How to use search

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, label, filter, or comment:

  1. Click the Find search field at the top.
  2. Type the keyword(s) that you’re looking for.
  3. Below the search field, you’ll see a few tasks, projects, labels, and filters that match your keyword(s). If you see what you’re searching for, click it to open it.
  4. If you haven’t found what you're looking for yet, look at more results by clicking Show more results at the bottom.
  5. You’ll see all the results that match your keyword(s). When you find what 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.

Quick tip

If you want to view all your tasks across all of your projects, simply search view all in your search field.

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 field to see all tasks due on August 7th. Here are a few more examples:

Quick tip

Quickly get the results you want by entering a query directly into the search field. For instance, try entering today & p1 to see every priority 1 task due today.
August 7Tasks due on August 7
Today & p1Tasks due today with priority 1
Next 31 daysTasks due in the next 31 days
Tomorrow & p3Tasks due tomorrow with priority 3
@waitingTasks with the label @waiting
Label:waitingTasks with the label @waiting
30 daysTasks due in the next 30 days
Assigned to:John SmithTasks assigned to John Smith

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 the keyword(s) into the Find search field 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(s).
  4. You can also uncomplete them as usual or read the comments.

Searching based on keyword(s)

Filter queryWhat it does
search: weekendShows all tasks that contain the word "weekend"
search: DecemberShows all tasks that contain the word "December"


No, it's not possible to search for archived projects and their tasks.

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