Intro to Sidebar 2.0

Use the Sidebar to search your Workspace, access Home, check notifications, open your Favorites, browse your Hierarchy, and more.

Sidebar 3.0 brings new features and flexibility! 

Screenshot of the Sidebar.

What you'll need

Collapse and expand the Sidebar

There are two ways to collapse or expand the Sidebar:

  • In the upper-right corner of the Sidebar, click the double arrow icon.
  • Press Q.

Organize your Sidebar

Drag and drop Spaces, Folders, and Lists in your Sidebar to reorder them.

Sort Space items alphabetically

To alphabetically sort all Folders, Lists, and Docs in a Space:

  1. Hover over the Space and click the ellipsis ... icon.
  2. Select More settings.
  3. Click Sort items A to Z.

Sidebar sorting changes are displayed to all users in the Workspace.

Sidebar settings

Hover over the top-right corner of your Sidebar and click the gear icon to customize what you see. The following options are available:

  • Show archived: Show archived Spaces, Folders, and Lists in your Sidebar.
  • Expand/Close all Folders: Reveal or hide the Lists in every Folder in the Space you're working in.
  • Layout size & style: Switch between Simple, Clean, and Modern layouts.
    • On Clean and Modern layouts, you can also choose between Compact, Default, and Large text and icon sizes.
  • Dark side(bar): Turn on dark mode for your Sidebar. You can enable Dark Mode for your entire Workspace in your settings.

Command Center

Use the Command Center to search for items in your Workspace, use commands, and more. You can access the Command Center using one of the following methods:

  • In the upper-left corner of the Sidebar, click Search.
  • Press Cmd + K on Mac.
  • Press Ctrl + K on PC.

Screenshot of the Command Center.

Home, Notifications, Pulse, and Goals

You can find the following options directly underneath the search bar in your Sidebar:

  • Home: Use Home to see your most important tasks, events, and Reminders.
  • Notifications: Customize and use notifications to keep track of due dates, status changes, assigned comments, and more.
  • Pulse: Use Pulse to see who is online and what they're working on.
  • Goals: Use Goals to create and track high-level objectives with targets to measure OKRs, Sprints, individual tasks on a project, and more.


Use Favorites to bookmark the items and locations you use the most.

The Hierarchy

The ClickUp Hierarchy is where you organize your tasks, Docs, Whiteboards, and more.

The Hierarchy is completely customizable and allows you to:

  • Browse for items.
  • Search for items.
  • Create and edit Spaces, Folders, Lists, tasks, Docs, Forms, Whiteboards.
  • Hide Spaces.
  • Move items using drag and drop.

Browse the Hierarchy

Browse your Hierarchy from the Sidebar:

  • Click Everything to view all tasks in your Workspace.
  • Select Shared with Me to view tasks that have been shared with you from private Spaces.

    To find Docs that have been shared with you, open Docs Home.

  • Click each individual Space to expand it, revealing its Folders, Lists, and Docs that have been added to the Sidebar.

    Use the Expand/Close all Folders setting to reveal every List in the Space you're working in!

  • Click a Space, Folder, or List to open that location's default view.

Guests only see items that are shared with them in the Sidebar.

Search for items

Search for specific items from your Sidebar, like Lists, Folders, Docs, or Whiteboards:

  1. Click the Search icon next to Spaces.
    Screenshot highlighting the search icon next to the 'Spaces' section of the Sidebar.
  2. Type in the name of a Space, Folder, or List.
  3. Click the Space, Folder, or List to open it.

Create and edit items

To create a Space:

  1. Under Spaces, click + New Space.
  2. Customize the Space and complete the creation process.

To create a Folder, List, Doc, Form, or Whiteboard:

  1. Hover over the location.
  2. Click the + icon.

Hide Spaces

Hide a Space you don't use:

  1. Click the ellipsis ... next to a Space.
  2. Click Hide in my sidebar.

Screenshot hihglighting the 'hide in my sidebar' option of a Space settings menu.

Unhide Spaces

To unhide a Space:

  1. In the left Sidebar, click the Hidden Space section to expand it.
  2. Click the ellipsis ... next to a hidden Space.
  3. Click Unhide in my sidebar.

Move tasks using drag and drop

Move tasks to different Lists by dragging and dropping them into their new location in the Sidebar.

See open tasks from the Sidebar

The number to the right of each List in your Sidebar represents the total number of tasks in a Not Started, Active, or Done status within that List. Closed tasks are not counted.


Organize, search, and create Dashboards from one centralized location.

Docs Home

Use Docs Home to organize, search, and create Docs from one centralized location.

You can also find Docs that are shared with you here.

The resource center

Use the resource center to learn more about ClickUp, interact with the community, and get help using the platform.

At the bottom of the left Sidebar, click the question mark icon to open the resource center.

Settings menus

You can access your Workspace and account settings menus from your Sidebar.

  • In ClickUp 2.0, these are both located in the lower-left corner.
  • In ClickUp 3.0, your Workspace settings menu is located in the upper-left corner. Your account settings menu is located in the upper-right corner.

Screenshot of an admin's avatar menu.

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