- What is gTasks?
- Is it a free app?
- How do I purchase the upgrade?
- Should I purchase gTasks separately for my iPhone and iPad?
- How can I access Google Tasks on the web?
- Does the location alert drains my battery? (hint – NO!)
- What is an account, a list and a task?
- What are the three horizontal lines next to each task?
- What are the tasks order options?
- How do I make a task to be a sub-task and vice versa?
- What does swiping a task horizontally should do?
- How do I delete tasks?
- How do I add sub-tasks efficiently?
- How does the synchronization with Google work?
- I need support or I have a new feature to suggest. What should I do?
1. What is gTasks?
gTasks is an iPhone and iPad application that helps you to manage your daily tasks more efficiently.
You can also set alerts for tasks that will sound and popup on your iPhone screen.
Tasks are managed within a list, while multiple lists can be added.
If you have a Google account/Gmail or Google Apps account, you can synchronize your tasks with Google’s tasks. Every change you make to your tasks in the iPhone will update your Google’s tasks and vice versa.
You can configure gTasks to synchronize with multiple Google accounts.
2. Is it a free app?
gTasks is free up to 2 accounts, 2 lists per account and 7 tasks per list. To remove that limitation you should purchase the upgrade. A single purchase covers all your iPhone/iPad devices.
3. How do I purchase the upgrade?
gTasks upgrade is purchased through Apple’s In-App purchase method. There are no 2 versions (free and paid) of gTasks. First you install the free app from App Store and start using it. If you like it and want to use it for more than the limited tasks, you can purchase the upgrade by going to gTasks settings (the gear icon on the bottom left of the app), scroll down and tap “Purchase”.
If you already purchased gTasks before, purchasing gTasks again will result in Apple notifying that you already purchased this item, and will download it for free.
4. Should I purchase gTasks separately for my iPhone and iPad?
gTasks is a universal app, designed both for iPhone and iPad.
Once you purchased gTasks, you can have it both for your iPhone and iPad.
Tapping the “I already purchased” button in the purchase screen on your other devices will do the trick.
5. How can I access Google Tasks on the web?
There are several ways to access your Google Tasks:
- Login to your Gmail account at http://www.gmail.com. On the top left of the main screen, just above the “Compose mail” button, click “Tasks”.
- Login to your Google Calendar with your Google account at http://www.google.com/calendar. The tasks list should appear on the right side of the calendar view. If not, click “Tasks” on the left side of the calendar, just below the “My calendars” list.
- Browse to https://mail.google.com/tasks/canvas and login with your Google account. This is a nice, full screen view of your Google Tasks.
- Browse to https://mail.google.com/tasks/ig and login with your Google account.
- A special Google Tasks web client for iPhone’s Safari can be found at https://mail.google.com/tasks/iphone. Login with your Gmail account.
6. Does the location alert drains my battery?
The location alert is using Apple’s new geofencing API (iOS 5.0 and above) that utilizes the cellular antenna fix rather than using the GPS component (this is the reason that the iPad has to be GSM for this feature to be available).
Since the GPS is not used for positioning, the battery consumption should be almost the same, with or without an active location alert.
On iOS 5.1 and above, you may also notice that the location icon appeared on the toolbar is outlined (not filled), which means that the geo-fencing is active.
You can read more on your device’s Settings->Location Services, scroll to the bottom.
The bottom line, you shouldn’t experience any difference with battery consumption when you activate a location alert.
7. What is an account, a list and a task?
An account refer to Gmail or Google Apps account for tasks synchronization. If you don’t wish to synchronize your tasks, then you have virtual single local account.
Each account contains lists, and each list contains tasks.
8. What are the three horizontal lines next to each task?
This is called “reordering icon” and it’s standard to Apple’s user interface. To reorder your tasks, you should tap and hold the reordering icon and drag it to the desired location.
9. What are the tasks order options?
Each list’s tasks can be ordered by tapping the order icon, at the bottom of the screen, just next to the settings icon.
The order icon changes according to current order selection:
- Hand icon: Manual order. Tasks are ordered manually by tapping and holding the reordering icon and dragging the task to the desired location. Note that this is the only setting that will allow sub-tasking.
- Clock icon: Tasks are ordered by due date, beginning with the upcoming tasks, while completed tasks are sent to the end of the tasks list.
- AB icon: Tasks are ordered alphabetically A to Z by their title.
10. How do I make a task to be a sub-task and vice versa?
To make a task to be a sub-task of the prior task in the tasks list, you should swipe the task from left to right.
Swiping the task from right to left will return the task to its previous state.
Note that sub-tasking is available only if tasks order is manual (hand icon).
11. What does swiping a task horizontally should do?
That depends of the list’s tasks order.
If your tasks order is manual, swiping a task right will sub-task the task and swiping left will do the opposite.
If your tasks order is any other than manual, swiping a task will show a delete button allowing you to quickly delete the task in place.
12. How do I delete tasks?
To delete completed tasks, simply tap the garbage bin icon on the bottom of the screen and select “Delete Completed Tasks”.
To selectively delete tasks, tap the garbage bin icon and select “Selective Delete”. A red round button will appear next to each task, allowing you to choose task and delete.
If the list’s tasks order is other than manual, you can simply swipe a task from left to right and tap the appeared delete button.
13. How do I add sub-tasks efficiently?
Tap the task you want to add sub-tasks to. Task details will appear. Now tap the + button on the top right of the screen and enter the sub-task’s details. To add another sub-task just tap the “Next” button on the keyboard.
14. How does the synchronization with Google work?
gTasks has 2 modes of synchronization. Manual and Automatic. This setting is controlled in gTasks settings “Manual Sync” item.
If manual synchronization is on, synchronization will take place only when you tap the sync button (round arrow) on the bottom right of the tasks list screen.
If manual synchronization is off, synchronization will take place as soon as you launch gTasks or few seconds after you modify your tasks.
15. I need support or I have a new feature to suggest. What should I do?
Don’t hesitate. Open your email and write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.