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How to create a filter for tasks WITHOUT a label

It's easy to setup customized filters for the different labels. I just use the normal stuff like "@home & @private & !@hobby". Just to imagine, that I understood the concepts about label filtering. But now I will filter all my task, so that the list shows all the task which are not associated with a label. Similar to @=='' or @==' '. How I can do this?

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DS  premium
Replied on Feb 02, 2014 - 13:01 UTC

I don't think there is a syntax for this. There should be!

Can't you just list them all using this syntax?

!@home & !@office &!@phone

rhuesser  premium
Replied on Feb 02, 2014 - 13:12 UTC

I already tried this solution. Works fine with three to five labels. But, currently I work with around twenty different labels and "no label" ;-), which means not categorized yet. To set your proposed filter, this is boring. And if I change or add labels it's even more awful to keep that in synch. But thank you for your proposal. I agree with your statement, probably there is no syntax. But then it's a good requirement for a future version :-).

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Ben Tambling  premium
Replied on Feb 02, 2014 - 13:36 UTC

+1 for a 'label:none' search term

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DS  premium
Replied on Feb 02, 2014 - 13:48 UTC

+1

Alright I see that it would be a mess if you need to sync 20 labels.

I agree that we should have a label:none search term.

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Sachin
Replied on Feb 28, 2014 - 17:04 UTC

just what i was looking for; appreciate feature implementation to search no labels

Jourdan Rystrom
Replied on Apr 24, 2014 - 11:43 UTC

I agree! :-)

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Scott
Replied on May 02, 2014 - 13:15 UTC

I agree

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Thierry Panafieu  premium
Replied on May 05, 2014 - 11:47 UTC

+1 for a 'label:none' search term

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tim.fitch  premium
Replied on May 31, 2014 - 20:34 UTC

+1

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Lunaset
Replied on May 31, 2014 - 20:42 UTC

+1

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Dimitrios Spirou
Replied on Jun 20, 2014 - 12:12 UTC

+1

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Greenspan  premium
Replied on Jun 23, 2014 - 16:18 UTC

+1

So this is the new way for the Votebox :) (now that it's gone)

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Ben Tambling  premium
Replied on Jun 23, 2014 - 16:21 UTC

Seriously?? Wow.

rhuesser  premium
Replied on Jun 23, 2014 - 16:24 UTC

@todoist how many +1 from enlightened todoist users do you need to implement this useful feature? ;-D

Joel Drapper  premium
Replied on Jul 24, 2014 - 13:09 UTC

!@* might be better syntax for this and @* could also be used to find items with any label.

kersublatest  premium
Replied on Sep 30, 2014 - 17:03 UTC

+1

kiarash edraki  premium
Replied on Oct 05, 2014 - 02:26 UTC

+1

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Chris Darwin  premium
Replied on Oct 05, 2014 - 18:59 UTC

+1

Florian  premium
Replied on Oct 12, 2014 - 16:13 UTC

+1

David Drohan  premium
Replied on Oct 13, 2014 - 01:27 UTC

+1

Denis Chmel  premium
Replied on Oct 13, 2014 - 06:28 UTC

+1

I also still don't get why fully empty search does not undo filtering (tries to find nothing)

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Sachin
Replied on Oct 16, 2014 - 11:53 UTC

its been pretty long to have a simple feature like this!!

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Alan  premium
Replied on Oct 25, 2014 - 07:13 UTC

+1

Definitely not crucial for me, but would remove some annoyances from my daily and weekly reviews if I could filter out unlabeled tasks. Plus, being able to filter ON unlabeled tasks will make it much easier to find tasks that have no labels, but should -- those are easy to miss when you spend most of your time looking at filtered lists.

Stewart Scott  premium
Replied on Oct 26, 2014 - 00:13 UTC

+1

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Matteo Cantamesse  premium
Replied on Oct 30, 2014 - 22:28 UTC

+1

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Ronald Ulate
Replied on Oct 31, 2014 - 17:46 UTC

+1

Joel Drapper  premium
Replied on Oct 31, 2014 - 17:49 UTC

Has anyone from Todoist actually read this thread?

David Trey  staff
Replied on Oct 31, 2014 - 17:53 UTC

Hello Joel,

We read every single reply in all threads, but we only don't reply if there are no updates about a certain issue and unfortunately that's the case, but we'll consider adding such option in the future.


Regards,
David

Howar Bucks  premium
Replied on Nov 06, 2014 - 14:58 UTC

+1

Michalis Karakatsanis  premium
Replied on Nov 07, 2014 - 11:59 UTC

+1

Thomas Jensen  premium
Replied on Nov 07, 2014 - 13:37 UTC

+1

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Christopher O'Keefe  premium
Replied on Nov 07, 2014 - 15:39 UTC

+1

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kurt.kromminga  premium
Replied on Nov 12, 2014 - 23:29 UTC

+1

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drasche  premium
Replied on Nov 17, 2014 - 18:08 UTC

+1

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Bram
Replied on Nov 19, 2014 - 04:19 UTC

+1

Dmitry  premium
Replied on Nov 19, 2014 - 12:00 UTC

+1

SADIK KUZU  premium
Replied on Nov 19, 2014 - 14:52 UTC

+1

Sam Rae  premium
Replied on Nov 20, 2014 - 10:28 UTC

+1

Michael Ehling
Replied on Nov 27, 2014 - 22:05 UTC

+1

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TJ Stankus  premium
Replied on Dec 02, 2014 - 03:30 UTC

+1

mick.mainwaring  premium
Replied on Dec 02, 2014 - 08:05 UTC

+1

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Neal Thomas  premium
Replied on Dec 02, 2014 - 14:11 UTC

+1

This feature is critical to staying on top of your action items.

Jacob Lönroth
Replied on Dec 02, 2014 - 14:45 UTC

+1

Jess Rezac  premium
Replied on Dec 02, 2014 - 16:38 UTC

+1

Zac Heacker  premium
Replied on Dec 02, 2014 - 18:14 UTC

+1

Would love to see this feature. The "no date" query already finds items with no due date, "no label" could presumably work in a similar fashion.

In the mean time, for those with tons of labels, I suggest using Excel's concatenate function. List all of your labels in Excel, then concatenate "!@" and " & " to the beginning and end of each, then concatenate everything together. Paste the whole thing into a filter and update if you add more labels. Not perfect, but it works for now.

Rafael Simão  premium
Replied on Dec 02, 2014 - 18:38 UTC

+1 for a 'label:none' search term

Brooks Williams  premium
Replied on Dec 04, 2014 - 16:17 UTC

+1 from me as well

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herbstallee  premium
Replied on Dec 05, 2014 - 01:03 UTC

+1

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Aaron Gaber  premium
Replied on Dec 05, 2014 - 02:43 UTC

+1

Denis  premium
Replied on Dec 06, 2014 - 23:04 UTC

+1 I need this feature

Tainan Lopes  premium
Replied on Dec 07, 2014 - 11:50 UTC

+1 for a 'label:none' search term

Moritz Czubatinski  premium
Replied on Dec 08, 2014 - 13:55 UTC

+1

Fer Enaf  premium
Replied on Dec 10, 2014 - 08:01 UTC

Please! +1

JS
John Sturgeon
Replied on Dec 10, 2014 - 19:44 UTC

Yep, +1

NH
Nathan Horton
Replied on Dec 14, 2014 - 18:27 UTC

+1

Max Mergenthaler  premium
Replied on Dec 17, 2014 - 03:02 UTC

+1

AntoineO  premium
Replied on Dec 18, 2014 - 02:33 UTC

+1

Rob Jefferies
Replied on Dec 18, 2014 - 14:40 UTC

+1

bchernow01  premium
Replied on Dec 18, 2014 - 15:44 UTC

+1

Woody  premium
Replied on Dec 18, 2014 - 17:23 UTC

+1

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Tony Grout
Replied on Dec 18, 2014 - 22:26 UTC

+1

chrisbarrettm  premium
Replied on Dec 19, 2014 - 15:24 UTC

+1

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Jamie Gaines  premium
Replied on Dec 20, 2014 - 21:15 UTC

+1

I really like the !@ syntax idea. It's quick and to the point. This feature would be great for identifying tasks that might fall through the cracks.

Thanks!

BK
Braam Kruger  premium
Replied on Dec 23, 2014 - 05:18 UTC

+1

Vaidy Raghavan  premium
Replied on Dec 25, 2014 - 18:17 UTC

+1

Christoph Schaefers
Replied on Dec 25, 2014 - 21:52 UTC

+1

imanxe  premium
Replied on Jan 05, 2015 - 02:39 UTC

+100 please!

Willem Van Zyl  premium
Replied on Jan 05, 2015 - 15:29 UTC

+1

fendesa  premium
Replied on Jan 06, 2015 - 05:25 UTC

+1

Łukasz Dolata  premium
Replied on Jan 06, 2015 - 17:02 UTC

+1

David Goggin  premium
Replied on Jan 06, 2015 - 19:17 UTC

+1

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Neal Thomas  premium
Replied on Jan 06, 2015 - 20:29 UTC

+1

Tony M  premium
Replied on Jan 06, 2015 - 20:41 UTC

+1

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Jesus Alberto Caro Trujillo  premium
Replied on Jan 07, 2015 - 03:37 UTC

+1

Joël  premium
Replied on Jan 07, 2015 - 07:52 UTC

+1

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Jonny Garrett  premium
Replied on Jan 07, 2015 - 14:20 UTC

+1

JG
Jonny Garrett  premium
Replied on Jan 07, 2015 - 14:20 UTC

+1

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greg
Replied on Jan 10, 2015 - 04:35 UTC


+1

DJ
David Jarzebowski  premium
Replied on Jan 14, 2015 - 11:21 UTC

+1

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Ben Tambling  premium
Replied on Jan 14, 2015 - 12:03 UTC

Massively off-topic but do you have a relative called Sophie by any chance David? I went to university with a Sophie Jarzebowski. Could be completely wrong, but it seems like a pretty unique name!

M Gant  premium
Replied on Jan 14, 2015 - 17:46 UTC

+1

Sam Johnson  premium
Replied on Jan 16, 2015 - 15:14 UTC

+1

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Andrew Neely  premium
Replied on Jan 17, 2015 - 15:13 UTC

+1 Please

HV
Heather Vaughan  premium
Replied on Jan 20, 2015 - 04:42 UTC

+1

Monish
Replied on Jan 20, 2015 - 13:34 UTC

+1

Nick  premium
Replied on Jan 21, 2015 - 08:06 UTC

+1 Would definitely smooth the review workflow.

Christian Kaiser  premium
Replied on Jan 21, 2015 - 12:49 UTC

+1 ans Kind oft impl.

Christian Kaiser  premium
Replied on Jan 21, 2015 - 12:49 UTC

+1 any kind of implementation

Jarrod Phillips  premium
Replied on Jan 22, 2015 - 04:12 UTC

+1

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

+1 Need it, too ... to find all "forgotten" tasks ;-)

Matt Bumgardner  premium
Replied on Jan 24, 2015 - 20:55 UTC

+1

Kate Bagoy  premium
Replied on Jan 25, 2015 - 21:43 UTC

+1

Eric Blanchette  premium
Replied on Jan 26, 2015 - 21:09 UTC

+1

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Adam Staples  premium
Replied on Jan 26, 2015 - 21:26 UTC

+1

Bernd Holder  premium
Replied on Jan 28, 2015 - 13:34 UTC

+1

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Matthew Cockrell  premium
Replied on Jan 28, 2015 - 15:35 UTC

+1

Jasper Sauer  premium
Replied on Jan 31, 2015 - 09:05 UTC

+1

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Will Crosby  premium
Replied on Feb 08, 2015 - 10:10 UTC

+1

Sharon  premium
Replied on Feb 08, 2015 - 13:23 UTC

+1

John Kyle  premium
Replied on Feb 09, 2015 - 09:46 UTC

+1 from a paid Premium power user and Todoist evangelist! (+1)

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patruthie  premium
Replied on Feb 09, 2015 - 19:54 UTC

+1

Edwin Miltenburg  premium
Replied on Feb 09, 2015 - 22:19 UTC

+1

Would like to see !@* and @* implemented to filter for 'no label' and 'any label'.

rhuesser  premium
Replied on Feb 10, 2015 - 09:32 UTC

As the originator of that thread, I would say thank all for your support. Let's give more and more +1 until we can celebrate the implementation and rollout of this functionality. (love)

In the meantime; greetings from Switzerland and enjoy the picture.

Vojtěch Beneš  premium
Replied on Feb 12, 2015 - 18:46 UTC

+1

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Aleksi Liimatainen  premium
Replied on Feb 13, 2015 - 08:21 UTC

+1

Curtis  premium
Replied on Feb 18, 2015 - 20:27 UTC

+1

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mtproffitt  premium
Replied on Feb 19, 2015 - 19:08 UTC

+1

JG
John Grayson  premium
Replied on Feb 22, 2015 - 02:44 UTC

+1

Alastair Stevenson  premium
Replied on Feb 25, 2015 - 12:05 UTC

+1

Leandria Streeter  premium
Replied on Feb 27, 2015 - 19:59 UTC

+1

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Christopher O'Keefe  premium
Replied on Mar 03, 2015 - 11:11 UTC

+1

James Gowans  premium
Replied on Mar 07, 2015 - 19:18 UTC

+1 :)

Wasiur Rahman  premium
Replied on Mar 08, 2015 - 15:23 UTC

+1

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Pablo  premium
Replied on Mar 16, 2015 - 13:41 UTC

+1

AC  premium
Replied on Mar 16, 2015 - 17:17 UTC

+1

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Fred Macondray  premium
Replied on Mar 24, 2015 - 02:35 UTC

+1

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Mar 24, 2015 - 05:00 UTC

Hi,

Searching tasks for no labels is now supported and can be done by querying for "no label". :-)


Regards,
Clyde

rhuesser  premium
Replied on Mar 24, 2015 - 05:07 UTC

Sorry tried on Android App. Does not work! Could you please tell us how exactly we have to enter this filter criteria to be successful?

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Mar 24, 2015 - 05:56 UTC

Hi,

I should have mentioned that this only works in the web for now. Filtering for tasks with no labels will be available in our upcoming TD 10 upgrade for our iOS app and on the Material redesign of our Android app.


Best Regards,
Clyde

HV
Heather Vaughan  premium
Replied on Mar 24, 2015 - 20:50 UTC

Thank you!!

Yours very truly,

Heather J. Vaughan*
Benson Percival Brown LLP
*on behalf of Heather J. Vaughan Professional Corporation

Benson Percival Brown LLP is proud to have been selected as one of the top 10 Insurance Defence Boutiques in a Nationwide Survey conducted by Canadian Lawyer Magazine.

Jasper Sauer  premium
Replied on Apr 01, 2015 - 08:06 UTC

Great stuff! I just found out by accident ;-)

Much appreciated and looking forward to the Material Design update on Android.

BT
Ben Tambling  premium
Replied on Apr 01, 2015 - 08:09 UTC

Great news, thanks.

Vickey I  premium
Replied on Apr 02, 2015 - 14:36 UTC

+1 looking forward to the Material Design update on Android.

rhuesser  premium
Replied on Apr 09, 2015 - 04:21 UTC

Sorry I have no chance to use this new feature. Not in the web, nor in the new released Android app. Is there anybody experienced, and can post an example how to use this new "no label" filter? To me, it's not obvious.

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Apr 09, 2015 - 04:57 UTC

Hi rhuesser,

Sorry to hear that you're having problems with this. In the web, what happens when you search for "no label"? What type of tasks do you get? I just tested it again and it's working fine.

As for the Android app, support "no label" filter will be added along with the Material Design update.


Regards,
Clyde

rhuesser  premium
Replied on Apr 09, 2015 - 05:07 UTC

Here are three screenshots. One shows a task without a label, the second how my filter criteria looks like and the third an empty result list.

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Apr 09, 2015 - 05:13 UTC

Hi,

Can you please search no label (without the quotes)? Does it work now?


Regards,
Clyde

rhuesser  premium
Replied on Apr 09, 2015 - 05:26 UTC

Uh. That was the trick O:-). Now it works, even with Boolesche operators. Thank you very much!!! (+1)

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Apr 09, 2015 - 06:20 UTC

Hi,

Happy to hear that its now working fine for you. :-)


Regards,
Clyde

Marco Dabelstein  premium
Replied on Jul 20, 2015 - 10:38 UTC

great Support. :)