Tired of working with your Google Tasks in a small window? There is a hidden way to get your Google Tasks into a Full-Screen View! Use Google Tasks “Canvas” view!
Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Contacts, Google Docs, and Google Tasks are all part of an integrated suite of Google productivity tools.
For those that like to use a single tool-set, Google can provide everything you need.
However, the Google Tasks interface can be a bit frustrating at times, especially compared to Microsoft Outlook.
One area of frustration is there is no way easy way to view your Google Tasks in a single, stand-alone view.
The way most people access Google Tasks is through Gmail.
Select the “Tasks” feature:
You are then shown a small “Tasks” Window that contains your latest Tasks lists.
You do have the option to “maximize” that Tasks Window by selecting the little "up-arrow" symbol.
But what you get is still somewhat limited, as you can only look at one category at a time.
And all configuration of the Tasks needs to occur in two different sections of the window.
The first way to manage your Tasks is from the “Switch List” box, which lets you select a different Task List or manage your existing lists:
The second way is from the “Actions”, which provides ways to manage individual tasks and perform some additional task configuration activities:
But as you can see, this can make managing your tasks a bit “clunky”.
The user-interface isn't very friendly, and you must use both the "Switch List" and "Actions" box to manage your Tasks.
Luckily, there is another, much more “user-friendly” way to work with your Google Tasks: Use the “Canvas” view!
You use the following URL to launch the Google Tasks “Canvas View”:
This special URL launches a full-screen view of your Google Tasks module:
As you can see, this provides much more Task functionality, and all in a single screen!
You can now view all your different Tasks lists at once! Hooray!!
There is also a handy toolbar at the top that allows you to clear completed tasks, create new tasks, reorder tasks, create sub-tasks, sort tasks, view completed tasks, and delete tasks.
With this view, you now have a fully-functional screen of features and options for managing your Google Tasks!
You can also easily manage your existing Tasks lists, renaming them, deleting them, or creating new Tasks Lists.
I highly recommend you save this URL and use it as the preferred way to manage your Google Tasks.