Google has a nice feature in addition to Gmail and Google Calendar – Google Tasks. It was totally unknown for me until I realised, I was using Windows Notes to mark my tasks on my desktop and deleted each line when task was finished. No history, no due dates options etc. So I checked out Google Tasks.
I really love the simple interface and “old feel” about it. Tasks don’t need bells and whistles. Also it is nicely integrated with Gmail so I can easily create a new task from every e-mail.
The easiest way to access all your tasks in the morning you sit at your computer is to create a shortcut icon on your Desktop.
To create a Google Tasks shortcut icon, go like this:
Right click on Desktop, select New -> Shortcut
The location of the item copy-paste this line:
“C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” –app=https://mail.google.com/tasks/canvas?pli=1
Then name the shortcut anything you like on the next screen and voila! You have a personal quick access to your Google Tasks on your desktop.
Run it and resize the window to match your desired dimensions.
Turns out you can use Google Tasks in a simplified Desktop version too. Just type:
IN your Chrome new window and resize the window to match your screen space.
With this new Google Tasks icon in place, the only thing left to do is to start it every morning as the first thing or set it as a Startup item to make it run automatically when you log in.
Enjoy being productive!