Not too long ago, we looked at how you can use Google Taks on your Android. Most major mail platforms contain tasks, but I really enjoy Google’s in particular. It’s just a chat window in my Gmail. My only issue with that is how Google doesn’t have a dedicated app for it on Android. I suspect that it will come eventually, similar to like Google Docs. Until then, you can use the mobile web shortcut described in the link above, or you can try a third party app. From the xdblog comes what might be the best of them: GTasks.
As you might expect, this app works in a straight forward manner. (If it didn’t, I wouldn’t say it’s probably the best tasks app.) The main screen contains your master list. You can scroll to the left or the right to get the sub-lists. When you click into a task screen you’ll see a notepad-looking layout. Here, you can not only type out the name of the task, but also all the steps that go along with it. That’s good for project management. You can see when your tasks are due, and then see each individual part. It’s kind of like Getting Things Done in that way.
I also find that the app is, as styled, good for note taking. The face that the note exists in my tasks list ensures that I’ll actually view it, which happens to be the whole point. I can just check it off when I no longer need it and it’ll be removed. I admire the feature that allows you to drag items around and change the sequence, so that those notes can go right up top. Better yet, you can set reminders, so that you really won’t forget about the task or note.
Of course, the app syncs with your Google Tasks, so you can make sure you have the same information in multiple locations. There may be cases, however, where you may not want to sync. GTasks gets this. They have options for auto sync, manual sync, or sync when you open or exit the program. You can also sync with multiple Google accounts if you want to, say, combine your work and personal tasks lists (though I just create sublists on one account).
If you’re looking for quality app solutions to your Google Tasks, there are plenty of options. I would, however, recommend GTasks. You can get GTasks for free in the Market. That’s an ad-supported version. You can also burn $6.95 to get the ad-free version.
Edited by John