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Filter by project

I can't find a way to filter by project. I'd like to have all tasks pertaining to a certain project due today in front of me but i cant seem to formulate such a query.

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Mar 18, 2014 - 23:29 UTC

Hi Tsvi,

There is no way to filter by project at this time. http://todoist.com/Vote/show/5952/

Regards,
Brendon.

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DS  premium
Replied on Mar 19, 2014 - 08:23 UTC

Hi Brendon,

When will you guys introduce this feature? This is what you write on your website:

"Create custom filters that fit your workflow."

Well, many people need to be able to filter by project in workflow. This is a basic thing.

Thanks Brendon

DS

AF
Alan Frost  premium
Replied on Apr 08, 2014 - 12:34 UTC

Absolutely, Kind of makes me regret plunking down the premium $

Rodrigo Borges
Replied on May 02, 2014 - 16:37 UTC

Totally agree.

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Eman  premium
Replied on May 03, 2014 - 09:57 UTC

This is super critical to have if you are managing many projects with many tasks.

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Víctor
Replied on May 06, 2014 - 17:40 UTC

Very important feature!!

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Lydia
Replied on May 06, 2014 - 17:50 UTC

I totally agree that this is a very important feature -- as a workaround, I have my key projects as labels also, and then have to remember that label to every item in the project, which is kind of idiotic . . .

But not actually here to complain, just to say that I hope everyone complaining here has voted at

http://todoist.com/Vote/show/7706/

I think the voting is more important than the complaining, or if we want to complain, there is the more effective platform.

PG
Peter Ghosh  premium
Replied on May 13, 2014 - 14:35 UTC

This is very important for me as well. I don't want to have to manually tag every task as a workaround. I moved to todoist primarily for the project and sub-project support.

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Eric
Replied on May 17, 2014 - 12:10 UTC

This needs to be added. I have no way to sort work and personal projects. :'-( :'-(

EM
Eston Melton
Replied on Jun 10, 2014 - 14:04 UTC

Ditto one more request for this feature from a paying user. In particular, I'd find it especially useful to filter *out* projects.

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fotopierke  premium
Replied on Jun 17, 2014 - 07:52 UTC

+1

Jakub Hyzyk
Replied on Jun 17, 2014 - 15:49 UTC

Agreed this feature is critical.. frankly amazed it is not available. The tool is much less useful without it.

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Eric
Replied on Jun 17, 2014 - 23:14 UTC

This and another thread has been going for awhile. I hope management is
listening. This should not be something voted for. It is essential. Like
selling a car without the good and forcing us to vote on it. Fix it. Not
renewing and using Informant 4.0 as a result.

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David
Replied on Jun 23, 2014 - 03:04 UTC

The voting system seems to have closed down. I put the money on premium thinking it'd be part of premium... it wasn't. I'd also love a start date as well as due date, but that's a different thread. I hope they can augment the saved search (filter) capability soon, to be on par with competitors toodledo, rtm, etc.

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Paul Wanless
Replied on Jun 23, 2014 - 12:59 UTC

+1

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Oliver Steinmeier
Replied on Jun 23, 2014 - 20:07 UTC

Definitely need this to be able to look only at Work-related tasks (based on projects) while I am at work and only at Home-related tasks while I am at home. Tagging everything makes no sense.

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Bardia Soleimanzadeh  premium
Replied on Jun 25, 2014 - 01:34 UTC

I'm considering cancelling my Todoist premium if this feature will be added soon :/ Love the service but this is a cruical feature that is important, unfortunately.

jmm  premium
Replied on Jun 25, 2014 - 12:06 UTC

+1

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Richard
Replied on Jun 25, 2014 - 18:08 UTC

I started using todoist, but went back to workflowy because I can do filtered searches much more easily.

I think all we need is just to be able to search:
#PROJECT_NAME @next

This shouldn't be too hard to implement. As it stands, the concept of projects in todoist is largely cosmetic.

So another +1 for this.

Evandro Vasconcelos
Replied on Jul 01, 2014 - 12:38 UTC

I really need this function ...

Now I need to use labels on each task naming them with the name of the project ...

I'm wasting a lot of time, which is really bad, because one of the goals of todoist is to save time ...

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texafornia  premium
Replied on Jul 09, 2014 - 16:15 UTC

Can't believe this isn't here! I need to filter on project! When is this coming?

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Darren  premium
Replied on Jul 10, 2014 - 03:01 UTC

Agree with everything on here, should be able to filter using #project_name

davidvangils  premium
Replied on Jul 13, 2014 - 15:22 UTC

I agree with all of the above!

Kevin Hurley  premium
Replied on Jul 15, 2014 - 00:56 UTC

I don't know much, but #project_name seems like not to insanely huge of a lift...

Joshua Firth  premium
Replied on Jul 15, 2014 - 10:22 UTC

adding my voice to this as another paying user. This is an essential feature.

Can management/support please respond with an indicative timeframe or at the very least a sense that we have been heard?

(Currently all we have a a simple no this doesn't work. Not good enough, really).

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monesky
Replied on Jul 15, 2014 - 16:02 UTC

Quiting the service because of this feature and because no answer at all from staff

Felix  premium
Replied on Jul 16, 2014 - 00:20 UTC

+1 on this feature. Great app by the way. This far and above blows everything I've used away. I love how much you support the "todo list" everywhere philosophy. It is so great to just add things to my inbox in outlook, on a widget on my phone, in a add-on in my browser.

This would be a great edition, especially to filter just my work projects that are due today.

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Владимир  premium
Replied on Jul 16, 2014 - 16:32 UTC

Please, make this option

BH
Boon Hou  premium
Replied on Jul 18, 2014 - 03:47 UTC

+1

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Oliver Steinmeier
Replied on Jul 18, 2014 - 03:55 UTC

It is interesting to see the new feature of location-dependent reminders. Cool. And perhaps useful for things like shopping tasks. But most of the time I personally don't need reminders, I need to be able to work through my to-do list not based on where I am but what I am focussed on (work of "play"). Some days I work from the office, other days I work from my home office or even from a coffee shop. The feature requested here would let me deal with that, a location-based reminder wouldn't.

Edwin Ajigoh  premium
Replied on Jul 18, 2014 - 21:43 UTC

Really, when is management going to introduce this feature. Thoroughly regretting my premium membership right now. This is as basic as it gets. Please fix this...

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Judith Feeney  premium
Replied on Jul 19, 2014 - 00:11 UTC

+1

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John Whiting  premium
Replied on Jul 19, 2014 - 18:39 UTC

This is what stops me making the switch to Todoist

KG
Ken Gleason  premium
Replied on Jul 21, 2014 - 14:43 UTC

+1

ezuall  premium
Replied on Jul 23, 2014 - 15:34 UTC

First thing I tried to do after upgrading... literally... I'm not kidding.

Rost
Replied on Jul 23, 2014 - 16:01 UTC

It is most essential function now. Make it please!

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wapaic
Replied on Jul 27, 2014 - 11:46 UTC

Won't be paying again unless this feature is provided.

MK
Michael Köhler
Replied on Jul 27, 2014 - 21:51 UTC

+1

KH
Kristian Hanssen  premium
Replied on Jul 31, 2014 - 09:25 UTC

+1

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Richard Tammar  premium
Replied on Jul 31, 2014 - 15:46 UTC

+1

CB
Chad Belletete  premium
Replied on Jul 31, 2014 - 19:53 UTC

I am a paying user that needs this to filter between personal and work projects. i.e. Work project, next 7 days.

Additionally, I am trialing it for my 30+ member business unit at work. No way we can all use this without filtering by project. Please add!

Monika  premium
Replied on Aug 01, 2014 - 04:26 UTC

+1

Evandro Vasconcelos
Replied on Aug 01, 2014 - 11:44 UTC

Still no response from the staff? :-!

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wapaic
Replied on Aug 01, 2014 - 12:54 UTC

Someone will be along shortly to tell us that this feature is "coming". No date for delivery, of course. Not that it matters, any.do is getting better and better.

AF
Alan Frost  premium
Replied on Aug 01, 2014 - 13:01 UTC

Chad's comment is right on and is exactly what I need as a paying customer. I can't believe this is not an issue for more people unless they don't use recurring tasks. If you have a recurring task and you are in the project view and you complete it then it doesn't go away, it just changes the date due. If you work in the Today view then there is no way to separate out personal from work unless you tag everything which is an extra step when you're quickly trying to add a task.

AF
Alan Frost  premium
Replied on Aug 01, 2014 - 13:04 UTC

Also, in case any of the staff stops by, this is posted in the Android section but I really need it in the web version.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Aug 01, 2014 - 14:39 UTC

Hello,

Good news for web-users, we've implemented this feature now, but it's currently only available on the web and web-based platforms (plugins, extensions etc.). We will of course implement this on every mobile platform soon, but for now, please use this feature on the web and let us know what you think and if you'd encounter any issues - report them :-)

So how does it work? Very simple, type p: and the project's name. For example - you have a project called "work" and want to see tasks that have a label @urgent and are in this particular project, then you can search for:

@urgent & p:work

You can exclude projects with the ! (NOT) operator:

7 days & !p:home

and please note - this function is not a precise search, so you don't have to enter the complete full name of the project into it. If the project is called "Customers - business", you can search for:

p:business

or

p:bus

and it will search through all project's names that contain this name.

Therefore, if you want to include or exclude specific groups of projects, you can name them accordingly so if you have these projects on your list:

[Biz] Customer support
[Biz] Refunds
[Biz] Invoices

You can include or exclude the common word:

5 days & p1 & p:Biz

14 days & @work & !p:Biz


Regards,
David

CB
Chad Belletete  premium
Replied on Aug 01, 2014 - 15:15 UTC

This works great! I played around with it and found the filter below to be best for multiple projects if you do not want to rename anything with a prefix, i.e. [work].

(overdue, 8 days) & (p:work | p:monthly | p:cds | p:ana)

This basically pulls any task from my 4 work projects (main work project and my 3 sub-projects) that are overdue or due within the next week. (I used 8 days because I want to see whats due on the same day the next week.)

This could only be better if it somehow automatically included all sub-projects under my main work project. Currently with this method, I'll have to update the filter anytime I add a new work project. I just don't like the look of adding "[work]" as a prefix to every work project.

But thanks! This is good enough.

AF
Alan Frost  premium
Replied on Aug 01, 2014 - 15:37 UTC

Oh my goodness, I'm so happy. Thanks for getting this done.!

Evandro Vasconcelos
Replied on Aug 01, 2014 - 16:34 UTC
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wapaic
Replied on Aug 02, 2014 - 09:47 UTC

GreatHad to restart the browser to get it working:-)

Thomas Jensen  premium
Replied on Aug 13, 2014 - 13:19 UTC

Nice! But also having a option of including the sub-projects would be very useful. Maybe a command for making the search recursive?

ezuall  premium
Replied on Aug 13, 2014 - 13:33 UTC

+1 for including sub-projects

RT
Richard Tammar  premium
Replied on Aug 13, 2014 - 17:16 UTC

another +1 for including sub-projects

JW
John Whiting  premium
Replied on Aug 13, 2014 - 17:18 UTC

and another +1 for including sub projects

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seanpollard  premium
Replied on Aug 13, 2014 - 22:03 UTC

+1 for including sub projects, or at least the option too (p: for projects, ps: for sub projects). Work around is definitely functional though, if not perfect.

+5 for implementation on mobile, great to hear it's being worked on, thanks for the update.

Elias  premium
Replied on Aug 14, 2014 - 11:42 UTC

Great!
Now there's no need to label every task with the project name just to make it searchable.
It's a great improvement to my usability on Todoist.

The sub-project search will indeed help, but for now I can handle it with the [Work] prefix.

Neil Bowers  premium
Replied on Aug 18, 2014 - 09:34 UTC

+1 for sub projects and implementing across all clients.

I just paid for premium specifically to get this feature :-(

David Trey  staff
Replied on Aug 19, 2014 - 11:43 UTC

Hello,

We have now modified the project search option so the p: syntax will now also include sub-projects.


Regards,
David

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DS  premium
Replied on Aug 19, 2014 - 11:53 UTC

Fantastic news David!

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schoeberpaul  premium
Replied on Aug 19, 2014 - 12:02 UTC

Hi,

good job getting this feature done. Is it also available on the mobile devices?

Best
Paul

David Trey  staff
Replied on Aug 19, 2014 - 12:03 UTC

Paul,

Not yet, but we'll add it there soon.


Regards,
David

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seanpollard  premium
Replied on Aug 19, 2014 - 12:41 UTC

+1, great to hear.

Tim Stover  premium
Replied on Aug 19, 2014 - 14:19 UTC

This is a great new filter. Very helpful! Can't wait for it to be available on the mobile platforms.

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Aicke Schulz  premium
Replied on Aug 20, 2014 - 07:56 UTC

Would be nice if you could update this help page, too: https://todoist.com/Help/Filtering

Change the text first, I don't mind if its not in the video.

Thomas Jensen  premium
Replied on Aug 20, 2014 - 11:15 UTC

(+1)

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Thomas  premium
Replied on Aug 20, 2014 - 11:40 UTC

good news, would be nice to publish this kind of news on the blog.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Aug 20, 2014 - 11:54 UTC

Hello Thomas,

For now, we've only published it on the web and our web-based plugins. We will of course also add it to our mobile apps and when we do that, we will definitely announce it everywhere (blog, social media channels etc.) :-)


Regards,
David

Lee Herman  premium
Replied on Aug 26, 2014 - 23:40 UTC

I trust you will also be adding it to the Outlook plugin and Mac and Windows standalone apps?

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Aug 26, 2014 - 23:52 UTC

Lee,

Those are web based plugins, it is already available for those :)


Regards,
Brendon

Александр Маландин  premium
Replied on Aug 29, 2014 - 21:11 UTC

I've stumbled across strange behaviour while using this filter.

I have a couple of projects starting with a digit like "2do" for example. If I try to filter by this name it does not work and the filter displays as "-p: 2 do".

What is a way around this?

Cheers,
Alex

Lee Herman  premium
Replied on Aug 30, 2014 - 22:02 UTC

Brandon,

That's not what I'm seeing - I have a filter with p:name & Priority 1 | Priority 2 | Priority 3 and I get tasks with those priorities but from all projects in everything but the web page.

Regards,
Lee

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Aug 30, 2014 - 22:21 UTC

Lee,

It's possible they have not been updated, I'd try signing out and back in and see if that changes. I do not suppose the gear icon at the top right is green? That would mean there is a background update.


Александр Маландин, so filtering for this on the web version does not work as well? It could be related to how we search for dates as well and is conflicted.

Regards,
Brendon

Tom Brown  premium
Replied on Sep 01, 2014 - 19:03 UTC

I'm confused the documentation on this page:

https://todoist.com/Help/Filtering

seems to say that Tasks can be filtered by Project by entering the

#<Project_Name> and that there is a pop-up that helps with this filter.

That does not work.

However the Syntax discussed here p:<Project_Name> does seem to work.

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Sep 01, 2014 - 19:32 UTC

Tom,

That page is referring to the quick jump in the search menu at the top, not how to filter a project.


Regards,
Brendon

Tom Brown  premium
Replied on Sep 01, 2014 - 19:44 UTC

Ok this was confusing on a page labeled filtering when I was trying to create a filter.

Lee Herman  premium
Replied on Sep 02, 2014 - 03:07 UTC

Brendon,

My bad - poorly constructed query. Proper placement of parentheses around multiple or conditions has it working now.

Thanks,
Lee

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John Ott
Replied on Sep 11, 2014 - 01:52 UTC

I have an aesthetic request. Love this filter. Would love it if the top of the filtered list showed the name of the filter instead of the search language.

So: Ken's priorities

instead of: p:ken & p1 | p2

Lee Herman  premium
Replied on Sep 11, 2014 - 02:05 UTC

+1 for John suggestion of showing the name of the filter instead of the search language. :-)

Markus Blaser  premium
Replied on Sep 14, 2014 - 11:24 UTC

The filter works for me in regard of projects (including matching tasks of all sub-projects, thats fine) but not for sub-projects only. I tried also to exclude a sub-project. Perhaps I'm failing something in the syntax? Here's what I entered:

p1 & p:Merum
Merum is a project, that works very fine

p1 & p:145 HEFT
145 HEFT ist a sub-project of the project Merum, the filter gives no result.

p1 & p:Merum & !p:Merum Redaktion
Merum Redaktion is another sub-project of Merum, the filter gives no result.

Thanks for some hints!

David Trey  staff
Replied on Sep 14, 2014 - 11:41 UTC

Hello Markus,

Please try the following:

p1 & p:HEFT

p1 & p:Merum & !p:Redaktion

and let me know if it works.


Regards,
David

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Richard  premium
Replied on Sep 14, 2014 - 16:38 UTC

Filter by projects!!! Awesome. This alone has brought me back to todoist.

TJ
Tom Jeanne  premium
Replied on Sep 16, 2014 - 18:38 UTC

It's great to have filtering by projects in Todoist now. Working well in the browser. Unfortunately, it does not appear to work in the Android app (even though the filter is sync'd). Would probably be pretty quick to implement--just add the same sort of code?

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Dylan Eiler  premium
Replied on Sep 18, 2014 - 18:22 UTC

I'm loving filter by project on the web-based versions and dearly missing it on my Android phone. I almost can't use it on my phone because it is missing this feature. Any update on this? Thanks!

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Scott Wells  premium
Replied on Sep 29, 2014 - 03:26 UTC

+1 Very glad to finally have it web version.

Very disappointed it has been over a month and nothing on the Android app yet. :(

Will not renew Premium with this kind of [lacking] support.

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apena81  premium
Replied on Oct 01, 2014 - 01:59 UTC

C'mon already!

Why would it take so long to add this to the Android app??

We have filter by p1 what's difficult about p:list

RTM looking stronger now.

LG
Lauretta Garrett  premium
Replied on Oct 01, 2014 - 12:31 UTC

Glad to have the filtering by project! Thanks!

Klaus Nehrke  premium
Replied on Oct 02, 2014 - 07:33 UTC

I'm also glad to have filtering by project, this is great!

Could you do one more little favour? Not for me, but for others, who are looking for this. Can you add an according hint to the filter help page?

I just looked there and did not found this information. So I added "project-tags" to all tasks to apply a filter on projects. THEN I found this page in the support section. I was and I'm still VERY happy, but have to remove the "project-tags" from all tasks again.

Thank you!

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aka.thunder  premium
Replied on Oct 02, 2014 - 13:30 UTC

This should definitely be Priority 1 feature. I hope you will implement it soon.

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aka.thunder  premium
Replied on Oct 02, 2014 - 13:32 UTC

Ohh, it looks like you have it :). p:[PROJECT_NAME] works fine. Thank you :).

David Trey  staff
Replied on Oct 02, 2014 - 13:32 UTC

Hello,

This feature has already been implemented, but only on the we. We're adding this to our mobile apps now.

The syntax for the web is p: for example:

today & p:Work


Regards,
David

Mark Richardson  premium
Replied on Oct 13, 2014 - 22:56 UTC

Thanks for this feature! +1 :-)

Is there a newsletter or such detailing changes as they are released?

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Oct 13, 2014 - 23:01 UTC

Mark,

Todoist.com/blog would be the place or social media for updates.


Regards,
Brendon

Mark Richardson  premium
Replied on Oct 13, 2014 - 23:12 UTC

Subscribed. Thanks for that!

Lucy Gordon  premium
Replied on Oct 14, 2014 - 01:07 UTC

Thank you so much for implementing this feature! I've been waiting all year for it. :)

ckjet  premium
Replied on Oct 15, 2014 - 00:12 UTC

Great thanks!!

JD
Jacques Doyon  premium
Replied on Oct 15, 2014 - 01:15 UTC

An evolution of the above would be to de facto include the project hierarchy, i.e. any project below the one specified in the filter.

ckjet  premium
Replied on Oct 15, 2014 - 01:39 UTC

It is so great to have this at last but please, please, please put it on IOS.

AB
Andreas Benzing  premium
Replied on Oct 16, 2014 - 07:36 UTC

+1 for implementing it. I would also like to see this in the help: https://todoist.com/Help/Filtering

John Gibb Millspaugh  premium
Replied on Oct 24, 2014 - 10:21 UTC

Thank you very much for building it and beginning the rollout!

I notice that the feature is not yet listed at https://todoist.com/Help/Filtering

Since it now works on some platforms, I'd suggest listing it there so that people who haven't discovered it yet can find it without searching through the support threads.

Thanks again!

José Ramón  premium
Replied on Oct 24, 2014 - 11:08 UTC

+1

Please, add the Project sintax filtering in "https://todoist.com/Help/Filtering"

Jeremiah Tomlinson  premium
Replied on Oct 25, 2014 - 05:21 UTC

Sweet! Cant't wait for implementation on Android and IOS.

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Dylan Eiler  premium
Replied on Oct 25, 2014 - 06:10 UTC

Agreed! Any status update on implementation for Android and iOS? I love this feature but loathe that my phone and tablet are useless for Todoist.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Oct 25, 2014 - 11:47 UTC

Hello Dylan,

Sorry for the delays, we're working on implementing this on mobile now, hopefully it'll be out soon :-)


Regards,
David

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Dylan Eiler  premium
Replied on Oct 25, 2014 - 13:51 UTC

Great! Thank you!

holstuwe  premium
Replied on Oct 27, 2014 - 16:41 UTC

Thanks!

holstuwe  premium
Replied on Oct 27, 2014 - 16:41 UTC

Thanks!

Angela Alcorn  premium
Replied on Oct 31, 2014 - 06:45 UTC

This is brilliant! But please add it to your documentation. I only found this thread by Googling for a hack.

texttoolong  premium
Replied on Nov 02, 2014 - 09:51 UTC

Could you give us an estimate on when this feature will be available an mobile devices? Is it days or months?

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Nov 02, 2014 - 16:27 UTC

Hi,

I would say a month at most, but we don't have an ETA.


Regards,
Brendon

Nada  premium
Replied on Nov 03, 2014 - 19:19 UTC

thanks and eagarly awaiting android update

M Gant  premium
Replied on Nov 04, 2014 - 21:51 UTC

+1

신영재  premium
Replied on Nov 04, 2014 - 23:37 UTC

+1 Thanks, I really need this feature.

SF
Sebastià Fiol  premium
Replied on Nov 07, 2014 - 10:29 UTC

Thanks, this feature is very important

Patrick Honegger  premium
Replied on Nov 10, 2014 - 06:47 UTC

Thanks for at least implementing it in the web version!
Hope it will find it's way to the dedicated application soon, on mac and windows.

It's great, to see Todoist grow up. ;-D

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Nov 10, 2014 - 07:00 UTC

Hi Patrick,

You should be able to use this in our Mac and Windows desktop application already. :-)


Regards,
Clyde

Patrick Honegger  premium
Replied on Nov 10, 2014 - 07:08 UTC

Hm, crazy, it's true.

I tried this a few minutes before I wrote the posting above. I then selected quickly "print this page" and got a completely wrong preview of the printout including all kind of projects and also already completed tasks. Therefore, I thought the filter worked not properly. But obviously it was not a filter issue but a preview / print issue.

Unfortunately, I am not able to reproduce this. Is it to early on a monday? Should I go back to sleep? Hmmm.

Fery  premium
Replied on Nov 16, 2014 - 11:09 UTC

+1

AK
Arnaud Klipfel  premium
Replied on Nov 20, 2014 - 16:51 UTC

+1 !

Grega  premium
Replied on Nov 21, 2014 - 09:50 UTC

+1

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Александр
Replied on Nov 22, 2014 - 08:43 UTC

Hey, anybody listen us??? We need this features!

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Nov 22, 2014 - 10:25 UTC

Hi,

You can now do this in the Web and our desktop apps (Windows and Mac). Just just use the syntax "p:project_name" where project_name can be any active project that you have.


Regards,
Clyde

David  premium
Replied on Nov 25, 2014 - 14:01 UTC

This does not appear to be working. I'm still seeing personal and work projects in the following scenario:

Projects:
• Personal
• (more personal projects)
• Work
• (work subprojects indented under Work)

Filter:
p:Work & od,tod,wed,thu,fri

note that trying to use "p:Work & (od,tod,wed,thu,fri)" returns the following SyntaxError: Invalid regular expression: /fri)/: Unmatched ')'
So maybe it would work if I could encapsulate my date range criteria. I'm trying to simulate showing all work tasks for the current work week by creating 5 filters based on what today is.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Nov 25, 2014 - 14:05 UTC

Hello David,

Please use the following filter:

p:Work & overdue, p:Work & today, p:Work & tom ... and so on

Alternatively, you could try

p:Work & (od | tod | tom | thu)


Regards,
David

David  premium
Replied on Nov 25, 2014 - 14:12 UTC

Excellent! Thanks for coming through for me David.


On Tue Nov 25 2014 at 9:05:44 AM Todoist Support <
support.xxxxxxxxxx@support.todoist.com> wrote:

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Shiri Dori-Hacohen  premium
Replied on Nov 25, 2014 - 14:37 UTC

This is amazing! I highly recommend adding it to the filter description page (didn't see it listed there). Thanks Todoist. I'm baaaaaaack!!!

kersublatest  premium
Replied on Dec 02, 2014 - 08:41 UTC

How would I be able to search for projects with space characters in their names? If I have a project for example named "Taxes 2014"?

p:Taxes 2014 >> shows projects containing taxes
"p:Taxes 2014" >> does not work
p:"Taxes 2014" >> does not work

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Dec 02, 2014 - 08:51 UTC

Hi,

We'll look into adding a way to find a specific project name with spaces in the future. For now, you can use an underscore instead of a space in your project names (ex. Taxes_2014) so you can query tasks under that project.


Regards,
Clyde

ckjet  premium
Replied on Dec 02, 2014 - 23:05 UTC

Is there a way to show tasks from all projects except one?

ckjet  premium
Replied on Dec 02, 2014 - 23:12 UTC

To clarify, I can list all the projects but wondered if there is a way to indicate 'not' this project.

SW
Scott Wells  premium
Replied on Dec 02, 2014 - 23:59 UTC

It has been "a month at most" since the staff posted an expected arrival date for the android app having this project filtering feature. That projection was off. Requesting an update.

" Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Nov 02, 2014 - 16:27 UTC

Hi,

I would say a month at most, but we don't have an ETA.


Regards,
Brendon"

DE
Dylan Eiler  premium
Replied on Dec 03, 2014 - 02:04 UTC

@ckjet

If this includes the work project:
p:work

Then this excludes it:
!p:work

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John  premium
Replied on Dec 03, 2014 - 03:03 UTC

This new feature needs to be added to the help page on filtering.

Mike  premium
Replied on Dec 04, 2014 - 02:50 UTC

+100 to rolling this out on mobile platforms.

DE
Dylan Eiler  premium
Replied on Dec 04, 2014 - 03:04 UTC

+1
With filter by project, Todoist is a wonderful solution for me. But as is, I can't use it on my phone or tablet, which is approximately 50% of my use.

SK
Steffen Klein  premium
Replied on Dec 08, 2014 - 07:30 UTC

Please confirm, that on the app, filters are not yet working as in the web interface? I have a filter set up to show

1. all tasks out of a sepcific project
2a. that are assigned either with one label
2b. or are due today or even overdue

like this: p:project & (@label | (today, overdue))

in the webinterface everything works out right, but on the app I do not see anything at all for this filter :/

Thanks for any hint and keep up the good work!

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Dec 08, 2014 - 07:38 UTC

Hi Steffen,

Yes, it does not work in any of our mobile apps (iOS or Android) but we're hoping to bring it in a future update. As soon as it's available, we'll update our documentation as well to add the syntax for project filtering. :-)


Regards,
Clyde

Nathan Rein  premium
Replied on Dec 09, 2014 - 14:11 UTC

I also need project-based filtering in the mobile app (Android in my case). Any chance of an update re when this will be available?

It's confusing and frustrating to have a filter work fine in the web interface and then fail in the mobile app. It took me some time to figure out what was going on. :-X

AO
Ari Oskarsson  premium
Replied on Dec 17, 2014 - 08:52 UTC

Yet again there is an android release without this filter...What is the eta for this now?

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DS  premium
Replied on Dec 17, 2014 - 09:05 UTC

The same for iPhone. There have been tons of releases without this filter implemented.

Frustrating that I cannot see my project filters on the go. So until then this feature is really not useful to me...

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

I have to agree. Implementing a filter on only one or even just a few
platforms means having Todoist on all my platforms is still limiting how I
can use it.

On Wed Dec 17 2014 at 4:05:50 AM Todoist Support <
support.xxxxxxxxxx@support.todoist.com> wrote:

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seanpollard  premium
Replied on Dec 20, 2014 - 20:33 UTC

Is there an update available for when this will be available on mobile? The mobile app is basically useless at the moment because I can't filter out my work and personal projects.

bchernow01  premium
Replied on Dec 20, 2014 - 20:39 UTC

+1

DE
Dylan Eiler  premium
Replied on Dec 20, 2014 - 22:39 UTC

+1

Nicholas Scott  premium
Replied on Dec 21, 2014 - 10:39 UTC

+1

TS
Thomas Seidl  premium
Replied on Dec 22, 2014 - 08:55 UTC

Hi Todoist,

+1 -- I'd appreciate a lot to have the following filter (including subprojects) which already works in the web app:

(overdue, 7 days) & p:myProject

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xphileprof  premium
Replied on Dec 22, 2014 - 09:43 UTC

The help page for filtering is wrong about this. I'll send you a bill for my time.

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shemfreeze  premium
Replied on Dec 30, 2014 - 04:26 UTC

+1 mobile app project filter would be great!!! Can't wait :-)

SW
Scott Wells  premium
Replied on Dec 30, 2014 - 05:45 UTC

" shemfreeze premium
Replied on Dec 30, 2014 - 04:26 UTC

+1 mobile app project filter would be great!!! Can't wait "

Unfortunately, you'll probably have to wait. This thread started in mid-March. :( I renewed Premium based on a some vague "30 days" projection. So much to appreciate about todoist, but speed on the development of this feature isn't one of them.

JD
Joseph Durrant  premium
Replied on Dec 30, 2014 - 11:49 UTC

Hey,

Has there been any progress with adding support for project filtering to the Android app?

I use filters a lot to manage my work flow and not having project filtering means that I'm currently unable to use the Android app to manage tasks.

The only alternative is to manually add a label to every task in a given project and filter using that instead. As you can imagine is not a good solution. It would be so much easier if I could just specify a project name to filter by, then any task I add to that project would automatically get filtered.

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nat101
Replied on Jan 04, 2015 - 17:54 UTC

Happy I read this thread thru, before complaining.
The power of this filter (especially when combined with others) is incredible!
Yes, I want it on Android, but even more important is at least one page of clear documentation and examples of its possibilities.
Also, please when you get the Android version ready, it should automatically sync the filters created on the web/desktop and vise versa.
thanks!
nat

AO
Ari Oskarsson  premium
Replied on Jan 04, 2015 - 19:31 UTC

What really irks me is the fact that todoist is called a gtd system but yet this basic feature is not available. They brought it to the webversion after a lot of complaints but have had at least two major releases on the endroid plattform since then.

For a gtd setup to work this is a minimum requirement. There are other reqs as well like ability to add subtasks everywhere, see context of subtasks, ability to defer tasks (start date) and see projects that have no next action and so on on but the ability to select area is at least a start but it is still missing on other platforms...

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wapaic
Replied on Jan 05, 2015 - 13:59 UTC

Anyone have any alternatives? RTM? Ticktick looks quite good too but is missing this functionality also. Any.do's web interface appears to have been put together by a child. Trello is nice, completely different approach though.

DE
Dylan Eiler  premium
Replied on Jan 05, 2015 - 14:41 UTC

RTM definitely filters by project.

AO
Ari Oskarsson  premium
Replied on Jan 05, 2015 - 19:56 UTC

That's the catch :) Todist does so many things correctly that it's hard to just stop using it but I'm annoyed by the fact that they are saying the app is compatible with GTD but in fact it is not.

RA
Robert Anderson  premium
Replied on Jan 08, 2015 - 22:56 UTC

The code base must be an absolute nightmare that such a dead simple and obviously necessary thing is taking years to get done.

RA
Robert Anderson  premium
Replied on Jan 08, 2015 - 23:04 UTC

And quite honestly, the intuitive way for this to work is that when you select a project on the left in the web interface, any filter should be applied to this subset *that you've already selected* by choosing one or more projects. It makes no sense for the entry of a "filter" to then ignore those selections and broaden the search. A filter removes things, it does not add them.


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nat101
Replied on Jan 09, 2015 - 04:36 UTC

Same for labels.
Furthermore, after selecting a label on the left and then add-task, you would expect the task to automatically be associated with the label. But no.
I must admit though I have seen other folks' todo software with the same problem.
nat

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iv1004  premium
Replied on Jan 09, 2015 - 13:56 UTC

>> The code base must be an absolute nightmare that such a dead simple and obviously >> necessary thing is taking years to get done.
+1

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iv1004  premium
Replied on Jan 09, 2015 - 13:56 UTC

>> The code base must be an absolute nightmare that such a dead simple and obviously >> necessary thing is taking years to get done.
+1

MK
Martin Kovar  premium
Replied on Jan 15, 2015 - 13:10 UTC

I am also waiting for this functionality, is it possible to give us expected date of the update with the filtering by project?

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jan 15, 2015 - 13:16 UTC

Hello Martin,

We're very sorry for the delays, this feature will be added to our mobile apps very soon, though as always, we can't give you any specific release date, unfortunately.


Regards,
David

SK
Steffen Klein  premium
Replied on Jan 15, 2015 - 13:22 UTC

Hope to see it finally in todoist 10 for iOS, preannounced here:

http://blog.todoist.com/2015/01/14/todoist-year-review-2015-plans/

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wapaic
Replied on Jan 17, 2015 - 13:06 UTC

Hi David,
Thanks for replying to us all. Let us know when you have it sorted then, I won't be renewing my subscription until it is, not much point as many other apps are free and equally unwieldy.
Thanks

MJ
Mary Johnson  premium
Replied on Jan 21, 2015 - 12:50 UTC

Very much agree with comments - please add this feature as it is critical for my workflow.

MJ
Mary Johnson  premium
Replied on Jan 21, 2015 - 12:50 UTC

Very much agree with comments - please add this feature as it is critical for my workflow.

RF
Raphael Fuchs  premium
Replied on Jan 22, 2015 - 13:51 UTC

+1

Paul Pehrson  premium
Replied on Jan 23, 2015 - 18:31 UTC

+1

Erik Börjesson  premium
Replied on Jan 24, 2015 - 21:35 UTC

+1

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xphileprof  premium
Replied on Jan 24, 2015 - 22:24 UTC

One month ago, I pointed out that the filtering documentation is wrong. Since then, 24 comments have been posted in this thread. The documentation is still wrong and there has been no update on when this feature will be available.

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Vadmin
Replied on Jan 24, 2015 - 23:08 UTC

+1

Tango_abe  premium
Replied on Jan 25, 2015 - 06:21 UTC

+1

Alex Brown  premium
Replied on Jan 26, 2015 - 01:22 UTC

so many people requesting this feature, so little being done about it..... :-/

SW
Scott Wells  premium
Replied on Jan 26, 2015 - 03:21 UTC

" Alex Brown premium
Replied on Jan 26, 2015 - 01:22 UTC

so many people requesting this feature, so little being done about it..... "

Pardon the snark, but too busy programming for custom infographics about how little work I get done because this feature isn't on the mobile platforms yet? I understand todoist grew faster than expected, but are features/projects being prioritized based on feedback of existing user base or by what brings new, bling-y bells&whistles?

Those users following this thread? What alternatives are you turning to?

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Jan 26, 2015 - 03:35 UTC

Hi Alex and Scott,

Please note that it's actually now possible to filter tasks by project by using the syntax "p:project_name". What's not possible yet is to filter tasks by projects in our mobile apps (both in iOS and Android).

It's something that we're working on though it's extremely difficult to give out an ETA as to when that will be available (just like with most of software schedule estimation). :-(


Regards,
Clyde

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xphileprof  premium
Replied on Jan 26, 2015 - 03:37 UTC

How about an estimate for when the one character change will be made to the filtering documentation page? C'mon!

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wapaic
Replied on Jan 26, 2015 - 09:11 UTC

My premium account expires this week, not going to renew at the moment. In terms of alternatives I think ticktick is going to be my preferred solution. It's not perfect but I like the integration with google calendar. I will also have a look at RTM at the weekend. I might even go back to pen and paper.

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iv1004  premium
Replied on Jan 26, 2015 - 09:52 UTC

I also abandoned "Todoist" having premium account. Want my money back.
Anyway, I joined "Wunderlist" now, works really good. They have subtasks.

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Nic
Replied on Jan 26, 2015 - 11:18 UTC

My subscription is up for renewal, and the only reason I went premium is for this feature that STILL ISN'T AVAILABLE ON MY IPAD!

FFS, how hard is it? You already filter by tags.

Alex Brown  premium
Replied on Jan 26, 2015 - 11:33 UTC

@Clyde - thanks for that-
It really would be sensible to updte the filter documentation to illustrate this -

https://mac.todoist.com/Help/Filtering

Nowhere on here is the p: syntax mentioned??

Alex Brown  premium
Replied on Jan 26, 2015 - 11:33 UTC

@Clyde - thanks for that-
It really would be sensible to updte the filter documentation to illustrate this -

https://mac.todoist.com/Help/Filtering

Nowhere on here is the p: syntax mentioned??

David  premium
Replied on Jan 26, 2015 - 11:44 UTC

OK. Here's the thing. And it goes beyond filtering by project. It's about an overall lack of attention to what matters.
I get the feeling that Todoist achieved rapid success that left them feeling successful. They now appear to rely much more heavily on self promotion than advancement. Features are now implemented only partially and only on limited platforms. By doing this, Todoist has become yet another over hyped and underdeveloped product.
It's not that it's a bad product. But I find myself more and more looking for alternatives. And the reason for that is less about the product than it is about the company. I've lost faith in their ability to offer a truly ubiquitous, developed product to their customers.
Yes. I too am a premium subscriber. And I too need more than Todoist is giving in return.

Chris Hartley  premium
Replied on Feb 05, 2015 - 16:21 UTC

Having already discovered filtering by projects, but annoyed that I can't use the filter view to add or rearrange tasks, today I have found a better way to view more than one project at once.

SUB PROJECTS..

Drag all the projects you want to view on one screen to be sub projects of one particular project (drag and indent them). You can then view all the projects at once, on one screen, as well as be able to add items to each project, and rearrange etc. This means I no longer need my filters that list multiple projects.

MJ
Mary Johnson  premium
Replied on Feb 05, 2015 - 17:42 UTC

@Chris Hartley,

Thank you for your comment about Sub Projects! What a fantastic idea!

Александр Маландин  premium
Replied on Feb 05, 2015 - 18:03 UTC

Unfortunately this does not solve the problem of filtering by Project AND @tags + dates at the same time or does it?

David  premium
Replied on Feb 05, 2015 - 22:43 UTC

Not to mention, the feature of being able to see all subprojects on the
screen at once doesn't work in the mobile app any more than filter by
project does.

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xphileprof  premium
Replied on Feb 06, 2015 - 02:05 UTC

To state the obvious, rebuilding the project tree just to change the view pretty much defeats the nominal purpose of subprojects. I suppose it would be marginally tolerable if there were a "now put this project back where it really belongs" feature.

Matt Speering  premium
Replied on Feb 07, 2015 - 01:07 UTC

Can you please give us an estimated timeline of when you plan to bring this feature to both android and iOS mobile apps?

Thanks.

SW
Scott Wells  premium
Replied on Feb 07, 2015 - 20:06 UTC

" Matt Speering premium
Replied on Feb 07, 2015 - 01:07 UTC

Can you please give us an estimated timeline of when you plan to bring this feature to both android and iOS mobile apps?

Thanks."

If you read the whole thread, you realize that any projection is elusive. From January 26th, the staff says, "It's something that we're working on though it's extremely difficult to give out an ETA as to when that will be available (just like with most of software schedule estimation)."

Which basically translates to "don't count on it, until we actual release an app(s) with the code included."

This thread is almost 11 months old. They've had time and resources to focus on Karma, but not this feature request.

I don't want to take the time to migrate to a new product, but...well?

I guess people keep signing up on Premium without being bothered by this lack of functionality or lack of support. So, Todoist isn't feeling any loss in the profit column on a feature like this. I guess.

DE
Dylan Eiler  premium
Replied on Feb 07, 2015 - 21:33 UTC

disappointing for sure...

JD
Joseph Durrant  premium
Replied on Feb 08, 2015 - 18:04 UTC

Great to hear this is something you're working on. It will be such a useful feature.

I'm a heavy todoist user and manage much of my work on the web app using filters. Being able to manage things in same way on the mobile app will be brilliant. At the moment I only use the mobile app for creating tasks and don't attempt to use it to identify my priorities primarily because of the absence of this functionality.

Jon  premium
Replied on Feb 12, 2015 - 21:55 UTC

Glad to see this feature has at least been added for premium users. However lack of support on native mobile apps is still keeping me from layout out the money for a premium subscription.

grizz
Replied on Feb 17, 2015 - 16:30 UTC

:/

lack of project search in mobile app is annoying...

David  premium
Replied on Feb 17, 2015 - 17:55 UTC

Incomplete implementation tasks by Todoist is really annoying. I think they've spread themselves too thin, trying to jump on whatever is the new thing and not completing what they started.

RA
Robert Anderson  premium
Replied on Feb 17, 2015 - 18:34 UTC

Definitely some kind of turmoil going on. Seems like they've lost their android or mobile developer and haven't been able to or wanted to replace them?

Todoist has a flaky history. It was ignored for years while the original guy went off and worked on Plurk. Eventually Plurk failed and he decided to come back and work on Todoist. A period of productivity followed. Now it seems to be faltering again. I don't know where the attention has shifted now but the project is stagnating again.

grizz
Replied on Feb 17, 2015 - 19:30 UTC

I've left rtm, and gqueues due to stagnation... :/
http://blog.todoist.com/our-story/ - a half a year without proggress (i know about android wear)

:/

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Jeff  premium
Replied on Feb 23, 2015 - 14:56 UTC

+1

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Jeremy  premium
Replied on Feb 27, 2015 - 17:55 UTC

+1 i'm really surprised this is not a feature.

Ed Cottrell  premium
Replied on Mar 02, 2015 - 19:09 UTC

+1 The lack of this feature is a serious flaw.

I have enjoyed Todoist and have been premium for a while, but this is becoming a bigger and bigger problem. It has me looking at competitors.

JL
Juergen Lunkwitz (Juergs)
Replied on Mar 09, 2015 - 00:15 UTC

+1
Todoist looks nice and I have been try to use it but every work around some aspect can not be done.

Can't filter on projects
Can't sort labels
Can't have counts on Filters

Ever corner there is something new that it can not do.

David  premium
Replied on Mar 09, 2015 - 00:29 UTC

After using it hard core for many months and even purchasing a premium
account, I finally gave up. I've canceled my premium subscription and
removed Todoist from any platform that had it. Time to move on.
Too bad, too. Todoist had potential, right up to the point they just
stopped development. But I need a company that will be there in the future.

Matt Speering  premium
Replied on Mar 09, 2015 - 00:38 UTC

What are the alternatives out there to todoist?

Is there a platform that has similar functionality that is still being supported?

David  premium
Replied on Mar 09, 2015 - 00:55 UTC

That will depend on what you want from the app. There are several
alternatives, all with their own drawbacks. TickTick is popular. For
myself, I am now moving everything to asana. And the more time I spend
learning asana the more it looks like the tool I need. I like the company
behind asana, too.

Patrick Honegger  premium
Replied on Mar 09, 2015 - 06:15 UTC

Todoist is not that far from what I need. But you're right, David, it really takes much too long to implement any requested features.

TB
Tim Berneman  premium
Replied on Mar 10, 2015 - 12:55 UTC

+1 for this feature.

Gonna check out any.do to see if that better fits my needs.

dpgreenbaum  premium
Replied on Mar 14, 2015 - 20:35 UTC

+1 it is supposed to work across platforms. You should remove filter from iphone if it does not work on iphone.

JL
Juergen Lunkwitz (Juergs)
Replied on Mar 15, 2015 - 13:17 UTC

Agreed

Wonder how long is this going to take to fix?

Happy I'm still in the 30 day money back period because for $30 this is not a commercial product yet.

AC  premium
Replied on Mar 16, 2015 - 11:46 UTC

+1...

I'd say this is a must...if you're working in multiple projects and you want to see the tasks for today on a specific project, how can you?

John Conway  premium
Replied on Mar 20, 2015 - 21:25 UTC

+1 on updating the documentation. I just spend 30 minutes trying to figure out how to do this, only to then have to read this whole thread to figure out its p: instead of # like it is everywhere else. Consistency would be nice, but at least if the help linked from Filtering was updated people wouldn't spend so long trying to figure out how to do this.

JK
Johann Kenny  premium
Replied on Mar 23, 2015 - 07:15 UTC

Do yourself a favor. Migrate to EVERNOTE. It integrates tasks with a database. I'm canceling my premium subscription and tweeting about it!

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DS  premium
Replied on Mar 23, 2015 - 07:48 UTC

@Johann Kenny

How do you use Evernote for tasks and GTD? It is missing a lot of features, such as nested tasks, easy to use folders etc.

Patrick Honegger  premium
Replied on Mar 23, 2015 - 08:00 UTC

Evernote as task manager?!

I use Evernote on a daily base, but just as note book. I see no chance for using it instead of Todoist.

JK
Johann Kenny  premium
Replied on Mar 24, 2015 - 08:15 UTC

Hi Patrick,

Try combining Sunrise calendar with Evernote.

Visibility of activities combined with the ability to add content directly to the project vessel.

As for searchability, evernote beats Todoist hands down.

Patrick Honegger  premium
Replied on Mar 24, 2015 - 08:50 UTC

Thank you, Johann, for clarifying.

I do not like to have to do's in my calendar. There are so many tasks on my to do list, I would no longer see the dates in my calendar. :-)

Jonathan Todd  premium
Replied on Mar 24, 2015 - 09:18 UTC

So we have a project management software program that can't show us the things we need to do in order in a project? Fix this TD Team . . .

JamesB  premium
Replied on Mar 24, 2015 - 11:14 UTC

There is a bug in the filter project function.

I have a project called "work"
When i use p:work the project work and sub-projects are filtered
BUT when i have another project ouside of work like mywork or work_on_house the p:work filter brings them up too :-(

JamesB  premium
Replied on Mar 24, 2015 - 11:14 UTC

There is a bug in the filter project function.

I have a project called "work"
When i use p:work the project work and sub-projects are filtered
BUT when i have another project ouside of work like mywork or work_on_house the p:work filter brings them up too :-(

Galina Skovorodnikova  staff
Replied on Mar 24, 2015 - 15:45 UTC

Hi James,

Sorry about that. In this case, please try using the reserved # tag for searching projects: #work should bring only the project "work".


Regards,
Galina

JP
James Polley  premium
Replied on Mar 29, 2015 - 23:28 UTC

The first reply on this thread points to http://todoist.com/Vote/show/5952/ - but that page just tells me that you have closed the votebox.

What's the status of this request? How can I track its progress towards completion?

https://macstore.todoist.com/Help/Filtering still doesn't mention that it's possible to filter by projects - when will that be updated?

Galina Skovorodnikova  staff
Replied on Mar 29, 2015 - 23:30 UTC

Hi James,

The project filter will be included in our major updates for iOS and Android. The new version 10 for iOS is coming this week already (with the project filter support)! Then the next update will be for Android. :-)

Regards,
Galina

JP
James Polley  premium
Replied on Mar 30, 2015 - 00:47 UTC

Thanks Galina.

I've made a note to check for an iOS update next monday. If I haven't received it by then I'll be asking for a refund of my premium subscription.

I purchased premium because of the promise that I could "Create powerful filters and filter your tasks any way you like." - I can't see how you can make that claim with a straight face when such a simple and obvious thing can't be searched on.

JP
James Polley  premium
Replied on Mar 30, 2015 - 00:47 UTC

Thanks Galina.

I've made a note to check for an iOS update next monday. If I haven't received it by then I'll be asking for a refund of my premium subscription.

I purchased premium because of the promise that I could "Create powerful filters and filter your tasks any way you like." - I can't see how you can make that claim with a straight face when such a simple and obvious thing can't be searched on.

JP
James Polley  premium
Replied on Mar 31, 2015 - 19:41 UTC

And right on queue, the iOS update (which I now realise I shouldn't be discussing on this thread) arrives, and has the update, and is perfect.

Thanks!

SK
Steffen Klein  premium
Replied on Apr 01, 2015 - 14:29 UTC

Hi there,

unfortunately, my following filter does not give me any results on ios version 10.

@[label] & p:[projectname]

same with

@[label] & -p:[projectname]

Can you confirm this or do I have to change the filter to make it work in the correct way?

Steffen

David Trey  staff
Replied on Apr 01, 2015 - 14:42 UTC

Hello Steffen,

Please try to delete and reinstall the iOS app and see if it helps.

If it doesn't please post the exact data you're using, that is - what's the name of the label and the project? I've just tested it with this data:

@office & p:work

and the iOS app returned the correct results.


Regards,
David

SK
Steffen Klein  premium
Replied on Apr 01, 2015 - 14:58 UTC

Hi David,

reinstallation did not help.

Can I send you the filter info via mail as it contains the name of our company? If so, which mail adress do I use?

Steffen

Galina Skovorodnikova  staff
Replied on Apr 01, 2015 - 15:06 UTC

Hi Steffen,

Sure! Please send us the exact filter (so that we can test it) to support@todoist.com

Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience!

Regards,
Galina

JG
Jorge Garcia
Replied on Apr 15, 2015 - 09:49 UTC

Hi there,

will there be any update soon to the Android version, so we can filter by project?

Thanks

Regards,
Jorge

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Apr 15, 2015 - 10:26 UTC

Hi Jorge,

It's upcoming along with the Material Design update. Our devs are still currently working on it but as soon as we have more definite estimates, we'll share them. :-)


Regards,
Clyde

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Shay  premium
Replied on May 05, 2015 - 11:22 UTC

Hi,

Any news regarding this?
It's 4 weeks now since the last update.

Thanks.

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on May 05, 2015 - 11:40 UTC

Hi Shay,

We sadly don't have any news for the Android app Material Design update yet but we're really close to launching our beta. Filtering tasks by project should now be possible in the web and the iOS app though.


Regards,
Clyde

j.m.hawkins86  premium
Replied on May 06, 2015 - 09:39 UTC

Please hurry up and allow us to filter projects in Android please its driving me crazy.

Elías Gómez Sainz  premium
Replied on May 09, 2015 - 12:55 UTC

I also want this! :-o

P
Pascal  premium
Replied on May 12, 2015 - 16:37 UTC

+1

RA
Robert Anderson  premium
Replied on May 12, 2015 - 16:44 UTC

Let's back up a step. Does Todoist employ any Android developers? By all outward appearances the answer is no.

Bryan Luce  premium
Replied on May 18, 2015 - 02:16 UTC

+1 to Android

EZ
Eduardo Zulian  premium
Replied on May 21, 2015 - 15:17 UTC

+1 here also. This inconsistency is totally confusing :(

Mario  premium
Replied on Jun 09, 2015 - 22:26 UTC

+1 it is really important for me!!!

JD
Joseph Durrant  premium
Replied on Jun 23, 2015 - 17:53 UTC

I have the new v8 material design app and I'm still finding project filters that work in the web app do not work in the Android app.

Is a fix for this issue included in the new version? Or do we need to wait for a further update?

Galina Skovorodnikova  staff
Replied on Jun 23, 2015 - 17:57 UTC

Hi Joseph,

I have already replied to you on a different thread. Please let us know which exact filter doesn't work for you.

Regards,
Galina

Bryan Luce  premium
Replied on Jun 23, 2015 - 18:06 UTC

Boom! Works for me!


Bryan Luce  premium
Replied on Jun 23, 2015 - 18:07 UTC

Works, great now. Thank you!


JD
Joseph Durrant  premium
Replied on Jun 23, 2015 - 18:26 UTC

Here's what I use for my 'Now' filter.

(overdue or today or tomorrow) & -p:_srm & -@later & -@srm & -@read & -@ongoing

The project it should filter out (-p:_srm) is shared with my colleague. I think all of the tasks from this project, that are incorrectly shown in this 'Now' filter, were created by colleague.

Interesting, when I edit all of the tasks from the shared project that are incorrectly shown in this Now filter, under the Project section of the task details, the Project is set as "No Project". I guess this is why the project filter isn't working.

What's even stranger is that these tasks cannot be found if I go directly to any projects in the Android app (just appear in the filters) and in the web app they're completely missing (not in projects or filters).

I'll have look at the shared project tomorrow with my colleague and try to work out what tasks are missing.

Galina Skovorodnikova  staff
Replied on Jun 23, 2015 - 18:27 UTC

Thanks for the additional information, Joseph.

Please give us the query that you type for the filter. Are you using !p: to exclude task from a particular project? Are you using (overdue | today | tomorrow) for the first part of your filter?

Please provide the exact query so that we can see if there is anything wrong with the syntax. Thank you!

Regards,
Galina

JD
Joseph Durrant  premium
Replied on Jun 23, 2015 - 18:49 UTC

Hi Galina,

I've already included the exact query in my last update.

:-)

Galina Skovorodnikova  staff
Replied on Jun 23, 2015 - 18:55 UTC

Please try to use ! operator to exclude a project or a label, and | operator as OR:

(overdue | today | tomorrow) & !p:_srm & !@later & !@srm & !@read & !@ongoing

Regards,
Galina

JD
Joseph Durrant  premium
Replied on Jun 23, 2015 - 19:35 UTC

I've tried the query you've suggested but the behaviour is exactly the same as I described in my previous comment.

If you look the details in my earlier coment the issue is obviously related to the use of a shared project rather than a syntax issue. If tasks are missing from projects and only showing in filters, there is something wrong with the projects. I guess they're showing incorrectly under the filter because the tasks are listed without being associated with the project I'm trying to filter out.

Is there a more appropriate place for me to report this issue as it looks like the underlying cause is shared projects failing rather than filtering?

Galina Skovorodnikova  staff
Replied on Jun 23, 2015 - 19:39 UTC

Yes, please create a separate thread with the details and we will take a look into it there.

Thank you!

Regards,
Galina