Google is asking for help improving Tasks and I’ve got a couple of ideas that I think would be pretty useful. Very similar to what Armo said (http://goo.gl/mod/7XCq) about flexibility between Tasks and Email and links to the original entry.
At the risk of some repetition of Armo’s post I’d love to see Tasks, Gmail, Google Docs and Calendar integrated to the point that any of one could be turned into any of the other with links back to whatever is needed.
Was that nebulous enough? Here’s an example… let’s say I have an appointment I’ve entered into my GCalendar for a doctor’s appointment six months from now. I setup the appointment with an email reminder (as I usually do) to remind me before the appointment so I can let my boss know – all of this is normal so far. Additionally, I need to bring my medication list to the appointment and I found a website with some great info I want to talk to my doctor about when I have the appointment also. It would be great if I could open a Google Doc an type in my medication list and associate that with the GCalendar event/reminder, and have a Task pop up the day before in whatever Task list is currently active during the time the event reminder is fire off reminding me, and possibly linking to the website with that great info I want to discuss with my doc, along with another link to my Google Doc (meds list).
At the risk of being redundant while trying to explain in one situation how this could all fit together, the email reminder would arrive with the website link to that great info, have my Google doc attached, and a handy link to Google Maps based on the info I entered into the calendar event.
Now I’m covered… on that day six months in the future if I am in GCalendar, or in Gmail using Tasks, or reading email I cannot miss my appointment – even if I ignore the emails. Of course, emails and Google docs could have links to GCalendar Events, etc… etc… so that they all interact with, link to and manage information between and with one another.
Gmail Task Poll – let your voice and ideas be heard, and let the Gmail Tasks team know what you want.