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Keyboard navigation


My workflow is usually operated with mostly the keyboard. Would it be possible to implement some way to operate todoist solely with the keyboard to navigate projects and todo items. Is this on the roadmap, or already implemented?

Eg. use 'k' and 'i' to navigate todo visible todo items down/up. and two for prev/next project etc. space to check/uncheck an item.


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Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on May 08, 2014 - 09:28 UTC

Hello Jonatan,

Here's a list of keyboard shortcuts available in Todoist app: https://todoist.com/Help/viewHelp?page=shortcuts. Hope this makes things a bit better.

We don't disclose roadmaps as the that changes over time due to several factors but rest assured that we are looking for ways to make the app better.



Andres Silva Marambio  premium
Replied on Jul 19, 2014 - 15:28 UTC

I'm agree with Jonatan. I would like to have more shortcut to navigate my tasks and projects. I really like the work that Chekvist.com did it with the keyboard navigation. Please consider this feature.

Replied on Aug 14, 2014 - 04:00 UTC


do you have a feature suggestion with votes? like so https://codeschool.uservoice.com?

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Aug 14, 2014 - 04:06 UTC


We record all comments and suggesitons :)


Hanson Kim  premium
Replied on Sep 19, 2014 - 02:24 UTC

I agree with this.
I want keyboard navigation too.
When I orgarnize my tasks, I do not want use mouse or trackpad!

Replied on Oct 16, 2014 - 02:19 UTC

+1 for drastically improving the keyboard navigation in Todoist.

Andres is right - Checkvist has amazing keyboard navigation.

Solonvip  premium
Replied on Oct 31, 2014 - 09:00 UTC

I also agree with jonatan.p1. Keyboard navigation can make the app a lot faster to use, without having to reach for the mouse.


Rob Mullins
Replied on Nov 16, 2014 - 20:24 UTC

Same request. Back in the early days, todoist was second to none with keyboard navigation (and I was a premium member). Just came back to check it out, and can't use it without full keyboard navigation.

Replied on Nov 24, 2014 - 13:52 UTC


At the minimum being able to tab through my to-do's and edit/complete them is a must have.

Would also be great to switch between projects/filters/labels easily. Doing this with some kind of quick switcher solution, such as Slack's or Sublime Text's cmd+t might work nicely.

bruno31415  premium
Replied on Nov 26, 2014 - 20:21 UTC

+1. Absence of many relevant shortcuts is very disappointing

Oleg Semykin
Replied on Nov 28, 2014 - 15:37 UTC


Shortcuts highly improve productivity.

Please consider to implement the most important ones:
- navigate thru todo's up/down
- edit selected todo caption
- edit selected todo date
- edit selected todo project
- open project selector

Max Jensen
Replied on Dec 02, 2014 - 18:28 UTC

+1 from me

Replied on Dec 15, 2014 - 16:40 UTC


Johannes KrunegĂ„rd  premium
Replied on Dec 17, 2014 - 06:29 UTC


I'm currently looking for a new GTD management system and this is a dealbreaker.

CB  premium
Replied on Dec 27, 2014 - 00:49 UTC

I've just started evaluating Todoist, and the lack of ability to navigate, and initiate editing, of tasks from the keyboard is definitely a deal-breaker for me.

Replied on Jan 04, 2015 - 05:29 UTC


I want to pull the trigger on Todoist premium SO BAD, but not having decent keyboard support (especially in the native desktop apps) just makes me dread the idea of using everyday.

Lennart  premium
Replied on Jan 09, 2015 - 08:36 UTC

+1, this is a must have!

Tells me to mouse click to edit tasks ...

Roger Searjeant  premium
Replied on Feb 28, 2015 - 09:48 UTC

Adding my voice / vote to this issue. Cannot understand why proper keyboard navigation hasn't been implemented already - this isn't difficult and TD is way behind the competition (especially Checkvist) in this area.

Fix this, and I'd have no reason to look elsewhere - apart from the lack of good keyboard navigation, TD is great.

Do paying customers get to influence the development roadmap at all? Is there a voting mechanism for features / fixes?

Peter Fraser-Grant
Replied on Feb 28, 2015 - 14:42 UTC

+1, very important thanks.

Nikolay Ugarov  premium
Replied on Apr 28, 2015 - 16:51 UTC

BTW if you had voting here, it would be much less polluted with "+1" comments :)

frank.voorvaart  premium
Replied on Jul 08, 2015 - 17:31 UTC

More keyboard shortcuts is essential. I appreciate the shortcuts that are already implemented, but many basic shortcuts are missing.

Joe Taormina  premium
Replied on Jul 22, 2015 - 22:23 UTC


would like to navigate up and down with j and k and be able to quickly prioritize tasks with the number keys.

CB  premium
Replied on Jul 22, 2015 - 22:26 UTC

The OP was over a year ago.

It's safe to say ToDoist's implicit answer is 'no'.

Artem Pyanykh  premium
Replied on Sep 30, 2015 - 06:09 UTC

+1. I like many things in Todoist, but lack of keyboard task management capabilities really kills me.

Omnifocus, 2Do, Things -- all have good enough keyboard navigation/shortcuts. It is a crucial part for productivity system.

CB  premium
Replied on Sep 30, 2015 - 06:14 UTC

@Artem: looks like my scepticism was unwarranted. There's confirmation in another thread (https://todoist.com/Support/show/96148/?section=activity&back_url=/Support/core/activity/) that a native version of ToDoist is on the way. Hard to imagine that won't come with decent keyboard shortcuts.