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Learn how to organize tasks.

In this section, you learn how to:

Add notes and due dates
Organize tasks
Sort tasks
Remove and restore tasks
Find and edit pending tasks in Calendar

Add notes and due dates


1 Select a list and next to a task in the list, click Edit Edit.
2 Click Add details and enter notes for your task.
3 Click Add date/time and select the due date and time for your task. Adding a due date also adds the task to Calendar.

Tasks options 1 to 3 mapped

Organize tasks


1 Move a task up or down in a list: Point to the task you want to move and drag the task up or down in the list to reorder it.
2 Move a task to another list:
  1. Next to the task, click Edit Edit.
  2. Next to the list name, click the Down arrow Down arrow and select another list.
  3. At the top, click the Back arrow "".

Move a task

Sort tasks


At the top of the Tasks window, click More More and choose how to sort your tasks:

  • My order—Puts tasks in order entered. You can drag tasks to reorder them.
  • Date—Sorts tasks by their due date.

Sort list by selecting it from the Tasks menu, then clicking More

Remove and restore tasks


You can only restore a task for a short time. If you don’t see Undo, you can’t restore a task.

  • Remove a task—Next to the task, click Edit Editand then DeleteDelete.
  • Restore a task—At the bottom, click Undo.

Delete a task and restore a deleted task by clicking Undo

Find and edit pending tasks in Calendar


To check all uncompleted tasks from the last 30 days:

  1. Open Google Calendar.
  2. While viewing a day's schedule, tap Pending tasks.
  3. In the pop-up list, choose how to update preferred tasks:
    • To edit a task, hover to the right of the task. Click Edit Edit task, make your changes, and click Save.
    • To delete a task, hover to the right of the task. Click Edit Edit task and then Delete Delete reminder.
    • To complete a task, hover to the far right of the task. Click Mark completed.

Tip: You can deactivate the list of pending tasks when you hide your tasks from Google Calendar. Learn how to hide all tasks.

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