So the long suspected Gmail Tasks is finally a reality! If you don’t have it yet, go to Labs within Gmail and enable Tasks.

I had tried to get early access to play with Tasks, but never got the opportunity, so it’s as fresh to me as anyone. Which means I haven’t had the chance to prepare anything sensible for integrating GTDInbox.

It will be great to brainstorm some ideas on how we can integrate (or just keep them seperate, if that’s best). GTDInbox, especially with 2.1, is moving towards a new goal of “Controlling Email Overload”, and tasks is an important part of that.

My gut feeling is that Gmail Tasks are great for list-esque tasks, especially sub-lists (which is a weakness of GTDInbox), and GTDInbox is great for treating the emails themselves as tasks and resources, often within projects.

So, the question is, does anyone have any thoughts on how they’d like to use Gmail Tasks and GTDInbox?

Of course, there is an alternative, and that is thinking about what a perfect task-list-system would be, and implementing our own…


This was written by Andy Mitchell