Chrome: OverTask helps you organise your research, find websites that can help you get things done, and stay focused on those to-dos and avoid distractions. You can use it to fire up all the tabs related to paying your bills, finding the perfect gift, researching a paper or organising a project.
The video above is a great walkthrough of all of OverTask’s features. The add-on can be a little imposing at first, but it’s hiding a lot of power under its interface. Creating tasks and projects is easy, but where OverTask really shines is in how it turns the tabs you have open into individual to-dos and projects you want to do.
Opening a task you’ve created automatically closes your other browser tabs (don’t worry, you can get back to them by clicking out of the task) and lets you add individual sites to your “task” that you can come back to later. This makes it easy to open a bunch of tabs you want to review because you’re — for example — researching the best TV to buy, or you have a bunch of studies open you want to use as references for a paper you’re writing. You can save all of your currently open tabs to your task, enter notes or additional information you want to remember (like your budget, or when the paper’s due as the due date), and even share the task with a friend.
If it sounds interesting, hit the link below to add it to Chrome and give it a try. It’s useful having your to-dos and personal projects as your Chrome new tab page — that way you’ll never forget them. OverTask is especially useful if your work or research keeps you in a browser most of the time. Just make sure to give it a fair shake; it took me time to warm up to it.