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Postpone all overdue tasks?

Is there an easy way to reschedule all overdue tasks so that they are due today? I know I can control click to multi-select but I was hoping for something a little quicker.

BTW, I love Todoist!


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David Trey  staff
Replied on Aug 05, 2014 - 16:48 UTC

Hello Mike,

That's currently not possible. The reason for tasks to become overdue is to raise their importance and avoid leaving them uncompleted each day and just move to the next day ;-)

Though we may consider changing this in the future.


KC  premium
Replied on Aug 16, 2014 - 18:35 UTC

David, I hope you do consider changing it! Since everyone uses Todoist a little differently, it would be helpful if this were a user-selectable preference—or perhaps if there were a checkbox at the top that allowed the user to move all overdue tasks for today. I always want my overdue tasks to show in Today, because otherwise, in my favorite view they crowd out today's tasks, even if the overdue tasks are of low priority. Thanks for considering this.

Dan Bartlett
Replied on Nov 21, 2014 - 16:59 UTC

I agree, I would love to have this feature!

Keith Pleas  premium
Replied on Dec 15, 2014 - 15:50 UTC

Yep - Here I am after 1 week of Todoist with 6 tasks from Friday that I need to move to today. Manually punting them along is not a great option - and neither is having do due date. I'm a bit surprised that this isn't handled.

Ryan Miller  premium
Replied on Dec 16, 2014 - 17:44 UTC

Another way other task management tools handle this is a "star" or focus list. This essentially is like your "today" view, but if things don't happen today, they just sit in your focus list without you having to do anything. I like this better than manually dragging tasks around and rescheduleing them so they show up in my today view.

Laura H
Replied on Dec 16, 2014 - 17:54 UTC

Definitely YES for a "star" or focus type option. I've also suggested this before (with detailed explanation of why none of the current features meet this need.): http://todoist.com/Support/show/46826/?section=activity&back_url=/Support/core/activity/

Mike Lyncheski  premium
Replied on Dec 16, 2014 - 18:03 UTC

Seriously, how hard would it be to complete the original request? Or, alternatively, select all of the tasks under Today or past due in one shot so I can then postpone them easily.

Some people use the date field as a due date. Others, like myself, use it as a "work on" date.

I use the today bucket for the list of things I intend to do that day and, since I always think I can do so much more than I actually do, I have to push the tasks forward.

Ryan Miller  premium
Replied on Dec 16, 2014 - 18:08 UTC

I use the date field as a "Work On" date. What I dislike about this is that I totally lose visibility to tasks that actually have a due date. I would love for the ability to have both a due date and a date when you want to start working on things.

Furthermore, once I have scheduled something to work on at a future date, I would like it to disappear from view in my projects list - or at least moved to a separate section at the bottom. Right now I have many action items scheduled for some time in the future and I am distracted by them in my list of tasks. Once I have scheduled something, I would like it to get out of the way so I can focus on the other things I have yet to schedule or do.

Keith Pleas  premium
Replied on Dec 16, 2014 - 18:12 UTC

Agree with both of the above posts.

I don't really need "auto-postone", but if there was a way to multi-select and change date (to today) I could live with that.

While we're at it, the heading on the tab (using Chrome) of "overdue, 7 days: Todoist" is somewhat alarming when I don't have any "overdue" items. And I never look at "7 days" - does anyone? ;-)

Keith Pleas  premium
Replied on Dec 17, 2014 - 18:45 UTC

Well, OK - I'm a noob. I just figured out the "overdue, 7 days" is a filter that I can change at will. And if I refresh the view, it changes the tab heading. That wasn't particularly intuitive, but now that I see the feature I think it's nicely implemented. And I'll probably leave the "overdue" on there to keep items from disappearing in the rearview mirror.

Mark Rakozy  premium
Replied on Jan 19, 2015 - 06:24 UTC

I, too, would like to see the original request implemented. More generically, one should be able to select multiple tasks and then change their properties (including the due date)..

Rupal Virmani
Replied on Feb 05, 2015 - 13:26 UTC

I just started using Todoist and was surprised that my overdue tasks from yesterday did not move to Today automatically. As someone said, every uses it differently. So it would be a nice feature to have auto-postpone as an option.

Replied on Apr 06, 2015 - 17:34 UTC

+1 for the original request. This is my biggest annoyance with Todoist.

Nathan Just  premium
Replied on May 04, 2015 - 23:30 UTC

I would love this feature as well, I'm newer to todoist and not having tasks reassign to today has been the hardest adjustment and actually caused me to miss a few my preferred view is "Today".

The whole reason I use a task manager is because I have lots of things to do, and I work in an environment where priorities can change significantly from one day to the next (or even hour by hour). I really hope this becomes an option in the future.

PS - does posting comments here give me extra karma points? :)

Emily Jewett  premium
Replied on Jul 23, 2015 - 20:14 UTC

+1 for having an option to auto reschedule certain tasks when they fall overdue.

Cameron Raynor  premium
Replied on Jul 23, 2015 - 21:02 UTC

In my 'today' view I can see all my overdue tasks and my tasks for today so I don't usually bother moving the task forward unless the deadline moves into the future.

That being said, it would be nice to be able to mass select and reschedule things.

Chuck Durfee  premium
Replied on Jul 31, 2015 - 11:56 UTC

+1 for the ability to bulk edit tasks

Chris Moschini
Replied on Aug 11, 2015 - 20:19 UTC

+1 for both ideas here

Giant -1 for David Trey chiding Todoist users for the way they use the product.

Yigal Lavi  premium
Replied on Aug 27, 2015 - 18:41 UTC


Mike Lyncheski  premium
Replied on Aug 27, 2015 - 18:44 UTC

Please ... this is especially important to those of us that use the date as the "Work on this date" instead of as a due date.

Jochai  premium
Replied on Aug 29, 2015 - 19:33 UTC

+1 for bulk edit

Matthew Delprado
Replied on Sep 21, 2015 - 00:02 UTC

+1 move to today button