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Feature Requests: Filtering (premium) and shortcuts

I'm a premium user and love what I see so far with Todoist. A few thoughts on filtering I'm hoping you'll consider, even if it's only for premium use, and this would apply to web but also mobile:

1. Filter by project name - Would love the ability to filter by a project name, similar to how you can filter by labels now. Maybe using the same convention? In other words, you can autocomplete a label in search by just typing "@", and you can refer to labels in a filter (@work). Can we see something similar for projects? (#ProjectX)

2. Date filters - Could you add some way to filter by "weekdays" and/or "weekends"? This is helpful when I separate personal and work life via filtering.

3. Filter by Project "level" - Would be neat to see tasks that are part of a particular project, but also filter by "level", in case someone has deeply nested levels.

4. Filter by "created" date - Sometimes I may add multiple tasks and want to find something entered recently. Would love to be able to have a "recently added" filter or even "recently edited". Would be neat to see "stale" tasks similarly by having an "older than" option (i.e. - Older than 366 days)

For shortcuts, can you add some way to "quick" enter a task directly into the inbox? Sometimes I'm in a Project but think of a task I want to deal with later (from my inbox). The dialog defaults to the current project, which is good, but if I'm doing all entry with the keyboard, I don't want to mouse to the project list (or even have to hit tab twice), I just want to add a task and move on.

Lastly, it would be neat to see the ability to "pin" most frequently used filters to the primary navigation (alongside Inbox, Today, and Next 7 days). Those of us who create custom filters could then do everything without having to click between Projects and Filters.

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Mario  premium
Replied on Aug 01, 2014 - 10:15 UTC

Yes everything you asked for what improve my workstyle too!!

Really looking forward to seeing this points in the next update!

Best Regards

Mario Maier

David Trey  staff
Replied on Aug 01, 2014 - 11:36 UTC

Hello,

Thank you very much for your feedback, we appreciate if and will consider it for future updates :-)

Searching by project will be implemented soon, we'll consider the rest and as for shortcuts - we're unsure how we can improve that more than with hitting TAB twice and just starting to type "i..." to select the Inbox :-( The issue with using Inbox always as default is that although you would prefer it, other users who want to quickly add something into the project they're in would not. We may consider it, though, but most likely as an option, not a global default.


Regards,
David

trhall  premium
Replied on Aug 04, 2014 - 05:39 UTC

David,

I'm fine with "Quick Add going to Inbox" as being an option; totally understandable it shouldn't be a default. I don't even want it as a default. Just would be nice to have an option. Since both "q" and "Ctrl-q" open "Quick Add", maybe one (Ctrl-Q) could be used for "Quick add to inbox" (again, as an option, not the default).

I do like how it Todoist defaults to the current Project when adding a task.

Looking forward to project searching, and do hope that we can see the other options implemented soon. The ability to add saved filters sets Todoist apart from all other Todo apps, and I've used them all. This feature is what keeps me with Todoist.

Thanks!

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Aug 04, 2014 - 07:40 UTC

Hi,

Good news! You can now use the "p:project_name" where project_name could be any existing project that you have. You can use this in combination with other filters as well to narrow down your search. :-)

Please note though that this is not yet available in our mobile apps but we're hoping to make it available in the future.



Regards,
Clyde

trhall  premium
Replied on Aug 04, 2014 - 15:08 UTC

Clyde,

Thanks for the update. A minor suggestion: It seems that it may make more sense for you to be consistent with the token being used, similar to labels. Hitting @ autocompletes them, but also works in searches. Maybe consider using either # or p:, but not both. Just a thought from a consistency of interface perspective.

At any rate, this is great news! Thanks again for the reply AND the new feature. I hope that other suggestions listed in my OP may be considered as well.

trhall  premium
Replied on Aug 05, 2014 - 02:23 UTC

Happy to say this is working well! Can't wait to see it come to the mobile clients. Keep up the great work! (+1)

trhall  premium
Replied on Nov 04, 2014 - 05:08 UTC

Clyde,

Any word on this becoming available for mobile? Love having filtering by project name on Web (even though it's a bit basic), but definitely missing this on mobile.

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Nov 04, 2014 - 05:14 UTC

Hi,

We don't have an ETA as to when it's going to be available yet but it's something that we're planning to make available to our mobile apps. :-)


Regards,
Clyde

trhall  premium
Replied on Nov 05, 2014 - 02:46 UTC

Thanks, Clyde. I'll (try to) patiently wait for this :)

trhall  premium
Replied on Nov 05, 2014 - 02:47 UTC

Also, what about updating the Help page with details on using this type of filtering on web:

https://todoist.com/Help/Filtering

I'm sure others would appreciate it being documented.

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Nov 05, 2014 - 02:49 UTC

Hi,

In a different thread, we mentioned that we have not updated the documentation yet as it's not available to our mobile apps yet. Once we have implemented project filtering in the Android and iOS app, we'll certainly update this help site to reflect this so other users can learn it from there. :-)


Regards,
Clyde