Tips & Tricks

Nominated task lists

Nominated lists are a way to move completed tasks to another list automatically. Tap the sub list heading and select which list you would like your completed tasks to move to.

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Paste into quick add

Use Android's copy and paste feature to add text. If you paste multi line text into quick add you will be asked if you would like to create one task or a task per line.

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Task context menu

You can long press on a task to open a context menu to get the most used options quickly.

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Share with Tasks from other apps

You can use Android's share feature to share text from any app to Tasks. When sharing text to Tasks a new task will be created.

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Move completed tasks to the bottom

This app setting will move completed tasks to the bottom of the list no matter what sort option you have selected.

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Share a list to another app

Using the share button you can use Android's standard share feature to push a list to another app e.g. WhatsApp or a printer

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How do I change list in the widget?

The widget can display any list viewable in Tasks. To change it tap the list icon

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The widget is too small

The widget can be resized to meet your needs:

  1. Tap and hold the widget.
  2. Release the widget. You will see the white drag handles.
  3. Use the drag handles to resize.

Note when the widget is full width, date and times will be fully displayed.

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Add task home screen shortcut

Tasks allows you to create a pinned shortcut to add a new task directly from your home screen. Note this is only available for Android 8.0+.

  1. Tap and hold the Tasks app icon.
  2. Drag and drop "New task" on to your home screen.
  3. Click the new pinned shortcut to create a task.
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Quick settings tile

Tasks allows you to create a quick settings tile to add a new task directly from your notification area. Note this is only available for Android 7.0+.

  1. Swipe down from the top of your screen to display quick settings.
  2. Tap the edit quick settings icon (bottom left).
  3. Drag and drop the "New task" tile to your quick settings area.
  4. Save your changes.
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Migrate your data to a new device

If you are a Premium user all you data is safely and securely stored in the cloud. So follow the login flow to sync your data to your new device.

Alternativly if you have helped support Tasks with a donation or are a Premium user you can use the manual backup/restore feature in Tasks settings.


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