Organizing, sorting, and viewing tasks lists (to-do lists)

Tasks in Amplenote begin within individual notes (including those created view Jots view), but the canonical way to view task lists in Amplenote is via the Tasks View Mode in the leftmost navigation pane:




This article will show how the Tasks section works, along with options to ensure that you see the tasks that are most relevant to you in a given context.



linkTasks View Mode

Also known as "Unified Task List," this mode of view aggregates all of the tasks you've created, based on the tag hierarchy of the notes in which those tasks were created.


Here's what it looks like to navigate through tasks that reside among the Shortcuts I've setup. Note that you can also browse tasks by their tag hierarchy, in order to create new Shortcuts, if desired:



linkSorting tasks in Task view mode

Here are the options we support for modifying how tasks are shown within Tasks view mode:




A brief explanation of each option:


Group tasks by note. When selected, the Tasks shown are separated by the note in which they reside.


Group tasks -> Sort notes by. Control how you want the notes shown in your selected tag hierarchy to be sorted.


Sort tasks by. In addition to sorting tasks by their Task Score, you can also sort them by which are newest or oldest.


linkDefault task filters: Due This Week, High Value

We offer two default shortcuts to filter tasks in Task View Mode:




"Due This Week" is what it sounds like. "High Value" is tasks with a Task Score above 10.





linkNote View Mode

Sometimes it's preferable to work with tasks within the notes they reside. Almost all Amplenote users will create some form of "task inbox," where one or more notes are used as the initial point-of-entry for new tasks. When viewing tasks within their notes, we add new tasks to the top of the note by default, so even though newly added tasks will initially have a paltry Task Score, they're easy to find/consider by virtue of being placed at the top of your task list.


linkSorting lists based on task score

Use the sort icon in the formatting bar or the associated keyboard command to automatically sort your task list by priority based on the task points assigned to each task when submitting the task details.





linkMoving items up and down

You can manually sort tasks by clicking the drag icon to the left of the checkbox and moving the task to your desired position.




You can also use hotkeys for sorting list items up or down. Shift-Mod-Up or Shift-Mod-Down will push a task up or down the list in its note.


linkUsing Subtasks

Tasks can have sub-tasks that are associated with the main todo. Hit the Enter or Return ket to create a new task below the main todo, then use the Tab key to create sub-tasks (similar to creating sub-bullets).




linkMoving tasks between notes

The easiest way to move tasks between notes is to drag them: