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Quickly assign a project


Is there a way to assign a project to a task the same way we assign a label?

For eg.

Buy milk @shopping #personal

Thank you

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on May 09, 2014 - 01:13 UTC


No, but there is no need. When you are adding a task, a project is already selected, and you change choose which it is right from the add menu.


Replied on May 09, 2014 - 07:50 UTC

I know that, but for people that have a lot of projects ... having to scroll down trough all of them is time consuming.

i think that if you have the option for labels ... there should be the same option for projects!
Best regards

Replied on May 09, 2014 - 10:51 UTC


Replied on May 11, 2014 - 09:41 UTC

I do not understand how can the staff say there is no need when it can save at least 5 taps... sometimes I wonder if the programmers use the app at all

David Trey  staff
Replied on May 11, 2014 - 19:40 UTC

Hello Luis,

We use the app every day :-) To select a project, you can use:
- Ctrl+Q
- 2x TAB
- start typing the name.

In case of direct name input, you'd exchange the first TAB to a space and the second one for typing the # which makes our current solution use the exact same amount of clicks that you would use to type space + #, but replace them with a double click on TAB. Feel free to try it out.

Alternatively, if you just want to enter a project with your keyboard and not use Quick Add, then click on / and then type #projectname.

Best regards,

Replied on May 11, 2014 - 20:03 UTC

David, thank you for the reply but this was an android question... none of that aplies to android

Best regards

David Trey  staff
Replied on May 11, 2014 - 20:17 UTC


I'm sorry, I missed that. Indeed, on Android it's different, we'll look into improving this process in the future.

Best regards,

Replied on May 11, 2014 - 20:25 UTC

Thank you very much!!

Matt Edminster  premium
Replied on Nov 24, 2014 - 08:54 UTC

This kind of functionality is especially important when apps like Zapier and IFTTT come into play. Quick assignment to filters via the @ character means that automated task addtions from those apps can be characterized. But until it is possible to assign a project in the same way, they have to be organized manually, which kind of defeats the purpose of the automation. The hashtag would be a logical way to do this. Hope to see that possibility soon!

Michael Ehling
Replied on Nov 27, 2014 - 22:04 UTC

+1 (though, some days, it's fun to test my scrolling skills: can I whip-scroll through my list of projects right to the project I need to select?) ;-D

Liston Witherill  premium
Replied on Feb 24, 2015 - 23:33 UTC

This is at least somewhat related. I'd like to set up a Zap from Gmail and Evernote to create new Todoist tasks. That's easy enough.

What I'd like it to do is automatically assign these tasks to other people from within Zapier. Is that possible?

Example workflow:

1. Sales lead comes in through an email
2. Todoist task is automatically created instructing my assistant to add the lead to my CRM and to respond to the email
3. That task automatically gets assigned to my assistant (this isn't currently possible, so far as I can tell)
4. Everyone is so much happier


Jamie Jimenez  premium
Replied on Jul 02, 2015 - 13:54 UTC


I manage multiple projects daily and it's super inconvenient to have to individually reopen each task to assign it to the right project. It would be awesome to be able to assign the project with a tag when creating the task in the quick add field.

Brian Minihane  premium
Replied on Jul 02, 2015 - 14:49 UTC

I agree with the above comment and would find a hashtag to project a great time saver.

Dave Totman  premium
Replied on Jul 02, 2015 - 15:59 UTC

I concur, it is no longer 'quick add' when we have to go back in and manually scroll through a large list of projects to find the right one. Being able to add the project from the entry bar would be easier. Unfortunately the most recent update actually makes this process harder.

Glenn Baxter  premium
Replied on Sep 27, 2015 - 14:13 UTC