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GMail Added Lab Feature — Tasks!!!!

Bwaaahhahahahaha <–Laughing for pure and excited joy!!!

I’ve been using Google’s Gmail for a really long time, and with every addtion they have made — Google Calendar, Google Docs, Picasa, Reader, I have been excited and quickly (if not always easily) moved to use the services.

But the thing I’ve really missed since I switched to Gmail and Google Calendar, is a ‘task’ list.  It has been the one glaring feature that Google seemed to overlook.

Tonight, however, Google released Tasks — I just about screamed for joy, and within about 10 seconds, I had it enabled and was testing it.

I can see there is room for improvement — (integration with Google Calendar, for one) — and I know Google will eventually do more with this addition, but I’m literally thrilled to see it available, and have a great many plans to put it to good use.

*woohoos for joy*

Link for help on using Tasks

From Google’s Gmail Blog

People use Gmail to get stuff done, so we’ve added a lightweight way to keep track of what you need to do, right from within Gmail.

Take entering a new task: just click in an empty part of your list and start typing. No buttons to click and it’s saved automatically. Hit Return and you’ve got a new task right there.

You can also easily convert emails into tasks: select one or more messages and go to More Actions > Add to Tasks. (Or turn on keyboard shortcuts and use <shift> + t.)

We put your tasks in the same kind of window as chats, so they’re visible while you’re scanning your inbox, reading mail, or searching (and in Settings, too!). Just pop your list out into a new window to use Tasks outside of Gmail.

To enable Tasks, go to Settings, click the Labs tab (or just click here if you’re signed in). Select “Enable” next to “Tasks” and then click “Save Changes” at the bottom. Then, after Gmail refreshes, on the left under the “Contacts” link, you’ll see a “Tasks” link. Just click it to get started.

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