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Automatically sort by priority


So, love being able to tag a task with a priority (1, 2, 3, 4). I want to be able to tell Todoist to sort my tasks automatically when I tag it with a priority.

Currently, I feel encumbered every time I do this because I have to go to 'Task Actions' and select 'Sort by priority'. Seems pretty clear that if a user is tagging tasks with priority, then this is probably the way that the user most wants to see the tasks.

Perhaps this can be a setting that the user can toggle on and off--you know, a checkbox under Preferences--something like 'Sort task by priority automatically'. This would allow users who prefer to sort manually by either date or priority to continue to do so.

Also, thanks optimizing usage of Todoist on mobile devices. I was able to use the full desktop site on my Android, of course, but having a layout specifically designed for mobile is a great plus. Have you considered and app that perhaps syncs so that users can manage tasks even if they aren't connected?

Cheers-- and nice work! Have been using Todoist for a long while and love it!

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David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 27, 2012 - 00:06


thank you for your suggestion, we appreciate it and will consider adding such feature in future development.

For now, please note that you can quickly sort your tasks using easy keyboard shortcuts.
To sort your task list by priority, use the "p" key and to sort by date, use the "s" key.

As for your second question, we are working on a native Android which will fully support offline sync. For now, you can access Todoist's mobile version through the browser in your phone using this address:
and this version of Todoist is already fully off-line compatible so you can sync all changes made using the upper-left button. It will indicate that unsynced offline changes have been made by displaying a star next to the "reload" icon.

Best regards,

Replied on Jul 31, 2012 - 00:16

Every time I look at a project, I want to be able to sort by priority as the default. I don't think this needs to be complicated to set up. Simply remembering whatever the user last chose for that project would be good. An even simpler thing (though not as flexible) would be to simply remember the last sort setting that the user applied to any project, and use that for all projects until the user changes it. This latter option would be best for me, but others might want the extra flexibility of having the default work according to project. I'd be happy either way.

Yehoshua Levine premium
Replied on Nov 03, 2013 - 10:18


If todoist adds this (without a way to Opt-Out), I will stop using todoist.

Ed Byford premium
Replied on Jan 22, 2014 - 07:55

This is a great suggestion - let's add the option in there for 'default sort'. Obviously this should be able to be turned off.

Matt Smith premium
Replied on Jan 27, 2014 - 09:56

Adding my vote to this please - while the keyboard shortcut is handy I basically have to use it after every edit. I'd much prefer to have an option to (by default) sort by priority :)