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Google Tasks

December 9, 2008 Written by Charles Cook Google Tasks

Google have just added a to-do list feature called "Tasks" to Gmail. It has an easy-to-use interface, particularly using keyboard shortcuts:

  • Indent - Tab
  • Un-indent - Shift + Tab
  • Move up - Ctrl + Up
  • Move down - Ctrl + Down
  • Edit details (set due date and edit additional notes) - Shift + Enter

To enter a task just click in an empty part of the list. To change a task just click on it for in-situ editing. You can also convert emails into tasks.

Tasks is currently only available in Gmail Labs. For more details, go to the Gmail Blog.