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Tags Intro

Tags are a great way to keep a long task list organized.

Tags allow players to keep their tasks organized. Many players use Habitica for different goals, from creating a healthy lifestyle to managing large work projects. Tags allow players to filter their tasks based on a category, cutting down on clutter as they strive to reach their goals.

Using Tags[]

Tag filter button

Click the "Tags" button to access to Tags menu.

To access, use, and edit your tags, click the "Tags" button to the right of the search bar at the top of your Tasks page.

Selecting Tags[]

If you click on a tag, only the Habits, Dailies, To Do's, and Rewards that have been categorized using the selected tag will be displayed. The rest are hidden from view. For example, if you select the "Morning" tag as shown below, you see only items categorized under the "Morning" tag.


Multiple Tags[]

Tag icon

Hovering your mouse over an item's tag icon shows what tags are assigned to that item.

You can select multiple tags at once. The effect of this depends on which platform you are using:

  • On the website and iOS mobile app you will see items that have all of the assigned tags. In other words, tags use the AND logic between them. For example, if you choose to enable both "Morning" and "Afternoon" tags, you will see tasks that are tagged as both "Morning" and "Afternoon", but not tasks that are tagged as only "Morning" or only "Afternoon".
  • On the Android mobile app you will see items that have any of the assigned tags. In other words, tags use the OR logic between them. For example, if you choose to enable both "Morning" and "Afternoon" tags, you will see tasks that are tagged as either "Morning" or "Afternoon" or both.

The difference in behaviour on the Android app was accidental but Habitica's staff have decided to keep the current behaviour for the reasons described in this GitHub issue comment by the staff member Piyo.

Clearing Tags[]

Use "Clear all filters" in the "Tags" screen to deselect all tags. If you're missing items, do this before anything else; the most common cause of missing items is that a tag filter is hiding them.

Editing Tags[]

In the "Tags" menu, click "Edit Tags". From here, you can create new tags, delete tags, and edit the names of your existing tags.

Creating Tags[]

Edit add delete tags

To create a new tag, click on the text box that reads "+ New Tag", enter your desired tag title, and hit enter.

Deleting Tags[]

To delete a tag, hover over the tag name, and click on the garbage can icon for the tag you want to erase. That tag will be deleted and removed from all associated tasks (this will not delete your tasks).

Changing Tags[]

To change the name of an existing tag, click in the text box of the tag name you want to edit and enter the change.

Formatting Tags[]

Tag names with markdown

Markdown can be used in tag names. This is useful if you use some tags more than others and need them to be more visible. For example, using "#", which is markdown for "Header 1" formatting, at the start of the tag name will increase the text size, and using a back quote "`" at the start and end of the tag name will put the tag name in "code" formatting. Emoji and other small images can be used instead of, or in addition to, plain text.

Saving Tags[]

After editing, adding, or deleting tags, remember to click Save Edits!

Assigning Tags to Tasks[]

Habitica offers you two methods for assigning a tag to a given task:

  • Add a new task while the list is filtered. If you select the appropriate tag(s) while creating a Habit, Daily, To Do, or Reward, Habitica automatically assigns those tag(s) to your new task. 
  • Edit an existing Habit, Daily, To Do, or Reward.
    Tags in task editing menu

    Click on the arrow to expand.

    1. Click on the task's title area to start editing.
    2. Scroll down until you see the tag field and click to open.
    3. Click on the checkbox next to the appropriate tag(s). (The tag must already have been created.)
    4. When you assign the first tag, a tag icon appears next to the task name.
    5. To unassign a tag, uncheck the checkbox next to the appropriate tag.

Challenge Tags[]

When you accept a challenge, the Habits, Dailies, To Do's, and Rewards of that challenge are added to your lists, and a challenge-specific tag is added to your existing tags. Challenge tags are in their own section of the Tags menu.

You can edit or delete the tag for any challenge you are participating in. This will not remove you from the challenge or affect your participation in the challenge. You may wish to edit a challenge's tag if the default tag is too long, or not meaningful enough, or if it does not match your personal tag scheme.

When a challenge ends, or when you leave the challenge, the tag is not automatically deleted. This is because you may wish to keep using the tag to manage any tasks you have kept from the challenge. You can delete the tag yourself.

Reordering Tags[]

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Tags can be reordered clicking "Edit Tags", then dragging and dropping them using the left mouse button. If you have multiple rows of tags and want to move a tag from one row to the other in a specific spot, drag it to and hold it in the intended place. You may have to move it slightly from left to right and wait for the intended spot to open. Once it does, drop the tag and it should stay in place.

Ideas for Tags to Use[]

Sample Tags suggests various strategies for using tags to make sorting and filtering your tasks easier and more productive.