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Can Google's New 'Tasks' App Help Lawyers Do Stuff?

By George Khoury, Esq. | Last updated on

If you use Gmail and you've been looking for a new way to help you manage your projects, cases, and deadlines, Google's new standalone Tasks app may be your answer.

The new app integrates flawlessly into Gmail, similarly to the recently leaked update that brings Google Calendar into the Gmail web-client. Simply clicking a little box on the sidebar of your Gmail will bring up your Tasks lists, and you can edit and even add tasks without leaving your email browser window.

Turning To-Dos Into Tada!

According to Forbes, the new Google Tasks app is "the perfect productivity tool." Not only does the stand alone app offer a feature rich environment, it's integrated into the full Google suite, including calendar and email. In addition to the fact that you can make any number of separate lists, you can also create sub-tasks, prioritize and set due dates (which you can use to sort your lists).

One notable upgrade for Google Tasks is that with the new updated app, Google has promoted it into the G Suite, meaning it is likely to get continued support and development for the foreseeable future.

Turning Tadas Into To-Dos

Did you ever wake up in the middle of the night to an epiphany for one of your cases, and then, when you sit down at work that day, you can't remember what it was? Or perhaps you can't read your own handwriting from the notepad you keep by your bed for this exact reason?

With the Google Tasks app, you can grab your smartphone, which is probably on your nightstand, and just make a task to encapsulate your epiphany, then go back to bed, or get on with your day, having peace of mind that when you open your Gmail later, the task you made in that moment of near-unconscious glory will be right there waiting for you. Sure, there are lots of other ways you could use your smartphone to take that note, but putting it directly into a to-do list that you can't ignore might actually save the day.

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