Chrome: Astid is your favourite to-do list manager, and now it integrates with your favourite email service. The Astrid Chrome extension now brings your to-dos into Gmail, and makes it simple to add any email as a to-do item on your list, or just manage your to-dos without ever leaving Gmail’s interface.
Astrid’s Chrome extension has been around for a while, and adds a button to your toolbar to quickly manage your Astrid to-dos, but the latest version also integrates Astrid with Gmail. If you’re a fan of Google Tasks — or rather, you use it just because it’s integrated with Gmail, this Chrome extension does pretty much the same thing.
Once installed, your Astrid tasks will be available via the Mail drop-down menu, where you can view, manage, add, or mark any item complete on your list. The add-on also lets you manage multiple lists at the same time, navigate lists, and create new ones right inside Gmail. Turn on “manual order” to get Google Tasks’ drag-and-drop ordering, so you can move your to-do items around just by dragging them up or down in the list.
Additionally, the extension adds a button to the Gmail toolbar you’ll see when viewing an email labelled “Remind Me,” which effectively turns that email into an item on your to-do list. This way if your boss emails you asking for an update by Friday, or your spouse asks you to pick up some bread on the way home, one click turns that email into an item on your to-do list, with the subject of the email as the text of the to-do. You can grab the extension at the link below, or head over to the Astrid blog to read more.