Google Calendar close to launching a task list feature

Google Calendar close to launching a task list feature

Summary: Google posted a message on the Google Calendar discussion group that drops a hint that all the engineers on Google Calendar are working hard to get task lists into the service. This has been one of the most requested features since the service launched (and even before) -- which makes it surprising that it's still MIA.

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Google posted a message on the Google Calendar discussion group that drops a hint that all the engineers on Google Calendar are working hard to get task lists into the service. This has been one of the most requested features since the service launched (and even before) -- which makes it surprising that it's still MIA.

Hey everyone - thanks for the loud and very clear feedback on your desire for a to-do/task list feature. We're pretty passionate about to- do lists here as well, and we've got something in the works. Of course, we're working to add our special Google secret sauce to the to- do lists space (which can take some time to get right,) so we don't have something to announce just yet, but the entire team is listening to these threads closely.

Please be patient - we'll have more to talk about soon.

This response came yesterday after a month of comments in a user-started "to-do list petition". What do you think? Is this one of the most important missing features in Google Calendar?

Topics: Google, CXO

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  • possibility to sync

    Pretty much like Plaxo which is super handy to synch my OutLook with I would like to do the same with my Google Calendar. Personaly keeping my todo list up to date comes after managing my time thus my calendar.
    But I guess Google works on matters are they see fit and with regard to priorities they have enough data about. If Google's chose to work on that feature it is their call.
    Just saying.
    le_lapin
    • Syncing Calendar with Outlook

      You might want to look at the free GcalDaemon (gcaldaemon.sourceforge.net), which will synchronize Outlook and Google Calendar both directions.
      voyagerfan5761
      • GcalDaemon

        Why, thank you very much. I'll try it first thing tomorrow morning. have a good day.
        le_lapin
  • RE: Google Calander close to launching a task list feature

    I think the most important *missing* item is the ability to color code individual events...like Outlook. Creating different calendars then merging is only a workaround!
    salukitd
  • RE: Google Calander close to launching a task list feature

    There's always Google Notebook if you want to create a list for yourself.
    sanderd
  • RE: Google Calander close to launching a task list feature

    Printing is a feature not well supported. Many people think that printing is not so much important nowadays. There is not so many options for printing your calendar. I think Google should take a look on this.
    georgeslacombe@...
  • RE: Google Calander close to launching a task list feature

    I wonder if Remember the Milk is on the block? I just dumped Backpack for them. I use Plaxo too, but really dislike their task list. I only use them for the calendar sync.

    This is still great news. Not an Outlook killer yet, but darn, it's getting close.
    consumerhelpweb
  • ehhh..

    i don't really care
    cofoley@...
  • RE: Google Calander close to launching a task list feature

    I hope they are buying Remember the Milk!
    beau.raines
  • Yup, I think it's a desireable feature

    I use Google calendar often and would very much like to see a task list. It would push it that much closer to being a full-fledged calendar application and would increase user friendliness. It would be that much more to like.
    shawkins
  • RE: Google Calander close to launching a task list feature

    For me the biggest missing feature is contact sync for calendar and GMail.

    I always schedule my "to do" items at a specific time and day or else they don't get done. But I realize The David teaches otherwise.
    luomat@...
  • The ultimate task list software

    Check out www.UnwiredSoftware.com
    They have a task list that synchronizes between all your Windows mobile devices and desktops! It's a powerful stand alone task list, but add the sync features and it's truly amazing.
    iwrate
  • RE: Google Calander close to launching a task list feature

    'close' is a relative term i guess.
    deforge
  • RE: Google Calander close to launching a task list feature

    14 October 2007 - The Date this thread started.
    11 March 2009 - Today's Date and still no app.

    After all this time, this Google app (when it is hatched) has got to be the ultimate free or otherwise app for task management.

    How about a comment from the horses mouth, Google?

    The Emernins
    Emernins
  • RE: Google Calander close to launching a task list feature

    I'm with the Emernins...It appears that the Google
    "Special Sauce" has mold on it! While I understand
    that Google wants to provide some super-sexy app, just
    a simple task/to-do list app will appease the masses
    in the near term....to quote a famous American.."Give
    me a Google Task List or give me death!"

    Chuck in VA
    Dragon6Rules