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Option to display labels after the task, or in a separate column


Can we please have an option to display labels
underneath or at the end of the task description, or in a separate column, rather at the beginning.

Labels are really useful for filtering or grouping, but having them displayed at the beginning of the task gets in the way of focusing on the tasks themselves in any given view, as the eye naturally scans the start of a line, but has to "skip over" a variable number of variable length labels to get to the task itself.

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Replied on Jul 08, 2011 - 06:17

i agrre, it would also be nice if todoist didnt cut out the labels from the notes and just made anything with the @ sign infront a label without altering the notes... aswell labels should be able to exist anywere in the task and not be blocked once they are in the subject line

Rael premium
Replied on Jul 12, 2011 - 04:29

If think it should have more options to customize the entire list of tasks... We could have the options to show labels after the list and the project name before the task name for example.

Replied on Nov 06, 2011 - 13:12


MANY MORE PEOPLE have requested this option (move labels to the right), but they put it under separate suggestions. Do a search for "labels" or "tags".

This one seems like a no-brainer! :)
* It makes the interface look cleaner
* Scanning through the labels is easier
* Seeing the true indent of a task is easier

Please, please, please! Isn't this a quick and easy improvement?

Chris G premium
Replied on Dec 07, 2011 - 14:31

I do think this should be an option in preferences, because some people may be opposed to it, but it's a great idea none the less.

Replied on Dec 26, 2011 - 07:55

I could not agree more strongly. This is a no-brainer. I am evaluating productivity systems right now and this small issue might be a showstopper for me.

Michael Miller premium
Replied on Jul 29, 2012 - 04:18

Just started using, will probably pay, but the labels before is terrible. The visual look of Todoist (which in itself aids productivity) is one of your key strengths, but labels before tasks ruins it for all the reasons listed above.

Definitely a no-brainer!!!

Thanks in advance :-)

Replied on Nov 25, 2012 - 21:07

This one definitely gets my vote. Unfortunately, the way the labels ruin the layout of the whole page means that they're unusable at the moment. The disadvantage from the way the layout is messed up outweighs the benefits of having them. I've twice decided to use labels, and twice decided to remove them all.

I think having the labels appear after the task, but within the same paragraph, is fine. Having a separate column may create new problems, because the project labels are in a column on the right, and a new column may clutter things up and also mean that the task description has less space, and so needs to be wrapped-round more frequently.

Replied on Dec 21, 2012 - 11:15

@Martin Doe : All the way, Agree!

Replied on Jan 07, 2013 - 14:24

Agree, the labels totally get in the way and take away the focus from the task title...
Should be an easy thing to solve and A MUST

Replied on Jan 29, 2013 - 10:21


Hey, I've included what you are requesting more or less in a long list of essential requests for both ios and web services.
Perhaps u will want to put your vote as well, for the benefit of us all?

- http://todoist.com/Vote_iOS/showProposal/42/

David Trey staff
Replied on Mar 30, 2013 - 08:12


We've changed the display of labels - now they're shown below the task description. This way you can see all tasks name's aligned to the left side while remaining the familiar view of labels on the left, but in a separate row.

Please let us know if you like this change, we would appreciate your feedback.

Best regards,

Michael Miller premium
Replied on Mar 31, 2013 - 10:23

A good solution to the problem, takes more space, but means you don't have all the fields (title, display, comments) all cluttered up together.

Good looks are ESSENTIAL for this type of product, to make doing the work fun . DON'T sacrifice that for "enhanced functionality".

Thanks for listening

Poyan Nabati premium
Replied on Apr 02, 2013 - 07:00

I think there's a point to this suggestion since having a variable amount of labels impairs scanning after tasks, however, displaying the labels below the task name also disturbs quick scanning.

I described the problem more concretely here;


Another solution should be searched for!