If you've gotten into Gmail's new Task manager now that it's available on your mobile device and iGoogle, there's one more convenient place you may be keen on placing it: your browser's sidebar. Every time a cool, stripped down widget becomes available, we love bookmarking it and loading said bookmark in our Firefox sidebar. We've done it with Google Talk, your Google Calendar agenda, and Facebook chat, for example. Luckily, as we've noted before, you can load any site in your Firefox sidebar in just a few simple steps:
- Drag Gmail Tasks to your Bookmarks toolbar.
- Right-click the new bookmark and select Properties.
- Tick the box labelled Load this bookmark in the sidebar, then click Save Changes.
And that's all it takes. Now every time you click on that bookmark, you'll see your Gmail Tasks in your sidebar, from which you can view, create, edit, delete, and complete tasks. (As noted in the Google Operating System post, both Firefox and Opera support loading bookmarks in the sidebar. These instructions are for Firefox.)