Google Tasks is a new app for people who want to get stuff done

Google Tasks is an ancient (in technological years) service that somehow manages to look even older than it actually is. If you didn't know about Tasks to begin with, we wouldn't blame you, as it's almost if Google itself had completely forgotten about it and just recently decided to revive it.

Fortunately, Google has finally realised that it needs a core "to-do" platform that converges all of your tasks and to-do lists from Gmail, Calendar, and other Google services, and allows you to easily manage them. Enter Tasks, the new Google app for Android and iOS that's being introduced alongside the redesign of Gmail for web.

The idea of Tasks is simple – it's an app where you can manually add and organize various tasks (or have them automatically imported from other services) that don't necessarily fit in your Calendar schedule. It's more of a day-to-day thing that caters to the routinely, and it's a tool that Google has been missing up until now. In stand-alone form, at least.

Aside from the mobile Tasks app, Google is also working on refreshing the ancient web version of the service.

Download Google Tasks:

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1. Sparkxster

Posts: 1238; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Great! Good move Google!!

2. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

While I like it that Google tasks is coming back, I do wonder why they couldn't integrate this into Google Keep, which sort of has tasks already.

6. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Google is champ when it comes to apps. They just enjoy making 100s of apps whose basic aim is same. Just look how they made Hangout, Allo, Duo, Google+ & rumoured "Chat". All these apps have one aim & that's communication.

8. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Google+ I can understand since it's a social media platform like FB. But you are absolutely right Hangouts, Allo, Duo, Chat, Messenger, they could have integrated them into 1

3. gigicoaste

Posts: 457; Member since: Feb 21, 2016


4. cmdacos

Posts: 4248; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Make this the default repository for GA shopping lists. The website version for shopping lists is painful

5. krishnexus

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 24, 2018

Good one. But doesn't have a widget, reducing its functionality.

7. ShadowUnleashed

Posts: 88; Member since: Feb 08, 2018

Well, I already got Samsung Notes for that~

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