iOS app

Native iOS features in Nozbe

iOS App

Adding tasks via Siri

On iOS 11 and higher, you can add tasks to Nozbe via Siri on your iPhone and iPad. Please note it does not work on macOS or Apple Watch. It may come in future updates.

  • Setting up Siri

After installing Nozbe from the App Store, you will be prompted to grant access to Siri. Just tap OK, and that’s it. If you haven’t been asked for it automatically, go to the Settings app on your iPhone -> Nozbe -> Siri & Search and make sure that you have both options turned on.

Siri setup

  • How to talk to Siri

On iOS, you cannot select your default app for tasks/reminders. That’s why if you say to Siri: "Remind me about sending wedding invitations tomorrow at 5 PM" Siri will add it to iOS Reminders app, not Nozbe. If you want to add the task/reminder to Nozbe, you have explicitly say this. We recommend to say it at the begin of a sentence. Here are some examples:

"In Nozbe remind me to do my weekly review on Friday at 8 AM"

"Using Nozbe add a task to prepare a Keynote to presentation list" - if you want to add task to specific project in Nozbe you need to use word “list” instead of project


Siri understands adding tasks with:

  • due dates and time
  • basic recurrence patterns
  • project

"In Nozbe add a task to call John #priority" - You can also use Hashtags to add other parameters. Just say “hashtag priority”.

Today widget

You can enable Nozbe Widget in iOS Today View. Just tap on Edit button and select Nozbe form the list of apps.

Access your Priority list data very quickly using Nozbe iOS widget. The widget shows only most recent tasks on the Priority list and is available online.

Within the widget you can:

  1. Open the add task window in your Inbox within the Nozbe app
  2. Open the task directly in the app
  3. Complete a task directly in the widget.
  4. Open a priority list within the Nozbe app

Keyboard assistant

Nice keyboard

Nozbe on iPhone has a new cool feature we call the keyboard assistant. When typing in new tasks, you’ll see three new buttons above the keyboard:

  • Direction arrow. Usually, tasks are added to the top of the list in Nozbe. However, sometimes you might want to append them to the bottom, for example, when noting low-priority items, or when you start a new project and want to enter multiple tasks from top to bottom.
  • Hashtag key. When adding new tasks, you can use the hashtag notation to mark them with extra parameters. For example, “Review this project #tomorrow #every week” will make the task due tomorrow, then repeating every week. It isn’t a new feature, but the “#” key is now instantly reachable. (We also made many improvements to the hashtag suggestion list.)
  • Priority switch. You can now mark a new task as a priority from any place in the app without leaving the keyboard area. Before, you would have to add the task, open it, and then mark it as a priority. (Or you would have to know about the secret “#!” hashtag parameter :)) Now, just tap the star before pressing the return/Next button, and whatever it is you’re creating, it’s a priority!

Share extension

Sharing from other apps in iOS is very easy thanks to Share extension support. Just tap Share button in-app options, select Nozbe and add a task. The item that you wish to share will be added as a comment to a task. Please note that adding a task via Share extension supports hashtags so you can easily set task parameters.

URL Schemes

Nozbe for iOS and Mac support some URL Schemes. They allow to build some automated workflows. Below you can find list of available paths:

  • goto actions:
    • nozbe://goto#na - Opens Priority list
    • nozbe://goto#inbox - Opens Inbox
    • nozbe://goto#calendar-this_week - Opens This week view in Calendar
    • nozbe://goto#unread_comments - Opens Unread comments view
    • nozbe://goto#search-phrase - Searches for phrase and opens search results view
    • nozbe://goto#settings-account - Opens Account settings view
    • nozbe://goto#na/task-hQubONWxJHKxDwLH - Opens task with ID: hQubONWxJHKxDwLH in Priority view. To get the task ID open a task in and copy it from address bar

url scheme id

  • id actions:

    • nozbe://task/hQubONWxJHKxDwLH - Opens task with ID: hQubONWxJHKxDwLH in its project view
    • nozbe://project/FmZ5zpoSFZoIgb7W - Opens project with ID: FmZ5zpoSFZoIgb7W
    • nozbe://category/BlFBSzmEVbifbeP2 - Opens category with ID: BlFBSzmEVbifbeP2
    • nozbe://star/task_id - Adds task with ID:task_id to Priority list
    • nozbe://unstar/task_id - Removes task with ID:task_id from Priority list
    • nozbe://priority?label=LabelName - Adds filter on Priority list by label named LabelName
  • add actions:

    • nozbe://add_to_inbox - Opens new task form in Inbox view
    • nozbe://add_to_inbox?name=Foo - Opens new task form in Inbox view and fills input with Foo
    • nozbe://add_task?name=Foo - Adds new task in Inbox named Foo
    • nozbe://add_task?name=Foo%20bar%20%23!&project_id=FmZ5zpoSFZoIgb7W - Adds new priority task named Foo bar to the project with ID: FmZ5zpoSFZoIgb7W
    • nozbe://add_project?name=Foo%20Project Adds new project named Foo Project
    • nozbe://add_project?name=Pakowanie&template_id=wmAF26uFbNFUxUFe - Creates new private project from template with ID: wmAF26uFbNFUxUFe

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