gTask is great on iPhone & iPad but
Pros: Clean interface Great that it syncs with google tasks Why does it not sync with google calendar like the iPhone & iPad? If it does, can not figure out how to set it up. In iOS it is simple to set-up. Color should follow the respective tasks so in all filters it is easy to determine source. Why can’t we have “Overdure” filter in the iOS series? The interface should be the exact same in all 3 devices. You can’t edit lists like you can in iOS. I inserted google calendar in the list hoping there might be an integration option, and now I am stuck with a useless list with no integration. How do you get rid of it. I am coming from ToDoist which is identical on all 3 devices- this should be a given! Fix this ant I will raise my rate to 5 star. Sheldon B.
Not much there
I use the gTasks app on the iPhone and it’s great. I got the Mac version hoping to get a bigger, better version (for a bigger price), but I’m disappointed. It’s actually easier to use google tasks directly. PROS: - I like that it groups all tasks (from any group) into smart lists (today, tomorrow, etc), as in the iPhone app. - It’s nice that you can work offline, as in the iPhone app. CONS: - Adding colors to task lists is nice, but those colors don’t show up anywhere on the tasks themselves - It automatically adds a time when I give a due date, and while there is a way to remove the time, it’s an extra step that is not needed - It automatically adds an Alert time when I add a due date and there is NO WAY to remove this. It also never seems to actually alert me at that time. - The only thing in the preferences menu is “show overdue filter.” I need a lot more preferences for this price! Default actions (add today as due date, etc.) - It doesn’t sync automatically (you have to click a dropdown then click “sync now” every time. I wish you could set the sync frequency - There is no calendar view, which is important when I want to see what tasks I have coming up (and when) - There doesn’t seem to be an easy way to add tasks (and subtasks) quickly (for example, hitting enter when a task is done and automatically creating the next task) For the price, I definitely expected more bells and whistles. What I got, however, is not much more than a simple list. Perhaps future versions will include an expanded feature set.
I and I know many others have been waiting a long time for a good Google Task manager for the Mac. It looks and works similarly to Yaniv’s great app for the iPhone. I guess my only complaint is I can’t figure out how to manually sync without closing the app and reopening. It also needs the ability to choose how often it syncs automatically (if it does sync automatically). I would also like to be able to see more of the notes in the tasks menu as I use notes frequently. Thanks Yaniv for finally giving us what we need!