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  1. I love how my phone syncs with Google Calendar, but how do I view and use/sync my Tasks list (to do List) from Google Calendar, do I need an app for that?

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  2. cconover

    cconover Well-Known Member

    Google actually has a touch-compatible web page for tasks. What I did is bookmark the URL in the browser, and then add a shortcut to the bookmark on my home screen next to my calendar.

    It's not ideal, but it works very well and you can forget that you're not using a native app.

    The URL you'll need depends on whether you use a standard GMail/Google account, or if you use hosted apps. If you're not sure which one you have, then most likely you're using standard GMail.

    GMail: gmail.com/tasks
    Hosted apps: mail.google.com/tasks/a/[yourdomain]

    Once you create the bookmark and add a shortcut for it to your home screen, it will actually automatically apply the appropriate icon (I'm guessing it's the favicon from the page).
  3. ctnewb

    ctnewb New Member

    Go to the market and download gtasks. The app works great. It is fairly simple but it does what it is supposed to do. Check it out.
  4. Thanks, it works great!
  5. minyangmao

    minyangmao Well-Known Member

    yeah I've been using gTasks...have had some issues with syncing (getting some duplicates despite having cleared them off already, etc), but the fact that's it's offline and quick is quite nice, and syncable too.
  6. Vance

    Vance Well-Known Member

    The next question for me is whether I can get Outlook to sync with my Google Tasks. Then this gTasks would make it complete!
  7. minyangmao

    minyangmao Well-Known Member

    I highly doubt it cause gTasks seems to be a pretty simple, no frills program, just phone ->google tasks -> phone; but worth a try.
  8. Vance

    Vance Well-Known Member

    My thinking is that if it pulls in the Google Tasks, then if I can get Outlook to send its tasks over to Google Tasks, then gTasks would be able to pick them up. But, I am finding no way to sync up Outlook and Google Tasks to begin with. Oh, well.
  9. cconover

    cconover Well-Known Member

    Google and Outlook are not big fans of each other. The only (official) syncing between the two is using Google Apps Sync, but that's only for paid Google Hosted Apps accounts. Other than that, you'll have to see if there's some third-party service that does that. I'm sure they exist, but I can't attest to any of their effectiveness or reliability.

    I personally dumped Outlook like a nasty terd once I switched to Google Apps. I've never liked Outlook, but couldn't find a full-featured system I liked until Google hosted apps showed up.
  10. avongil

    avongil Active Member

    You know what would be really cool, is the ability to share tasks with other gmail users.

    I dont want to pay for a remember the milk subscription, but as far as I can tell thats the only way to share tasks that I can find.

    me and my wife could share a gdoc, but I want check marks and reminders. Any way to do with without a monthly subscription???
  11. instantba

    instantba New Member

    Avongil - gtask does allow u to share tasks. You need to hold tap on a task. I am not sure that it accomplishes all you wish but does allow some form of sharing

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