Reviewed by Francesco D'Alessio
Google Tasks Review
Best Features, Pros & Cons, Verdict
Google Tasks is a super easy-to-use task and to-do list tool for managing the smallest to biggest tasks in your daily plan. But is it right for you?
What is Google Tasks?
Google Tasks is a simple and straightforward task management application that helps users create and manage to-do lists.
What does Google Tasks do?
Google Tasks is dead simple and works for web, iOS & Android users.
It allows users to create tasks, assign due dates and priorities, add notes, and mark tasks as complete. Google Tasks is designed to be minimalist and user-friendly, with a clean and intuitive interface that makes it easy to add, edit, and view tasks.
Users can access Google Tasks on various devices and platforms, including web browsers, Android devices, and iOS devices, and can sync their tasks across devices using their Google accounts.
While Google Tasks is not as feature-rich as some other task management apps, it is a great option for users who want a lightweight and easy-to-use app for managing simple to-do lists.
Best Features of Google Tasks
Here's some of the bits we liked about Google Tasks:
1. Task Functions
Google Tasks of course has a few great task functions.
With Google Tasks you can create tasks with due dates, notes and subtasks, making them easy to manage and complete. You can also sync tasks across other devices by logging into the same Google account, or access tasks on the web.
You can set up reminders for tasks by time or location. This is a really handy feature to personalise tasks and to give you an extra nudge when you're in the right place to perform a task. Google Tasks is very easy to navigate and you can simply drag and drop tasks to reorder and organise them into lists. This is a good idea for separating different kinds of tasks such as work and personal.
2. Google Tasks + Gmail
Google Tasks is of course within the Google Ecosystem.
This means that users who already have tools such as Google Calendar and Gmail can benefit from using Google Tasks by linking them all together. It also works well with Google Chat and Documents too, allowing you to connect anything to Google Tasks for reference.
You can create tasks inside Google Tasks from your calendar and Gmail, this just creates a more streamlined system for always making sure you stay on top of tasks and create an easier system to manage.
How Much Does Google Tasks Cost?
Google Tasks is free and comes with free and paid Google accounts.
Google Tasks: Is it worth it?
Google Tasks is basic.
We all know this by now, but it does work well for people who want something simple and the power of their Google Workspace and Google account behind them. For example, if you're a big Google Calendar user, connecting tasks to days will help organize them.
The same goes to if you use Gmail to manage your tasks, connecting them to an actionable tasks might be a better way of using your inbox than as your to-do list app. Vice versa with Google Docs, Google Spaces (Chat) and Google Keep too. More recently, they added a new clean interface to Google Tasks that can be viewed as a Kanban board on web.
Google Tasks won't break the bank too, well it won't touch the bank.
This is a basic, but friendly task management app. If you need something punchier, explore our collection of to-do apps here on Tool Finder.