Windows only: If you've converted to Gmail's new Task manager because of the tight integration with your email, you might be interested in running it as a desktop application as well. Reader Evan writes in with his simple guide to putting Gmail Tasks into a desktop application, using the built-in application shortcuts feature in the Google Chrome browser—simply navigate to
https://mail.google.com/tasks/ig in Chrome, use the Create Application Shortcuts feature on the menu, and resize the window down to a smaller size. You can then access your tasks through a desktop shortcut anytime you want. The process isn't anything new to most Lifehacker readers, but it's a great idea that gives you quick access to your Google Tasks, which can then be accessed anywhere from your mobile device or iGoogle page. Hit the link for the walk-through, or you can add Gmail Tasks to your Firefox sidebar instead. Thanks, Evan!