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Managing Tasks with GQueues

DescriptionHere at ProfHacker, we’re all about both productivity and experimentation. Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, that we’ve covered several applications and services for managing task lists as we’ve experimented with what works best for us: Taskforce, TeuxDeux, Things, Remember the Milk, and Google Tasks.

Though I’ve long been a user of Remember the Milk, I’ve been experimenting recently with GQueues. The video below provides a handy overview:

GQueues also provides a handy library of video tutorials for just about all features of the service.

As much as I like Remember the Milk, I’m giving serious thought to switching over to GQueues. Here’s what I like about it:

  • Easy drag-and-drop reordering of tasks
  • The ability to create tasks using the Google Chrome extension (this is especially handy for creating tasks from GMail’s web interface)
  • Tight integration with Google Calendar
  • Mobile access (offline access isn’t yet working for all Android phones; this is a known issue that the developer is actively working on)

Like Remember the Milk, GQueues supports tagging, searching smart lists/queues, task sharing and reminders. It works with both Google and Google Apps accounts.

The Lite version of GQueues is free; the full version is $25/year (the same as the Pro version of Remember the Milk). You can see the differences here.

I’m finding that GQueues works very well for me; it seems to fit my workflow a little better than Remember the Milk does. Happily, experimenting with the full version doesn’t cost anything; there’s a free two-week trial, so you can test drive the service before making a decision.

Have you tried GQueues? If so, what do you think of it? How does it compare with other task management applications or services you’ve tried? Let us know in the comments.

[Creative Commons licensed Flickr photo by msjulienne]

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