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filters not working in ipad

I mainly use filters (which are excellent!) in todoist, however these are not working for me any longer in ipad app. The same filters still work perfectly in web currently.

query is: "(overdue, today) & @specific_label"

have also signed out and back in to no avail.

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Mar 13, 2014 - 03:15 UTC

Hi Josh,

This will be addressed in our next update (8.0.3) but Apple is taking a bit longer to accept this update then we'd hope.


Joshua Firth  premium
Replied on Mar 16, 2014 - 20:38 UTC

thanks for the work on the update, and reply.

Replied on Mar 27, 2014 - 15:56 UTC

I'm using iOS version 8.1.1 and I'm still having problems with some filters not displaying any data in iOS.

After some fooling around, I was able to narrow it down to any filter that has parenthesis in it. For example, this will show fine in iOS:
@Home |@Computer

But this will not:
(@Home |@Computer)

I'm loving the app so far, but I rely heavily on filters so this limits the app's usability for me.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Mar 27, 2014 - 16:04 UTC

Hello Jason,

Please confirm, is the lack of space between the | operator and the @Computer label deliberate or a typo?

Also, in general, you don't have to use parenthesis if the query is as simple as the example (x OR y).

Best regards,

Replied on Mar 27, 2014 - 16:10 UTC

Hey David,

The lack of a space is a typo. I retested and still seems to be an issue. The example I had was just meant as a stripped down version of a query I might use to simplify things.

IRL, I'd be more likely to be using something more like this:
(priority1 | priority 2 | priority 3) & (@Home | @Computer)

David Trey  staff
Replied on Mar 27, 2014 - 16:57 UTC


Thanks for clarifying, I'll pass it to our developers.

Best regards,

Bart Kuiper  premium
Replied on May 02, 2014 - 04:36 UTC


I have a similar issue. Filter working in web version but not in iOS.

My filter is -

today &p1 &!@cbh, today &p2 &!@cbh, today &p3 &!@cbh

where @cbh is a label I have applied to tasks.

The aim of this is to show all tasks which are not labelled with 'cbh' and which are due today, ordered by priority (where the priority is 1, 2, or 3).

Many thanks,


Bart Kuiper  premium
Replied on May 02, 2014 - 04:39 UTC

I've just looked at this again, and while the filter works on the web version when initially created, it then doesn't.
I've noticed that the query has changed (not by me).

Initial query - today &p1 &!@cbh, today &p2 &!@cbh, today &p3 &!@cbh

Updated query - today &p1 &!@cbh, & today &p2 &!@cbh, & today &p3 &!@cbh

Todoist has added an '&' after each comma. Not sure if this is expected behaviour, but it breaks the query...

David Trey  staff
Replied on May 02, 2014 - 11:44 UTC

Hello Bart,

Thank you for your report, we're looking into this and it should be addressed in the next update, coming soon.

On a side-note, you could also use a much simpler query:

today & !@cbh

It would have the same result because Todoist will always sort all tasks automatically by priority. It would also include tasks without a priority at the ent, but you could avoid that by using:

today & !@cbh & !p4

Best regards,

Replied on May 06, 2014 - 19:14 UTC

I just received version 8.2 of the iOS app and it looks like this is now working as expected for me.

Filters like this now return results in the iOS app where before I'd get an empty list:
(priority1 | priority 2 | priority 3) & (@Home | @Computer)

David Trey  staff
Replied on May 06, 2014 - 20:09 UTC


Thank you for the confirmation, we're glad to hear that :-)

Best regards,