Google Outlook Tasks is one of the thousands of gadgets available for the Google Desktop Search application. But what are the gadgets anyway? The gadgets are plug-in components that enrich your Desktop experience and performs the most incredible and handy tasks that you can imagine and more.
At this point, if you’re not a user already, you might be wondering what is Google Desktop Search. Let me explain that to you and then we come back to the Calendar. This tool is developed by the people from Google, which is quite a reference of its quality, and is a desktop searching engine that allows you to perform searches within your computer as you were searching something on the Internet.
Back to the Outlook Tasks, first thing to say is that you need to have Desktop Search running on your system to use this gadget. On the side bar of the Desktop Search you’ll find a round button with an addition sign on it. When you press it, a gadget search window will open and you can browse the huge list to find the one you want. In this case, you just can type in Outlook and Google Outlook Tasks will be listed. Then you press the “Add” button below the gadget thumbnail and that’s it, you’re done! Easy, right? Optionally, you can download the installation file from the Google Gadgets web site and then execute it by double clicking on it. A short installation will take place and the gadget will be ready to go.
Immediately, you will see the “Add new task item…” window floating on your desktop. You will be able to dock the window on the side bar, close it and access to its menu. The basic idea after this gadget is to integrate Microsoft Outlook with Google Desktop Search in such a way that you have quick access and all-times visibility of your tasks and to-do lists.
All these cool features are accessible for you free of charge, and is only available for Windows users since integrates with Microsoft Outlook.
- It's free
- Quick access
- Permanent visibility of pending tasks
- Not a standalone application you need Desktop Search
- Only useful for Windows Users, alarms not available