OneNote is your digital notebook for capturing, organizing and sharing all of your notes and information. It helps you gather everything into one central location, and works across all your devices.
Google Tasks is a to do list that makes it easy to plan your day and stay organized. It helps you keep track of the tasks that matter most to you—at work, at home, and everywhere in between.
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Triggers when a new note is created in a notebook/section.
Triggers when a task is completed in a specific task list.
Triggers when a new task is added or updated old task.
Triggers when a new task list is created.
Create a new note in the "Quick Notes" section of your default notebook.
Creates a new note in a specific Notebook/Section
Creates a new task.
Creates a new task list.
Update an existing task.
Since the dawn of time, or at least since the beginning of time we have been trying to keep track of what we had to do. We have tried many different methods from paper and pencils to digital devices like the Palm Pilot and even the now defunct Newton. So it is not surprising that when Microsoft came out with OneNote, a program to keep track of notes and tasks, that there would be attempts to integrate it with other task management programs such as Google Tasks. But which one offers more functionality? Which would be better to use? This article will examine the pros and cons of using OneNote and Google Tasks together.OneNote is a program designed by Microsoft to keep track of all your notes and information in one place. It allows you to create notebooks (like fpders. each with its own title page and tabs. You can also make sections, which are subsections of the notebook, with their own titles and tabs. Within each section you can create pages which are almost like word documents but they only have a title bar and no page numbers or headers or footers. The great thing about OneNote is that you can share it with anyone else who has access to it. Any one with the link to your notebook can view it in their browser. You can also print it out in either a plain text file or in a format similar to a word document.OneNote is not the only program that provides this type of functionality. One competitor would be Evernote. In fact it might be better to compare Evernote to OneNote than to Google Tasks because they have similar functionality. Although you can share Evernote notebooks, they don't provide quite the same ability as OneNote does because you cannot assign permissions to individuals, only entire organizations. The pages in Evernote are a bit more robust than those in OneNote because they can have headers, footers, page numbers and tables. Pages are also password protected, whereas pages in OneNote are not. However, Evernote does not allow you to view your notes offline unless you pay for a premium account.OneNote and Evernote have been around for several years but recently (June 2013. Microsoft released a new app called "Microsoft To-Do" . This app has many similarities to both OneNote and Evernote but it is better at keeping track of tasks than either of them. Microsoft To-Do allows you to assign due dates and reminders to tasks like any good task management program should. It also allows you to create subtasks which is something that neither Evernote nor OneNote has. On the other hand, Microsoft To-Do lacks some features that are available in competitors such as Evernote and OneNote. For instance, Microsoft To-Do does not allow you to add attachments to your notes or pages, something both Evernote and OneNote allow. For this reason I would say that Microsoft To-Do isn't quite as robust as its competitors but it is still very useful if you need an easy way to keep track of your tasks.
Now that we have talked about the different applications we will examine the integration between Google Tasks and OneNote on Windows 8.1. I will discuss how well the two programs work together, what works well and what doesn't work well. Then I will give my opinion on whether I think using Google Tasks and OneNote together would be beneficial or not.OneNote Integration with Google TasksThe first thing we need to do is create a new notebook in OneNote if we haven't already done so. Open up OneNote and select "File" then "New Notebook". Give your notebook a name that is relevant for what you will be using it for such as "Homework" or "Schedule". Once we have our notebook open we can see that there are three tabs at the top; Notebooks, Sections, and Pages. These correspond directly to Google Tasks options where we created a notebook and added sections and tasks to it respectively. First let's look at how we can add items into our notebook from Google Tasks.Google Tasks Integration with OneNoteYou could add your entire Google Tasks list into OneNote but this is usually overkill because you are unlikely to need every single task in there. Therefore you should instead choose specific sections or tasks that are relevant for what you want to put in your notebook. If you want to add an entire section then go to your Google Tasks list then select "More" then "Export Google Tasks". Selecting this option will bring up a window with two options; "Create a new notebook in OneNote" or "Import an existing notebook in OneNote". Selecting the latter option will give you the option at the bottom of the window to select which notebook you want to import your tasks into if you have more than one notebook created. The window gives you two options for assigning permissions; "Anyone with the link can view" or "Only people I choose can view". I recommend choosing the latter option so that only people you choose will be able to access your task list within OneNote.If you want to add specific tasks then from your Google Tasks list select "More" then "Show details" then select the checkbox next to each task that you want to add into your notebook then select "Export". This will bring up another window where you have the same two options as before; "Create a new notebook in OneNote" or "Import an existing notebook in OneNote". Again select the latter option so that you can choose which notebook you want to import them into if you have more than one notebook created. This time though there is only one option for assigning permissions; "Anyone with the link can view" so select this unless you know that whoever you are sharing your tasks with already has permission to view them.This was pretty simple wasn't it? That's because it is! Now we just need to make sure our notebooks are synced between our computers so that everything stays up-to-date between them. Either sync them through SkyDrive (preferred method. or through DropBox if you use that instead.Once we have our notebooks set up we can start adding items from our Google Tasks list into our notebooks. To do this first go to your Google Tasks list then click on the name of your notebook (not on one of the sections. This will bring up an interface where we can add items into our notebook from our Google Tasks list by selecting them from a drop down menu and clicking add. If you want to add an entire section into your notebook then click on one of the checkboxes at the top of each section from your Google Tasks list then click on "Add selected". If we click on one of the tasks from our Google Tasks list then we get three options at the bottom; Add, Delete, Move. The first two options allow us to add or delete individual tasks from our notebook respectively; they do not add or delete anything from our Google Tasks list though. The third option allows us to move either individual tasks or entire sections into different places within our notebook; this also does not affect our Google Tasks list in any way. Clicking on "Move" brings up another window which allows us to select where we want these items moved too either by clicking on another task within our notebook or by inputting a tab number at the bottom where we want it moved too. We can also choose whether we want these items sorted in order by date, alphabetically by title, or manually by dragging them into whatever order we like within our notebook; this does not affect how they appear in our Google Tasks list however, only within our notebook. Whether we want these items sorted manually by dragging them into whatever order we like or automatically by date or alphabetical order is completely optional so feel free to experiment with different combinations of these settings until you find one that works best for you! As mentioned above this process works similarly for adding entire sections into our notebooks; just remember that when adding multiple sections at once they will all be placed underneath each other so don't forget about that when organizing them into your notebook!Now that we've imported all of our tasks into our notebook let's take a look at how well they work on their own without being integrated with any other programs like Outlook or iOS Devices (e-mailing links work fine though. The first thing I should mention is how well they sync between different computers since some users may have multiple computers running Windows 8.1 connected to their Google Tasks lists through SkyDrive or DropBox; I personally only have one computer so I cannot comment on this aspect of their functionality unfortunately but I assume it works well since everything else does!Another nice feature of having a copy of all your tasks within OneNote is that
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