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Filter for no due date and no label



How can I create a filter for tasks that have no due data AND no labels?
"no due date & @" doesnt work.


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David Trey  staff
Replied on Mar 10, 2014 - 19:07 UTC


Unfortunately, that's not possible, but we'll consider adding such option in the future and you're welcome to vote for this request in our Votebox: https://todoist.com/Vote/show/7154/

For now, as a workaround, you could use negative filters for each individual label such as !@work & !@home etc. if you don't have too many labels.

Best regards,

Greenspan  premium
Replied on Mar 16, 2014 - 16:09 UTC

Thanks David, the negative filter trick worked perfectly (I had only 2 labels anyway)!

Dan Webb
Replied on Jun 20, 2014 - 15:13 UTC

I would love a no label filter. Thanks

Replied on Jul 01, 2014 - 04:55 UTC

Me too. Though I can't vote for it since Votebox is closed!

I'm using the label @work to individually tag all my work tasks since there's no way to filter by project (ideally I would filter by project=work and due date=today). However occasionally when I create a task I forget to label it. There's no quick and easy way to find the ones I've missed!

Rodrigo López L.
Replied on Jul 25, 2014 - 14:18 UTC

negative filter did't work. why.?

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jul 25, 2014 - 14:24 UTC

Hello R,

I can't reproduce this, I've added a task with a label @3.en.casa and then searching for !@3.en.casa in the search bar and also saving this as a filter worked the same - showed all tasks that don't have this label.

Please let me know if the filter you're saving contains only that or also any other queries or elements.

Best regards,

Rodrigo López L.
Replied on Jul 25, 2014 - 14:45 UTC

"this work when y put the sentence in the filter window : !@3.en.casa

but when y try to save it as a filter, don't work any more."

(sorry accidentaly I erase the old post).

I Had a long query, but didn't work so I go to the basics and try to set at least one filter.

When use the saved filter get this mensage:

Buscar `@ 3 en casa`
Ninguna tarea coincide con su búsqueda.
Buscar en tareas completas...

If you see the string, the dots missing. The original tag was @3_en_casa but I change It for dots if ths solve that problem. I dont know if is a language issue...

When I put the query in the windows sometimes works and sometimes not.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jul 25, 2014 - 17:58 UTC


Thank you for clarifying, I've checked in the Spanish version now and you're right - it removes the dots, but if I change back to English, it works.

I'll pass it to our developers and we'll look into it. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Best regards,

Rodrigo López L.
Replied on Jul 25, 2014 - 19:03 UTC

the dots and this caracter too "_".

Let me know when the problem is solved.

A work arround will be using a stringwithoutspaces for tags?

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jul 25, 2014 - 19:33 UTC


According to the developers, we can't fix the issue with the dots in labels, please use _ instead.

However, we've discovered a different related issue - it adds spaces around a number in a label so even if you'd use this label:


it would search for:

@ 3 en_casa

We'll look into this.

Best regards,

Rodrigo López L.
Replied on Jul 25, 2014 - 21:15 UTC

yes that's the other issue.

Rodrigo López L.
Replied on Jul 25, 2014 - 21:17 UTC

there is a bunch of small problems in the spanish language, for example when you set a date. you should take a overall look.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jul 25, 2014 - 21:19 UTC


We will improve the Spanish translation soon, a new translator is going over everything now.

Please let me know what date setting are you referring to and we'll look into this too (could be a different issue).

Best regards,

Rodrigo López L.
Replied on Jul 25, 2014 - 21:30 UTC

sorry I didn´t remeber it.
Good to know we have a solution soon.

2014-07-25 17:19 GMT-04:00 Todoist Support <

Michael  premium
Replied on Jul 25, 2014 - 23:51 UTC

Please consider a way to filter to show tasks with no labels. This would be very useful to me.

David Alpert  premium
Replied on Aug 29, 2014 - 21:04 UTC

Agreed, I'd love to easily filter out everything that's labeled and see only the tasks without labels.

Mike Vardy  premium
Replied on Sep 04, 2014 - 15:52 UTC

This would be definitely worth adding, especially considering you can use this filter:

7 days & !@home

it'd be ideal to have it so that you could just use the query as follows:

7 days & !@

...and since there is no identifier after the exclamation point it could grab all non-labeled tasks.

David Alpert  premium
Replied on Sep 04, 2014 - 22:18 UTC

+1 on that syntax.

Neal Thomas
Replied on Sep 05, 2014 - 16:45 UTC

I agree that a no label filter would be very helpful.

I also think the !@ sounds like a great way to implement the filter.


Sean Marien
Replied on Oct 06, 2014 - 16:31 UTC

Another vote for no label filter. I instinctively tried !@ but that didn't work.

Rodrigo López L.
Replied on Oct 19, 2014 - 18:51 UTC

david , what is the advance here?

do you have a fix for the spanish bug?

and what about the main question of this thread.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Oct 20, 2014 - 12:16 UTC

Hello Rodrigo,

Reg. filtering - "no date" is already available, but there's no way to search for tasks without a label still.

Reg. Spanish bug - we did an overview of the entire translation already. If you still see any issues, we would greatly appreciate if you could let us know where in case the translator missed something.


Rodrigo López L.
Replied on Oct 23, 2014 - 14:00 UTC

The problem in spanish language still exists.

when I make a filter like this

overdue &!@3_en_casa, Today&!@3_en_casa,p1!@3_en_casa,p2&!@3_en_casa,p3&!@3_en_casa

I get this on the view.

overdue &!@ 3 _en_casa, Today&!@ 3 _en_casa, p 1 !@ 3 _en_casa, p 2 &!@ 3 _en_casa, p 3 &!@ 3 _en_casa

So I don´t get nothing because the system insert spaces between numbers.

This problem happend only when I set the lenguage to spanish. It is not a "traslation problem".

best regards,

David Trey  staff
Replied on Oct 23, 2014 - 18:40 UTC


Thank you for this information, I can confirm that this is indeed still happening. I'm passing it to the developers now.


Rodrigo López L.
Replied on Oct 23, 2014 - 18:48 UTC

Remember, the original problem was with dots "." and the reason for start to use this character "_" , is only a way to dodge the problem real problem.

Please, read this full thread for all the information related to this issue.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Oct 23, 2014 - 19:02 UTC


I remember now. The dots issue will, according to the developers, not be fixed so please use _ instead, but the other problem is with the spacing, it definitely shouldn't add spaces around the number, but it does for some reason. We'll look into this again.


Howar Bucks  premium
Replied on Nov 06, 2014 - 14:56 UTC


Any ETA on the filter by no-label feature yet? Is that on the roadmap?


Howar Bucks  premium
Replied on Nov 06, 2014 - 15:00 UTC

For anyone wanting to vote on this missing feature, here's maybe a better thread for it: