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One of the things I like about Todoist is the search capability and saved searches (filters). I use a GTD-is setup where I assign context to tasks in projects that are next actions. I only use dates as ticklers or on-a-specific-day tasks so I only need today in addition to contexts. The filter I have been trying to set up shows Over due and Today first and then all my contexts. It looks something like this:

Buy bread

Make sandwich

Eat sandwich

Its very useful to work with since I don't need any other view on a daily basis (also very useful for the widget on my Nexus 5). The way I use it is that I glance Today and then scan the contexts adding the date today to any tasks I think I will complete today. This is an example of a similar search string:

over due, today, @home, @work

What I would like to do is to have the search only show tasks with contexts that have no due date so that when I add a date to a task with a context it disappears from the context part of the list. It should then appear under Today or disappear until the date I assigned to it. I figured this out and it seems to work:

over due, today, @home & no due date, @work & no due date

The only problem I have with it is that my list now looks very cluttered and a bit hard to read since after each context it now says Tasks with no due date. It looks a bit like this:

Buy bread

Make sandwich

Eat sandwich

Is there a simpler way to do this and is there any way to make the list look cleaner and easier to read?

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David Trey staff
Replied on Apr 06, 2014 - 21:11 UTC

Hello Arnar,

There are two options:

1. od, today, @home & no due date, @work & no due date - this will make the list clearly separated as it does now, but the small downside is that the headers will indeed include the "tasks with no due date" line.

2. od | today | (@home & no due date) | (@work & no due date) - this will create one long list that's not separated by any headers at all, though it will make the first header at the top very long.

Out of these two, I'd recommend staying with the current one, it seems much more convenient to have the separators even if they're a little bit longer than usual ;-)

Best regards,

Arnar Egilsson
Replied on Apr 13, 2014 - 08:48 UTC

Ok, thank you for your answer.

I really appreciate your customer support on this page. Compared to other todo apps I have used this has been so much better. Keep up the good work!