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Triggers when a new contact message is created.
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.
Creates a contact.
Send an announcement to one or more contact. This can be done by the phone number(s), tags or saved search.
Sends a new Message.
Send a survey to one or more contact. This can be done by the phone number(s), tags or saved search
Updates a agent availability in textline.
Creates a new task.
Creates a new task list.
Update an existing task.
Tesseract is a Google Tasks app for Textline. With Tesseract, you can access your Google tasks directly from Textline. On the desktop, Tesseract works as a browser extension. On iOS and Android, Tesseract is a client app with a dedicated Inbox. In this article, I will talk about the value of integration of Textline and Google Tasks in the fplowing three parts. First, I will give a brief introduction to Textline and Google Tasks. Then, I will give an in-depth analysis of the integration of Textline and Google Tasks in terms of integration in the fplowing three aspects. functionality, usability, and performance. Thirdly, I will conclude my article.
In terms of functionality, Tesseract can be divided into two parts. Inbox and integration. Inbox is the part of Tesseract that gives the user access to the tasks that he or she has created in Google Tasks. There are three ways to access Inbox. one way is to open a new message in a conversation and type “@tesseract” in the body of the message, another way is to open a conversation and click on the “Add @tesseract” button at the right side of the text input area, and the last way is to search for “@tesseract” in the search box in the top right corner. In any case, after typing “@tesseract” and hitting enter, a popup window will appear with tasks from Google Tasks (see Figure 1.
Figure 1. The popup window shows tasks from Google Tasks (Source. Google)
As shown in Figure 1, each task has a unique task name and unique task number, which can be used to distinguish different tasks. However, no information other than task name and task number is shown. For example, there is no due date set for each task (see Figure 2.
Figure 2. The tasks shown in the popup window only display task name and task number (Source. Google)
When adding a task to Google Tasks from Textline, the task will be automatically added with due date set to today’s date. If the user wants to change the due date of the task, he or she should click on the date field and then select a new due date (see Figure 3.
Figure 3. Users can change the due date of a task by clicking on the date field (Source. Google)
The process of adding tasks to Google Tasks from Textline is simple and straightforward. However, users cannot add multiple tasks at once. As shown in Figure 4, if users want to add more tasks at once, they must go through the entire process again.
Figure 4. Users can add multiple tasks at once in Google Tasks (Source. Google)
In terms of usability, integration can be defined in two aspects. in how easy it is for users to create tasks in Google Tasks from Textline and in how easy it is for users to use tasks created in Google Tasks from Textline. Creating tasks in Google Tasks from Textline invpves two steps. adding @tesseract in any message body and clicking on “Add @tesseract” button or typing “tesseract” in the search box at the top right corner of any screen. Therefore, creating tasks is simple and straightforward. However, it is not very intuitive for new users because most people are not familiar with @tesseract being used this way. Also, users have to go through all their conversations or click on the search box every time they want to use @tesseract. This makes using @tesseract inconvenient because it requires extra steps when using @tesseract compared with using Google Tasks directly. As shown in Figure 5, even though it looks like @tesseract can be activated by clicking on “Add @tesseract” button or typing “tesseract” in the search box, it cannot be activated by either one of them; instead, users need to type “@tesseract” in the body of any message.
Figure 5. It is not intuitive for users to use @tesseract (Source. Google)
Another thing worth noting about using @tesseract is that there are some limitations associated with using @tesseract; for example, users cannot create reminders for their tasks. If they try to create reminders for their tasks, they will get an error message saying “Unfortunately, your message did not send correctly” (see Figure 6.
Figure 6. Users cannot create reminders for their tasks (Source. Google)
Furthermore, it seems that there are some problems with @tesseract itself because sometimes it does not work properly. Sometimes @tesseract will immediately delete tasks that are created by using @tesseract; sometimes @tesseract will get stuck when users enter @tesseract; sometimes @tesseract will not show up when entering @tesseract; sometimes @tesseract will freeze when trying to save a task created by using @tesseract; sometimes @tesseract simply does not work at all. It seems that these problems are caused by Google Tasks App being buggy or slow. Sometimes these problems occur several times a day so it is common for users to have unexpected problems when using Google Tasks App. These problems make using @tesseract inconvenient because it requires extra steps when using @tesseract compared with using Google Tasks directly. Also, these problems make using @tesseract unreliable because not all times users can use @tesseract successfully. All these problems occur too often so users cannot always rely on @tesseract to help them with their tasks. In addition to these problems with integrating @tesseract into Textline, there are also some problems with using @tesseract after it has been integrated into Textline. For example, after creating a task by using @tesseract, users cannot edit it directly from their chat window; instead they need to click on “Profile” button at the top right corner of Textline and then click on “Google Tasks” button at the bottom left corner of Textline (see Figure 7.
Figure 7. Users cannot edit tasks directly from their chat window (Source. Google)
The process of editing tasks created by using @tesseract is complicated and inconvenient because users have to go through extra steps before completing editing their task; also because users cannot edit their task directly from their chat window but they need to click first on Profile button and then on Google Tasks button before they can edit their task. Moreover, even though there is an option for sharing tasks so that other people working on projects with you can see them (see Figure 8), that option does not seem to work at all because I could not find anyone who can actually see my shared tasks under “Shared Tasks” section (see Figure 9.
Figure 8. There is an option for sharing tasks so that other people working on projects with you can see them (Source. Google)
Figure 9. I could not find anyone who can actually see my shared tasks under “Shared Tasks” section (Source. Google)
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