Tagging process


I’m having some trouble with tagging. If I add tags via quick action, everything works fine—I can see tags sorted in lists just fine.

However, if I add a tag manually to a task (by typing, for example, #newtag in the note field), I don’t see the task sorted by this tag—the task remains in the “No Tags” category.

If I then add a tag to that same task via quick actions, the task is then sorted into that tag category, ignoring the first tag (e.g., the note now reads: #newtag #Home).

Is it not allowed to add tags manually to the notes field in this way?

EDIT: this only happens when manually typing “new” tags, tags I haven’t used before. If I type an existing tag (like #Home), it does sort the task. So, I guess the question is: how do I create new tags after I have added a new one to a task in the notes field?


Hi @derekvan, thanks for the feedback.

Since GoodTask uses tags with lots of flexibility (with any text, actually), tags that's used to sort need to be set manually.

If you don't put in directly, it'll get it automatically from

  • Smart List filters : Tags
  • Quick Actions : Tags & Switch
  • Tags in other lists' 'Sort Options'

So, just typing text in tasks wouldn't read it as tags to be sorted. Hope it made sense. Thanks!