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Google Tasks doesn’t get a lot of attention, and it’s not hard to see why. It has very few features and Google Keep can do all it can. However, the tasks can get a little more useful. The new version of the tasks sidebar in a blog post and some useful additions.
The Tasks sidebar is available in products such as Gmail and Docs. The new interface, discovered by 9to5Google (above), does not reinvent the wheel. a single item list, you can view all of your lists at the same time.
To make it easier for you to focus, the updated sidebar has an option to collapse any list you don’t need by looking down at your face.
Adding tasks and creating lists also adds a little more meaning: they’re eye-catching buttons at the top of each list and at the bottom of the control panel, respectively. For reference, see the current Task UI below.
One last new function can be seen in the screenshot: Favorites. At the top of the sidebar you will see two tabs.
There’s one for all of your lists and a second for the items you’ve marked as favorites. There is no favorite feature in the current version of Tasks, so we can only speculate how it will work.
We’ll have to wait to find out. We don’t see the new tasks live anywhere and Google hasn’t officially announced them yet. I’ll keep an ear to the ground