Gmail now has a task list plugin/extension/addon available through Gmail Labs and as someone who lives or dies by his to-do list, I was a quite happy. Google Labs items are usually pretty functional with the traditional Google spareness exemplified in Chrome, a browser that almost didn’t have a Forward button. I transferred my dead tree to-do list and liked checking things off at home or work without having to find my pad or pen or dealing with page changes as the list automatically expanded as new tasks were added.
I started using the organization options that let you group tasks but found that the list wasn’t contracting when tasks were completed or nothing was entered into a task description field. I fiddled for about 20 minutes trying to get rid of the extra space at the bottom but came to compromise. I filled the space with a new task “find out how to fix task list”.