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There are video guides throughout these help pages to get you going as quickly as possible and learn the features you need, as well as a new tricks to keep you efficient.
The following shows the main details of the Tasks list view as a handy reference.
Tap the menu button and select "New List". When creating a list both a parent list and sub list will be created automatically.
Tap the yellow + button (bottom right). Give your new task a title, notes, reminder, priority etc. Tap the save button. Note only the title is mandatory, all other fields are optional.
Alternatively you can use quick add (bottom of your screen) if you don't need any of the extra task details.
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".
Swipe a task left/right to delete it. If you find this feature unnecessary you can disable it in settings.
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.
Open the main menu (top left) and select settings. You will find many options to customise Tasks to meet your needs.
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.
View your tasks in a calendar. The calendar view can be enabled from Tasks app settings.
For the homescreen calendar widget see Tips & Tricks for help
The following shows the main click areas of the calendar view.
This can vary from depending upon your device and Android version
For the calendar widget see Tips & Tricks for help
The following shows the main click areas of the free Tasks widget.
NOTE: By default you will need to complete a task to increment the date and time to the next occurrence. To change this behaviour check out the "Auto Increment" setting. Recurring tasks will be reset at midnight ready to be completed again.
If you would like to see a history of your recurring tasks enable the history setting.
Tags are an easy way to visually identify tasks.
To create a new tag either click Tags in the main menu or from a tasks detail screen click the Tags section
You can add/remove tags for any task from a tasks detail screen. Tags will be displayed in the main list views, home screen widget and web app.
Filtered lists support tags. You can create a filtered list showing all tasks with a specific tag. Note filters are AND operations e.g. tag A AND tag b.
Note: the free version of Tasks is limited to 3 tags. Premium users have unlimited tags: Tasks Premium
Check out this YouTube video to learn about the options in the main menu..
Check out this YouTube video to learn the tasks detail screen.
Check out this YouTube video to learn about subtasks.
Finding a task quickly and efficiently can really help your productivity and reduce the “where did I put that task?” frustration.
We all know a picture is worth a thousand words. Adding a picture to a task couldn't be easier. Check out this YouTube video for details.
At Tasks I believe user data is just that and belongs to you. Therefore, we do not take user data without permission. This does mean that the project simply relies on doantions and premium subscriptions and the support of generous users.
You have two options to backup your data. There is an automatic cloud backup included with Tasks Premium. Alternatively if you don't like the cloud for whatever reason there is a manual backup/restore option in Tasks Settings.
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." - Leonardo da Vinci