Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Gmail Adds Task List Feature
After creating a laundry list of geeky Gmail add-ons (such as Mail Goggles, which requires users to answer math problems before enabling them to send out emails late at night on weekends- thereby preventing “drunken mailing”), Gmail finally offers a useful tool for women on the go. The Gmail Task List appears under Labs in the Settings section. Enabling Tasks creates a link under Contacts. Users can add, rearrange, and cross out tasks. They create multiple lists and add tasks directly from emails. Additional information, such as notes and due dates, can be associated with tasks. And although, as Erick Schonfeld of Tech Crunch points out, useful features like sharing/emailing task lists and syncing to Google Calendar are not available, the Task List is an easy way to keep track of errands without having to use an external site or email them to oneself.