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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.

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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

Action macOS Shortcut Windows Shortcut
Quick Add Q Q
Search / or F / or F
Dismiss/Cancel Esc Esc

Open/close sidebar

M M

Show keyboard shortcuts

? ?

Open Quick Find

Cmd ⌘ + K Ctrl + K
Print current view Cmd ⌘ + P Ctrl + P
Zoom in Cmd ⌘ + = Ctrl + =
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.

Action Shortcut
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. 

Action Shortcut
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.

Action Shortcut
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

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

Action Shortcut
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
Action macOS Shortcut Windows Shortcut
Go to today in Upcoming 
Option ⌥ + Shift ⇧ + Y
Home
Next week in Upcoming 
Shift ⇧ +
Shift +
Previous week in Upcoming 
Shift ⇧ +
Shift +
If you're looking for more keyboard shortcuts, try out the third-party Todoist Shortcuts extension for Chrome or Firefox.

Global

Global keyboard shortcuts can be used when Todoist is minimized. Use the default shortcuts below or customize your shortcuts in Todoist, so they fit nicely with your workflow.

Action Shortcut
Show/hide Todoist Cmd ⌘ + Ctrl  + T
Open Quick Add Option ⌥ + Space

 

General

Action Shortcut
Quick Add Q
Search / or F
Dismiss/Cancel Esc

Open/close sidebar

M

Show keyboard shortcuts

?

Open Quick Find

Cmd ⌘ + K
Print current view Cmd ⌘ +
Zoom in Cmd ⌘ + =
Zoom out Cmd ⌘ + Minus Sign (-)

Quick Add

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

Action Shortcut
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. 

Action Shortcut
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.

Action Shortcut
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

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

 Create and complete sub-tasks

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

Action Shortcut
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
Action Shortcut
Go to today in Upcoming 
Option ⌥ + Shift ⇧ + Y
Next week in Upcoming 
Shift ⇧ +
Previous week in Upcoming 
Shift ⇧ +

Global

Global keyboard shortcuts can be used when Todoist is minimized. Use the default shortcuts below or customize your shortcuts in Todoist, so they fit nicely with your workflow. 

Action Shortcut
Show/hide Todoist Win + Alt + S
Open Quick Add Ctrl + Space

General

Action Shortcut
Quick Add Q
Search / or F
Dismiss/Cancel Esc

Show/Hide navigation menu

M

Show keyboard shortcuts

?

Open Quick Find

Ctrl +
Print current view Ctrl +
Zoom in Ctrl + Shift + =
Zoom out Ctrl + Minus (-)

Quick Add

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

Action Shortcut
Set a priority level P1, P2, P3, P4
Pick a project #
Pick a section /
Add an assignee +
Add a label @

Navigate

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

Action Shortcut
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.

Action Shortcut
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

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

 Create and complete sub-tasks

Action Shortcut
Increase indent of focused task
Ctrl +
Decrease indent of focused task
Ctrl + [
See/Hide sub-tasks
Shift + E
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.

Action Shortcut
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
Action Shortcut
Go to today in Upcoming 
Home
Next week in Upcoming 
Shift +
Previous week in Upcoming 
Shift +

Quick Add

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

Action Shortcut
Add a label @
Pick a project #
Pick a section /
Add an assignee +
Set a priority level P1, P2, P3, P4
Add a reminder !

General

These shortcuts can only be used with a mobile keyboard.
Action Shortcut
Open Task Quick Add Ctrl + N
Go to Home view H
Create a new task at the top of the list (only works inside projects) Ctrl + Shift + N
Create a new project Ctrl + Shift + P
Create a new label Ctrl + Shift + L
Create a new filter Ctrl + Shift + F
Save a comment Ctrl + Enter
Open the Inbox Ctrl + 1
Open Today Ctrl + 2
Open Upcoming Ctrl + 3
Open the projects list Ctrl + 4
Open the labels list Ctrl + 5
Open the filters list Ctrl + 5
Open Search Ctrl + F
Open Settings Ctrl + ,
Manually sync Ctrl + S

Quick Add

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

Action Shortcut
Add a label @
Pick a project #
Pick a section /
Add an assignee +
Set a priority level P1, P2, P3, P4
Add a reminder !

General

These shortcuts can only be used with a keyboard.
Action Shortcut
Open Task Quick Add Cmd ⌘ + N
Go to Home view H
Create a new project Shift ⇧ + Cmd ⌘ + P
Create a new label Shift ⇧ + Cmd ⌘ + L
Create a new filter Shift ⇧ + Cmd ⌘ + F
Open the Inbox Cmd ⌘ + 1
Open Today Cmd ⌘ + 2
Open Upcoming Cmd ⌘ + 3
Expand/collapse the projects list Cmd ⌘ + 4
Expand/collapse the labels list Cmd ⌘ + 5
Expand/collapse the filters list Cmd ⌘ + 5
Open Search Cmd ⌘ + F
Open Settings Cmd ⌘ + ,
Manually sync Cmd ⌘ + S

Sorting tasks inside a project

These shortcuts can only be used with a keyboard.
Action Shortcut
Sort by date Option ⌥ + D
Sort by priority Option ⌥ + P
Sort by name Option ⌥ + N
Sort by assignee Option ⌥ + R