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 https://mail.google.com/tasks/canvas
  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
    tab
  • Un-indent task
    shift + tab
  • Show task details
    shift + enter
  • Delete text
    delete