If you have been one of the many Android or iPhone users out there who has been hoping Google would launch a dedicated to-do app, the wait is finally over.
Today, along with rolling out a major redesign for Gmail, Google launched a brand new Tasks app. The design is meant to be super simple and straightforward with a lot of white space and straightforward lists presented as clearly as possible. It doesn’t appear to be as full-featured as some of the other to-do and task management apps out there, but that might actually be the point.
There are quite a few features baked in. Tasks, as you would expect, will sync across devices for easy access from wherever you are. You can view, add, edit, delete, and otherwise manage tasks on the fly, and the changes will be present on every other device you’re checking your to-do list on. You can create new tasks from your Gmail and Google Calendar, too. The new Gmail redesign features a sidebar, where you can quickly drag an email into Tasks to set up a new reminder.
The Tasks app also supports sub-tasks, setting due dates (but not specific times, it seems), and the ability to organize tasks by date or manually with a drag-and-drop design. The new app also supports notifications, so when something becomes due Tasks will let you know.
The new app is available beginning today for both Android and iOS users. You can find links to the Play Store and App Store below.
Are you going to try Google’s new Tasks app?