ToDo for Google

Google Tasks for Mac and Windows

ToDo for Google is a desktop application for using Google Tasks on macOS and Windows. You can use Google Tasks quickly in full screen. It is available in English (UK).

ToDo for Google screenshot ToDo for Google screenshot
ToDo for Google screenshot

What is ToDo for Google??

The browser version of Google Tasks is a great application. Just because it's only available as a sidebar to Gmail and Google Calendar doesn't necessarily mean it's easy to use. ToDo for Google is a desktop application that pursues the idea that Google Tasks should be more like this.

  • You are looking for a desktop application for Google Tasks.
  • You want to use the same Google Tasks on mobile and desktop.
  • You want to manage your tasks quickly and simply on a single screen.
What is ToDo for Google?

Features

Simple synchronisation with Google Tasks

Simple synchronisation with Google Tasks

ToDo for Google is an application for those who want to use Google Tasks on their desktop. Any edits you make in ToDo for Google will be immediately reflected in your official Google Tasks. You can safely focus on the tasks you need to do now at any time, whether on your mobile or on your desktop.

Go full screen

While the browser version of Google Tasks is only available in a small area of the sidebar, ToDo for Google is available in full screen mode, making it more convenient and faster to use.

Go full screen
You can search the whole task

You can search the whole task

You can search through all your tasks by entering keywords. Even if you don't know where a task has gone, you can quickly find it. You can edit or delete the tasks you have searched for.

You can filter out tasks that are due 'today' or 'tomorrow'.

You can filter all tasks to show only those tasks that are due 'today' or 'tomorrow'. So you can clearly see which tasks you need to do today. You can also see a list of "All" tasks in Google Tasks.

You can search the whole task
You can sort your task list and tasks in any order

You can sort your task list and tasks in any order

You can sort your task lists and tasks by drag & drop, due date, alphabetical order, etc. You can sort tasks by priority from the top of the list, by due date, or any other way you like.

We don't send your data to non-Google servers

We believe that keeping you safe is the most important part of ToDo for Google. Login authentication is limited to Google OAuth 2.0 authentication only. This means that you only enter your password within the Google site, and not even our developers can know your password. This makes it as difficult as possible for your login details to be leaked to the outside world. We do not send any private data, such as tasks, to any servers outside of Google. The communication is directly between your computer and Google's servers, giving you greater peace of mind.

We don't send your data to non-Google servers
Dark mode support

Dark mode support

You can switch smoothly between the two themes: light mode and dark mode. You can also use the system to automatically switch between light mode in the morning and dark mode at night.

Quickly switch between multiple accounts

You can add multiple Google accounts to your account. You can quickly switch between the accounts you've added.

Quickly switch between multiple accounts
Add tasks with global shortcuts

Add tasks with global shortcuts

If you press Command(Control) + Shift + A, a pop-up will appear to add a task. lur1}If you add a task there, it will be immediately reflected in Google Tasks. If you are working on something else and think of a task, you can add it right away.

How to use

  1. 1. download ToDo for Google

    1. download ToDo for Google

    Click the "Download" button to go to the Mac App Store or Microsoft Store and download the app.

  2. 2. sign in with your Google account

    2. sign in with your Google account

    Launch ToDo for Google and sign in with your Google account.

  3. 3. that's it!

    3. that's it!

    You can start using ToDo for Google immediately. Manage and edit your tasks right on your desktop.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I contact you?

If you have feedback or have found a bug, please contact us at the email address below. info@thetodo.net

What is ToDo for Google?

It's a desktop application for using Google Tasks on macOS and Windows. The browser version of Google Tasks is only available as a sidebar to Google Calendar or Gmail, but is not compatible with FullScreen and can be difficult to use. This application has been released with the ultimate goal of making Google Tasks more convenient and faster for users.

Is it safe to use?

We believe that keeping your security safe is one of the most important aspects of this application. First of all, ToDo for Google requires OAuth authentication when you sign in with your Google account. This means that you can only enter your login password within the Google site, and not even the developers can know your password. This prevents your login details from being leaked to the outside world. The data you enter will not be transmitted to any other Google server. The data is only stored on your local computer and on Google's servers.

Is it free to use?

ToDo for Google is a paid application. You must pay once for each ToDo for Google on the Mac App Store or Microsoft Store. (If you want to use the app on both macOS and Windows, you will need to make multiple purchases).

When was it released?

The first version was released in December 2019. If you have any problems with the app, we would appreciate it if you could contact us. We will try to fix any problems as soon as possible to make it easier to use.

What does this app do?

ToDo for Google is a desktop application based on the concept of replicating as much as possible what Google Tasks can do. ToDo for Google is a desktop application based on the concept of recreating as much as possible what Google Tasks can do, but with the intention of adding features that users may want but do not have in Google Tasks as add-ons.

Will it be updated all the time?

We hope to update it regularly. The application is still in its infancy and there are several useful features that we plan to develop. When new versions of are released, we will post them on this site and on Twitter.

What kind of tech stack is it built on?

The whole thing is built on Electron. The application is therefore written in JavaScript and is based on Chrominium. This means that you can open the developer tools to view the source and check the status of the communication from the network tab. This allows you to verify that your application is communicating securely. The main technology stack is Electron + React + redux + Material-UI + TypeScript.

Do you have an iOS or Android app?

No, there is not, as the iOS and Android apps have already been released by Google. We envisage that you will be able to use the app version on your smartphone and use ToDo for Google on your desktop to work smoothly with iOS and Android.

Update History

  • 2021.06.18 v9.3.0

    Fixed a bug that allows you to move a task to another task list by dragging it.

  • 2021.05.04 v9.0.5

    The total number of unfinished tasks due for Today can now be displayed on the badge.

  • 2021.05.01 v9.0.2

    We've updated to the latest technology to improve overall performance.

Why did you create ToDo for Google?

Hi, I'm the developer of ToDo for Google. Thank you for your interest in this app. I'd like to digress a bit and tell you a little bit about the background behind the creation of this app.

The developer is also a Google Tasks user

The developer is also a Google Tasks user

I myself am a user of Google Tasks. I use it a lot to keep track of things that come to my mind as a memo, and more often than not, for my shopping list. You know how easy it is to forget what you need to buy? It's easy for me to forget. So I write them down in Google Tasks before I forget them, and later, as expected, those notes have saved me many times.

How we came to make it

We also worked together on another app, where we created a shared Google account so that we could see each other's tasks in Google Tasks. We used to use the browser version of Google Tasks, but it was too small and difficult to use. I think most of you who have come here have found this to be the case. That's why I thought it would be useful to have a desktop app for Google Tasks and I wanted to create one. This is a good starting point.

What would it look like?

What would it look like?

The first thing I thought of when creating it was to add tasks via global shortcuts. Honesty, I thought this feature alone would be useful enough. The moment I use my to-do list is when I'm working on something else. I want to be able to quickly jot something down on my To-Do list and get back to the task at hand. I really didn't want to be on Google Tasks all the time. That's why I decided to create a desktop app with access to macOS and Windows OS features instead of a browser version. Because I know a little bit of JavaScript, I started developing using Electron. Electron is a framework for creating desktop applications for macOS, Windows and Linux. I had never released anything to the store with it, so I thought it would be a good experience.

As I was building it

I was able to add tasks with global shortcuts early on. However, the functionality was too limited to be released as an app. I was not sure. I also felt a bit underwhelmed by the fact that we were using Electron for development. So I decided to make the Google Tasks themselves visible and editable in the app. I used Microsoft To Do and Wunderlist as references. When I first used Wunderlist, I was shocked. It was pretty straightforward. Unfortunately, the app is no longer available, but we were conscious of creating a similarly easy to understand UI.

What was important to us

What was important to us

What was important to us during the creation of the app was to make it safe. A ToDo list is literally a list of things to do, but different users use it in different ways, sometimes with passwords or personal information that should never be seen by anyone else. In order to achieve this, we kept the communication between your computer and Google's servers simple. We also limited login to Google OAuth authentication, so you don't have to enter your password in the app and it's not stored anywhere.

Features not available in the browser version of Google Tasks

Basically, we've tried to replicate the functionality of Google Tasks, but we've also added a few things that I think would be nice to have. For example, the addition of multiple Google accounts. In this day and age, you probably have more than one Google account rather than just one. Some are for work, some are for personal use and some are accounts that you don't reveal to anyone. You can switch between accounts in the browser version, but it's a bit inconvenient as you have to reopen the screen. I thought it would be useful to be able to switch between multiple accounts on the same screen, so I added it. Also, the number of remaining tasks is not available in the browser version. It would be useful to be able to quickly check the number of tasks remaining. It's a great way to keep track of your progress.

Release

What was important to us

The app is nearing completion and we've decided to release it. The process of releasing the app to the Mac App Store and Microsoft Store was more difficult than the development of this app... But we managed to get the app released with the help of the world's wisdom. We are happy to say that the app has been installed one by one from all over the world. However, the app is still in its infancy and we believe it needs further improvement. We don't plan to stop updating the app for now.

Promise

There are still a lot of useful features that we would like to add. There are still a lot of things we need to improve. We want to make sure that everyone who uses our app is happy with it. That's our promise to you from ToDo for Google.