Better Google Tasks

Have a Gmail account? Thought so.
Ever heard of Google Tasks?
You can now use it in a much better way.

Why use Google Tasks?

  • Free
  • Simple
  • Works with your Google account
  • Reliable cloud sync
  • Syncs with a huge selection of mobile apps

Why not?

  • No decent way to use it on a desktop

Until now

I used to use this

The standard google tasks view

The standard Google tasks view is OK, but spending lots of time looking at it can make you feel sad inside.

I turned it into this

The standard google tasks view

I took the exsisting view, removed a few things, improved a few things and generally made it more satisfying to get stuff done. It's not perfect, but it's better.

You can have it too. Here's how:

  1. Install the free Chrome Extension
  2. Click the tasks icon
    or go to
  3. Use and enjoy
    See keyboard shortcuts for power use.
Download for Google Chrome

Using Better Google Tasks

Keyboard shortcuts

  • Navigate tasks
    up arrow + down arrow
  • Move a task up the list
    cmd/ctrl + up
  • Move a task down the list
    cmd/ctrl + down
  • Indent task
  • Un-indent task
    shift + tab
  • Show task details
    shift + enter
  • Delete text