Getting Started

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Tasks layout

The following shows the main details of the Tasks list view as a handy reference.

  1. Open/close the main menu. Click this to create a new list or open Tasks settings.
  2. List title. Click this to edit the list e.g. change colour.
  3. Search your tasks in the current sub list.
  4. Share the current sub list as plain text via WhatsApp etc.
  5. Sub list menu. Edit the current sub list, delete the current sub list etc.
  6. Sub list title. Click this to edit the sub list or switch between sub lists.
  7. Add a new sub list.
  8. Completed/un-complete a task.
  9. Task details. Click this to edit the task. Long click to see the context menu for quick actions.
  10. Drag handles. Click and drag this to move tasks vertically in the sub list.
  11. Sub task complete/un-complete.
  12. Sub task details. Click this to edit the sub task.
  13. Sub task expand/collapse. show or hide the sub tasks for the task.
  14. Quick add. A fast convenient way to add a task with a title only. Click "P" to add the task
  15. Add a task. Add a new task with all the available options.
  16. Save the quick add task.
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Widget layout

The following shows the main click areas of the free Tasks widget.

  1. Sub list select. Click this to change the sub list displayed in the widget. Note different widgets can display different sub lists.
  2. Sub list heading. Click this to open the sub list in the main app.
  3. Widget settings. Note: each widgets settings are independent.
  4. Completed/un-complete a task.
  5. Task details. Click this to edit the task.
  6. Sub task expand/collapse. show or hide the sub tasks for the task.
  7. Add a task. Add a new task with all the available options.
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Add your first list

Tap the menu button and select "New List". When creating a list both a parent list and sub list will be created automatically.

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Add your first task

Tap the + button. Give your new task a title, notes, reminder, priority etc. Tap the save button

Alternatively you can use quick add (bottom of your screen) if you don't need any of the extra task details.

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Ordering your tasks to suit you

Use the drag handles to move tasks vertically. Tap, hold and drag to move.

Note: to change a sub lists sort option: Open the sub list menu (3 dots top right) click "Sort".

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Deleting a task

Swipe a task left/right to delete it. If you find this feature unnecessary you can disable it in settings.

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Add sub task list

Sub task lists allow another layer of structure. They are displayed as tabs. To get started tap the add sub task list button and give it a name.

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Customise Tasks

Open the main menu (top left) and select settings. You will find many options to customise Tasks to meet your needs.

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Filtered lists

Filtered list are exactly that, a filtered view of your tasks. It does not duplicate tasks so any changes will be made to the original task. An example would be: all non-completed tasks with high priority that are due in the next 7 days.

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Calendar view

View your tasks in a calendar. The calendar view can be enabled from Tasks app settings.

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Add the Tasks widget to your home screen

This can vary from depending upon your device and Android version

  1. Long press on your home screen.
  2. Click Widgets.
  3. Find the Tasks widget.
  4. Drag and drop it on to your home screen.
  5. Select a sub list: see FAQs for help
  6. Resize the widget to meet your needs: see FAQs for help
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Import your data from Wunderlist

  1. Export your data from Wunderlist: export.wunderlist.com
  2. Follow the steps and after a little time you will get your data as a Wunderlist-YYYYMMDD.zip file.
  3. Unzip/extract the file.
  4. One of the files will be Tasks.json, rename this file to wunderlist.json.
  5. Move the wunderlist.json file into your /Download directory on your Android phone.
  6. Open Tasks app Settings Import from Wunderlist.
  7. After some time you should see a "Data successfully imported" message.

Note: if you see the error "File not found" you may need to allow Tasks storage permissions: Open Android Settings Apps Tasks Permissions Storage Enable.

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Want to learn more? Checkout our Tips & Tricks


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