Google Tasks is the best Gmail feature you forget to use

It’s hard to keep track of all the nifty features spread across Google’s many official apps. As a recovering Inbox fanatic, I often overlook Gmail’s many buttons and features because the interface is so convoluted and busy. But while planning for my upcoming Mobile World Congress 2024 trip, I found a button that will change my life going forward: Google Tasks.

In an effort to figure out a way to be better organized this year, I paused for a moment to look at the Gmail interface and noticed an “add to Tasks” button I’d never noticed before. How long has this button been here, and better yet, what does it do? Turns out it’s one of the best to-do apps and, better yet, it’s totally free.

As someone who loves being organized — but regularly fails spectacularly at the task — a single button to add an email to my task list is a godsend. Before this, my to-do list was often scattered between several different apps or physical notebooks, leaving me trying to remember where to find my next objective. It wasn’t very efficient, to say the least.

(Image credit: Nicholas Sutrich / Android Central)

While reading an email, you only have to click this little “Add to tasks” button on the action bar inside of Gmail on the desktop UI.


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