Another way to organize your tasks

What are task labels?

Task labels are a way to categorize tasks. They serve 3 main purposes:

  1. Help you quickly identify and find tasks when they are spread around the Kanban board

  1. You can use them with "Filters" to only show relevant Tasks throughout Ellie (great if you have a bunch of personal and work labels and want to only display work items during your work day)

  1. They are great if you want a more granular break down of how you spend your time with our Analytics mode

How do I use them?

You can set them by clicking on any label directly on a task card or if you have a task expanded, by clicking the label directly on the pop up modal.

✨ Bonus: Quickly add labels to task by using "[label name]" in the title

You can quickly add a label to a task by including it in the task description with brackets (example: [Personal] or [Admin work]).

Ellie will auto detect the label in the name, extract it from the description and add the relevant label. We will remove the label/brackets from the task description.

It is case insensitive, but the spelling must be exactly the same as the label. If no labels are found, then nothing will happen.

If there are multiple labels (example: "task name [personal] [work]") then only the first will be extracted and the second will be ignored.

This works for both creating and updating a task.

This can be turned off in settings by going to Settings -> General settings -> Detect label in task title and toggling it off.

Editing labels

To edit your labels, you can go to Settings -> Labels


  1. Can I attach multiple labels to a task?

    1. No. This is not supported but you can upvote this feedback post if you want to see this in the future.

  2. When should I use a label instead of a list?

    1. They both have very different purposes

      1. Lists are meant to capture tasks before adding them to your Kanban board.

      2. Labels are meant for more serious categorization, especially once the task leaves a list

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