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Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks

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Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks kennethcavallo 6/9/09 6:38 PM
Google mobile's sync abilities are not complete without a way to sync your Google tasks with outlook's tasks on a windows mobile phone.
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks abishell 6/10/09 1:53 AM
Yes I would also like a way to Sync my Google Tasks to my Windows Mobile Tasks as well.
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks Travis.Gomez 7/1/09 12:03 AM
YES, please allow us to sync our tasks via active sync on our windows mobile phones

Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks samba D 7/12/09 1:22 AM
Yes, but the question is how?
 
1) If outlook 2007 can read iCal tasks, then this is the best solution. since outlook 2007 reads iCal and shows it side by side
2) If not, google calendar sync should sync tasks as well. the problem is that outlook doesn't support tasks indentation, and the hierarchy can be lost!
3) I think the reason most people want Google -> Outlook sync (even read only) is that most cell phones (if not all) sync with outlook!
 
so the ACTUAL required feature is to synch your phone to google, just the way you sync with outlook!
this means:
 
It should work offline (e.g. no need to connect the phone to the web, the phone will connect to the PC using Bluetooth or Cable, as in outlook syncs)
It should work on all phones syncing to outlook
 
No one really wants to use outlook that much, but everyone wants to see their tasks list while they are out, doing their tasks! :)
and not everyone wants to browse to http://mobile.google.com/tasks and wait, pay extra for the traffic, login, etc.
since all phones have tasks modules, and most of them sync with outlook using a cable or bluetooth connection
Google must do the same, if they want to win this task ;)
 
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks gcaesar 7/13/09 11:37 PM
pls jsut add it to the active sync
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks CoHiker 8/14/09 2:12 PM
I really need to be able to sync my google tasks to my outlook...  I bought a PalmPre which made me decide to use google calendar as my primary calendar and use a google application to synch my google calendar to outlook... but my tasks (especially my recurring tasks) are left out...  I'm going to try to use google tasks from my palm pre... this may be a stop gap... but please, I beg you... enable sync to Outlook tasks...
 
thanks!
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks betmizelle 8/25/09 1:52 PM
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks Xali 8/27/09 12:00 PM
is anyone from google gonna reply to this? an update would be nice to see if they know we want this
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks jbgimme 9/11/09 7:52 AM
yes, please add.  I'm thinking of switching from android phone back to blackberry because this feature is missing.
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks ccsep 9/19/09 4:00 AM
Am also considering going back fra android because of lacking task support - it is essential!!!
 
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks Jan B 9/19/09 4:10 AM
Syncing tasks is essential! I really like Google Calendar, but if I can't sync tasks with my HTC Touch Diamond2 (WM6.1) I'll have to look around for another online calendar/task application :(

Please find a solution Google, if we users can do any to help, let us know!
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks BinAK 10/31/09 12:41 AM
I also want to sync google tasks with Windows 7, Outlook 2007, and a Nokia N86 8MP
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks janecottrell 11/9/09 9:21 AM
I bought the Droid phone on the date of its release, not realizing Tasks would not synchronize, and do not understand why this fundamental functionality is missing. There must be a reason -- Google, is this hard to do? Thanks.
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks Mike631 11/9/09 2:40 PM
Ditto to all.  I bought a Droid berlieving I could sync both calendar events and tasks, both of which are important to me in my work.  It's bad enough to have to convert/export Outlook contacts to csv files, then import them through gmail.  So, basically 2 of 3 major Outlook functions don't work the Droid.  Guess what phone is being returned?
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks regiment9 11/13/09 10:18 AM
I only use Google Calendar for the Tasks feature.  Problem is the tasks don't sync with my windows phone or outlook.  This needs to change for Google Calendar to remain valuable to me
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks Godfried76 11/14/09 2:55 PM
This would be a highly desirable function for me.
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks John Aldreth 11/15/09 10:09 AM
I think this would be a great addition also. Don't forget about Thunderbird too!
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks rdw930 11/22/09 9:56 AM
I too would very much like to see this so I can get away from having to mainly use outlook and switch over to all google stuff within Outlook.
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks Will Tenner 11/24/09 1:31 AM
Need it too!
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks hardyd90210 11/24/09 10:29 AM
An easier way to sync outlook contacts, tasks, notes continuously with my palm pre would be very helpful!
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks keljoh 12/2/09 8:50 PM
I like Push Gmail, but the inability to sync tasks wirelessly is a deal-breaker.  It's back to my hosted Exchange account for me until Google can get caught up.
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks Astrophe 12/5/09 5:51 PM
There definitely needs to be some way to export or synchronize tasks!
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks wfliu99 12/10/09 5:03 AM
yes, google please add task to sync
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks HailStorm 12/24/09 12:10 PM
yes, google please add tasks and sync to Outlook (directly).  I need this soon, otherwise I'll have to go back to my blackberry.
 
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks jebfocus 12/31/09 11:02 AM
FYI: I just installed CompanionLink application that will allow you to sync your Outlook Tasks to a droid device (eris in my case).  It puts them into a custom app that is created by CompanionLink, but it will close the gap until Droid / HTC Sync gets it done properly.  I configured the setup to ONLY synchronize the tasks and notes (what HTC Sync does not do for you).  Be sure to read the instructions on how to MOUNT and UNMOUNT the phone properly when sync'ing.  Also, on the phone, you need to allow Unknown sources in your Menu, Settings, Application Settings.  The trial version worked for me to sync, so now I'll see if the functionality works as I need.  www.companionlink.com has the details on installing and such - follow steps to the letter and it should work.  But I got throught to tech support right away on 12/31 with a quick question.  Good luck!
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks Weakgame 1/8/10 6:34 AM
I have a windows mobile 6.5 phone and broke it and then got new one and just had to resync and got all my contacts and calender back.  I wish i didnt lose my tasks though, i wish you would add this google......
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks insync 1/14/10 6:43 PM
just copy all your taks from outlook to your google email on a draft
than open your google email on your phone
and simply copy and paste your tasks from your email to the tasks on your phone
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks andrewzoe 1/14/10 6:55 PM
that would be too much of a hassle ... better to let Google know there's a real need to sync Outlook Task with Google Tasks in one click
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks insync 1/14/10 7:12 PM
yes sorry I was just doing my tasks but I only have a misarable 10 tasks to sync this days other days I have much more though but your right there is a need to sync tasks and notes BUT IT's FUNNY WHAT MONEY CAN DO TO A COMPANY LOL WE SHOULD ALL THAT OWN A PALM KNOW AND UNDERSTAND THAT IF APPLE COULD STILL All their customers money by creating the Iphone? Than WHY PALM SHOULD NOT DO IT TOO? After all it's 2 different consumers? No only difference is the palm buyer is much smarter than the Iphone buyer think of this for a sec so I don't have to make this a long story :-( I'm typing from my palm :-( BUT ALSO AT LEAST PALM OWNERS DON't HAVE TO BE RAPED BY A $200 A MONTH BILL BY OWNING A N Iphone or a blackberry! Lol LIFE IS GOOD JUST DEAL WITH WHAT YOU GOT NOW AND HAVE FAITH IN PALM I DO THEY HAVE A TRACK RECORD FOR DOING GOOD TO THEIR CUSTOMERS
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks SSzretter 2/3/10 4:52 AM
+1

I use mindjet <-> outlook <-> google calendar sync
but I also need    mindjet <-> outlook <-> google tasks sync  !!
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks Toeknee818 2/11/10 8:14 PM
yes! please make it possible with the sync feature on my phone!!! thanks guys for bringing this up!
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks pdubois 2/16/10 10:44 AM
Yes!  Please create a task sync!
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks insync 2/16/10 1:34 PM
please allow u to sync our tasks google please :-) we will be good :-)
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks eduardo.prillwitz 2/28/10 10:20 AM

Sync Google Tasks with Outlook Tasks is a essential feature

Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks kckckc 3/2/10 1:30 AM
essential
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks pbocchini 3/2/10 12:09 PM
This should be easy, through the active sync! Though it would be extremely valuable. TOP priority for me.
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks ejlmd 3/14/10 6:32 PM
Critically important to add tasks to Google Sync with Windows Mobile.
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks danielphung 3/17/10 11:17 AM
please either build an app so i can:
- access google tasks on my android phone
- read outlook tasks
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks commercestuff 4/2/10 6:35 PM
I am waiting for the ability to sync tasks with Outlook before I buy an android phone. In particular, I need to be able to sync and sort by categories.
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks Areeb.Abdullah 5/8/10 2:03 PM
Sync the calendar without the tasks isn't useful for me, please add the sync tasks to it
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks guy.beaudry 5/10/10 2:25 PM
essential
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks BenRifkah 5/12/10 12:53 PM
I would just like to point out that there is a growing user base that could leverage this feature.  This may be in part due to the growing popularity of David Allen's Getting Things Done work-life management/productivity "system" which relies heavily on various to do lists.  Many people have implemented these todo lists using Mobile Outlook tasks and providing a way to synchronize them with Google Tasks could really tap into this growing population.
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks Ian2000611 5/17/10 9:26 PM
My sister has a friend who works at Google and I have asked my sister to see if her friend can get someone from customer service to look at this feature request.  I don't know if it will work, but we will see.
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks mark-e-mark 5/26/10 8:25 AM
I'd like to suggest a solution:  Convert google tasks to Outlook events have a time of "all day", and with time listed as "Available."  They will appear in Mobile outlook at the top of the agenda or on the date due with no time allocated on calendar.  

I personally like the Google Calendar way of handling tasks already, and I think this implementation would be preferable to using the Outlook Mobile Tasks functionality.  Mobile tasks is an awkward UI and I think putting tasks on the Calendar looks better and is more useful for the user.  

Users can do this manually with some copy and pasting, and I think the effort for the Google Apps team to implement programmatically would be low.
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks glenstorm 6/9/10 5:36 AM
Another vote for syncing Google tasks to Windows Mobile Outlook tasks.
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks pbocchini 7/23/10 3:28 PM
I thought better about this, and I concluded that the problem is that Google tasks and Outlook tasks are not compatible. Google tasks has a tree-structure and resorting, while Outlook lacks these features. The only way to sync them would be to disregard these features, but then Google tasks would suck...
They could try to reproduce it with a sort of numerical code.
E.g.: if the structure in Gtasks is
- Main task 1
- - first subtask
- - second subtask
- Main task 2
They could reproduce it in Outlook as
1_ Main task 1
1a_ first subtask
1b_ second subtask
2_ Main task 2
Using the codes before the underscore as a key to preserve the structure of Gtasks.
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks mpanania 8/6/10 6:58 AM
any update?
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks cscottj1010 8/11/10 11:53 AM
the ability to sync google tasks and outlook tasks is vital!  This should be done TODAY!
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks Eracer 8/20/10 7:13 AM
I also need to sync my outlook tasks with Google calendar. If Google could integrate the tasks to behave with similar capabilities as a calendar, then allow the Google calendar sync to sync multiple calendars to outlook, we would be one step closer. 
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks CoHiker 8/20/10 7:30 AM
I can't get Google Tasks (which show as (all day) calendar items ) to show in my PalmPre calendar.... Anyone know how to fix this?
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks adamfin 8/25/10 4:26 PM
Sync all
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks Aartjan 9/3/10 1:40 AM
Google Calendar Sync will sync my Outlook 2007-32 (Win 7-64) calendar to Google Calendar (when it feels like it, sometimes it gives me the error message Could not obtain Outlook version), but doesn't include tasks. I am using GTD task lists and I really miss this feature.
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks mpari 9/5/10 9:49 AM
Please add tasks to ActiveSync
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks conradcliff 9/15/10 6:51 AM
Please, please, please..I neeeeed tasks sync!!
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks fraser1978 9/15/10 4:49 PM
Why is this not possible already?
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks tmv915 9/15/10 9:19 PM
Add it to us Sunbird users too!!!
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks Pi 9/16/10 3:51 PM
If the comments to this thread matters, my vote for it too. It is critical before I purchase a smart phone(Android)
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks wirelessomatic 9/19/10 8:03 PM
Please add tasks to ActiveSync.

Thank you.
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks mwjr67 10/12/10 1:54 PM
Ditto +100.  I live through Task/Project Lists.  I need to be able to sync Google tasks with Outlook.
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks furashgary 10/19/10 1:14 PM
Yes please
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks Adrienne121 10/21/10 11:21 AM
Hey Tasks Users!

Thanks for continuing to let us know which tasks features you'd like us to improve, we really appreciate your feedback. We'd also really appreciate it if you'd take a few minutes and vote on the Tasks ideas in this poll (or add new ones):


We're always working on bettering the experience with our products, so your feedback is very valuable in this process.

I'll be leaving the Poll up until Friday, November 19th. It'll become inactive in the early evening.

Thanks again for your time,

Adrienne
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks mr.adams33 3/4/11 7:42 AM
My 3 cent.  The task that are used in google needs to be able to sync with outlook 2007 and newer versions of windows.  Once they are able to sync with google.. they then need to be synced with google calendar.  Note: Task has to have a feature to edit the task to allow them to show up in the calendar.  Which in return needs to be displayed on the phone/pc dashboard.  This would allow a user to see the task that need to be completed.
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks tmv915 3/12/11 1:45 AM
You would think something as simple as text and checkboxes would be easy to implement, but apparently not. I've resorted to using a dedicated "Tasks" calendar, and a "Tasks Done" calendar to cue my tasks and mark them as complete respectively.
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks fireuploader 4/5/11 5:13 PM
An Windows Phone 7 app called gTasks is released to manage Google Tasks natively. Anyone can try if interested.
Re: Sync Google Tasks with Windows Mobile Outlook Tasks patrr 9/2/11 8:05 AM
A quick bypass, if you have basic todo list needs, could be the following:

1. put your todo list in the description field of a calendar event

2. give to this calendar event a special title, e.g. *TODO LIST*, and never change it

3. write a little Google Apps script to move every day the event to the current day, so that the event becomes a "sliding event" always positioned on today, ready to be viewed and edited from whatever platform syncs your Google calendar

The script could be something like this:

function move_todo() {
  // to be invoked by a daily trigger
  var Calendar  =  CalendarApp.getDefaultCalendar();
  var today = new Date();
  var some_time_ago = new Date();
  some_time_ago.setTime(today.getTime()-(7*24*60*60*1000));
  var sd = new Date();
  sd.setHours(18,0,0,0);
  var ed = new Date();
  ed.setHours(19,0,0,0);
  var events = Calendar.getEvents(some_time_ago , today);
  for (var i = events.length-1; i>=0; i--){
    if (events[i].getTitle()=="*TODO LIST*") {
      events[i].setTime(sd, ed);
      break;
    }
  }
}
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