Stay organized and on time with Google Tasks
what you need to know
- Open Google Calendar, click the Chores icon, add a task, enter a description and choose a date to add to the calendar.
- Get it on your computer through Gmail and Google Calendar or on your mobile with the free app from Google Play or the App Store.
This article explains how to add a task to Google Calendar in the web, Android, and iOS versions of Google Tasks, Gmail, and Google Calendar, and manage task lists.
How to add a task from the calendar on a computer
When you’re working at your desk, it’s easy to access Google Tasks from within Google Calendar. Create task lists and add new tasks as needed.
Open Google Calendar, preferably with the Chrome browser, and sign in if prompted.
Click it Chores icon in the right panel.
If you don’t see the Tasks icon but you do see Reminders, select the menu to the right of Reminders and choose Jump to Tasks.
To select Add a task.
Enter a description of the task.
Learn more about using Google Tasks
Work with your to-do list
Managing Google Tasks is simple. Choose a date in the task properties to add it to your Google Calendar. To reorder the tasks in the list, drag them up or down. When a task is complete, check the circle to its left to mark it complete.
To edit a Google task, select edit details (the pencil icon). Here you can add a description, date and time, subtasks, or move the task to another list.
Create multiple task lists
To keep track of different tasks or separate projects, create multiple to-do lists in Google Calendar to organize them. Select the arrow next to the list name at the top of the Tasks window, then choose Create a new list. Switch between your different Google Tasks lists from this menu.
Move tasks to another list
If you change your mind about where a task should go, move it from one list to another. To move a task to another list, highlight it and press Shift+Enter, or click the pencil icon next to their name. Select the name of the list and choose the new list you want to move it to from the dropdown menu.
Add Google Tasks from your Android or iOS device
Completing tasks on the go is essential. Google has created an app for Google Tasks, so the tool can be accessed on iOS and Android devices. Automatically syncs with existing to-do lists if you’re signed in to a Google account.
Adding tasks on a mobile device works just like adding tasks through Google Calendar. Tap the plus button to create a task. Tap the task to add subtasks or add a due date or description. Organize tasks by tapping and dragging.