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Google launches new Tasks for Gmail; see how to use | Productivity

Google took advantage of the launch of the new Gmail to jointly announce a redesigned version of Google Tasks. The task list tool is still integrated with the web email client, but has a redesigned look based on Material Design, in addition to new functions. The feature is now accessed from a fixed Gmail sidebar to offer a quick way to create simple lists online. For more elaborate notes, Google recommends Keep. See how to use the task list software on your PC.

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Step 1. Google Tasks does not have its own page. To access it, I need to use the new Gmail. In the sidebar, Tasks is represented by a blue watch icon with a white hand. I need to click on the cone to open the program in the right panel.

Click on the Tasks icon to open the tool inside the new Gmail Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesClick on the Tasks icon to open the tool inside the new Gmail Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Click on the Tasks icon to open the tool inside the new Gmail Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 2. After the welcome message and clicking on First steps, Tasks shows an interface composed basically of a button to add new items. Select Add a task to start your list.

Click on the "add a task" option to create new tasks Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesClick on the "add a task" option to create new tasks Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Click on the "add a task" option to create new tasks Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 3. Type new tasks and click Enter to move to the next line and add more items. The pencil button, which appears when you pass the arrow over the elements, gives you access to edit the item's main attributes.

Edit a task in Tasks by clicking on the pencil icon Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesEdit a task in Tasks by clicking on the pencil icon Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Edit a task in Tasks by clicking on the pencil icon Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 4. In the new window, it is possible to add a longer text to detail the task. Another useful function is the addition of related subtasks. Click Add Date to set a delivery date with a reminder.

Add details, subtasks and due date Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesAdd details, subtasks and due date Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Add details, subtasks and due date Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 5. Subtasks are also listed on the main screen. When completing each activity, check the items to remove them from the list. Any action can be easily undone in a notification in the footer.

Complete the tasks and retrieve them if necessary Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Complete the tasks and retrieve them if necessary Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 6. Open the list menu (the three dots in the upper right corner of Tasks) to rename and delete the entire set of tasks. In Keyboard shortcuts Tasks shows all the quick access commands available for the PC.

Access a shortcut list from Google Tasks Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Access a shortcut list from Google Tasks Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 7. Finally, click on the list name to open the Tasks main menu. Select Create new list to create tasks separately. In Gmail, you can access tasks created in the old Google Tasks.

Create new lists and access the tasks of the old Tasks Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesCreate new lists and access the tasks of the old Tasks Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Create new lists and access the tasks of the old Tasks Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves