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How to add multiple tasks at once

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Sometimes you want to copy a list from a different page or app and add it as tasks to Todoist. For example, you might have a list of items — such as a grocery list — that you wish to turn into tasks. You can! Simply paste the list from your clipboard when creating a new task, and you'll get the option to create a task for each item.

Here is a quick and easy way to add multiple tasks to Todoist:

  1. Copy the list of items that you’d like to turn into tasks.
  2. Open your Todoist and click Add Task or open Quick Add.
  3. Optional: Add a due date and time, priority, label, or project.
  4. Paste your list in the task name field.
  5. When asked “Add X tasks?”, select Add X tasks.
If you want to paste multiple sub-tasks, click on the task to open the task view, click + Add sub-task, paste your list and select Add X tasks to confirm.
  1. Copy the list of items that you’d like to turn into tasks.
  2. Open your Todoist and tap on the + button in the bottom right.
  3. Optional: Add a due date and time, priority, label, or project.
  4. Paste your list in the task name field.
  5. When asked “Add X tasks?”, select Add X tasks.
If you want to paste multiple sub-tasks, tap on the task to open the task view, tap + Add sub-task, paste your list and select Add X tasks to confirm.
  1. Copy the list of items that you’d like to turn into tasks.
  2. Open your Todoist and tap on the + button in the bottom right.
  3. Optional: Add a due date and time, priority, label, or project.
  4. Paste your list in the task name field.
  5. When asked “Add X tasks?”, select Add X tasks.
If you want to paste multiple sub-tasks, tap on the task to open the task view, tap + Add sub-task, paste your list and select Add X tasks to confirm.

FAQ

Can I edit multiple tasks at the same time?

Yes! This article explains how you can select multiple tasks and edit them in bulk. There are several actions you can perform, such as adding labels, setting priority levels and rescheduling.

Will Todoist create new labels or projects if they're part of the text in my list?

No, new objects like labels and projects won't be created when adding multiple tasks at once. For example, if @label doesn't exist, it won't be created and will be parsed as text. However, if @label does exist in your label list, it will be added.

When I add a due date in the task editor and then paste the list, will the due date be added to the generated tasks?

Yes, however, if any item on the list contained a due date in the text, the task created will get that due date instead of the one selected in the task editor. Properties in the pasted text always take precedence.