Sidebar features

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

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.

Sidebar settings

Hover over your Sidebar and click the settings 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 allows you to organize your tasks, Docs, Dashboards, and more. The Hierarchy is completely customizable and allows you to:

  • Browse for items.
  • Filter Spaces, Folders, and Lists.
  • Create and edit Spaces, Folders, and Lists.
  • Hide Spaces.
  • Move tasks 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.
  • 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.

Filter Spaces, Folders, and Lists

Filter for specific Spaces, Folder, or Lists from your Sidebar:

  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 Spaces, Folders, and Lists

To create a Space:

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

To create a Folder or List:

  1. Hover over the Space you want to create a Folder or List in.
  2. Click the + icon.

Hide Spaces

Hide a Space you don't use:

  1. Click the ellipses ... 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 ellipses ... 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.

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.

Avatar menu

Click your avatar in the lower-left of the Sidebar to open your settings.

Screenshot of an admin's avatar menu.


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