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Sorting Labels

Is it possible to sort list of Labels ?

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Mar 10, 2014 - 16:17 UTC

Hi Kunath,

At this time it's not possible. It's sorted by the amount of tasks each one has. We will consider adding this ability in future updates.

Regards,
Brendon.

Lumír Kunath  premium
Replied on Mar 10, 2014 - 16:19 UTC

OK same situation is with Filters

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Mar 10, 2014 - 16:22 UTC

Kunath,

You can manually sort Filters, from the 3 dots on the left hand side, click, hold and drag.

Regards,
Brendon.

Lumír Kunath  premium
Replied on Mar 10, 2014 - 16:24 UTC

Thanks It works , I didn't see it

Dragan Ruzic  premium
Replied on Apr 16, 2014 - 13:38 UTC

I'd like to sort labels the way I want, and you should implement nesting of them too. If it's possible with projects why not here?
Thank you.

Kakaxa  premium
Replied on Apr 16, 2014 - 18:51 UTC

+1

Jennifer Biggs  premium
Replied on Apr 22, 2014 - 16:22 UTC

Ditto on others comments that I would love the ability to sort labels or the ability to group them.

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Renan Vieira de Melo  premium
Replied on Apr 30, 2014 - 19:47 UTC

Agreed. It is tricky to manage the labels when you have a great number of them. Sorting them in different ways would be a great improvement.

John Lowe
Replied on May 06, 2014 - 20:24 UTC

This is a must have. If you work with large volumes of labels it is highly inconvenient to work with them if you cannot sort them

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Amanda Rogers  premium
Replied on May 07, 2014 - 05:57 UTC

I agree. I would love to have the ability to sort my labels in the same manner that I can sort my projects.

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John  premium
Replied on Jun 05, 2014 - 06:51 UTC

+1 for sorting labels. This seems basic to an effective workflow.

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kdeuler  premium
Replied on Jun 15, 2014 - 17:13 UTC

+1 for me for me too for sorting labels, either alphabetically or (as is apparently the current default case) by frequency used.

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igor  premium
Replied on Jun 17, 2014 - 15:32 UTC

+1 for this - it is a must have

Roman Iakoubtchik  premium
Replied on Jun 17, 2014 - 21:23 UTC

+1 for this

alexandremrj  premium
Replied on Jun 18, 2014 - 09:29 UTC

Hello,

I would like to be able to sort my labels from A to Z, please.

I have always to scan my labels list to be able to filter

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igor  premium
Replied on Jun 18, 2014 - 21:29 UTC

Sort A-Z & group by projects, labels, priorities
Would opt out labels being ordered from most populated to least. Can't really see the point of it in practice.

I used to put numbers before my contexts (labels) to let them display in the order I most likely proceed to do them. I do miss this feature in Todoist.

Are you planning to implement this someday (soon)?

Thanks

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jun 18, 2014 - 21:33 UTC

Hello Igor,

Right now we're not working on this, but we may consider adding it in the future.


Best regards,
David

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igor  premium
Replied on Jun 18, 2014 - 21:43 UTC

Thanks for a quick reply, David. I believe this is quite a useful feature. You guys have done such a great piece of work here. One step closer to perfection! ;)

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Scott Rixon  premium
Replied on Jun 19, 2014 - 08:06 UTC

Please!!!

I have labels for people.. They want to be grouped, I have labels for location, they want the same, energy, etc, etc..

Evernote nested tags are the best example of this, which is pretty much the same as labels in todoist.

Mikael Asp Somkane  premium
Replied on Jun 19, 2014 - 10:38 UTC

I use filters to produce the grouping of labels.

One filter could be: @new & @support, @in_progress & @support, @waiting & @support

Every part of the filter (comma separated) will be a group (and title) and the tasks within that group will be under it. For me that is enought to keep track of support tickets.

Dragan Ruzic  premium
Replied on Jun 19, 2014 - 14:38 UTC

Thanks for sharing Mikael Asp Somkane, will try to apply this on my labels.

...

Still flagging for true label sorting and grouping/nesting }:-)

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Ben Eggert  premium
Replied on Jun 19, 2014 - 20:21 UTC

Is it possible to sort tasks within a label (manually or otherwise)? It appears you can sort within a filter (manually at least) and within a project (manually or by date/priority/name), but I don't see how this is accomplished within a label. Am I missing something? Is this something that could be added? Thanks.

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jun 19, 2014 - 20:54 UTC

Ben,

You can not sort tasks within a filter or label. Only within projects and on the date based view (though limited) is that possible. It is possible we will add sorting options to this in the future.

Regards,
Brendon.

BE
Ben Eggert  premium
Replied on Jun 19, 2014 - 20:58 UTC

Thanks for the response. I think that would be a very helpful feature.

Darius Bozorgi  premium
Replied on Jun 28, 2014 - 02:13 UTC

+1

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Martha Larson  premium
Replied on Jun 29, 2014 - 14:06 UTC

+1

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gordon.simmons  premium
Replied on Jul 08, 2014 - 20:33 UTC

+1

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Larry Weiss  premium
Replied on Jul 10, 2014 - 12:55 UTC

+!

I've been a ToDoist user for a few years now. This issue has come up many times for us - and from the looks of this list it's not just us. This feature has been requested many times over the years and the response has always been a "thank you for the suggestion" but nothing more. It's time to put development of label sorting on YOUR ToDoist list.

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Martijn Eenink  premium
Replied on Jul 10, 2014 - 15:38 UTC

+1

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igor  premium
Replied on Jul 11, 2014 - 11:08 UTC

+1

Dragan Ruzic  premium
Replied on Jul 11, 2014 - 22:02 UTC

+1+1+1+1

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Laura H
Replied on Jul 12, 2014 - 15:11 UTC

I also use filters as Mikael Asp Somkane suggested to create lists of tasks sorted by label. I would point out that this is a WORK AROUND, and the limit on length of filters means I this work around is limited.

Would love to see the ability to group a list (ANY list) by label.

Hunter  premium
Replied on Jul 22, 2014 - 00:07 UTC

Yes Please keeping labels sorted would be very helpful. Especially in the business module, allowing multiple users to have global set of labels, so I don't have to enter 25 or more labels for each person, and then try to keep them in sync.

Thanks Chris

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Haukur Sveinsson  premium
Replied on Jul 22, 2014 - 16:43 UTC

+1 Some sort of folder or sub-label system would also be helpful. I like to synch this with my labels in Gmail as well.

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Haukur Sveinsson  premium
Replied on Jul 22, 2014 - 16:44 UTC

BTW, Alphabetical order would be nice but manual drag-and drop would be optimal.

alexandremrj  premium
Replied on Jul 25, 2014 - 19:07 UTC

Please,

I would like to be able to sort my labels from A to Z, please.

alex  premium
Replied on Jul 26, 2014 - 15:53 UTC

BIG Plus one on this!! Having it auto-sort by number has driven me crazy since day 1!
+1

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igor  premium
Replied on Jul 28, 2014 - 08:17 UTC

Agree with alex, quantity doesn't mean priority for me as well :-)

Dragan Ruzic  premium
Replied on Jul 29, 2014 - 13:45 UTC

I can understand that a programer(s) making an application has a vision of how the whole thing should work. In some areas and at some point in development he won't bother what people think.
When the product starts living and attracting people the interaction begins, and people will change things or ad functionality.

The programer(s) can stick to the hardcore vision (that the users don't need to tag that much so why should we let them _sort_ 'em??)

Just the idea of making Todoist available an all platforms shows in the end a desire to please different users.
My question is why on Earth not fixing it?
People want it.

If you guys spent half of the time we've spent here discussing and nagging - on programming the s--t, it would've been done by now.

Hunter  premium
Replied on Jul 29, 2014 - 23:15 UTC

Yes I agree, which is why we are testing GQueues along side ToDoist. The color coding is better, you can force alphabetical sorting of tags, Add tags on the fly (so can ToDoist add on the fly it just makes you think it won't). The GQ search queries don't require me to be a programmer. for example if I want all tasks with tag/label billable it took 30 seconds, vs about 20 minutes on TD with the ":all: @Billable", which isn't right because I cant remember how I did it, but you get the idea.

We can have multiple categories, private and shared Q's. Better commenting is in the works, and the apps are easier on the eyes.

Pricing is about the same with GQ a bit less, but not material. So far the staff likes GQueues better and we have a simple work around for the comments on shared tasks, with a link to a google drive diary document.
I like both web apps, but the GQ app on my phone or tablet is much easier to read and use. I think its a great alternative and the developer is responsive. Give it a try. We have tested Wrike, Insightly, IQTell, Wunderlist and probably 8-10 other. So far GQueues and ToDoist are our top 2. I like them both so far, but the color coding is pushing me towards GQueues..

Dragan Ruzic  premium
Replied on Jul 30, 2014 - 09:24 UTC

Thank you Hunter, but GQueue is an online-only app, which is why I moved to Todoist from Asana in the first place...
Otherwise, it really looks great and I've just seen the "in action" videos.

Todoist has at least this half-fake offline mode if I'm using Chrome where it stays and works within the browser's cache even when I'm offline.
My problem is that I'm travelling a lot to the countries where WIFI is either very expencive or non existing, not to mention the roaming in 3G that might cost a fortune.

Leila Abbassi  premium
Replied on Jul 30, 2014 - 14:42 UTC

I agree implicitly with Everyone, Hunter & Dragan specifically. The inability to have certain user set parameters really makes it tough to love this app 100%. The capability of sorting the labels in any order, as well as grouping or stacking them is a must for any task mgt software.

It was well said above that with 12/13 diff platforms, you are trying to cater to all users, and frankly we don't all have the same needs. Those if us who use the program for business & personal need the ability to organize and group our "stuff" the way that is logical & makes sense for our particular line of work. Task management is not a cookie cutter concept, so it's imperative to give us more flexibility. This is definitely something that's been requested a lot, so please - listen to your users - and I'm sure you'd see a great influx if new & REFERRED ;-D business!! Thank you

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Gerald Hyatt  premium
Replied on Jul 31, 2014 - 22:30 UTC

Greetings!

I'm new to Todoist, but I haven't found any task management software that didn't require some workarounds to make it work for me.

Unless there is a limitation on user-defined filters, it appears that the solution to being able to sort labels is to create a filter for each label--and then sorting the filters. I've had to jump through much bigger hoops to make a piece of software work for me.

Best regards, Jerry

Dragan Ruzic  premium
Replied on Aug 01, 2014 - 11:46 UTC

@Leila Abbassi
Good that you pinted out "referred" because een with this issue about label sorting, I could still hook one more person to buy Premium, just tobe able to collaborate on a project. It has however come up that it would be great to sort the labels when we'reworking on project contexts and whatever other label groupings we might have.

@Gerald Hyatt
Jerry, you're absolutelly right, and the Todoist is an app that I needed the least workarounds for. It's just that, when absolutelly everything else works great (ehm, a slight reservation for the sync hickups this spring..) and I have been able to taylor TD so fine, then _this_ little thing with labels can jump up as a bigger problem than it really is.
It's nice, however, that your comment brought back some milder attitude, I have a feeling that we were quite harsh at moments.. sorry about that ;-)
We're just eager..

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Hans Jörg Wößner  premium
Replied on Aug 11, 2014 - 10:27 UTC

+1

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igor  premium
Replied on Aug 12, 2014 - 07:06 UTC

Just hoping that the voice of users here in this thread is not being left unnoticed by the developer. Inability of labels sorting and grouping truly is a shortcoming of Todoist and should be taken care of soon given the number of people asking for it. Can't wait!

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Matthieu Gauvin  premium
Replied on Aug 12, 2014 - 08:39 UTC

Definitely +1. Look at the number and the frequency of the votes in this thread!

This is a must have, especially if you want to attract GTD afficionados. I've started my trial but bumped on this (undocumented) issue, I'll regret having to switch to another product if it's not solved soon. Thanks!

Thomas Jensen  premium
Replied on Aug 14, 2014 - 07:22 UTC

+1

Sorting by the amount of tasks within a label is a nice default behavior, but I would also like pick sort method so that I can sort them manually.

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igor  premium
Replied on Aug 15, 2014 - 08:26 UTC

@Thomas Jensen +1

Christoph Goeth  premium
Replied on Aug 19, 2014 - 14:24 UTC

+1

pcperrinjan  premium
Replied on Aug 20, 2014 - 13:13 UTC

+1

YowSai  premium
Replied on Aug 26, 2014 - 00:15 UTC

+1

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Joaquín  premium
Replied on Aug 26, 2014 - 08:27 UTC

+1

Christoph Goeth  premium
Replied on Aug 26, 2014 - 08:29 UTC

It would be already quite sufficient if you could sort it alphabetically instead of the number of assigned tasks.

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Robert Landwirth  premium
Replied on Aug 30, 2014 - 22:47 UTC

+1

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Giulio  premium
Replied on Aug 31, 2014 - 02:36 UTC

+1 for:
- sorting the labels in any order (manually and pre-set sorting systems e.g. alphabethical / most used)
- grouping or stacking them

Thanks :)

Marc Maessen  premium
Replied on Sep 10, 2014 - 14:11 UTC

+1

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Carol Rose  premium
Replied on Sep 10, 2014 - 20:26 UTC

+1

I love this product and am kind of disappointed that this even exists as a 7 month issue. It seems almost everyone is for sorting and most would like grouping. I'm a +1 on both and hope that Todoist recognizes the popularity of this request. The ability to sort and group is one of the basic concepts of GTD organization and GTD usability is one of the reasons I chose this product - and paid for the premium membership. I tried the suggested work-around and, as is often true of work-arounds, there are limitations, not to mention the additional effort. I prefer to spend more time actually doing the things on my to-do list.

Thanks :)

Russ Charif  premium
Replied on Sep 11, 2014 - 16:58 UTC

+1

Still more votes for this here: http://todoist.com/Support/show/28833/#comment_136538

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Micheco  premium
Replied on Sep 11, 2014 - 17:02 UTC

+1

Rick Galan  premium
Replied on Sep 11, 2014 - 20:27 UTC

+1

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Steve  premium
Replied on Sep 16, 2014 - 00:59 UTC

+1

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Gilles  premium
Replied on Sep 16, 2014 - 10:30 UTC

+1

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Laura  premium
Replied on Sep 19, 2014 - 11:31 UTC

+1

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Chris Ruska  premium
Replied on Sep 24, 2014 - 14:46 UTC

As a new Premium account, I am disappointed to see that this long over due feature is still missing. Please add this to the top of your Todoist Development List!

Dragan Ruzic  premium
Replied on Sep 24, 2014 - 21:17 UTC

+1

Henry Dupouy  premium
Replied on Sep 25, 2014 - 02:16 UTC

+1 !

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Kind Yan  premium
Replied on Sep 30, 2014 - 08:55 UTC

+1

Barret Lemaire  premium
Replied on Oct 06, 2014 - 13:26 UTC

+1

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Olivier Petitjean  premium
Replied on Oct 17, 2014 - 21:57 UTC

+1

Charles Breiling
Replied on Oct 18, 2014 - 04:41 UTC

+1 :-)

Ken Yuen  premium
Replied on Oct 20, 2014 - 02:39 UTC

+1

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Dima
Replied on Oct 23, 2014 - 08:34 UTC

+1

oleg.tolkachev  premium
Replied on Nov 08, 2014 - 20:12 UTC

really need labels sorting
+1

Patrick Honegger  premium
Replied on Nov 08, 2014 - 21:05 UTC

+1 for a way to sort labels

Fritz  premium
Replied on Nov 11, 2014 - 06:12 UTC

+1 for sorting labels.

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George Darroch  premium
Replied on Nov 12, 2014 - 04:30 UTC

Going to add my name to this. The way labels simply jump around is *really* bad for productivity - you can't form a consistent workflow.

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George Darroch  premium
Replied on Nov 12, 2014 - 04:32 UTC

To clarify - when you have 3-7 labels, that's not a problem. As soon as you start to use labels seriously, and get 10-20, you this behaviour becomes rather challenging.

Contexts are huge to certain productivity approaches, and this really holds everything back.

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igor  premium
Replied on Nov 12, 2014 - 07:30 UTC

@George Darroch nicely put, the lack of context sorting and grouping is a workflow killer in deed.

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Jorge Garcia  premium
Replied on Nov 16, 2014 - 19:38 UTC

+1

Peter Pinter  premium
Replied on Nov 17, 2014 - 14:42 UTC

+1 please, I need it so much!

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Eric  premium
Replied on Nov 24, 2014 - 03:59 UTC

sort AND nest labels so that we can use the method explained in thesecretweapon.org (designed for evernote) for todoist insted

Tobias Klemmer  premium
Replied on Nov 29, 2014 - 23:02 UTC

+1 for manual sorting
+1 for sorting labels alphabetically

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S.Gobets  premium
Replied on Nov 30, 2014 - 09:20 UTC

+1

Kai  premium
Replied on Dec 12, 2014 - 03:50 UTC

PLEASE! Let's get this ASAP.

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Francesco Ragazzi  premium
Replied on Dec 12, 2014 - 07:33 UTC

+1

Frank Weidmann  premium
Replied on Dec 22, 2014 - 21:15 UTC

+1 for manual sorting
+1 for sorting labels alphabetically

handle it as a christmas wish ;-)

Andreas Mose  premium
Replied on Dec 22, 2014 - 23:35 UTC

+1

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Harald Conradi  premium
Replied on Dec 23, 2014 - 18:26 UTC

+1 for nested labels -
I just stumbled upon thesecretweapon.org [just like Eric PREMIUM Replied on Nov 24, 2014 ]and am now looking to Evernote as my solution.

Nested tagging must be very challenging from a coding perspective, especially drag-and-drop reordering after creating the tags.

But it's also the most flexible for users, so each person can "customize" their system.
There is no 1 right way to GTD, so let people craft their own implementation based on GTD *principles*

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Paul  premium
Replied on Dec 31, 2014 - 20:23 UTC

+1 for manual sorting
+1 for sorting labels alphabetically

I have not seen any reply from staff lately on this one. This seems to be a popular one. Is it falling anywhere in your plans?

Thanks
Paul

Dragan Ruzic  premium
Replied on Dec 31, 2014 - 20:58 UTC

I kind of vote for this every couple of months, latest was on September 24th.
New vote as of today, can we get a New Year present please?
Why don't you guys make a new year's resolution hehe?
Oh well, I've lost my hopes anyway...

Btw Happy New Year y'all!

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remy.leclerc.port  premium
Replied on Jan 02, 2015 - 23:05 UTC

"+1 for manual sorting
+1 for sorting labels alphabetically "

A very usefull (important ?) feature...

+1
Thank
Remy

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Emily Jewett  premium
Replied on Jan 03, 2015 - 21:07 UTC

+1

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ryanboltonnyc  premium
Replied on Jan 12, 2015 - 23:22 UTC

+1 for manual sorting, but if it could be done through a settings option so that we can also toggle to the current method of sort by size, that would be great. I came looking for manual, but now that I understand the current set up, I'm intrigued by the way I could use that.

Alpha is less critical for me, although I see the benefit there too. I do a lot of manual alphabetizing of subprojects....

Keep up the great work! :-)

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claire waddington  premium
Replied on Jan 20, 2015 - 02:54 UTC

+1

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claire waddington  premium
Replied on Jan 20, 2015 - 02:54 UTC

+1

Thibaut  premium
Replied on Jan 20, 2015 - 09:19 UTC

+1

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Ben Tambling  premium
Replied on Jan 20, 2015 - 09:48 UTC

+1 for sorting alphabetically. The information architecture of sorting by number/count is very poor in my opinion. It's a pretty useless metric for trying to actually find a label. Might make sense to machines, not to humans. Please add this option soon.

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S.Gobets  premium
Replied on Jan 20, 2015 - 10:01 UTC

Along with many others I keep waiting for better/more options for sorting labels. The current way is really ridiculus. If I add a certain label to series of tasks, for every task I have to search again through the list of labels, because the label continues to move "up" the list for every task I add it to.
I also notice that for the last half year no staff member has responded to this list. Is this request still being seen at all by the developer?

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Ben Tambling  premium
Replied on Jan 20, 2015 - 10:07 UTC

+1 S.Gobets — I'm still mourning the loss of the 'Vote-box'. I think the writing was on the wall when they decided to bin that. They seem to want to make it difficult to see/find top feature requests. Easier to ignore in this format.

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igor  premium
Replied on Jan 20, 2015 - 10:18 UTC

+1 to Ben & S.Gobets
I am affraid there is going to be a Todoist app for smart TVs before this feature is implemented :)

The amount of comments here (and there are different threads asking for this as well) speaks for itself.

Dragan Ruzic  premium
Replied on Jan 22, 2015 - 16:23 UTC

Hopeless, really.

ronaflorio  premium
Replied on Jan 27, 2015 - 17:28 UTC

+1 for sorting and nesting. Though, would be very happy with just sorting! :)

Joachim B. Auster  premium
Replied on Jan 30, 2015 - 11:08 UTC

+1

How many +1 must be added until todoist is understanding, that this is a BIG MUST feature an is implementing ASAP?

Some customer-oriented behavements are hard to understand...

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Matthias De Cnuydt  premium
Replied on Jan 30, 2015 - 12:01 UTC

+1

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pcb  premium
Replied on Feb 03, 2015 - 21:55 UTC

+1 as well. I really like Todoist overall (and believe me I have tried more task solutions that I care to admit) but the lack of sorting options for labels - along with the already requested ability to easily convert a task to a project - are killer misses.

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Francis Moran  premium
Replied on Feb 04, 2015 - 06:44 UTC

+1 for sorting labels
+1 for nesting labels

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Francis Moran  premium
Replied on Feb 04, 2015 - 06:44 UTC

+1 for sorting labels
+1 for nesting labels

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Bertrand Crevin
Replied on Feb 06, 2015 - 19:32 UTC

+1

Jan Kok  premium
Replied on Feb 12, 2015 - 09:54 UTC

Just get it done already... or admit you don't care about your users...

Miguel Carmona
Replied on Feb 12, 2015 - 11:37 UTC

+1 The possibility to have both ways:
- dynamic sorting according to number of tasks
- fixed alphabetical sorting

KK
Koichi Kunitake
Replied on Feb 13, 2015 - 09:22 UTC

+1

Mauro Borba  premium
Replied on Feb 16, 2015 - 09:18 UTC

+1

James Irving  premium
Replied on Feb 24, 2015 - 06:03 UTC

+1. I am overall very excited about todoist. Just dove in and got premium membership. However I was surprised that I couldn't sort labels. Even having them alphabetically would be a huge improvement over current sorting. This dramatically limits what I can accomplish using labels.

Tango_abe  premium
Replied on Feb 24, 2015 - 06:36 UTC

+1

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OnlineNexus  premium
Replied on Feb 26, 2015 - 03:23 UTC

1+

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Jaap-Willem  premium
Replied on Feb 26, 2015 - 08:46 UTC

+1, would be great to be able to sort and nest labels

Andrei  premium
Replied on Feb 27, 2015 - 05:19 UTC

+1 for manual sorting
+1 for sorting labels alphabetically

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Stephan Thomsen  premium
Replied on Feb 27, 2015 - 14:19 UTC

+1 for manual sorting of labels
+1 for nesting of labels

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Ben Tambling  premium
Replied on Feb 27, 2015 - 14:27 UTC

+1 for some kind of response. Is there a Todoist 3.0 in the works?

David Trey  staff
Replied on Feb 27, 2015 - 14:29 UTC

Hello Ben,

Unfortunately, we don't have any updates reg. this feature, but we'll consider adding it in future updates.


Regards,
David

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S.Gobets  premium
Replied on Feb 27, 2015 - 15:36 UTC

The good news is that somebody seems to be alive from the staff and reads this page. (Been doubting that for a while)
The bad thing, of course, is that the answer means that it has no priority at all for the developer, as they don't even want to promise that it will some day be added to an update, despite the fact that many many users are waiting for this flaw in Todoist to be corrected!

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Erik  premium
Replied on Feb 28, 2015 - 08:22 UTC
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igor  premium
Replied on Mar 03, 2015 - 18:26 UTC

Ok, this is quite a downer for not only the hard core users but simply to anyone with a more complex system of tagging/labelling/filtering or whatever, voicing their hopes in this thread (and those similar to this topic)... I understand that Todoist is now in that dangerous phase of scaling up, harvesting more users and pleasing the investors. But guys, don't forget about the good practice of listenning to your users. What about putting up the votebox for features most wanted? I could live with the fact that there are features more people want, I could accept being defeated in the contest of voting by quantity, I could happily go for my priorities in the next iteration and lose again as it is better than getting an answer like this. You seriously might consider it? You might? Have you looked around that there is a competition outside? That there is a community of people willing to share their best practice, inspiring others with their gtd systems and different approaches and you MIGHT BE THE TOOL?

It is a big flipping disappointment after many months of keeping this thread alive just to get an answer like this. Nothing agains you guys in charge of this MERE forum voicing MERE opinions of your most dedicated users. Just let your superiors know, if you have the chance, that there MIGHT be a great opportunity missed here.

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igor  premium
Replied on Mar 03, 2015 - 18:26 UTC

Ok, this is quite a downer for not only the hard core users but simply to anyone with a more complex system of tagging/labelling/filtering or whatever, voicing their hopes in this thread (and those similar to this topic)... I understand that Todoist is now in that dangerous phase of scaling up, harvesting more users and pleasing the investors. But guys, don't forget about the good practice of listenning to your users. What about putting up the votebox for features most wanted? I could live with the fact that there are features more people want, I could accept being defeated in the contest of voting by quantity, I could happily go for my priorities in the next iteration and lose again as it is better than getting an answer like this. You seriously might consider it? You might? Have you looked around that there is a competition outside? That there is a community of people willing to share their best practice, inspiring others with their gtd systems and different approaches and you MIGHT BE THE TOOL?

It is a big flipping disappointment after many months of keeping this thread alive just to get an answer like this. Nothing agains you guys in charge of this MERE forum voicing MERE opinions of your most dedicated users. Just let your superiors know, if you have the chance, that there MIGHT be a great opportunity missed here.

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igor  premium
Replied on Mar 03, 2015 - 18:27 UTC

Sorry for double posting, I am on mobile, as many others are ;)

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pcb  premium
Replied on Mar 03, 2015 - 23:44 UTC

Agreed that it is unfortunate. There is a lot to like about Todoist not the least of which is the broad multi-platform usage options and the uncluttered UI. I have to say however that although it was those two benefits that first brought me to Todoist, the lack of some what I would call basic elements (label sorting/nesting and ability to easily convert a task to a project high among them) has moved be back to OmniFocus as my primary task management system. For now at least. Whether TD can bring me back will depend on responsiveness to user needs and enhancements.

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killabimbo  premium
Replied on Mar 06, 2015 - 00:12 UTC

What i love about Todoist is, that you are able to nest Projects & Folders. This feature is uncommon in alot of applications and one of the main reasons i use Todoist.
However i red alot of articles and they, as well as i, came to the conclusion, that nesting tags was in fact more consistent, than trying to solve everything with nested Projects & Folders. In the digital times where one may use search algorithms, tags are a force wich shouldn't be underestimated, because it can be used dynamically compared to Projects, which are kind of stiff.
I seriously considered going Premium, but nesting tags is so essential for me, that i will have to wait for Todoist to get this feature before i will pay for Premium.

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Ravi Desai  premium
Replied on Mar 06, 2015 - 00:53 UTC

+ 5 for nested labels - The grouping like someone mentioned by Status (Action, Waiting, Hold), Location, People, energy would be very useful from a workflow as well as visually looking at the tasks.

wilmen.javier  premium
Replied on Mar 06, 2015 - 16:16 UTC

+1 for labels sorting, at least alphabetically

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Juergen Lunkwitz (Juergs)
Replied on Mar 07, 2015 - 15:44 UTC

Sorting based off number of tasks is arbitrary.
Please help us an add this as a feature :)

Steve Solari  premium
Replied on Mar 08, 2015 - 04:30 UTC

Adding my vote for label sorting functionality.

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Matt Fischer
Replied on Mar 21, 2015 - 18:21 UTC

Just signed up again for Premium after many years off on ToodleDo... the lack of ability to even have an alpha sort for labels is a deal-breaker, so I'll be asking for my 30-day money back guarantee pretty soon. This is a huge usability issue, and it's stunning to me that it remains unaddressed after so many months.

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Laura H
Replied on Mar 22, 2015 - 00:42 UTC

Matt -
Yep, get out now. Ask for your refund before your 30 days is up. I suspect the year long subscriptions up front are a huge reason why Todoist is able to get away with such a lack of improvements around usability. It takes getting really "moved in" to the program before most people catch these horrible usability GOTCHAS - and by then it's to late for a refund.

Get out now.

And warning to anyone else still in their 30 days: GET OUT NOW.

I used Todoist as a premium member for a full year. In that year, they did not implement a single one of the commonly asked for basic usability requests. Do not expect that will change.

James Irving  premium
Replied on Mar 22, 2015 - 22:35 UTC

Oh man, i wish you had said that a few days ago. It is the 31st day for me :-( I had seen todoist recommended online and had been frustrated with a lack of batch editing on my prior todo manager Doit.im (which is actually pretty good if you're looking for a GTD workflow). I let that sub lapse and got Todoist instead and have been noticing all these problems that are just baffling to me, like the inability to sort labels. But more so than the inability to sort is the ridiculousness of sorting by number of todo's in each label. I cannot understand when this would be beneficial, nor how Todoist would assume that EVERYONE WANTS to use them that way. Also the iphone app is pitiful. Not having sub-tasks visually distinct and collapsable is frustrating. Worse, if I am viewing an item in a filter on my phone, there is NO WAY for me to jump to seeing its sub-tasks. I have to manually navigate to that project from and find that task.

Hearing that they don't address issues (which I kind of suspected based on the replies to THIS one), is really disappointing and I am starting to regret my premium membership :-(

Also WHY is there no option to quick-add a task on the phone without first navigating to a project or list.


I really wanted todoist to be great but am finding its just half-baked. its so disappointing considering some of these fixes should be EASY and QUICK.

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Laura H
Replied on Mar 22, 2015 - 23:02 UTC

Sorry to hear the "Gotcha's" got you to James. :( I recommend asking for your refund anyway. You're close enough they might do it. (Argue that one month IS 31days for several of them...) :)

James Irving  premium
Replied on Mar 22, 2015 - 23:15 UTC

Good news and bad news.
Good news: I was wrong! Its the 30th day!!
Bad news: I bought premium via iTunes and therefore I cannot get a refund. :-(

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Иннокентий Андреев  premium
Replied on Apr 16, 2015 - 15:19 UTC

+1 for manual sorting

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ToDoer  premium
Replied on Apr 17, 2015 - 12:47 UTC

+1

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Dana Lim
Replied on Apr 22, 2015 - 15:21 UTC

+1 for sorting, both manually and automatically, for labels