Create a new task in Todoist

Quick Add is the fastest way to:

  • Add a new task
  • Set a due date and time for a task
  • Attach a label to a task
  • Set the priority level for a task
  • Add a task to a project
  • Add a task to a section
  • Assign a task to a collaborator

Just type (or dictate) all the details into a single line. The smart Quick Add will automatically recognize and highlight each piece of information and add it to your task accordingly. Particularly handy when adding tasks on your mobile device.

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How it works

Tap or click the + symbol on any Todoist platform – web, desktop, or mobile – to open Quick Add. Type in your task name and:

Add a due date and/or time

Type the date and time into the task field using natural language like “tomorrow at 4 pm” or “every other Tuesday starting March 3”. The Quick Add will automatically recognize the due date and add it when you save your task.

Add labels

Type @ followed by the label name. For example, @email. You’ll be able to choose from a list of existing labels or create an entirely new one.

Set the priority level

Type p1p2, or p3 to indicate the priority level of the task.

Add it to a project

Type in the symbol # immediately followed by the project name. For example, “#Work”. You’ll be able to choose from a list of existing projects or create an entirely new one.

Add it to a section

Once you’ve assigned your task to a project, you can also specify which section the task should go under. You just have to type in the symbol / immediately followed by the section name. For example, if you want your task to go under the section Admin in your Work project, you can type “#Work /Admin”.

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