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Google Tasks Review – Your New Task Management App by Google

What’s Google Tasks:

Get more done with the Google Tasks mobile app. Manage, capture, and edit your tasks from anywhere, at any time, with to-dos that sync across all your devices. Integrations with Gmail and Google Calendar help you get tasks done – faster.

Quickly capture tasks anywhere:

• Create task lists with your most important to-dos
• View, edit, and manage tasks on the go, from any device
• Manage tasks created in Gmail or Calendar on the web from your mobile device
Add details and create subtasks
• Break down your tasks to subtasks
• Add details about the work you need to focus on
• Edit details about any task as your work progresses

View tasks created from emails:

• Create a task directly from an email in Gmail
• View your tasks in the side panel of Gmail
• Trace a task back to its source email
Stay on track with due dates and notifications
• Set a due date for every task to help you achieve your goals
• Organize your tasks by date or prioritize using drag-and-drop
• Receive due date notification reminders to keep your tasks on track

Part of G Suite:

• Bring Google’s suite of powerful, intelligent apps to your business
• Leverage Google’s AI to bring data insights and analysis to every employee
• Connect with your team seamlessly using one suite: Gmail, Tasks, Calendar & more

Google has finally admitted that a proper suite of office productivity apps needs to include Tasks. Alongside the launch of the new Gmail, the company is announcing integration with Google Tasks. In Gmail, you’ll be able to drag emails over to the Tasks section of the web app to create a new to-do item based on that email.

But, blessedly, Google is finally releasing separate Google Tasks apps for both iPhone and Android. Before now, using Google Tasks has involved a confusing mess of inputs and outputs: a melange of Google Keep, Google Assistant, and Google Calendar all either accepted or showed you tasks, but getting a simple, single list of them was nigh-impossible.

As you can see in the screenshot above, Google Tasks on Android looks pretty bare-bones. We don’t know much more than what we can see above yet, but what we can see above is the ability to nest tasks, have them associated with emails, and assign due dates. No word on whether more robust to-do app features like setting priorities, categories, tags, or anything else will be supported.

So the mere existence of the app is a sign Google might be moving towards a more coherent and directed office app strategy. Every other new feature introduced in today’s Gmail redesign leans in that same direction too. At the very least, Google’s office app offerings are now on par with the core apps that were included with the original Palm Pilot in 1997. Progress!

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