How to Access Gmail Tasks on Your Phone or in Your Browser

Take your to-do list with you wherever you go

Your Google Tasks lists are accessible on all your devices, including computers and mobile devices (phone, tablet, etc.). On a computer, access is through Gmail, and on mobile devices, through an app. It's an unobtrusive, simple way to track your to-do lists that also works in tandem with your Google Calendar.

Any changes you make to the list sync across all your devices. Tasks to which you assign dates appear on your Google Calendar, too.

Using Google Tasks on Mobile Devices

To use Google Tasks on your phone or tablet, download the free Google Tasks app from Google Play (for Android and Chrome devices) or from the App Store (for Apple devices). From there, using Google Tasks is quite simple:

  1. Enter your Google credentials to log into the Google Tasks app on your mobile device.

  2. View the list of existing tasks.

    Google Tasks sample list
  3. To mark a task as complete, tap the circle next to it. That task will then be crossed out and moved to Completed.

    Google Tasks list with completed item
  4. To add tasks, hit the plus sign at the bottom of the screen.

  5. Tap the menu button at the bottom left corner of the screen to create and name additional lists, to rename or delete a list, or to delete all the completed tasks.

    Google Tasks create new list

Access Google Tasks in Gmail on Your Computer

To enter or view tasks on your computer, visit Gmail, Calendar, or an open document in Docs, Sheets, or Slides. Then:

  1. From the icons along the right side of the screen, select the one with a diagonal line and dot (the bottom icon).

    Gmail main screen
  2. A window will slide out from the right that contains your lists.

    Google Tasks in Gmail
  3. Clicking on the icon next to Add a task makes a menu appear; from here, you can sort, rename, and delete your lists.

    Google Tasks menu options