Recently, Google surprised us with a release that many people expected :. The Great G, in a display of originality, baptized her as, and many of us we launched like crazy to download . The idea of having all the tasks synchronized between my devices and being able to access them from the calendar called me a lot of attention, but after having tried it for a few days, I must say that it has much to improve if you want to become the definitive task app.
I really like everything related to personal productivity and I am obsessed with lists. Having all my organized and accessible tasks is vital both in my life and in my work , and an app in conditions, believe me, solves many problems. Google Tasks needs a number of things to get the podium of productivity apps, among which three.
To be well organized it is important to have several lists classified by theme . I, for example, the two that I use most are “Personal” and “Andro4all”, the first one for my day-to-day things and the second for topics related to my work. It is important to have a global vision of everything you have to do throughout the day and the week , so it is useful that, at a glance, you can check all your tasks.
The problem with Google Tasks is that does not have a display of all the lists sorted by date . In other words, I can see what I have to do today in “Personal” or in “Andro4all”, but not both at once. So, I have to jump from one to another all the time, which in the end ends up being less productive. It would be ideal to have a global vision of all the classified lists, for example, with colors.
There are certain tasks that are repeated every month, every week and even home day . Most productivity apps let you add a repetition so that once you finish the task, come back to you after a while . The key to the lists is to clear the mind of future tasks so that you can focus on what you have to do right now. Have to be aware of adding the same task that you have completed today for a month it is counterproductive , since it does not allow you to disconnect and focus.
It may not be a very important function for a student, but for a worker it is. Most jobs have repetitive tasks , how to deliver a report on the 1st of each month, pay such money on a specific date, etc. That the app helps you in this process can Assume the difference between going to the day or that ‘the bull catches you’.
For me it is It is essential to be able to attach a file to a task . When you centralize your productivity in an app, it is important to be able to access the entire context of your tasks from the same place, and in that the files play a fundamental role. You do not know the time you earn knowing that the PDF with the instructions of the task you have to do today is attached to the task itself . You could raise a integration with Google Drive , for example.
Finally, I think it’s also important be able to share lists . It is true that it goes against the principles of productivity, but it is a very useful function for the shopping list or things in the house. Imagine that you go out to buy and your partner has just remembered that you need X product. I just have to add it to the shared list, you would receive it on your mobile and you would not forget it.
All these things are small details that at first seem not, but that you end up missing . It is true that Google Tasks is focused on a more general audience, but that does not mean that you can not add extra functions that make it even more complete.