How Can I Sync To-Do's and Tasks From MAIL 2 GMAIL? & Vice Versa?

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  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

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    So I have OS X's MAIL set up with Gmail. IMAP to be exact.

    So whenever I delete Mail within Gmail or MAIL, the other program is updated to represent itself in the same way.

    For the past few weeks i've been looking for a place to jot down my to-do's and notes within a computer and figured Gmail was perfect since I tend to visit Gmail at least once a day. at least.

    MAIL as well.

    Well, i'm wondering what's the best way to get To-Do's I create within MAIL or GMAIL onto the other application?

    The reason I ask tonight is because I've downloaded a To-Do widget for my dashboard which immediately syncs up to Apple's Mail and therefore would like it to sync up with Gmail. The same in terms of writing a todo in Gmail>Apple's Mail> & possibly widget. The widget isn't the big deal though.

    It's about getting tasks/to-do's from Gmail 2 Mail and Mail 2 Gmail.
     
  2. derekaw macrumors newbie

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    I just discovered Google Tasks and I think that it it the task tool that I have been looking for..iphone, Mac at home and PC at work all in sync.

    Now it will be perfect if my Mac tasks at home can live in mail.

    I will keep looking.
     
  3. ae35unit macrumors newbie

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    Any progress on this? I'd love to get Mail's To-Do's syncing with Google's Tasks ...
     
  4. bezimienny macrumors newbie

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    right! it would be awesome! I was digging though google but I couldn't find anything. Did anyone find something?
     
  5. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    This seems to be an issue with CalDAV or at least Google's implementation. When going through their resources for syncing iCal/Lightning/Sunbird I came across this in Google's list of known issues.

    http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?answer=99360


    I can confirm that To Do's from Thunderbird's Lightning add-on do not work with Google's Tasks. I think Google was focused on Outlook support as that is what most people that need a synced calendar would likely use. That and devices like Blackberry, Android and iPhone.



    Here is the Google calendar sync setup page if anyone is interested.
    http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/topic.py?hl=en&topic=15305
     
  6. stuckwithme247 macrumors regular

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    Bump. I agree, it would be awesome to have the Mail/iCal To Do list sync with the Gmail/Gcal Tasks. Some day...
     
  7. gonenutsbrb macrumors newbie

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    Thread Bump

    This would make for great functionality, and by this point really should have been implemented...any ideas?

    Sorry for the double bump.
     
  8. stuckwithme247 macrumors regular

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    Hey guys. Gave up on the syncing since I posted. Discovered a great all in one task manager solution that is free. Works on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows and Web. Might be worth looking into...

    http://www.6wunderkinder.com/wunderlist/
     
  9. astrobill macrumors newbie

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    Options to Synch Google Tasks w/OS X

    Guys:

    I found a few more options for accessing Google Tasks on a Mac in OS X:

    Here's a plug-in that claims to put Google Tasks in iCal (haven't tried it yet, because $19 seems steep for this):

    http://www.innov8tion.com/apps/igtask-for-ical/index.html

    Here's a way to create a Google Task app for your Mac using the "Fluid" app creator. You can create an app that sits in the OS X Status Bar, or you can "un-pin" it and make it work as a regular app. I tried this option (had to buy the $4.99 version) and it works pretty nicely:

    http://www.suberapps.com/tips-and-tricks/run-google-tasks-on-your-menu-bar/

    Notes on using the Fluid method above....: I found that I had to change the "iphone" to "android" in the URL they suggest to use when you synch with Google Tasks. Also, be aware the "pin to status bar" option only works in the paid version...I think it was a change since this guy put up these instructions. Basically, you're creating your own app when you use this method....so don't forget to experiment with the Preferences to change how it works.

    Here's a writer who cobbled together a third decent possible approach...haven't tried this one either:

    http://awritersblog.wordpress.com/2010/03/26/sync-ical-to-dos-with-gmail-on-a-mac/


    - Astro
     

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