Filters and Sorts

In Quire, the default filter view is Active Tasks. Our system will automatically hide the completed tasks from your list so you won’t get distracted by the things you have already completed.

However, a list can still grow super long and overwhelming over time. It becomes easy to get lost in the long list of to-dos. Group, sort and filter your tasks to focus on what matters.

Click on the Filter icon - Active Tasks at the top of the list. There are several predefined filters for you to choose from. You can click on the arrow icon to activate more options.

expand more filter options

show more filter options

Tip: Jump to the filter icon from the selected task by hitting Shift + Tab on your keyboard, then use the down arrow to choose the filter.

View your tasks by status

You can view your tasks by the options below. After expanding the options for the filters, click Active Tasks in the dropdown menu for all the filter options to show.

  • Active Tasks (Includes To-Do and In Progress tasks)
  • All Tasks (Includes both Active and Completed tasks)
  • To-Do
  • In Progress
  • Completed Tasks
  • Peekaboo Tasks

Tip: You can also add more customized task statuses.

Exclude completed tasks

Exclude old completed tasks to speed up the performance of the Quire task list/board.

You can choose to hide tasks that are completed in over 30 days, 60 days, 90 days, 120 days, 180 days, 300 days, or 500 days. If you want to see all completed tasks, choose None instead.

excluded completed tasks

Note: This option will appear when you have completed tasks over 60 days ago.

Group your tasks

You can group your tasks by the options below. Click Customize in the Filter icon dropdown menu for all the filter options to show.

  • Date
  • Priority
  • Assignee
  • Status
  • Tag
  • Sublist


  • Created by
  • Due Per Week
  • Due Per Day
  • Start Per Week
  • Create Per Week (You can not add or move tasks in this filter.)
  • Update Per Week (You can not add or move tasks in this filter.)
  • Complete Per Week (This option only appears when in All Tasks. You can not add or move tasks in this filter.)
  • Complete Per Day (This option only appears when in All Tasks. You can not add or move tasks in this filter.)


If you want to show or hide the empty groups, you can scroll down to the bottom of the list to find the Show/Hide empty group option. When the empty groups are shown, it would be easier to change the task’s group by dragging and dropping the tasks.

show or hide empty groups

Note: The task order will follow the original task list structure (how you have listed the task before applying any filters). You can later sort the tasks by Date, Name, Priority, and Status.

Group with two options

You could group your tasks with two different options. Click on the + icon beside an option and choose what option you would like to add.

group with two options

Right-click to group tasks quickly

You could right-click on an option to group your tasks without going to the filter bar.

right-click to group

Sort your tasks

You can sort your tasks by the options below. Click Customize in the Filter icon dropdown menu for all the filter options to show.

  • Date
  • Priority
  • Status
  • Name


  • Start Date
  • Due Date
  • Created Date
  • Updated Date
  • Completed Date
  • Commented Date

Note: You are unable to reorder (drag and drop) your tasks while in sorted mode.

Change the sorting order

Hover over the sort option and click on the icon to sort in ascending or descending order.

change the sorting order

Right-click to sort tasks quickly

You can right-click on an option to sort your tasks without going to the filter bar.

right-click to sort

Sort with a selected range of tasks

You can reorder the tasks with the same hierarchy by right-clicking on a group of selected tasks and selecting Reorder by.

reorder within a selected range

Filter your tasks

You can filter your tasks by the options below. Click Customize in the Filter icon dropdown menu for all the filter options to show.

  • Priority
  • Tags
  • Date
  • Content
  • Task level


  • My Tasks
  • Unread
  • Favorited by me
  • Followed by me


  • Assigned to
  • Assigned by
  • Created by

Filter by more than one option

You can add as many filters to your tasks as you like. Click on the + icon to add a filter.

multiple filters

Filter tasks by task level

Filtering tasks by task level is only available in the Professional, Premium, Enterprise plans. More information can be found on our Pricing page.

By using this filter option, you can view tasks from specific levels. This feature is great if you are using parent tasks as section titles and adding subtasks underneath as the “actual tasks” you need to work on. This way, you can narrow down the list and focus on individual tasks.

filter by task level

Filter tasks by task name

Filtering tasks by task name is only available in the Premium and Enterprise plans. More information can be found on our Pricing page.

Click on the magnifying glass icon to filter by the task name. When you enter texts in the search bar, it will filter your task list by the texts that are contained in the task name.

filter by task name

Right-click to filter tasks quickly

You could right-click on an option to filter your tasks without going to the filter bar.

right-click to filter

Save a customized filter

When you have a sorting option or filter that you use a lot, you can save it so you don’t have to apply the options every time.

After applying the filters to your tasks, click on the star icon at the end of the filter bar.

save customized filter

You will find your saved filters in the dropdown menu at the filter icon.

saved filter list

Note:

  • The saved customized filters will sync to your Quire mobile app and other browsers. You won’t need to save the filters again.
  • Your saved customized filters are only available to yourself. Other members in the project will not see your saved customized filters in their dropdown menu.

Clear filters

You can click the x button next to each filter to remove the setting individually.

clear a selected filter

It might be too cumbersome to remove the filters one at a time. To clear all the filters in one click, click the broom icon at the end of the bar.

clear all filters at once

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