As part of their Gmail redesign announced overnight, Google has also announced a revamped web tool for Tasks, and at long last an Android (and iOS) app.
The new Google Tasks is designed to work in concert with both Gmail and Google Calendar on the web, allowing you to manage tasks on the go. Tasks created from Gmail are also linked to the email message you created it from, allowing you faster access to the source of the task. This means you can view it in the app, or in the new side-bar view in the Gmail redesign.
From the app, you can create task lists, as well as view, edit, and manage tasks. You can add details to a task, or break a task down into sub-tasks, making a big job easier to complete by breaking it up. You can set due date for tasks and organise tasks by date or priority to see what needs completing first. There’s also easy drag and drop navigation to make organising tasks easier.
Google has listed this new Tasks app as a GSuite product, which means it likely isn’t going away any time soon. Google has also added the option to integrat AI into the Tasks app so employees can get ‘data insights and analysis’.
You can try out the new Tasks app by installing it from Google Play today