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I have a few custom filters set up in Todoist -- for example, "shopping today" (which, despite the title, includes @shopping items that are overdue, due today, or due within 7 days). The filters work fine on my Mac, but they are totally ignored on my iPhone (iOS 7.1, iphone 5S).

Obviously, the iphone is where I need filters like my shopping filter the most. Please advise.

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Apr 09, 2014 - 17:23 UTC

Hi Ione,

Can you let me know the exact syntax used, what is exactly written in the filter area. As well as if you created this on web, or through the filter menu on iOS (though I assume Web)?

Regards,
Brendon.

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Ione Smith  premium
Replied on Apr 09, 2014 - 18:56 UTC

I'm not talking about just one filter -- none of the custom filters work on the iphone, although they do work on the Mac. I created them on the Mac, in the Mac's Todoist app (I suppose that's essentially the same as on the web). The filters appear on the phone's filter menu, but nothing happens when I select them -- I still see everything due rather than just the filtered items due.

I only mentioned the shopping one as a convenient example of a filter that I really NEED on the phone.

The syntax for the shopping filter is

(overdue, 7 days) @shopping

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Ione Smith  premium
Replied on Apr 09, 2014 - 19:14 UTC

P.S. -- as a test, I created a new filter directly in the ios app. I labeled it "ios shopping", and used the very same syntax as my regular shopping filter. And I get the very same result -- the filter works on the Mac, but it doesn't work on the phone.

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Apr 09, 2014 - 21:54 UTC

Ione,

Please make sure you are updated to the latest app version, though I have passed this to the developer to see if we can find the cause.

Regards,
Brendon.

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Ione Smith  premium
Replied on Apr 09, 2014 - 22:01 UTC

v. 8.0.2 on the iphone, v. 4.1.5 on the Mac.

Josh Varvil  premium
Replied on Nov 18, 2014 - 22:32 UTC

I too am having this issue.

Paul Mitchell  premium
Replied on Dec 14, 2014 - 15:45 UTC

Me too. Is there a fix? It's a fairly basic issue?

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Dec 15, 2014 - 04:15 UTC

Hi Paul,

Can you give me the exact syntax that you're using so I can try and replicate the problem?


Regards,
Clyde

Paul Mitchell  premium
Replied on Dec 15, 2014 - 04:58 UTC

Hi,

Sure. This is my "Personal - Due Today" filter.

(today) & p:personal

This works on my Mac, not on iPhone. I have lots of filters like this.

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Dec 15, 2014 - 05:01 UTC

Hi Paul,

Project filtering is not supported yet in our mobile apps (iOS or Android) but we're hoping to add in a future update.


Regards,
Clyde

Paul Mitchell  premium
Replied on Dec 15, 2014 - 05:04 UTC

ok, fair enough.

When will it be enabled? Surely the code can be shared between the OSx and
iOS apps?

For me, this makes the iOS app essentially un-usable.

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Dec 15, 2014 - 05:16 UTC

Hi Paul,

No, the code base are not shared. Our Mac app uses a web view that utilizes native features for OSX 10.10 so it has shared code with the web app rather than the iOS app.

We unfortunately don't have a date yet but I suggest you stay tuned in our Twitter account or blog as we announce newly added feature or improvements there.


Regards,
Clyde

Paul Mitchell  premium
Replied on Dec 15, 2014 - 05:36 UTC

Ok thanks. I appreciate the timely feedback.

john.a.timothee  premium
Replied on Feb 13, 2015 - 08:05 UTC

Hello,
Any news on this issue? I chose todoist because of it's flexibility and this is really a downside!
Can we at least have a user-friendly mobile version of the web site (where the filters work) that is really adapted to mobile devices?

Thank you!
John

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Feb 13, 2015 - 08:11 UTC

Hi John,

We're working on a major upgrade to our app that would include an improved filtering system for our iOS app which we're hoping would be available soon. We sadly don't have a specific timeframe though.


Regards,
Clyde

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Antonio Millares III  premium
Replied on May 10, 2015 - 07:25 UTC

Hi Clyde,

Is there a status update on the iOS filtering issue ? Not having this functionality essentially renders the application useless for mobile use.

Please let me know at your earliest convenience.

Thanks and Regards,

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Antonio Millares III  premium
Replied on May 10, 2015 - 08:28 UTC

Hi Clyde,

Is there a status update on the iOS filtering issue ? Not having this functionality essentially renders the application useless for mobile use.

Please let me know at your earliest convenience.

Thanks and Regards,

Antonio

Galina Skovorodnikova  staff
Replied on May 10, 2015 - 12:27 UTC

Hi Antonio,

Very sorry to hear you are having trouble with this. Could you please give us a few examples of the exact filter queries that don't work for you on iOS, so that we can take a look?

Also, which version of our app are you running on your iOS device?

Thank you and sorry for the inconvenience!

Regards,
Galina

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german.nikolay  premium
Replied on May 19, 2015 - 08:04 UTC

Hello Team,
I'm using Todoist for a test period to decide to buy it or not for daily usage and i'm really missing this option in IOS app.

Can you pls say if this option will ever be suppported in IOS app?

Don't ask to provide me an example of my queries as it was done many times before me and no visible progress on adding this functionality to IOS app so far.


It is sad because in general your app is great!

Thanks!

Josh Varvil  premium
Replied on May 19, 2015 - 13:43 UTC

Here is a query for a filter that works everywhere except mobile:
(today, overdue) & !p:personal

My current version of the mobile app is 10.0.4, but I've been using the app for 6 or 7 months now and it's never worked.

Thanks!

Galina Skovorodnikova  staff
Replied on May 19, 2015 - 14:16 UTC

Hi Josh,

Please try:

(today | overdue) & !p:personal

@Nikolay, sorry to hear that, but we still need to know which filters don't work for you so that we can fix that :-)

Regards,
Galina

Josh Varvil  premium
Replied on May 19, 2015 - 14:28 UTC

Galina-
That works on mobile and the desktop! Awesome! Thanks!

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german.nikolay  premium
Replied on May 19, 2015 - 17:05 UTC

Galina,
Original query is in Russian but it should be something like this:

today & p:nameoftheproject
7 days & p:nameoftheproject

So if i will create another filter (using projects) i need to ask you again to make it work in IOS?) Or for now on it will work with all this kind of queries?

Thanks!

Galina Skovorodnikova  staff
Replied on May 19, 2015 - 17:15 UTC

Thanks for these examples, Nikolay.

Both work for me in English. I have also tested in Russian and found out that:

сегодня & p:project works as expected
7 дней doesn't work even as a standalone filter. I will pass it to our developers.

Please also make sure you don't have any special characters in your project names as we don't currently support them on iOS.

Regards,
Galina

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german.nikolay  premium
Replied on May 19, 2015 - 17:36 UTC

Galina,
Now it really works, thanks!
Have you fixed or it was my mistake? Actually I was sure it didn't worked when i checked)

Is there any other limitations with IOS?

Anyway thanks for quick feedback!

Galina Skovorodnikova  staff
Replied on May 19, 2015 - 17:47 UTC

We are still working on some issues with :to_others: queries. Hopefully, most of them will be addressed in the next update. :-) But if you come across any new issues, please feel free to report them, so that we can faster reproduce and fix.

Thank you for your help!

Regards,
Galina

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platotel  premium
Replied on Jun 22, 2015 - 11:14 UTC

Have the same issue. Filters work fine in the extension for Firefox, but don't work on iPhone 4s. It's very strange, because the program itself is stable. Please fix this ASAP.