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Add tags

Tags would allow organization across lists and folders.

Say I have a few tasks that all have the tag #amazon, I could hit the tag and see what other things I need to grab from Amazon regardless of the list or location.

Another useful example would be for modules in a project, #backendAuth #frontendAuth #databaseStoreProcs, regardless of which sprint/list they're located in.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This doesn't work on the iOS app. You can create the blue link but nothing happens when you select the link.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        How does it work? In Wunderlist it suggests labels/tags after you write # at least in web version. Do we have to remember all tags used before?

      • ThierryJ commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        see @OneProductivity on Twitter ... OneNote is much more useful to use with # Tags

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This does not appear to be working for my on iOS. I an add a #tag but an it creates the blue link but I cannot click it to show a view with other tasks that are also using the same #tag ... Is this correct?

      • RayVra commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Great work, Marcel. I'm glad to see the someone from the Wunderlist team is working on the new app. I would like to make the switch, but I cannot do that until some critical features are completed: Subtasks, Folders, links to files and photos, & iPad/landscape support. Task sharing & comments would also be helpful. Keep at it...

      • RayVra commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Obviously, no one from the To-Do team is bother to monitor this. This feature was added a couple of weeks ago. This is one of EIGHT, from Wunderlist that are missing (see my Twitter post, @RayVra)...

      • Fil Sapia commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Honestly it would have been so much easier if they simply renamed Wunderlist to To-Do...

      • RayVra commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The ability to add "defined" hashtags (i.e., #subject) is critically important to allow users to "find" tasks that might exist across multiple different lists and folders. Like Wunderlist, the user shouild be able to "see" the list of previously identified tags when they begin to add a tag to an item (to eliminate tag spelling errors).

        I would not be able to get the benefit that I currently receive from Wunderlist withOUT this capability. It is a show stopper for me.

      • Scott commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Tags, yes please. For GTD, the lists r task/action types, so tags would allow for project categories eg to see whats required for my reno project that day or week. But make it simple to apply AND change tags. Not buried in multiple steps like dialogue boxes to be confirned, just drag n drop.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes it will be a game changer for me to use this, if the contexts (e.g.: Places, people, etc.) can be managed with tags/labels (e.g.: Use # and @, etc)

      • Martin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The reason I don't see the tag system in Wunderlist / To-Do very useful is the possibility of mistyping the tag.

        Let's say you use a #bank tag (or whatever else), but in one case you mistype it as a #bnk. In this case, you'll not find it when you need it - making the tags highly unreliable.

        - A drop-down list of tags when typing # would solve this.
        - both when creating or editing the task.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Tagging is already implemented by using #tag. However all active tags should be visible as links, for instance at the bottom of the sidebar, and with the number of todo’s that are marked with the actual tab.

      • Ethan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Being able to use tags to QUICKLY associate a single to-do with multiple lists would be an absolutely fantastic feature. It would be similar to how the current My Day list works except you would use tags instead of dates to associate to-dos with a list.

        Typing out #tags for each item and then having to do a search each time you want to create a #tag list is simply a crude and inefficient work-around.

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