from my mail and start to work on my tasks that are still undone. :-)

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Andy  premium
Replied on Feb 01, 2015 - 21:27 UTC

Hi Risto, it's very mature of you to drop in here, say your piece and block the conversation, well done.

In any case, it's pretty obvious people are requesting something that *isn't* there, or else why would we spend so much time asking for it?

AJ
Allen Jones  premium
Replied on Feb 02, 2015 - 00:55 UTC

Since Risto decided to block this conversation chain, I guess he won't see this response. In the apparently unlikely chance that someone from Todoist is watching this conversation, allow me to point out some of the problems with the "very clear answer" that Risto referred to and why it does not cut it for me.

If you click on your Karma score and then click on "View All" next to "completed tasks", you then get the option to filter by date and by project. Sounds good so far, but there are two problems with the implementation.

The first problem is that the choices for dates are restricted to "Past 2 weeks", "Past month", "Past 6 months", and "Any time". Why not give me the option of manually saying that I want the last 5 days or any other number of days that I choose. I can choose to show the next arbitrary number of days going forward with all of the other filters, why not let me do the equivalent thing for things that occurred in the past?

The second problem is with the project filter. I have a project set up for "Work" and a project set up for "Personal". Underneath each of these projects, I have numerous subprojects and the To Do items go in those subprojects. If I leave the project filter set to "Any project", then I get all of my completed tasks as you would expect. But this is not what I need. When I am trying to put together a status report for work, I don't really want to include the fact that I picked up milk at the grocery store and I don't want to have to manually filter that out. That should be simple enough to solve. Just set the project filter for "Work". After all, in the other places where you can set up filters, that will give you the tasks for "Work" and all of its subprojects. But not here. Here it just gives you the tasks that were filed directly in the "Work" project. If you want to get the subprojects that are listed under "Work", you have to run each of those reports individually. Personally, I have a LOT of subprojects. I don't want to waste time running a report for each individual one. Again, why make it harder here.

I think that many users of Todoist would be happy if they could just include the word "Complete" and include dates from the past in the filters that they can already set up elsewhere. That would at least give us the ability to create custom views to get the functionality that we want.

Some people may think that the people asking for this are too focused on the past, but let me explain why some of us keep insisting on this.

We manage a lot of things - too many things to keep in our heads. When planning for the week ahead, it helps to look at the week behind and see what went the way we expected, what threw our plans off track, and what we can do to make it less likely that our plans for the coming week will get thrown off track.

We also have to report to more senior people who trust us to keep everything moving but who need to stay informed periodically about what is going on, what potential issues might be coming up, etc. If they stay informed, they are happy even if issues arise. They see that we are on top of things. If they don't stay informed and someone asks them about an issue that comes up, they look like they are not doing their job. They don't like to look like they are not doing their job.

One final note. This is not the only thread where users have been complaining about this lack of functionality. If you search on the word "complete" on the Todoist support site, you will see that it has long been a sore point for many users.

Risto Helminen  premium
Replied on Feb 02, 2015 - 13:17 UTC

Hello again folks!
When I told that I will block alerts of new messages in this chain, I didn't mean I would leave ToDoist, or that I would not follow how things evolve. :-) I just put the alerts to go directly to bin so that I check this whenever I feel like it, not whenever someone has written something here...

Allen, thanks for your thorough description of the problems you experience, it helped me to understand a little more. As I don't have any of those problems, let me share a bit of technique I use with ToDoist and few other programs.

First, here I have only 5 projects: Personal, Work and three named according actual clients. These do not have a single subproject. (So I had to test how those work before starting to write this... ^_^ ). I use tags - or labels as they call them on ToDoist. I mark with tags different phases of the projects, or any other "issues" that I find valuable. The tags change and evolve as the work goes on, projects stay. This way I have big "chunks" of tasks in all projects and/or today's view. But if I have to find or filter down anything at all, I can do it through tags, it works also on completed tasks. In search field you can also use "and/or" -parameters (in completed tasks there is not that option, but I don't find it as a problem). With projects & subprojects it's just very clunky to try to group anything, the situation is exactly the same in any program/app... you just have very limited options to do anything creative with folder-structure.

I check my completed tasks just rarely. When I have to give any feedback to my clients I just filter by customer (=project), or by a certain tag - or the combination of those. But then again, ToDoist is not my CRM but my todo-app, and I keep completed phases updated in CRM.

In my mind it's like my late father used to say... He was able to hit 4 inch nail through 2 inch plank with a single strike with a hammer. As I was just a young boy I had to hammer for a long time... He said: "It's not about what kind of hammer you have, it's how you use it."

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Ron  premium
Replied on Feb 02, 2015 - 18:38 UTC

+1. Lots covered in this very long thread, but any improvement to "completed" reporting would be greatly appreciated. I use Todoist for work, and being able to easily report back on what I've gotten done the past week, month, year, is just as important as staying organized with what is left to do.

AR
Alec Rogers
Replied on Feb 02, 2015 - 22:01 UTC

Yes - I'm a troll. That's why I post with my real name.

First, I had not realized that premium users can see deleted tasks. As I indicated the lack of the ability to easily see what tasks I completed on what days was a deterrent to my becoming one.

Next, I also did not realize that completed tasks can be viewed in the "in box" as opposed to the "today" mode.

That's all good.

It would be better if we could see the date of completion. Sometimes you need to be able to say "yes. I mailed that on the 7th."

I really don't know why that's so hard for people to understand.

AJ
Alan Johnson  premium
Replied on Feb 03, 2015 - 10:59 UTC

In all other aspects, Todoist is a great app and for me these are the only things that lets Todoist down: inability to see completed tasks in a format as requested and more importantly, Todoist's lack of engagemnent with its users on the issue.

JL
Joe Lazar  premium
Replied on Feb 04, 2015 - 20:44 UTC

+1 for showing completed tasks under open ones. Would help with overall progress and perspective.

KB
Kenneth Brent  premium
Replied on Feb 12, 2015 - 15:16 UTC

In ability to view completed tasks daily, weekly, monthly and the date of completion is a potential game changer. Need to be able to scan all tasks, open and closed, to very that something had been addressed and when. It is also necessary to be able to display all tasks completed and uncompleted and both within a project to give an overall view of work at hand and progress.

The app has the potential to be a game changer. I hope support is acting on these suggestions.

KB
Kenneth Brent  premium
Replied on Feb 12, 2015 - 15:16 UTC

In ability to view completed tasks daily, weekly, monthly and the date of completion is a potential game changer. Need to be able to scan all tasks, open and closed, to very that something had been addressed and when. It is also necessary to be able to display all tasks completed and uncompleted and both within a project to give an overall view of work at hand and progress.

The app has the potential to be a game changer. I hope support is acting on these suggestions.

AR
Alec Rogers
Replied on Feb 12, 2015 - 15:41 UTC

Agree completely with you Kenneth, and wish to associate myself entirely with your remarks.

So far the only response I've gotten from support is to suggest that I'm not competently using the app, and that I'm a troll for even bringing the subject up.

I hope they're more responsive and courteous to their premium members.

Regards,

Alec

Risto Helminen  premium
Replied on Feb 12, 2015 - 16:26 UTC

Alec, now really !! I am not staff or support of ToDoist ! If you check this support section any more you'll notice that messages from staff are marked as such. Also, you can find names and pictures of staff from ToDoist website. I am just regular user of this app. I proposed that it feels like part of this conversation would be kept up by some people whose interests are only to cause confusion and misundertandings, ie troll.

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Alec Rogers
Replied on Feb 12, 2015 - 16:33 UTC

Thanks for clariyfing Risto. For same reason I had thought you were affiliated with ToDoist. Your dialogue with others (on both sides - yours and others - led me to believe that you were). If there IS anyone affiliated with ToDoist on this thread, I haven't seen him/her.

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Andrew Thompson
Replied on Feb 12, 2015 - 16:38 UTC

Thanks Risto for trying to be helpful here.

This is such a strange situation, in that users (at least some, not just a handful) are dissatisfied with a specific missing feature which seems relatively simple to implement, and the ToDoist team seems to take no interest.

I think that they are *implicitly* saying "you are in too small a minority, and this feature falls behind lots of other, more important features, so we are not going to work on it for the foreseeable future."

If that is right, it would be great if they said so *explicitly*, so we would all give up trying to clarify what we are looking for and trying to convince them to implement.

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LaCrecia Foster  premium
Replied on Feb 12, 2015 - 18:21 UTC

+1 for showing completed tasks under open ones. Also, who completed it which currently does not show.

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Lucy Carter  premium
Replied on Mar 02, 2015 - 10:49 UTC

+1 totally....I just cancelled my subscription from Goodtodo and went Premium on Todoist and am really sad that this feature isn't here; it used to cheer me up to see what I'd completed today!

Nathan Brimmer  premium
Replied on Mar 04, 2015 - 02:35 UTC

Why is it that not all tasks can be found as completed? An example that I run into ALL the time:

If you search for something, and it does not come up, there is an option to "search completed". Often when I click this, it still does not return the result.

Then, if I can remember what project the task I am looking for was in, and then go to that project and click "show completed," my task is there.

Why allow people to "search complete tasks" if it does not really search the completed tasks?

Frustrating!!!

Nathan Brimmer  premium
Replied on Mar 04, 2015 - 02:41 UTC

On Jan 31 2014 David Trey said, "2. Click on the Karma score at the top and then go to "View All Completed" (Premium feature) - this will show all tasks from all projects and allow you to filter the results."

I think what you mean by "filter" is only minimally helpful. Unless I am missing something. You can filter the list by project, label, or how long ago something was completed. But, you cannot search that list for a keyword!?!

So, what if I don't know any of those things? I don't mostly use labels, and maybe I don't have any idea what project the task was in, or when I may have completed it.

Say a customer calls in, and I am sure I've interacted with her before, but I can't remember what it was about.

I'd like to be able to search completed tasks and see what I interacted with her in the past about. Being able to search completed tasks for "Shelly" would be helpful.

Showing all 1700 tasks I've ever completed and scrolling through them until my eyes bleed looking for the customer's name is NOT helpful.

Please advise.

CB
Charles Brown
Replied on Mar 04, 2015 - 03:56 UTC

I have been looking for an alternative to Google Tasks, however, being able to view completed items and dates is so basic, I'm off in search of another task manager... Off topic, but I would add import of Google Tasks which should be easier now that Google Takeout support Tasks. Maybe I'll check back in a few months. Thanks.

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Allen Jones  premium
Replied on Mar 04, 2015 - 08:06 UTC

You can add another user to the list who will no longer be using Todoist. I've given up waiting for Todoist to add the basic functionality that so many users have been requesting for so long. I'm testing out Priority Matrix now and will not be renewing my Premium subscription when it expires.

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Zorba Greekthe
Replied on Mar 04, 2015 - 18:28 UTC

+1K

The absence of this extremely basic, low-tech feature (having the option to display completed tasks on each day's list) is what's keeping me from using *only* ToDoist for all of my task management needs.

Instead, I have to continue to copy and paste completed tasks to the free web-based app "I Done This" just to keep a journalistic record...a bit tedious.

Why oh why can't they include this as an OPTIONAL feature, at least for Premium users? I'd spring for the annual $30 fee in a heartbeat. Seeing a big clump of completed tasks upon clicking on "Karma" is just not the same thing.

ZG
Zorba Greekthe
Replied on Mar 04, 2015 - 18:28 UTC

+1K

The absence of this extremely basic, low-tech feature (having the option to display completed tasks on each day's list) is what's keeping me from using *only* ToDoist for all of my task management needs.

Instead, I have to continue to copy and paste completed tasks to the free web-based app "I Done This" just to keep a journalistic record...a bit tedious.

Why oh why can't they include this as an OPTIONAL feature, at least for Premium users? I'd spring for the annual $30 fee in a heartbeat. Seeing a big clump of completed tasks upon clicking on "Karma" is just not the same thing.

ZG
Zorba Greekthe
Replied on Mar 04, 2015 - 18:28 UTC

+1K

The absence of this extremely basic, low-tech feature (having the option to display completed tasks on each day's list) is what's keeping me from using *only* ToDoist for all of my task management needs.

Instead, I have to continue to copy and paste completed tasks to the free web-based app "I Done This" just to keep a journalistic record...a bit tedious.

Why oh why can't they include this as an OPTIONAL feature, at least for Premium users? I'd spring for the annual $30 fee in a heartbeat. Seeing a big clump of completed tasks upon clicking on "Karma" is just not the same thing.

ZG
Zorba Greekthe
Replied on Mar 05, 2015 - 03:10 UTC

Allen Jones:

Priority Matrix looks interesting, but $120/year is way out of my budget for something like this.

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Alex
Replied on Mar 08, 2015 - 22:03 UTC

+1 for this.

This is a simple ask and unless there is a very strong technical reason why this shouldn't be done this feature is a no brainer.

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Greg  premium
Replied on Mar 10, 2015 - 20:18 UTC

+1 to have the option to display completed tasks in the main views.

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ed smith
Replied on Mar 10, 2015 - 21:41 UTC

Omnifocus has great reporting features. I've given up waiting for Todoist developers to implement this, they clearly do not agree that this is a key feature for many many people.
I've put my efforts into lobbying Swipes to expand the features in their app, it's an elegant solution with nice Evernote integration. And the developers are responsive and interested in customer feedback

Mr Me
Replied on Mar 10, 2015 - 22:32 UTC

I just got a renewal reminder. I'm going to have to think very hard if I want to renew...

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ed smith
Replied on Mar 11, 2015 - 01:20 UTC

if you take the time to look back through the history of this request over the lifetime of the Todoist app you see a very consistent response: the developers believe the Karma Score list is a workable completed task report. We are waiting for something that is not going to happen. Adding another +1 vote is not going to change the "works as designed" response. It's to to Todoist elsewhere

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ed smith
Replied on Mar 11, 2015 - 01:21 UTC

It's "time" to Todoist elsewhere

Eduardo Forero  premium
Replied on Mar 12, 2015 - 01:39 UTC

+1

KB
Kenneth Brent  premium
Replied on Mar 12, 2015 - 01:53 UTC

I find the Karma score totally USELESS. I would rather be able to assess the tasks on a project, what is done, not done, see if any gaps in tasks exist by looking (or printing off) completed/not completed tasks...

Actually a completion date would be useful also to be able to answer as to when a task was completed.

I'm sensing resistance to user feedback or a reluctance to do any additional changes to functionality. I think the app is about 90% there. I'm hopeful this gets addressed otherwise I will need to migrate away.

I actually have not seen or heard of any enhancements recently. Has anyone else?

Todoist should consult with some powerusers, project managers to get some good ideas and then create an enhancement plan...I sure they know this already... but will they todoit!!!!

KB
Kenneth Brent  premium
Replied on Mar 12, 2015 - 01:53 UTC

I find the Karma score totally USELESS. I would rather be able to assess the tasks on a project, what is done, not done, see if any gaps in tasks exist by looking (or printing off) completed/not completed tasks...

Actually a completion date would be useful also to be able to answer as to when a task was completed.

I'm sensing resistance to user feedback or a reluctance to do any additional changes to functionality. I think the app is about 90% there. I'm hopeful this gets addressed otherwise I will need to migrate away.

I actually have not seen or heard of any enhancements recently. Has anyone else?

Todoist should consult with some powerusers, project managers to get some good ideas and then create an enhancement plan...I sure they know this already... but will they todoit!!!!

Nathan Brimmer  premium
Replied on Mar 27, 2015 - 04:59 UTC

I figured a very quick-and-dirty work around for this that works only is you are a premium subscriber, and only with the web browser version.

I do not use the web version of this app as a matter of course, but I find it no trouble to pop over to it on the occasions (only a few times a week) when I need to search for completed tasks.

Very simply, just click into the Karma menu, click "view all" to see completed tasks, filter the date range/project/tags as you see fit, and then hit CTRL-F to use the "search on page" feature of your browser to find tasks with the key words you are searching for. Viola!

Not nearly as nice as having it built into the app, but much, much nicer than not being able to search the list at all. Once you have found the completed task you are searching for you can edit it, review it, un-completed it, or whatever you need to do.

I do still have a real gripe with the fact that when you search in the regular interface (not the completed tasks list), it gives you the option to "search completed tasks", and yet 9 times out of 10 clicking that link returns no additional results, even if there are clearly completed tasks that fit that criteria. Very annoying to offer a feature, and leave it broken for so long. Much better to not offer it at all, IMHO.

klaus.stake  premium
Replied on Apr 03, 2015 - 14:36 UTC

+1
I want to be able to set a filter to see tasks done.

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Paul Rudwall  premium
Replied on Apr 03, 2015 - 22:31 UTC

This view should very obviously be implemented. Dozens, if not hundreds, of requests from customers over the course of a year (most premium) show that it's valuable.

The fact that Todoist hasn't replied in any meaningful way besides telling people that there is a way to do it, when there very clearly is not and they are obviously answering a different question, is really unfortunate.

Just build the feature - the customer feedback is overwhelmingly in favor of it.

Mr Me
Replied on Apr 04, 2015 - 17:16 UTC

Well, I dropped the premium and moved to a different solution. Good luck all.

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Greg  premium
Replied on Apr 04, 2015 - 17:57 UTC

I'm completely baffled that this feature doesn't exist yet. I've used Todoist for years, and I always thought that it was just a matter of time before this basic feature was implemented, but still nothing.

Todoist, take a look at this thread and see how many people have asked for this. Now look at how many of those are paying members. For every one person asking for this feature on this thread, there are 20-30 others that either want this feature and just haven't come here to ask for it, or have already abandoned Todoist because it doesn't exist. And I didn't just pull this number out of thin air, research has been done, and obviously Todoist is ignoring this research.

And to top it off, members can't even vote on the features they want anymore via https://todoist.com/Vote/. Why on earth would you remove the ability to vote on the most important features? Are you content with where Todoist is as an application so you just don't care what your users want anymore?

I have 3 months until my renewal comes up, and although I've loved Todoist from day one, I'm going to have no choice but to look into other options if this feature isn't as least on the roadmap by then.

Amit Gupta
Replied on Apr 12, 2015 - 14:48 UTC

+! (+1)

I would really, really benefit from the ability to leave completed items crossed out until the end of the day, similar to how Things does.

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Ian Garrett  premium
Replied on Apr 13, 2015 - 18:38 UTC

+1

This basic feature really is needed.

Cyndi Craven  premium
Replied on Apr 28, 2015 - 17:16 UTC

+1

plllllleeeeaasssee give us this one, Eddie!!

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Sam Ryan
Replied on Apr 28, 2015 - 20:11 UTC

+1
I am going to test other task manager options in the mean time. Plenty out there.

KS
Kristin Swinnerton  premium
Replied on May 12, 2015 - 23:17 UTC

+1

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mconalty  premium
Replied on May 13, 2015 - 06:46 UTC

I don't use it any more - have moved to Tick Tick - it shows all completed tasks in the "ALL" view. Much quicker than Todoist....

basrikartal  premium
Replied on May 20, 2015 - 17:34 UTC

I agree with the most of the users about the "completed task" feature.

Mr Me expressed the issue very well. +1

"What we are looking for is the ability see not only what we have to do, say in the default view, but what has been done at the same time. Seeing what you've accomplished gives a sense of satisfaction and additional energy to continue with the undone tasks."

Many other apps have this important feature but todoist.
For me this is straightforward; it will be the most significant thing to keep using and suggesting this app in the future.

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ed smith
Replied on May 21, 2015 - 02:15 UTC

We keep saying how important this is to is. They keep saying that they have implemented this feature in the Karma view. So it's worse than saying "no": their response is that they know what we really need and it's already in the product. Time to move on.

Cyndi Craven  premium
Replied on May 21, 2015 - 18:36 UTC

I give up. This has been going on too long. I jumped ship yesterday, and am very happy I did, even w/setting up a new app/program.

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remy  premium
Replied on May 21, 2015 - 19:10 UTC

New premium customer here. How ridiculous that this request has been posed hundreds of times over two years and nothing has been done.

Stefan
Replied on May 27, 2015 - 21:01 UTC

Cyndi: What other app did you switch to?

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Sher
Replied on Jun 08, 2015 - 21:02 UTC

I am new to todoist and have read most all of this thread .. hoping that at the end there was going to be happiness and a fix. I see that this is not the case. Not having a way to show what is completed is a deal breaker for me. I'm moving on. I do a weekly report for my boss and I need to show him what projects I've completed. Not having a nicely formatted completed task list makes this app useless. Gonna delete it now. Bye.

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Ranjit Souri  premium
Replied on Jun 10, 2015 - 19:07 UTC

+1! Todoist is awesome but this is the one thing I majorly wish would change. Please please please give us the option of having completed tasks stay on the Today view but simply move to the bottom of the list along with boxes checked in. That would take Todoist from great to perfect.

Miha  premium
Replied on Jun 24, 2015 - 02:03 UTC

+1 We need a view of our accomplished tasks, so that we get motivated to do more!

Then again, a simple export (completed) tasks to .cvs is the last peace to perfection for me...

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Rick  premium
Replied on Jun 29, 2015 - 19:01 UTC

The only conclusion I can come to on this thread is that Todoist doesn't care, they have our money and are done.
They give the same canned response every few months and totally ignore their paid subscribers....time to look for a different app and I encourage everyone else to do the same as they dont deserve our money.

Galina Skovorodnikova  staff
Replied on Jun 29, 2015 - 19:03 UTC

Hi Rick,

Could you please clarify which exact feature you are missing?

There are two ways to see your completed tasks:

1. Enter a project and click on the clock icon at the bottom It will show you all completed tasks for that particular project (you can un-complete them if needed).

2. Click on the Karma icon at the top > Completed tasks > View all. Here you will see all your completed tasks with the completion date. You can filter them by time, project or label.

Regards,
Galina

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Rick  premium
Replied on Jun 29, 2015 - 20:13 UTC

Its the whole thread...dont bother sending me the same crap you put on the
thread!

Cyndi Craven  premium
Replied on Jun 29, 2015 - 20:31 UTC

@Stefan I'm using (very happily) a program called 2Do for Mac and Android.
http://www.2doapp.com/

Gerry  premium
Replied on Jul 07, 2015 - 13:21 UTC

To all Staff

I have read through almost this entire thread. We get it...we can see completed tasks in Projects and in Karma. Each of you have given the same answer over and over again.

What almost everyone on here wants is to be able to see the completed tasked crossed out on the day view.

If there is a reason (technical or otherwise) why this can't be done, please tell us rather than repeating the same answer. This thread has being going since Jan 31 2014 and this feature is still being requested.

In fact, rather than a query...I would like to formally ask Todoist to enable a feature to let users, premium or otherwise, see completed tasks in any view, date, projects etc.

Reason - not only to enable a "good feeling" but at work when I'm doing my timesheet it is useful to go through my tasklist, also giving me a sense of achievement to make sure I've got everything on my timesheet that I've done in a day or a week.

If there is a technical reason why this can't happen, can you please post it so that we can understand why Todoist are allowing a request thread to remain open, with no resolution, for over 18 months?

Thanks

Gerry

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hakan h kocayusufpasaoglu  premium
Replied on Jul 14, 2015 - 19:09 UTC

Just to clarify, I can see all my completed tasks in Karma. That is very good and gives piece of mind. I can filter these completed tasks in Karma by project BUT cannot filter by Archived projects. If I could do that then perfect with me.

Kind Regards,

HH
hakan h kocayusufpasaoglu  premium
Replied on Jul 14, 2015 - 19:10 UTC

perhaps there is a way and I simply do not know it yet.

Galina Skovorodnikova  staff
Replied on Jul 14, 2015 - 19:16 UTC

Hi Hakan,

This is not currently possible to filter by archived projects. Sorry about that! We ill look into adding such option in the future.

Regards,
Galina

Gerry  premium
Replied on Jul 14, 2015 - 20:07 UTC

Interesting...
Hakan's post replied to within 6 minutes...
No response to my query posted 7 days ago??

Galina Skovorodnikova  staff
Replied on Jul 14, 2015 - 20:10 UTC

Hi Gerry,

Unfortunately, we don't have an update regarding your request yet, that's why we don't answer. Sorry about that. As we have any news, we will certainly share!

Regards,
Galina

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hakan h kocayusufpasaoglu  premium
Replied on Jul 14, 2015 - 20:46 UTC

Thanks for the speedy response. Is there a timeline available for the update. Apologies, just an important one for my work please. Thanks again.

Galina Skovorodnikova  staff
Replied on Jul 14, 2015 - 20:49 UTC

We, unfortunately, can't provide an ETA at this point :-( Sorry about that!

Regards,
Galina

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Andrew Thompson
Replied on Jul 14, 2015 - 21:16 UTC

At this point, I just laugh. Most people have stopped tracking this request. Some have given up altogether and gone to other solutions. Gerry, welcome to the saga.

The request is so straightforward that you (like dozens before you) assume that the company will either say "Yes, we will provide that, and here is the rough timeline" or "No, we don't plan to do that ever." Instead, they say, "You don't need that. Here is an alternative."

Most of us don't like the alternative.

When you ask the waiter for a hamburger, he either says "coming right up!" or "we don't serve those." He doesn't ignore your question and offer you the fish platter.

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ed smith
Replied on Jul 18, 2015 - 18:09 UTC

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Miyoung Lee  premium
Replied on Jul 21, 2015 - 21:36 UTC

"What almost everyone on here wants is to be able to see the completed tasked crossed out on the day view. " I want this feature as well. If this does not get updated, I'll need to cancel my premium service here.

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Cedric Van Labeke  premium
Replied on Jul 29, 2015 - 14:02 UTC

I like the premium feature accessible through the karma score (weird path to get there though)..showing you an overview of the last few days of completed tasks.

I honestly wish this was a configurable view so I could easily click and see my achievements in the last x days.

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Luke Peterson
Replied on Jul 29, 2015 - 16:53 UTC

What Andrew Thompson said.

Y'all want your business to grow, right? Five star rankings, word-of-mouth, people upgrading to Premium, etc., etc.

Then start being responsive. I've got my finger on the Remove Extension/one-star rating button...