Subtasks are great for many things, but what if all you need is a really simple way to organize to-dos for a task?!

That's where our checklists come in! 

Checklists are essentially simple, nested subtasks. Items are either done or not done, and, if needed, they can have a single assignee

Checklists allow you to create and name groups of items and organize them by dragging and dropping. 

Creating a Checklist

  1. Click Add checklist. Alternatively, click Add, and then select Checklist  

2. Name the checklist 

3. Start adding items! 

Pro tip: Quickly assign a checklist item by typing the @ symbol

Nesting Checklist Items

Items in your checklists are all nestable, meaning a checklist item can contain indented "sub items" ClickUp allows 5 levels of indentation.

Option 1

Drag and drop checklist items

Option 2

When adding a new checklist item or editing an existing one, simply use the Tab key to indent or "nest" it.

How to assign all of your Checklist Items

Easily assign your entire checklist to a single Workspace member! 

  1. Hover over your checklist title and click the ellipses ...  symbol
  2. Select "Assign all to" option to pass the checklist to a ClickUp person

Drag and Drop Checklist Items from One to Another

You can add as many checklists as you like to a single task, and you can even drag and drop items from one checklist to another!

Checklists vs. Subtasks vs. Assigned Comments

All are all located under the "To Do" section of a task. 

Assigned comments behave as a subtask with simple statuses, providing quick accountability for any comment in a task's activity feed. 

Subtasks are essentially new tasks with their own priorities, tags, statuses, assigned comments, checklists, and more!


Pro Tips

  • Checklists CAN be added to Subtasks! 
  • You can clear all checklist items with one click

Checklist Templates

Manage your processes with templates! Quickly create and re-use checklist templates in ClickUp.

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