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sublist or "check list" feature



Some tasks require sub-tasks in order to be completed.
Therefore, in addition to adding a task, how about an optional sublist or "check list" that allows users to see what they need to do.

Example: The task at hand is "Send out evites to people".
The check list could include "Facebook friends," "Co-workers," "Neighbors," and so on.

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David Trey staff
Replied on Dec 19, 2011 - 00:08

Hello Joe,

this feature is already available in Todoist. It's called "sub-tasks" and allows you to create "child tasks" under a "parent task" in up to 4 indent levels.

To create a sub-task, simply click on the right/left arrows at the right end of the tasks input field or, when adding or editing a task, press and hold the CTRL key and then use the LeftArrow/RightArrow keys to change a task's indent level.

A "completed" sub-task will also not be removed from the list until its parent task is completed.

Please take a look at this short video to see how it works:

Best regards,

Nick premium
Replied on Sep 02, 2013 - 09:24

Hi. I'm using the Android App. When I create sub tasks they always appear at the bottom of the full list, and and I have to drag them to the desired list/sublist. This is awkward and time consuming. Much better would be to have the new task created under the currently selected list.

I may be missing something though.

David Trey staff
Replied on Sep 02, 2013 - 10:35

Hello Nick,

To add a sub-task directly under an existing task, please enter the project in which the parent task is, then tap on this parent task to select it and then tap on the "more" icon in the bottom-right corner and one of the options you'll see will be "Add sub-task".

You can also use "Add task below", but using this option you will then have to specify its indent level manually.

Best regards,

Nick premium
Replied on Sep 02, 2013 - 11:21

Hi David,

Wow superfast answer. Just what I wanted - hadn't spotted that.
Many thanks,