With the advancement of technology comes making cutting edge devices with next-gen features like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and the development of different all types of apps that can do amazing things to enhance the phone to make it even better.
An example of what I’m talking about are these photo editing apps for android phones, P.S: some of them are available for IOS as well.
Today we’re featuring just one app, the Google tasks app, I’ve been using it since I discovered it and its been more than helpful in terms of planning, making sure I remember to do every task I ought to do and figure things out one step at a time.
It could be classified as a productivity and the reason why I’m writing this article is to show you how easy and a couple of ways to best use the app to boost your productivity level.
Did I mention this app is just a plain, simple AF good ‘ol checklist app? Its so simple, its easy to use at first glance. Lets dive in.
Use Google Tasks to set your to do for the next day
One of the best ways to set smarter daily goals according to this research on RescueTime blog, you should write out your daily goals them out the night before, 24%, a large sum of a tested group of people actually do that.
And think about it, it actually makes sense.
It gives the next day a sense of direction already as opposed to writing them on spot as soon as you’re about to do them. According to the research, most productive people set an average of 4 goals in a day. How many do you set?
How do you handle them? Where do you write them? On paper? Digital? Or just your memory.
However it is for you, I would argue Google tasks is the best way to handle setting your daily goals via the simple checklist app.
Going shopping? Use the checklist app to make a list
Okay, it doesn’t have to be all business-ey.
As a millennial, I refuse to carry any type of physical list every time I go shopping and yes, every time I forget to buy two or more things.
You could use Google tasks to make a separate checklist for your needs as they appear so when next you hit the store, you’re happy to hit the checklist boxes as they appear.
Now doesn’t that mix with official work or business thing? It doesn’t have to, you can create an infinite list of tasks and name them lists to host your checklist, for example, I have one for my shopping lists that I enter things I run out of on a daily basis at home so I can easily pick them up when I go shopping.
To create yours, simply hit the menu bar and create a new list.
Name the list whatever your plans are for it, see my shopping for example and start entering everything you want done, then tick them off as they get done.
Set reminders for tasks
Don’t forget your tasks, especially those that have deadlines.
You can set smart reminders for one or two or all of your tasks using the inbuilt function to give you a buzz when you’re running late on an item on your checklist.
In a way this could lift productivity levels by reducing the level at which you procrastinating since you have a reminder to do this on or before a set time. Activating the lifesaver feature is fairly easy, I did it for one of the items on my TechBustop to-dos.
Simply click on a task and you get the options like below to add date and even sub tasks.
The date pops-up your phone calendar and an option to set time and whether or not to repeat. Amazing feature.
Is the Google task app free?
Yes, among many other similar and useful Google apps like Google keep, the tasks app is free to download and use on the Google Playstore.
You can download directly HERE or simply carry out a search for the app like you do others. The tasks app is also available on the Apple App Store for IOS users, can be searched for or downloaded directly with this link.
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