Subtask-magedon is almost here.
TL;DR: You can sign up for a free trial of GTaskD Pro here: https://api.gtaskd.com/authorize
Friday, August 30, 2019, is theoretically the day that Google is going to take away nested subtasks. I actually expect it to happen the next Tuesday, as Tuesdays tend to be the day they roll out changes that break things in the Google Tasks API, but it’s coming soon.
GTaskD Free will still be around for the long term, but once Google stops supporting nested subtasks, all your deeply-nested subtasks should become second level tasks. I’m not sure how you organize your tasks, but for me, that’s a nightmare.
That all said, if you want to keep using your nested subtasks in GTaskD, we need to get your data backed up to the GTaskD Pro API ASAP. I’m sorry we’re it’s so close to the deadline, but building the API has been a huge project.
Signing up will get all your Google Tasks data securely backed up to the GTaskD Pro API with the hierarchy of your nested subtasks intact. It will also allow you to use all the upcoming features of GTaskD Pro, like much faster loading and the ability to search your Google Tasks data.
Here’s how it works:
- You sign up here: https://api.gtaskd.com/authorize
- On the Google site that you’re redirected to, authorize GTaskD to access the Google Tasks API on your behalf
- Your login “token” and basic profile info that Google returns to the GTaskD API server will be securely encrypted and saved in the GTaskD Pro API’s database
- Soon after, the GTaskD Pro API server will backup all your Google Tasks data to its own database, and keep it in sync using the Google Tasks API
To start, GTaskD Pro is going to be open for a free trial, and there’s absolutely no obligation to stay signed up. In the relatively near future it will become a subscription service, but will be very reasonably priced.
Signing up means that you’ll be able to keep your multiple levels of subtasks (nested subtasks) in GTaskD even after Google changes your tasks’ hierarchy. It will also allow you to use all the upcoming features of GTaskD Pro, like much faster loading and the ability to search your Google Tasks data.
If you ever wish to revoke GTaskD Pro’s access to your Google Tasks data, simply go to https://myaccount.google.com/permissions , click on any entries that have “gtaskd.com” in them, and click “Revoke Access.”
I’m looking forward to building GTaskD Pro into what I, and hopefully you, have always wanted Google Tasks to be.