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Tailor your Quick Add to your workflow: Jan 12

Customize Quick Add (desktop and web) 

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After rolling out this feature on iOS & Android, all experimentalists will now also have access to the brand new Quick Add tab on the web and desktop where you can choose which task actions you want to display and in what order. Your settings will automatically sync across all platforms. Think of this feature as a way to simplify and tailor your Quick Add to your personal workflow. 

This feature is not yet available on the global Quick Add on desktop, though we hope to add it there in the future.

To activate this experiment:

  1. Go to Settings > Quick Add. Alternatively, open Quick Add > click on the three dots icon. Select Edit Task Actions. 
  2. Show or hide task actions labels according to your preferences.
  3. To reorder your task actions, use the drag handles on the right side of the task action to move actions up or down the list.
  4. Don’t forget to send us your feedback.

Boost your productivity with 6 brand-new UI Extensions: Nov 22

Latest Experiments 🧪

We are very excited to introduce six new extensions, designed to amplify Todoist with powerful functionalities that help boost your productivity! Start tracking your habits, create your very own templates, or enjoy the magic of AI to help you reach your goals.

→ Browse all of the new UI extensions here.

 

AI Task Creator (desktop and web only) → Install extension

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Start reaching those goals with our new AI Task Creator extension, designed to help you break up tasks into smaller chunks. 

To use the AI Task Creator extension:

  1. In any Todoist project, click on the three dots icon in the top right to open the project menu.
  2. Select Integrations > Suggest tasks from AI.
  3. In the modal that opens, use the text field to enter a task that you want to break up into smaller chunks. 
  4. Don’t forget to share your feedback!

 

Habit Tracker (desktop and web only) → Install extension

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With the new Habit Tracker extension, all Experimentalists can finally start tracking (and celebrating!) their recurring tasks’ completion streak (in the task description) and completion history (in the comments). 

To use the Habit Tracker extension:

  1. Click on any task to open the task view, and click on the three dots icon in the top right corner to open the task menu.
  2. Select Integrations > Track Habit.
  3. Don’t forget to share your feedback!

Make sure to complete your recurring task each day. As any recurring task that becomes overdue at the end of the day, will cause your streak to reset.

 

Export to Google Sheets (desktop and web only) → Install extension

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Documenting and reporting on work in progress just became a whole lot easier with the new Export to Google Sheets extension, now available to test for all Experimentalists.

To use the Export to Google Sheets extension:

  1. In any Todoist project, click on the three dots icon in the top right to open the project menu.
  2. Select Integrations > Export to Google Sheets
  3. Use the checkboxes to select which task fields (including due date, priority, creation date, description, section, assignee) you want to export > Click on Export.
  4. Don’t forget to share your feedback!

 

Templates (desktop and web only) → Install extension

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All experimentalists now have access to a new Templates extension that allows you to browse, search, and import templates directly from within Todoist. On top of that, you can use the Templates extension to import one of your existing projects as a template for a new project. 

To use the Templates extension to import from a template:

  1. In any Todoist project, click on the three dots icon in the top right to open the project menu.
  2. Select Integrations > Import from template
  3. In the modal that opens, use the search bar to search for a specific template or scroll down to browse the list of templates. Select the template you want to import > Click on Add Template.
  4. Don’t forget to share your feedback!

To use the Templates extension to import from a project:

  1. In any Todoist project, click on the three dots icon in the top right to open the project menu.
  2. Select Integrations > Import from project
  3. In the modal that opens, select the project you want to import > Click on Import Project as Template.
  4. Don’t forget to share your feedback!

 

Task Helper (desktop and web only) → Install extension

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All experimentalists now have access to a collection of 3 Task Helper extensions, all designed to speed up your work and save you from having to perform some of the following tedious manual actions over and over again.

  • Turn a task into an uncompletable task
  • Apply parent task’s attributes to all sub-tasks
  • Create a follow up task on task completion 

To use the Task Helper extension:

  1. Click the three dots icon that appears on the right side of your task when you hover over it. Or alternatively, click on any task to open the task view, and click on the three dots icon in the top right corner to open the task menu. 
  2. Select Integrations > Select one of the Task Helper extensions.
  3. Don’t forget to share your feedback!

 

Conversation Starters (desktop and web only) → Install the Conversation Starter extension

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With the new Conversation Starters extension awkward silences during your 1-on-1s will become a thing of the past. Simply trigger the extension and 5 conversation starters to help structure your meeting agenda will automatically be added to your Todoist project.

To use the Conversation Starters extension:

  1. In any Todoist project, click on the three dots icon in the top right to open the project menu.
  2. Select Integrations > Add conversation starters
  3. Don’t forget to share your feedback!

 

Get on top of weekly schedules and daily routines: October 26

Latest Experiments  

Boards in Upcoming view (Desktop & web only) 

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After introducing Boards in Today in September, we are now also offering Boards in the Upcoming view for all Experimentalists across all platforms. The perfect way to get a quick visual overview of what’s in store for you for the next 7 days. 

To change your view to Boards in Upcoming view:

  1. Open your Upcoming view.
  2. Click the view icon in the top-right corner.
  3. Click View as > Select Boards.
  4. Don’t forget to send us your feedback.

Resetting sub-tasks upon parent task completion (All platforms)

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We’ve now rolled out new default behaviour when completing a recurring task to automatically reset your sub-tasks (up to 30) for all experimentalists. 

For those who prefer their sub-tasks to remain untouched upon completing a recurring task we will continue to provide the option to complete your main recurring task only.

To only complete the main recurring task on the web and desktop apps:

  1. Click on the recurring task you want to complete.
  2. In the task view, click on the three dots icon in the top right to open the More actions menu.
  3. Select Complete task only.

To only complete the main recurring task on mobile:

  1. Long press on the recurring task you want to complete.
  2. Select Complete Task Only.

Don’t forget to share your thoughts with our team about your experience on the web, iOS, or Android.

 

WYSIWYG Editor (Desktop and web only)

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After launching our WYSIWYG text editor for task descriptions and comments in July, we’ve now enabled the editor for task names as well. 🎉   

To use the WYSIWYG text editor on the web:

  1. Add a new task (or edit an existing task) via the task field.
  2. Select the task you want to format. 
  3. Select which formatting you want to apply using the editor. 
  4. Don’t forget to send us your feedback

Formatting text with the new editor will only be available on the web, but any formatted text will appear as such across the other apps. 

 

Experiment with a more personalized Todoist: September 20

Latest Experiments

Boards in Today view (All platforms)

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Exciting news for those who have been waiting for an option to "Kanban" their day. Our team has been listening to your feedback, and we’re happy to announce that Boards are now available in the Today view now available for all Experimentalists across all platforms.

To change your view to Boards in Today view:

  1. Open your Today view.
  2. Click the view icon in the top-right corner.
  3. Click View as > Select Boards.
  4. Don’t forget to send us your feedback.

 

Personalize your Quick Add (iOS & Android)

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All experimentalists will now have access to a new Quick Add tab on iOS & Android where you can choose which task actions you want to display and in what order. Think of this feature as a way to simplify and tailor your Quick Add to the way you work best.

To activate this experiment:

  1. Go to Settings > Quick Add. Alternatively, open Quick Add > click on the three dots icon. Select Edit Task Actions
  2. Show or hide task actions labels according to your preferences.
  3. To reorder your task actions, use the drag handles on the right-side of the task action to move actions up or down the list.
  4. Don’t forget to send us your feedback.

 

A sleeker sidebar (web only)

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Keep your Todoist looking clean and tidy by choosing which views you want to display in the sidebar and whether you want to see the task count for projects. Exciting: bonus, you can also add a Completed Tasks view to your sidebar for faster and easier access to all that you’ve accomplished.

To activate this experiment:

  1. Go to Settings > Sidebar.
  2. Use the checkboxes next to the views you want to show. 
  3. Use the toggle to turn the task count on or off.
  4. Don’t forget to send us your feedback.

 

User Research

Our Designer Alex is looking for experimentalists who have experience with using Todoist to collaborate with others and are willing to participate in a user testing session to test a few of his prototypes. Interested? Book an interview slot with Alex here.

 

A new view on all devices: May 12

Latest Experiments

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New task view: … now on Android!

We’ve rolled out the new task view to all Experimentalists for testing on Android, and we’d love your thoughts. Update your app to version 9684 to  get testing! You can send feedback via this Android survey.

We will be rolling out the new task view changes to all users by the end of May. Thanks for your continued support while we built this new feature. Feel free to share how you’ve been using the new task view in the Twitter community.

 

Todoist for Wear: May 11

Latest Experiments

A New Way to Wear ⌚

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Fresh off the Google I/O announcements keynote: a redesigned Todoist for Wear is now available to test for all Experimentalists! For the past few months, our team has been working in tandem with Google to bring an improved Todoist for WearOS app to life. 

We can’t wait for you to start testing, and don’t forget to share your thoughts with our team.

 

Spring Experiments: April 21

Latest Experiments

New Task view: Now on iOS!

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We’ve rolled out the new task view to all Experimentalists for testing on iOS, and we’d love your thoughts. Update your app to version 22.4.9 to get testing! You can send feedback from task view’s three dot menu, or here: iOS survey

 

Testing, Testing...: April 11

Latest Experiments

New Task View: Available for all Experimentalists on Web!

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No more need to toggle on the new task view! Our team has been hard at work tweaking the task view based on your feedback, and we’re happy to announce that this feature is now available for all Experimentalists!

Already have the Experimental features toggled on? Great! Simply sit back and enjoy your sub-tasks, comments, due dates, labels, and more – all in one place.

Your feedback makes a difference! Keep sharing issues and improvement requests via the task view survey. The team review replies weekly.

Reminders Research ⏰

Do you use reminders in Todoist? Our Designer Alex put together a survey to gather information on how you use reminders in your day-to-day. Share your thoughts directly with Alex by booking an interview slot (limited slots available), or by taking this short survey.

 

Welcome to the Lab: Feb 8

Latest Experiments

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Our team has enabled a closed experiment to test a new task view in Todoist. While it’s still very early, we would love some feedback.

To activate this experiment:

  1. Go to Settings > Advanced
  2. Under Experimental Features, enable New task view
  3. Start testing and send your feedback

Individual versus Collaborative task management

We’re looking to interview experimentalists who use Todoist individually, but use a separate tool for task and project collaboration at work. Is that you? Fill out this short survey →

Search on Android

Clicking search on Android will open in a bottom sheet, same as navigation or notifications. More consistency, less scavenger hunts.

Join the Lab

Do you want to connect with other Todoist experimentalists (and maybe win some swag while you’re at it)? Then, join our exclusive experimentalist Twitter Community. Simply drop your Twitter handle here and we’ll take care of the rest.