Google Tasks

If you’re someone who likes to stay organized and on top of things by making to-do lists or taking notes and are also a GMail or Google Calendar user, perhaps you should consider moving from pen and paper lists to managing your tasks and to-do lists online.

After you have logged into your GMail account, you should see a “Tasks” link, which is located above the “Compose Mail” button. When you click on the link, a tasks list will appear on the lower right side of the GMail interface. If you haven’t used the tasks feature before, you should see the “Default List”, where you can add new tasks, as well as check off and view tasks which you have completed.

When you would like to add a new task to your list, you can do so by simply clicking in the blank space next to the check box in the list. If you would like to add details, such as a due date or notes, as well as choose which list to add the task to, you can do so by clicking on the blue arrow, located to the right of where you typed your task.

If you are a Google Calendar user, you can also view your tasks in the “Tasks” sidebar, which is located to the right of your calendar, where you should be able to view and manage your tasks, just like in GMail. However, if you have chosen a due date for your task, you will be able to view the task on your calendar, in addition to any other events you may have added to your calendar.

If you would like to organize your tasks into more than one list, you can do so by going to your tasks list and then clicking on the “Switch list” button, which looks like three bullet points and a blue arrow. From there, you can create a new list, switch between lists, as well as other options.

Hopefully after reading this post, you will be able to manage your tasks and to-do lists online, rather than having to write everything down!

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