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An easier way to change the project on a task (without using a mouse).

I wanted to make a suggestion about making it easier to switch the project on a task.

For us GTD folks, one of the things we do the most often is add things to the inbox and then process the inbox, meaning to edit those tasks and then assign them to a project.

Could you create a keyboard shortcut to change the project on a task? (Like the way you can type @ and a drop down of the labels shows up? I've seen other task managers implement this with a # sign).

Or just implement what you have when you type q to create a task for the first time. In that case, I just tab and the project ^ shows a drop down of the projects so I type.

Right now the only choices are dragging the task into a project folder (which is a pain because I have a lot of projects and not all of them show up on the screen) or clicking on the three dots on the right, scroll down the menu to "move projects" and then select the project. Both ways require a mouse.

Not a big deal but this is something I end up doing 50 times a week and it gets to be a drag.

This is an odd UI annoyance in an otherwise fantastic app that honestly makes it a joy to manage my tasks. Keep up the great work. Really love this app.

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jul 20, 2014 - 16:04 UTC

Hi Felix,

Thank you for the suggestion, we appreciate it. We will look into adding more options like this in the future.


Kakaxa  premium
Replied on Jul 21, 2014 - 00:27 UTC


Laura H
Replied on Jul 21, 2014 - 16:52 UTC

I would love to see this (or similar easier ways to move something to a project) as well. +1

Kevin Kaland
Replied on Sep 09, 2014 - 12:38 UTC

I would also like to see a quicker way to select projects. Or if anyone
knows a third-party app that uses the API to do the same, that'd be great
to know.

Marcus Odum  premium
Replied on Sep 09, 2014 - 15:50 UTC


Simon Reid  premium
Replied on Dec 02, 2014 - 08:30 UTC

+1 How about the p: that you use for defining projects in filters?