Custom Fields allow you to add your own attributes and then filter and sort the tasks that have those attributes applied to them. As Custom Fields used on Tasks are project-specific, you can create individual custom fields for each project.

Using Task Custom Fields Library, you can create a directory of task Custom Fields that can be used on all projects in Productive, including global Tasks view in the main navigation.

Task Custom Fields Library can be accessed from Settings - Custom fields.

There are two ways of adding Task Custom Fields to the Library:

  • Create new Custom Field

  • Add an existing Custom Field

To create a new Custom Field, simply go to any project of your choice, expand the sidebar by clicking the icon in the very top right and select Manage Task Custom Fields.

When the popup appears, hit Add new custom field:

Next, choose a category - but keep in mind that only Dropdown type fields can be added to the library:

Set up the options and select "Add to Task custom field library":

Alternatively, you can add an existing field to the Library - just go to any project of your choice, select Manage Task Custom Fields, select the one you want and as in the screenshot above, select Add To Library.

Once a Custom Field is added to the Library, you can then use it across all projects in Productive, by selecting Manage Task Custom Fields and Add From Library.

To differentiate it from project-specific fields, a Custom Field added from the Library will have its own designation:

In this example, a project has one project-specific task Custom Field and two added from the Library.

If a task Custom Field from the Library is added to the task, you can then filter and sort using that field on the global Tasks view:

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