Friday, August 21, 2009

Gmails new Task's sharing via Email (Updated Tasks in Gmail)

Sometimes you need to get your tasks out of Tasks. Although you already know how I feel about paper, we decided to add support for printing with Tasks's graduation from Gmail Labs. Today we're offering another export solution which doesn't kill trees: emailing a task list.

Like most Tasks features, "Email task list" can be found in the Actions menu.

Clicking on it will open a new compose window with the contents of your current task list. This works in all views (my order, sort by date, completed), so to email your mom to explain why you've been so busy and haven't been able to return her calls, just choose "View completed tasks" from the Actions menu, then "Email task list" and send away. (Note: this may not be very convincing if you haven't actually checked anything off your list recently.)

If you want to let us know how Tasks is working for you, we're now available on Twitter at Like most Google accounts on Twitter, we won't be able to respond to every question or feature request, but sometimes you might get lucky and we'll have an answer for you. Oh and @sayanghosh, today is your lucky day.


Google Tasks graduated from Gmail Labs back in July, but it's still adding the occasional feature to tighten its integration with Gmail. Today, for example, Tasks added a small but useful feature allowing you to quickly and easily email a task list.

When you want to share any list, go to the Actions menu and click Email task list (simple enough). Gmail will compose a new email containing your list title and the items in your list, including crossed off items if they're there. It truly is a small feature, but if you sandbox all your todos inside Tasks and then need to send them off to someone for, you know, doing, it's a really nice option to have.

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