In addition to a leak late last month, the Gmail on the web revamp confirmed the existence of Google Tasks. Today, Google’s new and unified to-do solution is available for Android with heavy “Material Design 2” stylings.

Google Tasks is a straightforward app with the company emphasizing its cross-platform and cross-service capabilities. Namely, users can manage tasks created in Gmail or Google Calendar on the web through this new mobile app.

The ability to create a task directly from Gmail integrates with the just redesigned email service from Google. On the web, users can view Tasks in that app’s new side panel interface. Meanwhile, tasks are connected to the original email for quick discovery.

Like any other to-do service, there is the ability to create specific lists, and then view, edit and manage tasks — the latter achievable through a drag-and-drop UI. Features include the ability to add details and subtasks, as well as due dates — but weirdly no precise time — with notification reminders.

Design-wise, Google Tasks lines up perfectly with what we’ve been hearing about “Material Design 2” and Android P. Namely, the BottomAppBar with its wide, oval-shaped FAB to “Add a new task” and the new hamburger icon in the bottom left-corner that opens a menu to access different lists and change Google Accounts.

As we spotted in Google Play services on Monday, this menu makes use of an oval-shaped indicator to highlight what list you are currently on. Meanwhile, this menu, along with another to set the “Sort by” view (My order or Date), features top rounded corners.

Google Tasks is considered a part of G Suite, which is a pretty good indicator for the longevity of this service. The Android app is available now from the Play Store as well as an iOS app.


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