How to use search

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Search is the simplest way to find what you’re looking for in Todoist. Here’s how you can use search to find a task, project or comment:

  1. Click the Quick Find search field at the top.
  2. Type the keyword that you’re looking for.
  3. You’ll see a few tasks, projects, labels and filters that match your keyword below the search bar. If you see what you’re searching for, click it to open it.
  4. If you haven’t seen your task yet, look at more results by pressing Enter or clicking Show more results at the bottom.
  5. You’ll see all the tasks that match your keyword. When you find the task you’re looking for, click it to open it.
  6. (Optional) If you want to search through task comments, click the Comments pane to the top right of your search results.
  7. (Optional) If you want to search through completed tasks, click Search completed tasks below the search results.
  1. Tap the magnifying glass in the top right.
  2. Type the keyword that you’re looking for.
  3. You’ll see a list of tasks, projects and comments that match your keyword. If you find what you’re looking for, tap it to open it.
  4. If you didn’t find what you’re looking for in the list, tap the TasksProjectsComments, Labels (Premium), or Filters (Premium) tabs above to see all the search results in the respective category.
  5. When you find what you’re looking for, tap it to open it.
  1. Swipe down from the top to reveal the search bar.
  2. Type the keyword that you’re looking for.
  3. You’ll see a list of tasks, projects and comments that match your keyword. If you find what you’re looking for, tap it to open it.
  4. If you didn’t find what you’re looking for in the list, tap the TasksProjectsComments, Labels (Premium), or Filters (Premium) tabs above to see all the search results in the respective category.
  5. When you find what you’re looking for, tap it to open it.
  1. Tap the magnifying glass in the top left.
  2. You’ll see a few tasks, projects, labels and filters that match your keyword below the search bar. If you see what you’re searching for, click it to open it.
  3. If you haven’t seen your task yet, look at more results by pressing Enter or clicking Show more results at the bottom.
  4. You’ll see all the tasks that match your keyword. When you find the task you’re looking for, click it to open it.
  5. (Optional) If you want to search through task comments, click the Comments pane to the top right of your search results.
  6. (Optional) If you want to search through completed tasks, click Search completed tasks below the search results.
Quickly get the results you want by entering a query directly into the search bar. For instance, try entering today & p1 to see every priority 1 task due today.

Narrow down your search

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can narrow down your search results by date, by priority level, by project and more by using queries in your search. For example, you could enter August 7 directly into the search bar to see all tasks due on August 7th. Here are a few more examples:

Search

Result

August 7

Tasks due on August 7

Today & p1

Tasks due today with priority 1

Next 31 days

Tasks due in the next 31 days

January 7

Tasks due on January 7

Tomorrow & p3

Tasks due tomorrow with priority 3

@waiting

Tasks with the label @waiting

Label:waiting

Tasks with the label @waiting

30 days

Tasks due in the next 30 days

Assigned to:John Smith

Tasks assigned to John Smith

When looking at your search results, you can complete tasks and reschedule them as usual. On iOS or Android, simply swipe right to complete or swipe left to reschedule the task.

How to search for completed tasks

Sometimes you want to check back in on something you’ve already finished. Here’s how you can search for completed tasks:

  1. Type in a keyword into the Quick Find search bar at the top, and press enter.
  2. At the bottom of your search results, click on Search completed tasks.
  3. You can now see all completed tasks that match your keyword.
  4. You can also uncomplete them as usual or read the comments.
  1. Open Todoist, and pull down from the top to open search.
  2. Type in a keyword and press enter.
  3. At the bottom of your search results, click on Search completed tasks.
  4. You can now see all completed tasks that match your keyword. You can also uncomplete by swiping right or permanently delete the task by swiping left.
  5. You can also tap any of the completed task search results and you’ll open the project where it belongs.
  1. Open Todoist, and tap the magnifying glass in the top right to open search.
  2. Type in a keyword.
  3. At the bottom of your search results, click on Search completed tasks.
  4. You can now see all completed tasks that match your keyword. You can also uncomplete by swiping right or permanently delete the task by swiping left.
  5. You can also tap any of the completed task search results and you’ll open the project where it belongs.
If you’re using Todoist Premium, you can narrow down your search of completed tasks by project, date or other criteria by using filter queries like “today” or “#Work” in your search. This is only available on Windows, iOS and Android but will be coming to Web and macOS soon.