Within Teamwork, you can use shortcodes to quickly update task properties when creating or editing tasks.

Shortcodes can be used in both list view and board view in the Tasks of your projects.

Supported shortcodes

  • # - Tag
  • ! - Priority
  • @ - Assignee
  • [ - Dates
  • ~ - Estimated time

List view

When creating a new task or editing an existing one in list view, you can use shortcodes in the task name field.

Once you type a supported shortcode, a dropdown will open with the available corresponding property options.


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Use your cursor (or arrow keys and Return on your keyboard) to select an item.

Click Save Changes to create or update the task.


Board view

Shortcodes can also be used in the title area of task cards in board view. when editing or creating a card.

When you type a supported shortcode, you can select a corresponding value from the dropdown.

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Click Save to create or update the task card.

You can also set task properties using shortcodes when:


Note: Supported shortcuts vary depending on where they are being used.

For more information, see: Adding Tasks via the Tasks Area