Gmail launches tasks. Necessary?

by cinta5 on December 9, 2008

Announced yesterday, you can now keep track of what you need to do within Gmail. Sounds great, but Rob over at Regular Geek makes a few valid points on this new app and wonders why they didn’t just team up with a task management system like Remember the Milk.  Some of the most notable being:

  • Gmail and Gtalk have had issues lately and this app is bound to have problems on its first release.
  • Remember the Milk makes revenue from selling ‘pro’ subscriptions.

On top of that, Google has been laying off people lately.  I think the case can be made that they are spreading themselves too thin.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Bill December 9, 2008 at 10:27 am

Please don’t mistake someone’s effort to add a new toy to an existing Google application with anything more than that — a toy. I doubt that Google diverted teams and resources from other projects to build this.

Steve December 9, 2008 at 10:55 am

Agree w/ Bill. Most likely, this was cooked up by a Google coder for themselves and once it was tweaked, released for public consumption.

Besides, it’s necessary for Google to compete with other PIM solutions. They had mail, calendar, contacts…all that was needed was tasks.

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