When you first turn on Google Tasks, you might not know what to do with the little guy. But I’ve found it’s a great mini notepad for all my email related work.
- Give it a date. Then turn on Tasks Calendar in Google Calendar Example. Now, Tasks show up like all-day events that you can check off. You can also hide the Full Column View in Calendar and just see the Events on the day they appear.
- Load Tasks in your browser Firefox sidebar. If you are straight Gmail, use the url: http://mail.google.com/tasks/ig If you are a Google Apps user, try: http://mail.google.com/tasks/a/replaceyourdomainhere.com/ig Drag this to your Bookmarks Toolbar, then click and edit the Properties with the box checked for “Load this bookmark in the sidebar” Example. Your Sidebar will look fancy, like this.
- Create a Task, Archive the email. In Gmail, click ‘More Actions’ > 'Add to Tasks’ Example. Now you can archive that email and keep the task linked up. (Nice!)
- Add Notes, Dates, and Emails! You can go to town with adding extra URLs in the Notes, Give it a Date. Just start with associating it with the email, since you can only achieve that through the Gmail 'More Actions’ button.