Your mother always told you not to talk back, but here’s the exception: in Priority Matrix, you can communicate with the program via different means using commands.

“Commands” are communicated to Priority Matrix via the chat box for each individual item. This can be found on the right-hand side of the screen in the “item details” section whenever an item is selected.

The commands that you can use in Priority Matrix are the following (this information is also displayed for you in the chat box):

How To Enter Commands

There are three ways you can enter commands in Priority Matrix:

Via Chat:


On Windows, you just make sure the tab for “Conversation” is selected in the item detail view. commands windows chat

Type a command in and watch it turn green (which means it was read correctly as a command)!

Via Email:

When Priority Matrix sends you an email, either about your tasks or one for the team, you can reply using commands to have the program automatically do something for you.

That could be updating the due date or assigning the task to someone else.

This is an especially effective way to work with external collaborators; whatever information they enter as a “command” will automatically be processed in your Priority Matrix project.

Via Mobile Devices:

Just like in the chat pods, once the command is accepted, it turns green. And just like in the chat pod, you type right into it.command windows mobile