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How does one create a sub project? I'd like to know how to do this both on the mac & on the web.

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Mar 31, 2014 - 21:03 UTC

Hi Kathy,

Both the Mac & Web are the same. Right click the task, edit, and then you can see the two arrows on the right hand side (under the date box). This will change the Indent Level.

This will make whichever task is above the sub task the parent task. This can only be done within the Project view.


kathy dalton
Replied on Apr 01, 2014 - 02:26 UTC

OK, so that means there are just different indent levels, which stand in for tasks and sub tasks and there isn't something else that is a sub project?
In particular I want tasks to LOOK different from projects and sub projects--not just by indent level.

Using this scheme in one project one indent in might be a task, while in another project the tasks might not show till you are several indents in:

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Apr 01, 2014 - 02:31 UTC


Sorry about that. I read Project as task. Yes, you can have sub-projects. It works the same way though, just get the project in edit mode (right click, edit) and change the indent level.

Though, I am not sure by your look different question?


Kyung Gon Kim  premium
Replied on Jun 11, 2014 - 10:31 UTC

how do project & sub project share ?

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Jun 11, 2014 - 10:45 UTC

Hi Kyung,

Each project (regardless if it's a main project or a sub-project) needs to be shared individually.



Cliff Lipman
Replied on Aug 29, 2014 - 22:29 UTC

It appears that sub-projects are user-specific. So, if a company admin makes a sub-project, the company's users do not see that. Is this correct, or is the "indenting" across the entire org?

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Aug 29, 2014 - 23:14 UTC


Each project is its own, each user would need to re-indent each one.


Cliff Lipman
Replied on Aug 29, 2014 - 23:30 UTC

From a business customer perspective, projects should be "owned" by the business. Arranging things by project/ sub-project should also be "owned" by the business. I guess this is a wish list.

Carl Rotter  premium
Replied on Sep 11, 2014 - 11:47 UTC


Cliff, I totally agree. This is really annoying and super time consuming.

Meri  premium
Replied on Oct 03, 2014 - 06:39 UTC

Agree as well, that all users should not have to recreate project/subproject structures if the administrator has already set it up.

Simon Bösch
Replied on Dec 20, 2014 - 07:51 UTC

it would be nice, if subprojects would inherit option from the parent project (priority, sharing to persons ... )

Kenny Byrne Test
Replied on Jan 23, 2015 - 18:09 UTC

TOTALLY AGREE... This makes the shared project list look like a dope created them!

Mika  premium
Replied on Jan 28, 2015 - 16:50 UTC

I aprechiate the simplicity of Todoist but it feels a bit cheap that there is no real project hirarchy.

Moving projects and all subprojects within the project list is a pain as of today :-(

Replied on Jan 30, 2015 - 20:01 UTC

Agreed as well. There needs to be an option to share an entire project hierarchy vs. a single project.

Perhaps a popup that queries the user when they go to share a project. i.e. Share only this project, or share this project including all sub-projects?

Due to this limitation, I end up creating single projects with an extra hierarchy at the task level, basically "emulating" sub-projects using task headers at the highest level of the hierarchy, which is a bit tedious and not nearly as pleasant to look at. For large projects, this is also a pain as you can run up against the task limit per project.

Carl Rotter  premium
Replied on Jan 30, 2015 - 20:26 UTC

Hey Jason,

I think I know what you mean but could you post a picture of an example?

I named my Projects and sub projects:

1. Projects
1.1 Subproject 1
1.2 Subproject 2 ....

Then I indent them accordingly.

But not all my coworkers seem to apply this. This creates more work for me to check and annoys my coworkers. They are supposed to do more important tasks... ( We are talking about a lot of projects and sub projects here).