Request: Add possibility to directly set the priority on a new item


Have the possibility to set the priority directly when creating a new list item.

Right now this is possible for:

  • Dates through the usage of “^”
  • Tags through the usage of “#”

Use “!” to initiate the priority picker. Ideally reflecting the priority colors as wel (as customized). If “!” alone conflicts with the actual sentence usage, consider introducing a double “!!” to trigger the priority picker.

Using “!” / “!!” in combination with a valid number (1-9) is also possible.

When parsing “!” / “!!” with a valid number, this is parsed by Checkvist and the list item is reflecting the registered priority.


In day to day usage, the #tag, ^date AND priority properties are used often when creating a new list item. The #tag and ^date properties are easily set through the shortcut syntax ("#" / “^”). But the priority can only be set after the list item has been created through the 1-9 key shortcuts. This breaks the flow (consistent usage) of being able to set the most used list item properties in a textual/shortcut syntax way.


Totally makes sense.

I would also find this useful

Good suggestion! I do know other programs do this as well.

Hello folks,

Thanks for the suggestion and sorry it has not been implemented yet, though asked first 10 years ago: Add Smart Syntax for priority and color – Checkvist issues, bugs, features

Absolutely a valid one. Will try to prioritize it but won’t promise very soon.

Thanks again,

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