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How do I use the search feature to look for tags, actions, and other stuff?
Viewed 81,934.00 times since Fri, Apr 9, 2010
NOTE: On 2Do for Mac please checkout the Search section under the User Manual (2Do > Menu > Help > 2Do User Manual). It describes and illustrates all of the features below in great length. You can always refer to an updated list of keywords... Read More
Can 2Do sync with Google Tasks?
Viewed 75,835.00 times since Fri, Oct 9, 2009
Although Google currently does provide developers with a Tasks API, that API is not adequate for us to use. What that simply means is, we're unable to sync the extra rich information 2Do supports. Thus, a round-trip sync would end up corrupting... Read More
URL Schemes
Viewed 73,398.00 times since Mon, Sep 23, 2013
2Do v1.5 (Mac) supports the following URL scheme. For v2.0 and above, please see the next section. twodo:///add?task=[prompt:Task Title]&forlist=[prompt:List Name] 2Do v3 on iOS and v2 on Mac support the following URL scheme and the x-callback... Read More
What is the difference between a Project and a Checklist?
Viewed 63,164.00 times since Thu, Jan 14, 2010
For a video demonstration on how to create a project or a checklist in 2Do for iOS, please click here. Projects can have 'normal' tasks as children which can have their individual due dates, due times, repeat patterns etc. On the other hand, all... Read More
Is there a manual for 2Do or some documentation explaining its features?
Viewed 60,294.00 times since Mon, Jan 18, 2010
We have a User Manual for 2Do OS X available here. For 2Do iOS, go to Settings and tap on Tutorial to see a mini walkthrough tutorial.  We also have a dedicated YouTube Channel with great tutorial videos that demonstrate the several features... Read More
Can I manage Projects and Sub Tasks with 2Do?
Viewed 54,308.00 times since Wed, Oct 28, 2009
Yes you can as of 2Do v1.2 Read More
How do nearby location alerts work in 2Do?
Viewed 42,694.00 times since Wed, Nov 30, 2011
2Do always had support for a 'Nearby' feature with which you could plot nearby tasks on a map (i.e. tasks which have been assigned one or more locations). Starting with v2.7 2Do now supports geo-fenced location alerts, a... Read More
Will updates for 2Do be free?
Viewed 30,430.00 times since Wed, Dec 23, 2009
Yes. But not 'forever'. From v1.0 to v3.0, however, we have always announced it as a free update. We will endeavor to provide you with free updates for as long as it's feasible to do so and may resort to optional in-app purchasable upgrades if... Read More
How does sharing a To Do work in 2Do?
Viewed 30,084.00 times since Fri, Oct 9, 2009
Sharing has been taken to a new level in v3.1. You can share your tasks via AirDrop, iMessage or Email. To share multiple tasks, tap on the ... button at the bottom of the Task List (this is done in order to enter Batch Edit Mode). Next, select the... Read More
How do you create a Smart List in 2Do v3?
Viewed 30,037.00 times since Fri, Sep 19, 2014
For a video demo, please click here.Please also see this article, which describes all supported built-in search words, along with examples on how to use them to create powerful Smart Lists. Smart Lists are much like 'saved searches' that allow you... Read More
How do I add items to Checklists or Projects?
Viewed 29,186.00 times since Fri, Jan 15, 2010
2Do for Mac Click on the drop-down arrow next to the [+] button and click 'New sub-task'. You can also drag and drop tasks on other tasks to create sub-tasks. 2Do for iOS / Android You will need to first create a checklist or a project item.... Read More
What particular GTD method does 2Do promote?
Viewed 27,947.00 times since Fri, Nov 13, 2009
None (or all, depends on how you see it). Although we appreciate that there are various ways of Getting Things Done, we don't necessarily agree an interface should be tied down to a single way of doing things. For the average user, existing GTD apps... Read More
I don't see any tabs and can't create any ToDos after restoring 2Do's database
Viewed 27,162.00 times since Wed, Jan 27, 2010
If you migrated from 2Do lite to 2Do full or simply restored the database file and can no longer add ToDos or Calendar Tabs and don't see it functioning at all, then the restore actually failed. Please ensure you have upgraded to 2Do v1.2.1 or above.... Read More
How do repeating / recurrent ToDos work?
Viewed 24,679.00 times since Tue, Dec 29, 2009
Repeating ToDos can either be on Due Date or Completion Date. Every time you need to use the 'Repeat' feature, you also need to set a Due Date (as it cannot repeat without being due on a date to begin with). When you set a recurrence... Read More
How do I back up 2Do without using the Sync feature?
Viewed 20,761.00 times since Fri, Jan 15, 2010
2Do allows you to backup your data without using any of the sync features offered by the app. Simply: Launch 2Do Goto Settings -> Backups > Backup to Email Enter email address and tap 'Send' This will send a copy of the database to your email... Read More
How do I manually sort tasks in 2Do v3?
Viewed 19,422.00 times since Thu, Sep 18, 2014
To manually sort tasks you need to enter the Batch Edit Mode: 1. Tap on the top Sort bar and select 'Manual' from the sort options. You might need to swipe left to see the option. 2. Now tap on the bottom right '...' button to enter Batch Edit... Read More
How do I delete a list in 2Do?
Viewed 18,630.00 times since Fri, Oct 16, 2009
Tap and hold on a list tab to pull out List Options. From there, choose the "Delete List" option to delete the list and its contents. Read More
Which custom CalDAV servers are currently supported by 2Do?
Viewed 18,077.00 times since Tue, Nov 27, 2012
2Do for iOS v3.2 and v2.0 on Mac onwards support most 3rd party CalDAV servers out there, including iCal Server, ownCloud, Fruux, Oracle, Kerio, SabreDAV and so on.    2Do for Android has similar support starting v2.10 (when CalDAV sync got... Read More
How do I add tasks under a created Checklist / Project?
Viewed 15,481.00 times since Fri, Jan 29, 2010
To create a Checklist or a Project: 1. Tap + on the main screen 2. Under the title of the task, you have three icons: Task, Project, Checklist. Tap 'Checklist'. 3. Tap Save You will automatically be taken inside 'Checklist View'. Tap and hold on the... Read More
How do I delete a tag in 2Do v3?
Viewed 15,065.00 times since Sat, Sep 20, 2014
1. Open the Tag panel by swiping the task list to the left from the center 2. Swipe left on any tag to reveal the delete button. Tap to delete. Read More
Can I nest a Project inside a Project (or a Checklist inside a Project / Checklist)?
Viewed 14,906.00 times since Wed, Jan 27, 2010
No. Unfortunately although some would love to have this functionality, it would complicate the UI and the work flow. It would break a number of things including the ability to sync this information with the various different clients we support ... Read More
How do I sort my tasks in 2Do?
Viewed 14,666.00 times since Fri, Sep 19, 2014
For a video demonstration, see below: Tap on the Sort Bar to reveal sort options. This is the little bar that appears directly above your Task List. You may now tap on the desired sorting option.  Read More
Does 2Do support Global Search?
Viewed 14,596.00 times since Mon, Oct 19, 2009
Yes; your searched word will be matched against the Task Title, Notes, Due Date and URL.But wait we also offer the best Search Engine there is! 2Do supports Full Text Search (i.e. you can use wild cards like: hospit*, train OR taxi, etc etc) along... Read More
Can I export my tasks as CSV in iOS?
Viewed 14,157.00 times since Fri, Sep 19, 2014
This was a feature available in v2.0. We couldn't make it into v3.0 but are working on adding it back in. Please kindly wait for v3.1. Read More
Keyboard Shortcuts for 2Do iOS
Viewed 13,803.00 times since Thu, Sep 18, 2014
2Do v3 comes with a number of keyboard shortcuts to help you speedup your workflows. If you have an external hardware keyboard attached to your iPad, here is a list of supported commands that you can use: ⌘ + N = New Task ⌘ + T =... Read More
How do I sort my lists?
Viewed 13,452.00 times since Fri, Oct 3, 2014
Tap and hold on any list in the list panel. Now tap 'Manage Lists'.  On the screen presented, tap 'Edit' and when you're finished with reordering the lists, tap 'Done'. Read More
I just lost some tasks/lists after sync, what do I do now?
Viewed 13,185.00 times since Thu, Aug 12, 2010
2Do v2.0 comes with an 'Auto Backups' feature. Before performing a sync, it automatically takes a snapshot of your Database so that you're able to restore to it easily if things go unexpectedly. Simply launch 2Do, tap on Sync->Backup->Auto Backups... Read More
What is the focus filter in iOS and how do I use it?
Viewed 11,985.00 times since Thu, Sep 18, 2014
The focus filter allows you to toggle between a specially filtered view of your list and your normal tasks without you having to create a Smart List or perform complex searches. For example, you could use the focus filter to show only tasks due This... Read More
How do I move a task from a Project / Checklist into a List?
Viewed 11,814.00 times since Thu, Feb 4, 2010
You can move tasks from a project or a checklist into other projects/checklists/lists very easily. To move a single task from a project, follow these steps: * Tap on the task from the main view * Tap on the 'List' row * Now select the project /... Read More
How do I change a List’s Color in 2Do?
Viewed 11,811.00 times since Fri, Oct 16, 2009
Tap and hold on a list tab to pull out List Options. From there, choose the "Edit List" option to change it's color or to set its visibility ON/OFF in the "All" Lists view. Read More
I don't have any date on my tasks. Can I sort them manually?
Viewed 11,318.00 times since Wed, Dec 9, 2009
Yes you can. Simply tap on the 'Sort Bar' (just below the Search Field) in the ToDos screen and select 'Manually'. Read More
I have forgotten my password and I cannot access 2Do anymore
Viewed 11,271.00 times since Thu, Jan 6, 2011
If you had set a password on the app and have now forgotten what it was there is still a way to get in. Follow these steps to recover your data for a new installation:Connect your iPhone/iPad to iTunes Click on your device name under the Devices... Read More
I lost some data but the auto backup didn’t restore anything, help!
Viewed 11,242.00 times since Tue, Aug 17, 2010
If you lost some data during a sync and tried restoring 2Do's previous snapshot (before the sync) and for some reason, you can't get the data back, you may need to try the following: 1. Launch 2Do and tap Sync->Backups->Auto Backups and find the... Read More
Can I email/share a whole Calendar?
Viewed 11,201.00 times since Sat, Jan 16, 2010
Yes, although so doing is somewhat indirect.  Inside a calendar tab where your tasks are listed, tap Edit, then Select All, then Email. Read More
How do you perform manual sync in 2Do v3?
Viewed 10,465.00 times since Thu, Sep 18, 2014
The new design of v3 does away with the sync button as it's mostly invisible and automatic now. To trigger a sync manually in 2Do v3, pull the task list downwards and it'll refresh. Read More
How do I use the auto backups feature?
Viewed 10,280.00 times since Thu, Aug 12, 2010
Simply launch 2Do, tap on Sync->Backup->Auto Backups and tap on a backup (it will list the last 30 automatically created backups) to restore immediately. Restoring the db will allow you to sync again or simply change/alter your data from a previously... Read More
How can I defer both start dates and due dates using the task popup in v3?
Viewed 10,234.00 times since Sat, Sep 20, 2014
For a video demo, please check this out. 2Do offers the ability to set Due dates and Start dates. They've got a fundamental difference: start dates (when set to some time in the future) will cause the task to disappear and hide till it's time for it... Read More
Can I increase the font size used in 2Do iOS?
Viewed 10,009.00 times since Fri, Sep 19, 2014
You can change the font size you prefer from System Settings > Display & Brightness > Text Size.  2Do supports Dynamic Type fonts and will use your system preference to resize and rescale text throughout the app. Read More
2Do is constantly using location services and I don’t know how to turn it OFF
Viewed 9,945.00 times since Fri, Dec 2, 2011
You most probably assigned a 'Location' to a task. Nearby alerts are ON by default (2Do > Settings > Nearby) which means you'll be alerted for that location when it's nearby. The location services icon you see doesn't necessarily mean it's consuming... Read More
Project sub-tasks are not removed when done
Viewed 9,641.00 times since Fri, Feb 12, 2010
Unfortunately by design Projects and Checklists don't follow rules you've possibly set for 'done' tasks in the normal ToDo list. We'll be looking into changing this so that the global 'done in tasks' rule is followed in an upcoming update. Apologies... Read More
The overdue / due counter for the list is showing an incorrect count
Viewed 9,528.00 times since Tue, Aug 5, 2014
Starting with 2Do iOS v3 and 2Do for Mac v1.6+, 2Do now includes overdue / due sub-tasks inside of projects. If you see an extra count but otherwise can visually see less number of tasks in that list, please ensure you do not have a sub-task that's... Read More
How do I duplicate a task in 2Do for iOS?
Viewed 9,467.00 times since Sat, Dec 29, 2012
To duplicate a task on your iPhone / iPad, tap and hold on a task and select Duplicate from the given options. Read More
How do I drag and drop tasks in 2Do v3?
Viewed 9,397.00 times since Thu, Sep 18, 2014
Support for Drag and Drop is better than ever in 2Do v3. To initiate a drag and drop: 1. Tap on the '...' (three dots) button at the bottom right corner of the Task List. This will enables Batch Editing mode ON. 2. Tap on the task(s) you wish to... Read More
I see the wrong language in 2Do compared to what I've set in Settings
Viewed 9,370.00 times since Tue, Dec 8, 2009
2Do supports a number of languages. There is apparently a bug in the iPhone OS where, in some cases, the wrong language is displayed (such as Japanese when your language is set to Russian). To fix this, change your iPhone's language settings to... Read More
How do I change the priority of a task quickly in 2Do v3?
Viewed 9,327.00 times since Thu, Sep 18, 2014
You can star / unstar or change the priority of a task without going into edit mode. Simply tap on the priority button (will appear as a down-pointing arrow when not set) that appears to the right of the task title to display Extended Mode. You can... Read More
Where are the theme options in 2Do v3?
Viewed 9,312.00 times since Fri, Sep 19, 2014
2Do used to be a skeuomorphism stronghold until iOS 7 came about. The idea behind the change is simple: clarity. 2Do has embraced this change with open arms, using blur and translucent views where possible to denote context.  Theme options have... Read More
I don’t want a particular list to display in the All view in 2Do
Viewed 9,179.00 times since Fri, Oct 16, 2009
If you do not want To Do's from a particular list to be displayed alongside other ToDos from other lists, simply Tap and Hold on a list tab to reveal List options. Select "Edit" and then switch Show in All "OFF" Read More
How do I defer a task in 2Do v3?
Viewed 9,004.00 times since Thu, Sep 18, 2014
There are several ways to defer a task in 2Do iOS (v3). These have been described below: Tap and Hold Popup Tap and hold on any task on the screen to display the Tap and Hold popup. The first row at the top will say 'Due Date'. You can swipe to the... Read More
I can only see simplified Chinese, I want to see traditional Chinese
Viewed 8,425.00 times since Wed, Feb 24, 2010
Apologies if you are a traditional chinese user and are seeing simplified chinese in 2Do. The next update will aim at resolving this. Read More
How do you batch edit tasks in 2Do v3?
Viewed 8,396.00 times since Fri, Sep 19, 2014
Simply tap on the ... button at the bottom right of the task list to enter Batch Edit mode. You can also select and drag tasks when in Batch Edit mode to move them to a new list. A video demonstrating this can be seen here. Read More
I am getting the same alert notification every hour in 2Do v3 for the same task
Viewed 7,931.00 times since Mon, Sep 22, 2014
That is a new 'Nag' feature in 2Do, switched ON by default. To turn it off, please go to Settings > Notifications > Nag Me 2Do can optionally nag you for the alert every minute, hour or day. Read More
How do you delete a list in 2Do v3?
Viewed 7,005.00 times since Fri, Sep 19, 2014
Tap and hold on any list on the left list panel and tap 'Delete' when promoted with options. Read More
2Do for iOS feels sluggish and slow at times when I perform certain actions
Viewed 6,829.00 times since Mon, Sep 21, 2015
If you have a lot of data and frequently use Smart Lists with potentially complex date filtering etc, the app may feel sluggish at times on certain hardwares. Although we try our best to squeeze performance out of existing / older hardware as best as... Read More
How often does 2Do sync in the background?
Viewed 6,455.00 times since Mon, Sep 22, 2014
For an explanation on how background sync works, starting with iOS 7, please read this article here. Read More
How do I go back to an earlier version of 2Do?
Viewed 5,839.00 times since Fri, Sep 19, 2014
You can't and most importantly - you don't want to. Seriously. Myth: We've removed functionality that our users were used to in v2 and made it worse! Fact: No core functionality has been removed, let alone reduced. Instead, everything's been... Read More
Can I display multiple lines of task title or notes in 2Do v3 on the main screen?
Viewed 5,726.00 times since Thu, Sep 18, 2014
Yes you can! Please see this tip here to learn how to use Extended Mode. Read More
The left list panel is not showing overdue and due counts in v3
Viewed 5,293.00 times since Thu, Sep 18, 2014
In 2Do v3 you can hold down on center of the task list and 'slide' it to the left and right to extend the left list panel or to reveal the tags panel on the right. The overdue and due counters are hidden by default. With a single swipe, you can... Read More
How do I add a Checklist?
Viewed 5,118.00 times since Thu, Jan 14, 2010
Open 2Do Tap on the + button on the top right corner of the ToDo screen Enter a title, then tap on the center dimmed area where it says "Tap here to edit" From the 'Type' row, select 'Checklist' Read More
My snooze alerts are not appearing on the iPad when I snooze from the iPhone
Viewed 4,809.00 times since Sat, Aug 15, 2015
Snooze alerts do not sync across devices. This is by design, so that you get re-alerted on the same device you initiated it from.  The same is for nagging alerts. If you have the Nag feature switched ON under settings, your other devices won't... Read More
Clearing or snoozing one notification seems to clear all the rest
Viewed 4,330.00 times since Thu, Feb 8, 2018
There is a bug in iOS 11.2 (all the way to 11.2.5) where if you clear, mark done or snooze one notification from an app, all other notifications from the same app are removed. This is a bug in iOS, not 2Do. We're hoping Apple fixes this in iOS... Read More
Where has the Share option gone from batch edit options?
Viewed 4,049.00 times since Thu, Oct 1, 2015
We introduced two new batch edit options in v3.7: Priority and Location Given the Share option is used less, it now gets pushed off the edge when there isn't enough room to show all the options. To make it visible again, simply rotate your device.... Read More
How does the Password Protection functionality work in 2Do?
Viewed 3,910.00 times since Tue, Feb 25, 2020
2Do provides you with the ability to lock certain lists or the whole app with FaceID / TouchID / Pass-code. If you forget this password, you will need to reset the application and its database, re-install and then re-sync or recover from a... Read More