Ever since I made the migration from Microsoft Office to Google Apps, I’ve been whining for a Task/To-do List application from Google. It always puzzled me why such a simple application wasn’t already available from within either Gmail or Google Calendar. With no hint of an official Google task list, I turned to Remember The Milk and its handy-dandy Gmail plugin.
Could my love affair with Remember The Milk turn sour, now that Google has announced Tasks for Gmail?
Gmail Tasks is still a “Labs” project, so you’ll need to dive into your settings to activate it. Here’s how:
To enable Tasks, go to Settings, click the Labs tab (or just click here if you’re signed in). Select “Enable” next to “Tasks” and then click “Save Changes” at the bottom. Then, after Gmail refreshes, on the left under the “Contacts” link, you’ll see a “Tasks” link. Just click it to get started.
So, have I given up on Remember The Milk? Actually, no. While a day may come that sees me converting to Google’s soy milk task list alternative, Gmail Tasks has a long way to go. If nothing else, I couldn’t figure out how to make a Gmail task repeat–which comes in handy as a reminder for invoicing clients and advertisers.
If you need a simply task list–and use Gmail–check out the new Tasks option. For those of you looking for something a little more robust, Remember The Milk’s milkshake still brings all the boys to the yard task list rocks!