Here I have put together all there is to know about the use of emojis and text formatting in Todoist. Bonus: I’ll even teach you how to create headings for grouping tasks.
Basic text formatting in Todoist
All basic text formatting in Todoist is done by using asterisks (*) If you want to combine these formattings it does not matter what you put first.
|TO GET THIS FORMATTING||WRITE|
|Bold and italic||* **Bold and italic** * or ** *Bold and italic* **|
Bold and italic text is supported in task names, project names, and comments.
Adding hyperlinks in Todoist
Hyperlinks are supported in task names, project names, label names, and task comments.
All links open in a new tab.
|TO GET THIS||WRITE|
|Really cool blog||https://dandywithlens.com/ (Really cool blog)|
Using emojis in Todoist
Emojis are supported in task names, project names, label names, and task comments.
Are emojis really helpful in a tool like Todoist? My answer is yes. Here are a couple of ways you can use emojis.
- ?Recurring projects
- ?Follow-up items
- ?Packing list
- ?Time-sensitive stuff
- ✅GTD Weekly Review
- ✈️GTD Horizons of Focus
GTD contexts (Todoist labels)
- ☎️Phone calls
- ??? Family
Formatting comments in Todoist
In the comments, you have the possibility to reference code that otherwise would have been interpreted as i.e. formatting instructions.
`insert code here`
“`insert code block here“`
Please note that the code formatting is for the comments only.
Creating headings or sections in your Todoist projects
Ever felt the need to group tasks without having to put them as sub-tasks? You can do that!
Heading with colon
|TO GET THIS HEADING||WRITE|
|My heading:||My heading:|
|My heading||* My heading|