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How do I use the advanced search?

Advanced search operators are query words or symbols that perform special actions in the tasks search. These operators allow you to find what you're looking for quickly and accurately. They can also be used to set up Smart Lists so you can organize your tasks automatically. Some of the most useful operators are listed below.

To use advanced operators, you can either type your query directly into the search box, or click on Show search options within the search box.

Search Options

list
list:Work Tasks in Work list.
list:"Bob's Homework" Tasks in Bob's Homework list.
listContains
listContains:Project Tasks in lists that have "Project" in their name, i.e., finds "Project A" and "Project B".
priority
priority:1 Tasks with priority 1.
priority:none Tasks with no priority.
status
status:completed Tasks that have been completed.
status:incomplete Tasks that are incomplete.
tag
tag:bananas Tasks tagged with bananas.
tagContains
tagContains:project Tasks where the tag contains project.
isTagged
isTagged:true Tasks that have been tagged.
location
location:work Tasks located at work.
locationContains
locationContains:Office Tasks in lists that have "Office" in their name, i.e., finds "San Francisco Office" and "New York Office".
locatedWithin
locatedWithin:"3 km"
locatedWithin:"1.5 miles"
locatedWithin:"300 ft"
Tasks located within specified distance.
isLocated
isLocated:true Tasks that have locations.
isRepeating
isRepeating:true Tasks that repeat.
name
name:phone Task names containing phone.
noteContains
noteContains:monkey Tasks with notes containing monkey.
hasNotes
hasNotes:true Tasks that have notes.
due
due:tomorrow Tasks due tomorrow.
due:yesterday Tasks due yesterday.
due:never Tasks with no due date.
dueBefore
dueBefore:today Tasks due before today (i.e. overdue).
dueBefore:now Tasks due before the current time (i.e. overdue including tasks from earlier today).
dueAfter
dueAfter:sunday Tasks due after Sunday.
dueWithin
dueWithin:"1 week of today" Tasks due within one week.
start
start:today Tasks that start today.
start:yesterday Tasks that start yesterday.
start:never Tasks without start dates.
startBefore
startBefore:today Tasks that start before today.
startBefore:now Tasks that start before the current time.
startAfter
startAfter:sunday Tasks that start after Sunday.
startWithin
startWithin:"1 week of today" Tasks that start within one week of today.
timeEstimate
timeEstimate:"1 hour"
timeEstimate:"> 1 hour"
timeEstimate:"< 1 hour"
Tasks with a time estimate: equal to, greater than, and less than 1 hour.
hasTimeEstimate
hasTimeEstimate:true Tasks that have time estimates.
hasURL
hasURL:true Tasks that have URLs set.
hasSubtasks
hasSubtasks: true Tasks that have subtasks.
isSubtask
isSubtask:true Tasks that are subtasks.
completed
completed:today Tasks completed today.
completedBefore
completedBefore:1/1/2017 Tasks completed before 2017.
completedAfter
completedAfter:31/12/2016 Tasks completed from the start of 2017.
completedWithin
completedWithin:"1 week of today" Tasks completed in the past week.
added
added:today Tasks added today.
addedBefore
addedBefore:1/1/2017 Tasks added before 2017.
addedAfter
addedAfter:31/12/2016 Tasks added from the start of 2017.
addedWithin
addedWithin:"3 months of today" Tasks added in the past 3 months.
updated
updated:today Tasks that were last updated today.
updated:yesterday Tasks that were last updated yesterday.
updatedBefore
updatedBefore:1/1/2017 Tasks that were last updated before 1/1/2017.
updatedAfter
updatedAfter:31/12/2017 Tasks that were last updated after 31/12/2017.
updatedWithin
updatedWithin:"1 week of today" Tasks that were last updated in the past week.
postponed
postponed:3
postponed:"> 3"
postponed:"< 3"
Tasks that have been postponed: exactly, more than, and less than 3 times.
isShared
isShared:true Tasks that are shared with someone.
sharedWith
sharedWith:bob@example.com Tasks that are shared with bob@example.com.
givenTo
givenTo:me Tasks that have been given to me.
givenTo:bob@example.com Tasks that have been given to bob@example.com.
givenBy
givenBy:me Tasks that were given by me.
givenBy:bob@example.com Tasks that were given by bob@example.com.
isGiven
isGiven:true Tasks that have been given to someone.
source
source:web Tasks that were added via the web app. (You can also search for android, api, email, evernote, gmail, ipad, iphone, milksync-outlook, siri, and twitter.)
includeArchived
includeArchived:true Tasks in archived lists are included. This operator is not supported in the mobile apps.
AND
priority:1 AND tag:bananas Tasks matching term A and term B. Tasks with priority 1 and tagged with bananas.
OR
priority:1 OR priority:2 Tasks matching term A or term B. Tasks with priority 1 or with priority 2.
NOT
tag:bananas NOT tag:apples Exclude tasks from your search. Tasks tagged with bananas but not with apples.
" " (quotes)
name:"TPS report" Tasks containing the exact phrase TPS report.
( )
priority:1 AND (tag:bananas OR tag:apples) Group search terms. Tasks with priority 1 and tagged with either bananas or apples.
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