Over the last couple of years, Google has become synonymous with excellent variety and choice. Thanks to its impressive catalog through its email clients, reminder systems, numerous chat apps and music subscription services, the masses have always followed wherever Google looks ready to go next.
We’ll be reviewing two of Google’s to-do services, Google Keep and Google Tasks and check out how one can harness the incredible potential both have.
While many developers focus on incorporating a lot of features in their apps in order to ensure that they become hits among audiences, on Google Tasks, the objective was pretty simple, keep everything minimalist.
On the app, one can add descriptions, subtasks, and due dates. Notably, there’s isn’t any provision to add due time to the due dates. This is particularly not impressive because one can’t keep all their tasks in order by prioritizing in terms of importance.
To go around this issue, one needs to make separate lists in Google Tasks. However, due to design restrictions, one is unable to view all the lists in a single master list view. To get over one list to the next, there are no archiving features available, one simply has to toss them to the trash or move them in the completion section found right at the bottom of the list.
On the other hand, Google Keep has all the bells and whistles one would expect on a modern-day app. The designers ensured that the app maintains it’s elegant look whether it’s viewed from a website or a mobile app, on Wear OS, or Google Docs.
Google Docs is particularly fascinating because one can even drag and drop Google Keep notes into documents. The latest Gmail updates have given Google Keep a distinctive difference in the way Keep notes appear. They seem to be soft well-rounded corners featuring the same font as Gmail, simplified creation and editing interface.
There’s obviously a stark difference between Google Tasks and Keep. The latter comes as the full package with numerous options for users to try out. Keep features elements to add design to the notes, with a choice of up to 12 colors, #hashtag labeling functionalities, list notes, doodles, image notes, voice notes on mobile apps and the choice to keep notes as simple text notes.
Amazingly, one can add people to notes in Google Keep to create a sense of connection. This can facilitate users to share grocery lists with their significant others and collaborate on class assignments.
Once the 19,999-character limit is approached one can clone the notes in Google Keep for copying to Google Docs. This ensures continuity in delivery. The fact that Google Keeps also has location-based reminders plus card and time/date reminders on cards really does help in giving it an edge over Google Tasks. Setting reminders in this fashion can help users set recurring reminders to remind them of activities like shift-ends.
Gadgetgestures.Com provide insights on how users can leverage technologies like Google Tasks and Google Keep in order to ensure maximum productivity. At the end of the day, it’s up to one’s preferences, the minimalist design of Google Tasks or the comfort of a one-stop shop in Google Keep.