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[Button] Move all Overdue Tasks to Today´s tasks

Sometime i have tasks from 3 days ago and to move them to Today´s taks i need to do it one by one.

It would be fine if we had some button to move all overdue tasks to Today´s task.


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David Trey staff
Replied on Aug 22, 2011 - 05:00

Hello Rael,

in order to change due dates of multiple tasks or "catch up" with multiple recurring tasks, please do the following:

1. For non-recurring tasks:
- go to the "overdue" view (type "od" or "overdue" in the search box,
- press and hold the Ctrl button,
- select all tasks in which you'd like to change the due date,
- once you start selecting them, a menu will appear at the top of the screen giving you the option to change date,
- click "Change date" and enter the new date for all selected tasks.

2. For recurring tasks:
- go to each project,
- select recurring tasks using the same method as described above,
- click "Update date" in the top menu, which will set the due date of recurring tasks to the next due date according to their formula.

As for the recurring tasks - usually you should be able to use this function also within the "overdue" view just as you can with non-recurring tasks, but there is a bug, which we're aware of and will fix it soon. This bug makes the "Update date" option non-functional in this view, therefore you have to go to each project and use it from there.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Best regards,

Rael premium
Replied on Aug 22, 2011 - 05:07

Hey, thanks!

I didn´t know about this multi-selection function!

Problem solved! =D

Valentin premium
Replied on Mar 28, 2013 - 03:17

thanks David ! Great tip - even after using todoist for many months I hadn't known about this functionality.

David O
Replied on Jun 19, 2013 - 17:04

Still too time consuming to do every day (if have overdue tasks). It would be better to have a button as described or have an option in settings to automatically move all overdue items to today

David Trey staff
Replied on Jun 19, 2013 - 17:22

Hello David,

Thank you for your feedback. There are sometimes some benefits from leaving tasks overdue. Please check this post on our blog for this, and 2 other productivity tips: https://todoist.com/blog/2013/06/3-ways-to-drastically-improve-your-productivity/

Best regards,

David Rogel premium
Replied on Aug 11, 2013 - 10:27

Directly from a section heading in the above article:

"Always include 'overdue' in your search".

I agree...so why is it omitted from the built-in Today view in the Android app??? A comment from another topic suggested that it's to save screen space, as though there's a single more important thing to use screen space for than THE MOST URGENT TASKS IN THE ENTIRE LIST. Why anyone would want these (presumably top-priority) tasks hidden is beyond my imagination. Do people really say, "I forgot to pay my VISA bill on time, but it's okay because my screen had less stuff on it! How nice and clean!"(??) Really?

David Trey staff
Replied on Aug 11, 2013 - 18:59

Hello David,

The "today" view always shows overdue tasks on all platforms and we'll soon update the 7 days view on Android as well to show overdue tasks.

Best regards,

David Rogel premium
Replied on Aug 11, 2013 - 21:51

Oops...yeah, I meant the 7 Days view. :) Glad to hear that's being updated! Thanks for your continued work on this great product.

Christy premium
Replied on Sep 09, 2013 - 08:27

Is there a mac equivalent of this? When I try to use control it gives me the same options as clicking the gear, but I can't actually select more than one.

David Trey staff
Replied on Sep 09, 2013 - 10:07

Hello Christy,

Please try to use SHIFT instead and then left-click on each task to multi-select them.

Best regards,

barefootwriter premium
Replied on Sep 10, 2013 - 14:22

Regardless of the science behind leaving them overdue, please add a button that allows all overdue tasks to be carried forward. I use these as ticklers for weekly and monthly chores and have them recur the first day of the week and the first day of the month. I clearly don't intend to complete them all that particular day.

It's a ginormous list, and so it's very time-consuming to multiselect and move them forward every. . . single. . . day.

Doug Borses premium
Replied on Sep 11, 2013 - 19:15

I really like this undocumented feature - I also like that I can do a mass reassignment of tasks to a different project - Bravo!

ckjet premium
Replied on Nov 07, 2013 - 14:01

Thanks for blog article about this. It has changed my thinking as I always postpone rather. Than leave overdue tasks - feels neater, but now I realise it also makes it feel like I've achieved something I haven't.

My only problem with this is that I use the ipad app mainly (PC web version is occasional and android app is second choice) and the filters I have set up - 7 day & @ - or 7 day & @ & !@ - won't allow me to add overdue. They work until i try to add overdue and then the filtering falls apart.

I use this for my personal to do list, with different @filters for husband and kids, so need to be able to see the 7 day lists for each of us.

I would much prefer my filters to include overdue if I could figure out how to make it happen.

David Trey staff
Replied on Nov 07, 2013 - 14:48

Hello Ckjet,

Unfortunately, there are still some issues with filters on the iOS app and this will indeed not work.

Once it's fixed, the correct syntax would be:

(overdue, 7 days) & @work

Best regards,

ckjet premium
Replied on Nov 07, 2013 - 16:19

Ok. Thanks for the reply. Any idea the time frame for fixing this?

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Nov 07, 2013 - 17:53


No, we do not have any timeframe set but it's being worked on and we hope it won't be long.


Mark Davis premium
Replied on Feb 09, 2014 - 11:18

Bump. I would love a single simple way to update all overdue tasks to today (I know I can multi-select, and then do this, but a single action would be much simpler than clicking 15 tasks). Just because a task is overdue does not make it more important than something truly important scheduled for that day.

R López premium
Replied on Feb 10, 2014 - 15:15

Sorry, but the better way to do it is DOING TASKS BEFORE OVERDUE.