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Great article on how to integrate Google Tasks within a linux desktop using Prism, and then integrating within the Ubuntu indicator applet using alltray.


Recently I switched to Gmail Tasks from Remember the Milk because I long thought the latter to be a little to cluttered for my taste. I wanted something more lightweight and quick. Gmail Tasks is a perfect fit: it’s quick to add new tasks, you can have several task lists, you can create sub tasks. That’s basically all I need at the moment.

Gmail Tasks exists primarily in your Gmail account, but you can put it almost everywhere since it is just a web page. This is how you integrate with the Ubuntu desktop:

Accessing Tasks Outside Your Browser

To be able edit your Tasks on you desktop, you need to install a program called Prism (package: prism). If you want to, you can also install other predefined applications such as Gmail, Google Calendar by installing the packages prism-google-mail and prism-google-calendar (there are more similar packages available).

You add…

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2 responses to “

  1. Paul 08/10/2012 at 7:36 AM

    Unfortunately, this method no longer works since the prism package is not in the Ubuntu repositories anymore… sounded like it used to be a great method though 😦

    • Adam 08/12/2012 at 2:21 PM

      Yeah I should’ve noted that I got it working with 10.04, not 11 or 12. I’m still using 10.04 because I don’t like Unity.

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