What Are The Essential Features Of Your Dream Task App?

What Are The Essential Features Of Your Dream Task App?

Google asked users of its Tasks app what features it should add, and more than 17,000 responded. We found Tasks a bit anaemic, but Google’s post raises the question: How would you balance usability and features in Your Ultimate Task App?

In other words, while we initially wished that Tasks do a bit more than just serve as a kind of Gmail-only scratchpad for to-dos, we know from experience that to-do apps often try to do far too much more outside the strict task realm — and often try to make their users work in a certain way, rather than be flexible enough to work inside users’ own habits and systems.

So, what if you were given a team of programmers, a heap of money and free licence to create the ultimate to-do app, with no need to have it make money? How would you be able to add and edit your lists? How does it remind you, in a way that’s effective but not so intrusive you become numb to it?

Tell us about your dream to-do list app, your master task organiser, or whatever kind of app you’d like made in the comments. We might just get around to culling the snappiest ideas for a future post — you know, if we remember to tackle it.

Top tasks for Google Tasks [Official Gmail Blog]

Comments

  • Hi,
    I think most everyone else seems to have covered it. I think that turning an email into an appointment would be valuable for me. I get invitations via email. Setting a reminder on the email would be good in either Gmail or ToDo apps.
    Thanks,

    Bill

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