Where can I view all tasks? 2nd request...
If you go under Filters, and click on View All, it will show you all tasks, grouped by project.
I would like to know how to see all tasks, in due-date order -- not grouped by project, just in order of due-date. Anyone know how to do this?
Under filters, there is no "view all" option. I think I'm calling it quits with ToDoist. Thanks though!
That's weird! I can see a "View all" option under the "Filters" tab on all three platforms that I use ToDoist Premium -- Mac, iPad, aniPhone. I just purchased ToDoist and started using it yesterday, though, so you may have an earlier version that didn't have that feature. Is your software up-to-date? That's the only reason I can think of that you wouldn't see it, but I'm just another end-user, not a tech specialist! :)
With the latest version there is no "view all" filter. You would have to create it yourself, which you may have done in the past.
You can create a filter or just search for "view all" to see all tasks.
Thanks for your reply. I am completely new to ToDoist, and have never created a filter before. Could you send me an email with steps to create a "view all" filter that would display all to do items in date order? Thanks!
Also, there already is a "View all" filter that was present once I installed ToDoist; I did not create it. It has "view all" as the search term, and it works to return all items, but it groups them by project, and I'm not sure why it's doing that, as the filter does not seem to contain any commands that would cause that to happen. I want to get the same result, but not grouped by project, only ordered by date. How can I either edit the existing filter, or create a new filter to do that?
Unfortunately, that's the only way the "View all" filter works, if will show you all tasks project by project and not mixed through projects and sorted by date.
If you prefer date-based views, we recommend to add such filters as "30 days" or "100 days" which would group the tasks by day and time first, then by priority.
I set up a filter as you suggested, but used "365 days" as my query. Ot did return a list sorted by date, but did not include the one item I have that isn't scheduled during the couple of weeks. The due date on that item is Sept. 1, 2014.
Is there a limit to how many days can be in the filter query?
There seems to be a limitation indeed, I'll pass it to the developers and will let you know what it is exactly.
I created a filter called "View All", then put "view all" as my search query and it brought everything up.
Thanks, Brad. I did this, too, but the problem is that all the items are not listed in date order, as I need them to be. Rather, they were divided by project, so it would show me all the items from one project, in date order, then all the items from the next project, in date order, etc. I can't figure out how to get a complete list of all items, in date order, regardless of the projects to which they are assigned. How do your "View All" results display?
David, did you ever find out what the maximum number of days can be in a filter? Thanks!
Not as of yet, sorry about that.
This is something that I would like to do too. What is the maximum number of day/tasks that I can see in a search in a date order?
Any news on this? I would like to view all tasks by date order (seems a pretty basic function for a to-do app) but it doesn't seem to be possible.
Surely the Todoist developers could sort this out in an afternoon?
Try search for 1000 days and see if it returns all your tasks within the next 3 years.
Thanks Clyde. That seems to do the trick.
Am I right in thinking that if I upgrade to premium I can save that search as a filter and access it with a click?
Yes. You'll be able to name and save filters so you can easily access them with a click. :-)
Great. Thanks for your help.
Before I upgrade to the premium version, has Allison's query been addressed - ie is there a way I can see all the tasks sorted by date order?
Partially - yes. There is no syntax to see all tasks sorted by date per se, however you can simply query:
5000 days, no date
and you would see all tasks that either have a date due within the next 5000 days or no date at all. You can of course increase the number of days even further if you do have tasks scheduled so far ahead. You could also use priority-based queries as an alternative, for example:
p1, p2, p3, p4
Umm ok - wouldn't that be a useful feature to have rather than having to go through a filter.
Also, I can't see how this works without upgrading, which defeats the object of wanting to see how it works.
Every view in Todoist is technically a filter. If you click on "today", it just performs a search query for tasks with the date "today" :-)
You can try it out by typing it into the search bar at the top (next to the magnifying glass icon).
Thanks - no I Understand that. I'd just like to see a filter for all my tasks in due date order before I upgrade. Is that possible?
Some filters are Premium-only, but to see how it will look like, please enter "7 days" into the search bar and this is how the view will look like, only if you'd use "5000 days" it will include more tasks :-)
I just started today with todoist. But what seems a good way to me is to have a parent 'project' called 'All'. Move all other projects under the 'All' project (as sub projects). Clicking the all projects will show you all the tasks.
Personally, I made 2 parent categories 'All' and 'Someday/Maybe' following the GTD methodology.
Thanks a lot for sharing this trick, Maarten! :-)
@Maarten - brilliant.
I was about to quit todoist over this and go back to Asana, but this might do the trick for me. Thanks