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Filter for Completed tasks

Can a filter be created to search across completed tasks? I know how to view my completed tasks from the 'completed tasks' link in the top right corner, but I'd appreciate being able to filter completed tasks similar to active tasks. For example, rather than the top down view given by the 'completed tasks' link I'd like to plug in a filter for "completed, btw 05/01/2014 and 06/30/2014" as easily as any other filter. That would also allow for creating hard filters for things regularly used like "completed, 7 days", "completed, 30 days", "completed, :to others:, 7 days", "completed, :to others:, 30 days".

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jun 23, 2014 - 21:08 UTC

Hi MIchael,

We do not have any filter options for completed tasks. Only the View All Completed view from the Karma score is possible at this time. We will look into adding more options in future updates.


Trish Putnam  premium
Replied on Jun 23, 2014 - 21:52 UTC

Hi, Brendon -
I second this request. I can work around this for weekly status reports, but many businesses require quarterly or semi-annual reviews, and it's absolutely critical that I be able to gather data on completed work filtered by date and project if I move to use Todoist as my primary task management tool.

Morgan Newall  premium
Replied on Jul 07, 2014 - 23:21 UTC

I had to track finished tasks to write an invoice, with tasks across projects, and different time periods last night, and not being able to do the above made it very difficult.

Surely adding filter functionality would be a relatively easy integration?

matthewscotthudson  premium
Replied on Aug 02, 2014 - 18:27 UTC

Yes I'm trialling out premium and a 'completed tasks' filter would be really useful to me.

frederik.claes  premium
Replied on Aug 11, 2014 - 10:47 UTC

+1 for this feature. I was looking for it and couldn't find it unfortunately. The view in Karma panel is ok, but very limited alas.

Deena Lauver Scotti  premium
Replied on Aug 19, 2014 - 14:17 UTC

I would also benefit from this filter.

JohnBat26  premium
Replied on Aug 24, 2014 - 13:42 UTC

I would like to use very useful filter :-)

Klaus Nehrke  premium
Replied on Aug 26, 2014 - 16:22 UTC

+1! Must-have-Feature!!!

jeff  premium
Replied on Sep 04, 2014 - 18:21 UTC


Samir Mullick  premium
Replied on Sep 08, 2014 - 19:26 UTC


Carol Rose  premium
Replied on Sep 18, 2014 - 14:56 UTC


Isaac Alpizar  premium
Replied on Sep 26, 2014 - 01:13 UTC

+1 filter will be really useful !

Evgeniy Solovyov  premium
Replied on Sep 28, 2014 - 21:05 UTC

+1 Followup analysis is very useful for me.

Rachel Sandstrom  premium
Replied on Sep 29, 2014 - 00:55 UTC

+1 absolutely necessary

Wise Residential Management  premium
Replied on Oct 20, 2014 - 14:41 UTC


Nicolas Roussel  premium
Replied on Oct 21, 2014 - 13:58 UTC


Jeffrey  premium
Replied on Oct 21, 2014 - 15:13 UTC


Replied on Oct 21, 2014 - 23:48 UTC


Andrew Revesz  premium
Replied on Oct 23, 2014 - 17:15 UTC


james  premium
Replied on Oct 30, 2014 - 04:00 UTC

+1 I need this for work to be able to view what was completed yesterday. With this I will be able to continue using todoist as my task management tool

Mike Mitchell  premium
Replied on Oct 30, 2014 - 05:31 UTC

This would be helpful as sometimes I need to refer back to notes in completed tasks for information to continue follow-up tasks. This is VERY tedious.

seanpollard  premium
Replied on Nov 10, 2014 - 17:46 UTC

+1, need this for work. Will basically have to move to something else if this isn't in the pipeline.

Quinten van der Werf  premium
Replied on Nov 11, 2014 - 13:26 UTC

+1. Would be great for a quick reference instead of multiple clicks and trying to look through a list in the karma section.

Jacques HULLU  premium
Replied on Nov 11, 2014 - 21:05 UTC


Alexander Musti  premium
Replied on Nov 11, 2014 - 23:51 UTC

+1 This is MUST HAVE feature.

Teejay Hanton  premium
Replied on Nov 12, 2014 - 14:13 UTC


Tobias Bräu  premium
Replied on Nov 12, 2014 - 16:00 UTC


Kimberly Gruber  premium
Replied on Nov 24, 2014 - 10:53 UTC


XTAND  premium
Replied on Nov 26, 2014 - 11:38 UTC


schoeberpaul  premium
Replied on Nov 27, 2014 - 07:27 UTC


Wen-Hsing Kuo  premium
Replied on Nov 28, 2014 - 06:35 UTC


David Caradine  premium
Replied on Nov 30, 2014 - 17:53 UTC


Andy Goodacre  premium
Replied on Dec 04, 2014 - 05:05 UTC


Carsten Böhm  premium
Replied on Dec 04, 2014 - 13:12 UTC


Eniko Csokasi  premium
Replied on Dec 04, 2014 - 13:40 UTC


Gary Gengler  premium
Replied on Dec 04, 2014 - 17:43 UTC

I agree. For business use, its imperative we get search functionality over completed tasks. My temp solution has been to expand the use of labels. This AM I had to find a single occurrence of a task that had been completed in the last 6month. Thankfully, I had applied a specific label to those type of tasks, so was able to find that task in a timely fashion.

Ben Caldwell  premium
Replied on Dec 10, 2014 - 19:45 UTC


Dan Sinha  premium
Replied on Dec 11, 2014 - 10:00 UTC


I'd find it useful as a way to look back over accomplishments - for example, at appraisal time or when I'm writing my CV.

wojtekz  premium
Replied on Dec 11, 2014 - 21:05 UTC

+1 - for bussines tasks it is a must have

Bob Simon  premium
Replied on Dec 15, 2014 - 16:28 UTC


Tim Jasper  premium
Replied on Dec 18, 2014 - 04:35 UTC


Joseph Kitzman  premium
Replied on Dec 18, 2014 - 21:05 UTC


Dan Sinha  premium
Replied on Dec 19, 2014 - 08:44 UTC

Any news on this? Last update from staff was 6 months ago.

Patrick Honegger  premium
Replied on Dec 19, 2014 - 08:53 UTC


Jakob  premium
Replied on Dec 24, 2014 - 11:23 UTC


milan  premium
Replied on Dec 24, 2014 - 22:16 UTC


Omar  premium
Replied on Dec 26, 2014 - 09:01 UTC


6 months ago from last staff response... :-( I'm testing premium in todoist but we need fast actions (or updates) from todoist team please!

Jacques HULLU  premium
Replied on Dec 26, 2014 - 10:37 UTC

Please publish a roadmap with new features, present & future.
+110 for complete tasks filters

David P.  premium
Replied on Jan 02, 2015 - 06:33 UTC

Been using todoist for a few weeks now and discovered that I need this too! :)

John Sturgeon  premium
Replied on Jan 03, 2015 - 17:50 UTC


Amanda Fees  premium
Replied on Jan 05, 2015 - 17:55 UTC


Mike Empey  premium
Replied on Jan 05, 2015 - 23:19 UTC

+1 please

Håkan MacLean
Replied on Jan 13, 2015 - 07:14 UTC

+1. Great for SCRUM meetings when you want to see what you did yday.

Håkan MacLean
Replied on Jan 13, 2015 - 07:16 UTC

It also seems like you loose who did the task and on which date when you look in the "completed tasks" atm. Sad to loose so much important info.

Michael Royer  premium
Replied on Jan 13, 2015 - 07:22 UTC

Håkan, I agree you lose far to much meta data about the task once it's been completed. It seems very odd indeed that I can schedule when something is due [to be done] but once it is done I have no way to tell when that happened. Here's hoping that 54 "+1's" (from 52 paying Premium customers) have some impact on the development priorities. :-)

Mikael Hansen  premium
Replied on Jan 13, 2015 - 10:03 UTC


Donald Stewart  premium
Replied on Jan 13, 2015 - 11:22 UTC


Staff response?

Dan Sinha  premium
Replied on Jan 13, 2015 - 11:29 UTC

5 emails about this in my inbox today. I'm amazed to see there's still no word from Todoist.

Todoist staff: Even if you're not going to give us what we want, at least let us know what is going on!


Allie Quinn  premium
Replied on Jan 13, 2015 - 11:30 UTC

Completely agree with everyones comments - having a filter on completed is a must. cannot believe its missing...

Teresa Burris  premium
Replied on Jan 19, 2015 - 19:24 UTC

I am using Todoist on the outlook plugin, which I believe they said is web
based, and when I used the Karma view all completed tasks (which I couldn't
find before so have never used), and there are dropdowns to choose a
project, label, and timespan (although the timespan seems to be limited to
a few preset options of past 2 weeks, past month, past 6 months or
anytime). I think this may be what you guys are looking for?

Joseph Kitzman  premium
Replied on Jan 19, 2015 - 19:34 UTC

No, the Karma workaround is their reasoning for not implementing the feature we're hoping for. Filtering completed tasks based on "project" and "label" simply isn't good enough. What we're asking for is a way to use the search function to not only look through current tasks, but completed tasks as well. Take a quick look at: https://todoist.com/Help/Filtering

Right now you can use any combination of those filter keywords to find what you're looking for BUT ONLY for tasks that have not yet been completed. Adding a simple "completed" keyword seems like it would be as simple as modifying a SQL query. I would wager it could be done completely on the back end without requiring them to publish any software updates. But it's either not that easy, or the developers simply don't care. Based on what I've seen elsewhere in these forums I'm assuming the latter.

jdefreeseweber  premium
Replied on Jan 20, 2015 - 14:48 UTC

I completely agree with Joseph Kitzman. Get this done todoist.

jdefreeseweber  premium
Replied on Jan 20, 2015 - 14:48 UTC

I completely agree with Joseph Kitzman. Get this done todoist.

Daniel Tot  premium
Replied on Jan 22, 2015 - 10:39 UTC


Gary Gengler  premium
Replied on Jan 22, 2015 - 16:48 UTC

Don't see the filter problem others say doesn't exist and want.

I setup a series of filters that pertain to tasks in my business and personal life. When a task is created and tracking purposes, I add one or more of those filters. Filters allow me to see specific completed tasks.

For example; when I select "completed", view all, then click "Any Label" and select 'financial' or 'home', I see all completed 'Financial" tasks "for Past 2 weeks, Past Month or Past 6 months.

Teejay Hanton  premium
Replied on Jan 22, 2015 - 17:32 UTC


That's a great way to view specific projects or labels. This thread is concerned with searching for a specific label or keyword across active AND/OR completed projects/labels (at least it is for me).

For instance, if I want to look at how many times I have to complete a task for a specific person (maybe across projects) ... or how many tasks I have related to a specific keyword (also across projects).

We're just looking for a way to include completed tasks in the filters. For what it's worth, I really love the filter capability and implementation ... would just love this extra ability within the filters.

Chris Hartley  premium
Replied on Feb 02, 2015 - 17:58 UTC

I also would like to see a way of viewing all tasks completed yesterday or in the last 'x' days. Making this available in a custom filter would work.

warewolf.crawler  premium
Replied on Feb 06, 2015 - 22:47 UTC

Please implement this feauture it would be a really good one to have.

Tom  premium
Replied on Feb 09, 2015 - 23:39 UTC

+1 for this feature please.

Tom  premium
Replied on Feb 09, 2015 - 23:39 UTC

+1 for this feature please.

Brandon Smith  premium
Replied on Feb 10, 2015 - 17:25 UTC


Miguel Carmona
Replied on Feb 10, 2015 - 18:17 UTC


Christian  premium
Replied on Feb 11, 2015 - 07:24 UTC

+1. This should be a basic feature. Why on earth would you track tasks if you can't check for completed ones. Filters are the only way to manage multiple projects in Todoist, and checking project by project would just be manual work.

Alfredo Canziani (冷在)  premium
Replied on Feb 19, 2015 - 15:49 UTC


Jenevieve Dreyer
Replied on Feb 19, 2015 - 19:33 UTC

+1. This is imperative if my team at work is going to invest in ToDoist. I am presenting it to IT next Monday and I know management will require this to be a function. Please at least let us know if it is in the pipeline.
Thank you so much!

Jeff Underhill  premium
Replied on Feb 20, 2015 - 20:56 UTC

+1 Please :-)

Ethan Presberg  premium
Replied on Feb 23, 2015 - 16:05 UTC

+ please.. I need this asap

Richard Moseley  premium
Replied on Feb 24, 2015 - 11:21 UTC

+1 would love this feature!

blakejwc  premium
Replied on Feb 26, 2015 - 18:20 UTC

+1 Is there a vote box for this feature?

Richard D  premium
Replied on Feb 28, 2015 - 13:30 UTC

I would really like this as well - it's quite a basic requirement for weekly / monthly reporting.

Greg Barton  premium
Replied on Mar 03, 2015 - 17:55 UTC

I want improved searching of completed tasks. I often take notes about a task, who I spoke to, what they said etc. then need to refer to those in the future.

I set up a filter called "Search" which I change to whatever term I am searching. However it is unreliable for fully searching completed tasks - sometimes finds them and sometimes not. What's interesting is that after a failed search, if I click "show completed tasks" on a project, then go back and repeat the filter/search, it is then able to find the task - even though it missed previously.

I'd like to see a powerful search function that allows you to search ALL Todoist entries, then ways you can filter it to include only completed vs. pending tasks, or only certain projects, etc. That would turn Todoist into a truly powerful tool.

I like the integrated search function on Sunrise Calendar, but again it only searches uncompleted tasks - would be nice if there was an option to include completed tasks!

Nathan Brimmer  premium
Replied on Mar 04, 2015 - 04:16 UTC


Akhil Lodha  premium
Replied on Mar 08, 2015 - 02:25 UTC


Roy  premium
Replied on Mar 08, 2015 - 13:42 UTC

This seems like such an obvious feature that I thought it was available. Please add this functionality.

Alvaro Lavín  premium
Replied on Mar 09, 2015 - 14:48 UTC

+1 please!!!

jmagsho  premium
Replied on Mar 11, 2015 - 20:11 UTC


Rafael Ramos  premium
Replied on Mar 13, 2015 - 15:41 UTC


Rafael Ramos  premium
Replied on Mar 13, 2015 - 15:41 UTC


Joseph Kitzman  premium
Replied on Mar 13, 2015 - 15:48 UTC

I'm starting to think this is one of those core functionality "features" that we won't be seeing until after Google tenders a respectable buyout offer.

Rafael Ramos  premium
Replied on Mar 17, 2015 - 13:33 UTC


Christiano  premium
Replied on Mar 20, 2015 - 01:36 UTC


Marcio Altoé  premium
Replied on Mar 23, 2015 - 16:25 UTC


Alessandro Cuttin  premium
Replied on Mar 24, 2015 - 16:39 UTC

In the meanwhile, I created an ifttt recipe that appends to a text file (in dropbox) every completed task, so that tasks can be filtered, for example, with a spreadsheet


Marcio Altoé  premium
Replied on Mar 24, 2015 - 16:59 UTC

Very nice ideia Alessandro. I created a recipe with Evernote creating notes in a diary notebook.