Good news: February 1, 2019, the day that Google said the Google Tasks full screen interfaces (“canvas” and “ig”) would disappear, has come and gone, and they’re still here. They did just this morning, February 4, add a warning at the top of canvas (but not ig) that reads: “Warning: This version of Google Tasks will go away soon. Learn how you can continue to use Google Tasks.” Thanks, Google, for at least giving your users a warning, and for giving me a little more time.
Better news: On the GTaskD front, I took last week off from my “real” job (that I love because I get to build web applications like this) so I could focus on this “fake” job of improving Google Tasks. After a pretty intense code sprint, I’m really close to releasing a first version of GTaskD to the public. Right now I’m using it as my daily driver for my GTD system that organizes my work and personal life. That means I’m doing lots of real-world testing to make sure your tasks are safe, even in weird edge-cases. To follow Google’s lead on avoiding exact dates, GTaskD will be officially launching “soon.”