How do I edit the task I just added?
Long–press (tap and hold) on the task that you want to edit until a menu appears.
This is the context menu for the selected task. Select "Edit task" in this menu to edit the task.
Tip: In the settings you can change so that the context menu pops up when you tap on the task instead of long–pressing it. To do this open Settings, scroll down to "Navigation" and click the "Touch action" item. Select "Open context menu" here.Back to FAQ
How do I edit a list?
Long–press (tap and hold) on the list tab that you want to edit until a menu appears.
This is the context menu for the list. From this menu you can edit the list, delete it and even rearrange the list tabs.Back to FAQ
How do I set a task as completed?
To set a task as completed you can long–press on the task and select "Completed" from the context menu that pops up.
From version 2.1 you can also swipe your finger over the task to set it completed. A swipe to the right will set the task completed, and a swipe to left will set it back to not completed.
Tip: You can assign other functions to swipe left and right under "Navication" in the settings menu. Back to FAQ
How do I move a task to a different list?
Long–press (tap and hold) on the task that you want to move until a menu appears.
This is the context menu for the selected task. Select "Move to list..." in the context menu and then select the list you want the task moved to.Back to FAQ
How do I rearrange the tabs?
Start by long–pressing (tap and hold) the tab that you want to move and open the context menu.
From the context menu you can select "Move list right" to shift the tab one position to the right. "Move list left" will shift it to the left.Back to FAQ
How do I change the date and time formats?
Press the Menu button and open Settings. Click the "Date and time format" section. Click on "Date format" and "Time format" and select the formats that you like.Back to FAQ
Can I remove the "Business" and "Private" lists?
Yes, you can delete them or just rename them to something else. To delete or edit the lists just tap and hold on the list tab until a menu pops up.
From this menu you can choose to edit the list or delete it.Back to FAQ
How do I add a repeating task?
To add a repeating task, just press Menu and "Add task". Before you can set the task as repeating you have to enter a due date or time. When you have done that you will see that the Repeat task button appears to the right of the due time button.
When the repeat task button is gray it means that the task is not repeating. By clicking the button (even if the button looks disabled) you will be able to set the interval and repeat type.
If the task is set to repeat itself, the repeat button will show a black recurring symbol. By pressing the button again you will turn off the repeat function.Back to FAQ
How do I set up sync against producteev?
First you have to create a new account at www.producteev.com
. After the account is created you can add one or more "Workspaces" in producteev – a workspace is similar to a List in Task List and you can create several workspaces and give them names.
To set up the sync in Task List you have to either add a new list or edit one of your existing lists (tap & hold on the list–tab and select "Edit list"). In the "Edit List" window you will find a button named "Producteev sync":
Clicking this button will open a login window to Producteev. Use your producteev username and password here.
After a successful login you should be presented a list of your workspaces in producteev. By selecting a workspace it will be linked to the selected list in Task List. One list in Task List can only sync against one workspace in producteev, so if you want to sync more than one you have to set them up individually. Free version of Task List is limited to sync one list only.
When sync is established, lists will be synchronized whenever you press Menu and select "Synchronize all". Each list can be synchronized individually from the context menu of the list (tap & hold on the list–tab).
Syncing a list will add new⁄changed tasks from Task List to producteev and new⁄changed tasks from producteev to Task List. If you happen to edit the same task both in Task List and in producteev, the changes done in Task List will be overwritten by the changes done in producteev.
Labels and task assignments will not be synced over at the moment. Labelling of tasks in Task List will be added i near future.
If a task is repeating, either in Task List or in producteev, it will not be synced as a repeating task – this would cause the task to be repeated in both applications.Back to FAQ
Whats the difference betwen "repeat after" and "repeat every"?
Task List supports two types of repeating tasks:
Repeat after complete
These tasks only repeat after you've completed them.
These tasks repeat every time, whether you complete them or not. Back to FAQ
How do I view all tasks in all lists?
Press "Menu" and select "Task overview". When the overview window appears, select "All tasks" in the dropdown list at the top. All tasks in all lists should now be listed as a result.Back to FAQ
How do I order my tasks manually?
If you want to order your tasks manually you first have to open the settings, click "Sort order", and select "Completed, manual sort".
To sort tasks within a list you can open the Sort window by pressing the Menu button and select "Sort". The Sort window is divided into two areas. In the left area you can drag tasks to rearrange the order. In the right area you can scroll the list up and down.
When you click "Save" the window will close and your tasks will be rearranged in that order.
To add tasks above or below an existing task you can just open the context menu from an existing task in your list and choose "Add task..." and then select "Above selected" or "Below selected".
Tip: You can open the sort window by pressing either volume up⁄down or the search button if you assign the "Sort" command to the desired button in settings.Back to FAQ
Where can I see which tasks are due today and this week?
Press the Menu button, and select "Task overview". Task List will show all tasks due today. From the drop down menu at the top of the page you can select different periods and criterias.
If your device have a search button you can also open this view by pressing this button.Back to FAQ
What is the difference between the Pro and regular version?
At the moment the differences are:
- No ads
- Send tasks as a CSV file by email
- More than one list can be synced
- Ads from Admob
- Only one list can be synchronized
The Pro version will eventually get even more functionality than the regular version.Back to FAQ
What is the fastest way to add a new task?
The fastest way to add a task would be to use one of the buttons on your device. From the settings menu you can assign a command to either the search button or volume up⁄down buttons. To do this just press Menu and "Settings", then press "Navigation". If you assign the "Add task" command to the volume up button you will be able to add a new task every time you press volume up.
If you are among the lucky ones that can use speech recognition you may assign the "Speech to new task" command to a button. When you press that button you will be able to speech the name of the task that should be added.Back to FAQ
Can I assign my own ringtone to a reminder?
Yes, press the Menu button and open Settings. Click on the "Reminders" section. From version 1.9 you can assign different ringtones to different priorities.Back to FAQ
I dont want the tasks to expand and collapse. Can I turn that off?
Yes, open up Settings and click "List appearance". Scroll down to a check box named "Expand all". By turning this on all your tasks will always be expanded.
If you think there is too much information in the list when all tasks are expanded you can hide certain fields and icons. This is also achieved through the Settings menu.
Tip: When you tap on a task the default action is to expand⁄collapse the task. If you always show your tasks expanded it is a good idea to make the context menu pop up when you tap on the task instead of long–pressing it. To do this open Settings, click "Navigation" and select the "Touch action" item. Choose "Open context menu" here.Back to FAQ
Can I make email adresses and phone numbers clickable in the description?
Yes, you can turn on links in the description field from settings. Open settings (Menu + Settings) and select "List appearance". Scroll down to "Links in description" and turn it on. All descriptions containing web adresses, email adresses and phone numbers will now show these as links.
When you turn this on it may make it harder to collapse a task containing links when you tap on it. This is because the text field absorbs the tapping.
Try taping above the description field, or use the Menu button and select "Collapse all" to collapse the task.Back to FAQ
How do I get rid of the ads?
In the Android Market there is another app called Task List Pro which is ad free.
You will be able to export all your tasks from Task List and import them into Task List Pro:
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- Download and install Task List Pro (do not uninstall Task List yet)
- Open Task List and press Menu and choose "Export⁄Import" and select "Export data to SD card". All your tasks will be imported to a file on the SD card.
- Open Task List Pro, press Menu, choose "Export⁄Import" and select "Import data from SD card". All your tasks should now appear in Task List Pro.
- When you are sure that all tasks are transferred, you can uninstall Task List.
How do I add the widget to my desktop?
Before adding a widget you have to make sure you have space for a new widget on your homescreen. if you have too many widgets or icons already on your screen you will need to remove some of those to make room for the new widget.
Start by clicking on the "home" key on your device so that you enter the home screen. Next you'll need to click on the Menu button and select "Add" in the menu that pops up.
After clicking on the "Add" button you'll then see the "Widgets" option among other options. Click on the "Widgets" icon in order to access all of your downloaded widgets currently found on your device.
Scroll down to you see the Task List widgets. There are three Task List widgets in different sizes. You could start out with the smallest one (2x2) and try one of the others if you want more space.
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The widget will not show tasks from a list! Why?
For each list you can choose if the tasks should appear in the widget or not. To change this just open the edit list window and check or uncheck the "Show tasks in widgets" check box.
Tip: If one of your lists is a shopping list or similar it might be a good idea to turn off the "Show tasks in widget" option so that the widget only shows tasks that actually have to be done.Back to FAQ
Why isnt the widget scrollable?
Stock Android versions like Froyo doesn't support scrolling widgets even if there are some custom lauchers that does this (Home++, HTC Sense, ADW, Launcher Pro, ...).
Rumors sais that the next major Android update – gingerbread – might support scrollable widgets.Back to FAQ
How do I remove the widget?
Tap on the widget and hold your finger down. You’ll notice that the “slider” that normally brings up all of your installed programs turns into a “Trash can”.
Drag the widget to that trash can. Both the widget and the trash can will turn red. At this point, let go of the widget. That will “drop” it in the trash.Back to FAQ
I purchased Task List Pro, but it will not download. Why?
Unfortunately, I have absolutely no control over the Android Market. The Task List app does not come into the picture at all until it is downloaded and installed. The actual sale and download is purely a function of how Google and your service provider work.
Sometimes the authorization process may take some time so If you have problems downloading the app it may start downloading after a while.
The most common cause of a failure to download is that the authorization of your credit card failed and Google Checkout has sent you an email regarding this. Please check your email to see if you have any emails regarding this. You will not be able to install until the credit card verification has succeeded.Back to FAQ
Why are ads are still showing after I have purchased the Pro version?
When you buy the full version it will be installed in addition to the free version so if ads are shown you are starting the free version instead of the full version.
To move all your tasks from the free to full version you have to backup all your tasks from the free version and then start up Task List Pro and restore them. Check out the next two question for more info on how to backup and restore tasks.Back to FAQ
How do I backup my tasks?
If you press Menu button and choose "Export ⁄ import" and then select "Export data to SD Card" all your tasks will be saved to a file on your SD card.
The backup file is saved on a directory named ⁄TaskList. The file is called tasklist.xml.Back to FAQ
How do I restore my tasks?
If you have the backup file – tasklist.xml – you just save that file to a folder called ⁄TaskList on your SD card. Then you can press Menu and select "Export⁄import" and then "Import data from SD Card".
All your existing tasks will be deleted and replaced with the backup.Back to FAQ
I have assigned "Toggle task complete" to a button, but it doesnt work! Why?
All commands that modify an existing task will only work if the task is selected. The only way to select a task is by using either the D–pad (directional buttons) or the track ball. If you use the D–pad or trackball you will see that the selected task gets an orange background to indicate that it is selected.
When you press the button that you have assigned to "Toggle task complete" you will se that the task will be marked as complete or not complete.Back to FAQ
Speech recognition doesnt understand me! Why?
The speech recognition used by Task List is a service delivered by Google and it communicates directly with Googles servers when activated. You’ll need a decent internet connection for this to work in the first place.
You should also make sure that the correct language is selected for the voice recognizer. This is done in the Android system settings. These are found by first going to the home screen of your device, and then press Menu and select Settings. Scroll down to "Voice input & output" and click it. Then choose "Voice recognizer settings" and select the correct language.
Ufortunately speech recognition does not work equally well for everyone. Speaking clearly and concisely withe a steady pace will help you achieve the best results.Back to FAQ
I sent a task to the calendar. Will the calendar update when I change the task?
Unfortnately not. When you send a task to the calendar it will not be linked to the calendar.Back to FAQ
Name and description doesn't show when I add a task to the calendar. Why?
Some device manufacturers have made their own calendar instead of using google's calendar. Most of these calendars supports receiving calendar items from external apps, but unfortunately some of these calendar apps have some shortcomings.
At the moment SE Xperia mini is the only one that I know of that have these shortcomings. Hopefully a new firmware for the Xperia will fix this.Back to FAQ
Can I create sub tasks or make tasks dependentent of each other?
No, not at the moment, but it might be possible in a later version.Back to FAQ
I want to sync my tasks against Google Tasks. Is it possible?
No, unfortunately not. Google has not made an API (Application Programming Interface) for Google Tasks yet. When or if they make such an API available I might add that functionality.Back to FAQ