Google today announced the release of a standalone Tasks app for reminders and to-dos. This comes the same day Gmail received its big redesign.
The app is pretty simple. After downloading, your Google account is loaded and so are all of your tasks. You can add different tasks or things you need to get done by hitting the big blue “Add a new task” button. From there, you can type in the name of a task, its details and even schedule it to remind you at a certain time.
This probably doesn’t sound like a big deal to some of you, but for the rest of us, it’s relatively huge. Google has never given Tasks the proper attention it deserves, and baking it into products like Gmail, Calendar, and the Assistant certainly didn’t help. In fact, the service has always been extremely confusing as to how exactly you could use it. Now (finally), that’s all changing thanks to dedicated apps.