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44 keyboard shortcuts that will improve productivity in Todoist, Newton, and Evernote

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Here are keyboard shortcuts that will improve productivity in Todoist, Newton, and Evernote.

This is part two of a mini series about keyboard shortcuts that will improve productivity. Part one is 55 time-saving keyboard shortcuts for PC that will boost your productivity.

In this blog post, I have chosen to focus on the essential applications I’m using for Getting Things Done. My list tool is Todoist. Here I have all my to-do lists, projects and the complete set of GTD Horizons of Focus. I use Newton for email on my phone and laptop. For keeping track of all notes and other pieces of information, I use Evernote.

 

Todoist keyboard shortcuts that will improve productivity

Adding new tasks

  • q: Add new task
    • #: Project
    • @: Label/context in GTD
    • p1-p4: Set priority
  • A: Add new task at the top of the list
  • a: Add new task at the bottom of the list
  • Enter: Save a newly created task and create a new one below it
  • Ctrl + Enter: Save the newly created task
  • Ctrl + Alt + Right arrow: Make sub task
  • Ctrl + Alt + Left arrow: Make parent task

Edit tasks

I addition to the above keyboard shortcuts, these are useful when editing a task in Todoist

  • Ctrl + Left click: Select multiple individual tasks
  • Shift + Left click: Select a range of tasks
  • Shift + Enter: Save changes to an existing task and create a new task below it
  • Ctrl + Enter: Save changes to an existing task and create a new task above it
  • Ctrl + Down arrow: Save changes to an existing task and edit the task below it
  • Ctrl + Up arrow: Save changes to an existing task and edit the task above it
  • Ctrl + B: Bold/highlight text
  • Ctrl + U: Underline text
  • Esc: Cancel edit

Sorting tasks in a project

These keyboard shortcuts only work inside an open project view.

  • s: Sort by date
  • p: Sort by priority
  • r: Sort by assignee

Other keyboard shortcuts

  • /: Search

Todoist Windows 10 shortcuts

  • Home: Navigate to default page
  • F5: Sync
  • Alt + Enter: Save and go to comments
  • m: Turn on the multi select mode
  • Ctrl + F: Search
  • Alt + Shift + Right arrow: Make sub task
  • Alt + Shift +Left arrow: Make parent task

Want to learn how to manage your GTD Horizons of Focus in Todoist?
Read GTD Horizons of Focus Part 3: How I manage my Horizons of Focus in Todoist

 

Evernote keyboard shortcuts

New

  • Ctrl + N: New note
  • Ctrl + Shift + N: New notebook

Searching

  • F6: Search in Evernote
  • Ctrl + F: Search in current note
  • Alt + Shift + T: Search in tags

Inserting

  • Ctrl + Shift + T: Insert a checkbox
  • Ctrl + Shift + U: Insert a bulleted list
  • Ctrl + Shift + T: Insert today’s date

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Newton keyboard shortcuts

Newton, formerly known as Cloud Magic, has finally come to Windows 10. Here are the keyboard shortcuts that will improve productivity in Newton.

  • Shift + U: Mark as read
  • !: Mark as spam
  • Del: Delete
  • E: Archive
  • Ctrl + Enter: Send
  • Esc: Go back to the main window

 

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