Use keyboard shortcuts in Todoist

Available for

  • Beginner
  • Pro
  • Business

Platforms

  • Web
  • macOS
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Windows 10

Save time and effort on repetitive actions with Todoist keyboard shortcuts!

These shortcuts can be used anywhere in the apps, while others only work when adding or editing tasks.

Shortcuts modal

Quick tip

Get access to global shortcuts when using Todoist for macOS and Windows. Add tasks no matter what app you're using, while having Todoist run in the background.

General

ActionmacOS ShortcutWindows Shortcut
Quick AddQQ
Search / or F / or F
Dismiss/CancelEscEsc

Open/close sidebar

MM

Show keyboard shortcuts

??

Open Quick Find

Cmd ⌘ + K Ctrl + K
Print current view Cmd ⌘ + P Ctrl + P
Zoom in Cmd ⌘ + Plus Sign (+) Ctrl + Plus (+)
Zoom out Cmd ⌘ + Minus Sign (-) Ctrl + Minus (-)
Reset zoom level Cmd ⌘ + 0 Ctrl + 0

Quick Add

Type these shortcuts into the task field to quickly add details like a project, priority level, and assignee.

ActionShortcut
Set a priority level p1, p2, p3, p4
Pick a project#
Pick a section/
Add an assignee+
Add a label@
Add a reminder!

Navigate

Use these shortcuts to quickly move between views, access your settings and much more. 

ActionShortcut
Open task in its project 
Shift ⇧ + G
Open Productivity
O then P
Open help
O then H
Open notifications 
O then N
Open profile photo menu 
O then U
Move focus up 
K or
Move focus down 
J or
Move focus to the right 
Move focus to the left 
Go to home
H, or G then
Go to Inbox 
G then I
Go to Today 
G then T
Go to Upcoming 
G then U
Go to labels 
G then L
Go to projects 
G then P
Go to section
G then /
Open settings
O then S
Open theme
O then T
Open activity log
G then A
Open Filters & Labels
G then V

Add tasks

These shortcuts only work when your cursor is in the task. The shortcut actions are different depending on whether you’re creating a brand-new task or editing an existing one.

ActionShortcut
Add new task to the bottom of list
A
Add new task to the top of list
Shift ⇧ +
Save a newly created task and create a new one below
Enter
Save changes to an existing task and create a new task below
Shift ⇧ + Enter
Save a new task or save changes to an existing one and create a new task above
Ctrl + Enter

Edit Tasks

ActionmacOS ShortcutWindows Shortcut
Complete focused task
E
E
Complete and archive recurring task
Shift ⇧ + Click the checkbox
Shift + Click the checkbox
Open task view 
Enter
Enter
Edit task
Cmd ⌘ + E
Ctrl + E
Save edits
Cmd ⌘ + Enter
Ctrl + Enter
Set due date
T
T
Remove due date 
Shift ⇧ + T
Shift + T
Set priority level
1, 2, 3, 4
1, 2, 3, 4
Change priority level
Y
Y
Comment
C
C
Add label 
L
L
Assign/reassign
Shift ⇧ + R
Shift + R
Move to … 
V
V
More task actions 
.
.
Select focused task 
X, or Cmd ⌘ + Click
Ctrl + Click
Select multiple tasks
Cmd ⌘ + Click, or Shift ⇧ + Click
Ctrl + Click, or Shift + Click
Move focus to multi-select toolbar
,
,
Delete selected task 
Cmd ⌘ + Delete
Shift + Delete
Copy link to task
Shift ⇧ + Cmd ⌘ + C
Shift + Ctrl + C
Move to the task above the task currently being edited
Cmd  +
Ctrl +
Move to the task below the task currently being edited
Cmd ⌘ +
Ctrl +

 Create and complete sub-tasks

Action ShortcutWindows Shortcut
Increase indent of focused task
Cmd ⌘ + ]
Ctrl + ]
Decrease indent of focused task
Cmd ⌘ + [
Ctrl + [
See/Hide sub-tasks
Shift ⇧ + E
Shift + E

Note

The above shortcuts are only available in list view, when a task is focused.

Handle tasks inside a project

These shortcuts only work in projects.

ActionShortcut
Change to list/board view
Shift ⇧ + V
Add section
S
Share project 
Shift ⇧ + S
Sort by due date
D
Sort by priority
P
Sort alphabetically
N
Sort by assignee
R
Open more project actions 
W
Actions in the Upcoming view
ActionmacOS ShortcutWindows Shortcut
Go to today in Upcoming 
Option ⌥ + Shift ⇧ + Y
Home
Next week in Upcoming 
Shift ⇧ +
Shift +
Previous week in Upcoming 
Shift ⇧ +
Shift +

Quick tip

If you're looking for more keyboard shortcuts, try out the third-party Todoist Shortcuts extension for Chrome or Firefox.