Use the Inbox in Todoist

The Inbox is the default place to add new tasks, so you can get them out of your head quickly. Then, come back and make a plan to take care of them later.

The Inbox is a great way to declutter your mind so you can focus on whatever you’re doing right now.

To add a task to your Inbox, grab the nearest Todoist app on your desktop, phone, watch, or otherwise click or tap the Add task button, enter the task name, and save the task.

Any task that isn’t added to a specific project will be added to your Inbox by default.


Review and clear out your Inbox regularly. Set aside a few minutes each day or week to process all the tasks that have collected in your Inbox.

To get more organized, move your tasks to their relevant projects. Then, add a due date so you'll always remember to come back to them later.


Quick tip

On the web and desktop apps you can drag a task to a different project in the sidebar.

Don’t be afraid to delete tasks from your Inbox. It’s ok to decide that a task doesn’t actually warrant your attention. You can delete the task, or perhaps move it to another project.

Learn more about the Inbox

  • You can flag the most important tasks in your Inbox using task prioritiesthat way you won’t forget to finish them first.
  • Not sure what to put in a project and what to keep in the Inbox? Learn about the difference between the Inbox and a project.
  • Once you’ve scheduled a few tasks in your Inbox, you can also use the Today view to see what’s on your plate today.