One of the least appreciated tools in Google Workspace is a comprehensive upgrade that should never let you miss an important event or job ever again.
The update for Google Tasks aims to make the app a central hub for all your activities in Workspace and to connect Gmail and Google Calendar together.
The upgrade will migrate reminders from Assistant and Calendar to Google Tasks, which the company says “provides an easy way to view and manage all your tasks in one place.”
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Launched in 2018, Google Tasks may have gone unnoticed by many users, but the company is trying to reverse that with its new changes.
In the future, Tasks will integrate directly into workspace apps like Gmail, Google Chat, and Calendar, meaning you can add to your to-do list as new jobs come in.
Users can select a new Add to Tasks button in Gmail, create tasks directly from Google Chat, and create a task in Google Calendar to make sure they have time to complete it.
Once created, all of these tasks can be sorted into lists, prioritizing them with the star pickers already seen in Gmail and Google Drive – and completing tasks being marked as complete with a satisfying tick mark.
Google says that integrating Assistant and Calendar reminders into tasks will also make users’ lives a lot easier, allowing them to save suggestions or ideas hands-free. If you enter a date or time, your device will display a notification so you don’t forget.
Users who create a reminder in Assistant or Calendar in the future will now see a prompt to try Google Tasks as the company tries to create excitement about the move.
“We continue to invest in Google Tasks and expand its capabilities to help you capture, organize, and complete whatever you need to get done,” wrote Ilya Brown, VP, Product Management, in a blog post (opens in new tab) Announcing the news.
“Moving reminders to Google Tasks is one step closer to helping people get their tasks done with ease, and we’re really excited to bring it to you.”
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