[kwlug-disc] Android / Google calendar - events as tasks.

Nickle, Brian brian at nickle.ca
Mon Oct 1 20:20:01 EDT 2012


Gmail has tasks.  Google tasks are not perfect but they work well enough
for Light use.

Brian
On 2012-10-01 6:01 PM, "unsolicited" <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:

> One of the annoying things about (Google) calendar is that it has no sense
> of tasks as events (or vice versa). [Never mind google tasks for the
> purpose of this message.]
>
> It just occurred to me I could create two calendars, 'mycal' (shown) and
> 'mycal-done' (not shown). When a meeting has happened, for example, moving
> the event from 'mycal' to 'mycal-done' would be the equivalent to marking
> the meeting as completed. (Or cancelled.) Turning the display of
> 'mycal-done' on/off would be the equivalent to ticking (or not) 'Show
> Completed'.
>
> It also occurs to me that if one has a regular 'project' [never mind that
> by definition a project is unique], one could export the (calendar) project
> as a .csv, edit the dates for the next round, and import the modified .csv.
>
> [<tongue in cheek> Should I be looking to apply for a software patent for
> these ideas?]
>
> Any reasons why approaching these these ways doesn't make sense / are
> there better ways?
>
> Anyone know of any good web places where such tips and 'tricks' are
> bandied about?
>
> [It appears to be pointless to hold one's breath that google will ever add
> the concept of 'complete' to calendar events / integrate tasks into
> calendar - a la Palm Desktop / Agendus / DateBk.]
>
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