Sort Tasks in List View

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Tasks aren't very useful until they're organized. Let ClickUp handle the tediousness and sort your tasks with one click!

Sort Options

  • Start Date: Get ready for what's coming next

  • Due Date: Stay on top of deadlines

  • Priority: View tasks by importance

  • Date Updated: See which tasks have recent activity

  • Date Created: Arrange tasks by their age

  • Date Closed: See when each task was completed

  • Time Estimates: See tasks based on their weight

  • Time Logged: See which tasks take the most time

  • Assignees: Sort tasks by number of assignees

  • Status: Arrange and sort by statuses to condense tasks

  • Custom Fields: Create a unique task field to set a value, budget, contact number, and more.

  • Task Name: Sort alphabetically

Sort by Multiple Attributes

Zoom in on your most important tasks by selecting multiple columns to sort by. Two clicks turns cluttered into prioritized! 

Additionally, you can choose between sorting each group of tasks individually,  or sorting the whole column!

Sort tasks by custom fields.

If you've added multiple Custom Fields within a Folder or List, you can display one or all of the fields as sorting columns by clicking on the + sign:

Click the plus sign on the right side of your custom fields to add into view.

Change sort order

Quickly reorder your sorting order with drag-and-drop! When there are a few different columns sorted on a List, click into any of the columns and move around the order you want the tasks to be sorted in. 

Animation demonstrating changing the sorting order of a column.

Show and Hide Columns

In List View, you might not really care about Date created or a task's Priority. Remove unnecessary columns and clean up your view!

Bonus: Your preferences for hiding columns are saved for each View, so you can use different settings without affecting all your Views!

You can also save each change to the view as you go, ensuring you can always come back and it will be exactly how you left it!

Animation of showing or hiding a column.

Other Cool Column Actions

  • Stay even more organized when you combine sorting with filtering

  • Choose to show statuses in ascending or descending order with this option

  • Reorganize your columns by dragging and dropping them in the order you want them to be in. 

  • Do this quickly by clicking on the column header and select “Move to Start” or “Move to End”.

Note: Drag and drop tasks into any order when grouping is set to "None". When the List view is grouped by any other category you can drag and drop tasks into new groups and the changes will be reflected in the task! ClickUp remembers the order you have tasks in, for each individual grouping option.

Note: When your List view is grouped by none, and you've manually sorted your tasks with subtasks set to expand all, then any Gantt view in the same location will use the same task order!

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