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Opt-out button to override 150 task limit


Many of us power users have encountered the dreaded error message "For performance reasons you can only add 150 tasks pr. project. Please split your tasks in multiple projects." when trying to add new tasks. Ugh!

The explanation we have been given by the very responsive staff it is a limitation for performance reasons, and temporary, though we have not been provided a timeframe when it will be lifted (in part or in whole, if ever). The proposed solution in the meantime is to split up projects, but as many of you know that is awkward and doesn't really help. Likewise it is a royal pain to go in and restructure an existing project if it already exceeds the 150 task limit.

If it is truly only a subset of users that are feeling hindered by this limitation, then I kindly suggest we are given an option in our preferences somewhere to waive this limitation. Clearly it is not a problem for pre-existing projects, as our existing projects continue to have over 150 tasks (ie. none were deleted, thank goodness).

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Eric Borts premium
Replied on Apr 29, 2013 - 20:25

There is also an 80 project limit that would benefit from the override. Though I am already hit with performance issues, especially on the mobile app (which has gotten better).

Maybe I just need to start finishing things, but every time I finish something I think of 2 new things to do!

Paul Grzymkowski
Replied on May 07, 2013 - 11:39


Cody Wohlers
Replied on Jun 04, 2013 - 15:15

You can use the iOS app to add tasks past the 150 count. I've got one project with 196 tasks and it just takes a second longer to open it on the mobile the first time, but I've experience no issues otherwise.

But I'm sure this will be "fixed" in a future version. And I'll have to decide if I want to keep using it.

Morten Eide Pedersen premium
Replied on Dec 15, 2013 - 07:47

for some of us that primarily employ ntag/smart searcher withnin a project instead of subtask, to allocate tasks quicker and more easily to various worklists within the projects, we would welcome a higher number. To make them into subfolders makes them more 'restricted' and not as interactive as we need them to be. (Got this 'smartfolder' back in old times The Hit List, and iGTD software, and it was a great improvement to keep projects clean, lean and efficient...
(especiialy when following the rule of breaking an action, into simple, do-able action they tend to multiply..

I can see the phone point, but raising the limit to e.g. 300 would help a lot without challenging the phone's capabilites too much, I hope

Jess Rogers premium
Replied on Feb 12, 2014 - 12:30

PLEASE raise the limit for those of us who have TONS to do!

David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 28, 2014 - 06:56
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We have increased the limits for Premium users so on a free account, you can have up to 80 projects with up to 150 tasks in each project, but with Todoist Premium, you can now have up to 200 projects with up to 200 tasks in each project.

Please note that this change is being rolled out so it doesn't affect the iOS and Android app yet, but will very soon with the upcoming update to both apps.

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