As anyone who’s used a computer will tell you, a service or application's usability is directly influenced by its accessibility. In other words, if you can’t get to it, you’re not going to use it. Google in particular has learned this lesson well. Their popular Google Calendar and Gmail services, which were once an online-only affair, were recently given a load of offline functionality by the Mountain View based company, making countless users around the interwebz very happy puppies indeed. Unfortunately, since Google hasn’t gotten around to giving us the same offline awesomeness with Google Tasks, a third-party developer has taken it upon himself to make using Google’s already very useful product just a little bit easier.
Tasks is a Chrome browser extension that allows users to peruse, add, and check off items from their Google Task list from their browser’s navigation bar. So long as you’ve got a browser window open, you’ll have access to your tasks through a minimal or full sized Google Tasks interface designed to suit your needs no matter how much or how little you’ve got to keep track of.
For those of you out there who prefer their task management be left to other online services such as Remember the Milk or Toodledo, Tasks has you covered. Tasks offers full support for Remember the Milk users, and experimental support for other online task management services as well. Just right click on the extension, select options, and input your credentials. Nothing could be easier.
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