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Convert a Task to a Project?

I have seen other posts with this question so assume i already know the response however is it really the fact that a task added to the inbox as part of the GTD "collect" process cannot then be converted into a project? That seems to me like a very basic concept and one that is available on many of the competing applications such as Things or OmniFocus (both if which I have used). I am recent experimenting convert to Todoist and like much about it but this is a big miss.
When can we expect this functionality to be added?

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jul 10, 2014 - 21:44 UTC

Hi,

I really can not say if/when this will happen. We do know its a wanted feature, and may be a "basic" idea. So its' very likely to happen, but I do not have any type of ETA at this time.

Regards,
Brendon.

pcb  premium
Replied on Jul 14, 2014 - 03:26 UTC

Thank you. I very much appreciate the prompt reply.

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> I really can not say if/when this will happen. We do know its a wanted feature, and may be a "basic" idea. So its' very likely to happen, but I do not have any type of ETA at this time.
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> Brendon.
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Laura H
Replied on Jul 14, 2014 - 16:38 UTC

+1 on this. Not being able to quickly convert a task to a project is a pain.

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goodgord
Replied on Aug 26, 2014 - 02:51 UTC

Yeah, what everybody else said. Pls do this!

SD
Sven Dönni  premium
Replied on Oct 29, 2014 - 07:35 UTC

I would even say urgently. Also for me it seems to be a very logical and basic feature.

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Lorien
Replied on Jan 05, 2015 - 05:14 UTC

+1

This is an essential feature for any task & project solution.

Without it, Todoist is off my list. Which is a shame, because first impressions were positive.

Marc Wilson  premium
Replied on Jan 05, 2015 - 14:29 UTC

Question... projects in Todoist don't have due dates. Tasks have due dates. Would it be enough to take that task, create a project with the same name, and move the task under it?

That'd work for ME, it's what I usually do when a task grows out of itself into a project.

I'm a Mac user, so while I can probably write something for myself and the Mac people, it wouldn't really be usable for the Windows crowd. :(

Marc Wilson  premium
Replied on Jan 05, 2015 - 20:38 UTC

I was thinking about this more, and it's not trivial, unless a Project gains all the features a Task has. I think all you could do would be to create a project with the same name, and move the task under it.

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Lorien
Replied on Jan 05, 2015 - 23:54 UTC

Wait, projects don't have due dates?!

I had not noticed that.

It's surprising to me that so many task/project systems assume that tasks and projects are so irreconcilably different. To me they're just node in a tree. A first level node with child nodes is a project, all the others are tasks or subtasks, all have the same features.

But I'm not going to find that in Todoist.

Thanks and farewell.

Marc Wilson  premium
Replied on Jan 06, 2015 - 02:53 UTC

Oh, you can still do that... I add a task with no sub tasks or other information that's just "Due Date".