- 11-11-2012, 02:01 PM #1
I just switched to windows phone from using iOS for years. One thing I haven't found a good replacement for that syncs across all my devices is a task list. I used the simple reminders app in ios all the time to take quick reminders and mark them off as I completed something. It seems OneNote does a lot of that stuff, but it seems like it is made for more robust notes. It also doesn't offer a way to quickly delete everything that is marked as completed. Am I missing something? I would love to use OneNote if I can make it as quick as the iOS reminders app.
Also, when I setup my gmail account it has a checkmark to keep tasks in sync, which would work perfect for what I want to do. I cant seem to find where those tasks sync to though.
- 11-11-2012, 05:10 PM #3
I know on iOS, if you've set up Gmail as Exchange, you can have your "Notes" synced to Gmail as emails. Perhaps this happens to "tasks" set up in the WP calendar app as well? Can't say for sure though.
I will say that from an iOS/Android history, and having a Mac for a work computer and using Google Apps for Business, it's rather difficult to make WP work seamlessly.Current devices: HTC Windows Phone 8X (blue, unlocked VZW)
Past devices: Samsung Focus, HTC Radar, Nokia Lumia 710, Nokia Lumia 920, Surface RT
Current non-WP devices: Nexus 4, iPhone 5, HTC One, BB Z10
11-11-2012, 06:03 PM #4
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11-13-2012, 12:02 PM #8
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Using hotmail, when I enter a task into Outlook 2010 it appears on my phone but not vice versa. Apparently 7.5 doesn't sync tasks forward, not because it can't, but because it's not supported. That being said, Im sure with WP8 that you can create a task on the phone that will sync to the account and in turn, sync to Outlook.
I have an exchange account with my college that i use to sync tasks forward from the phone. Calendar events work well, both directions.
Outlook notes... Not sure. I know tasks added to outlook from OneNote on the PC get synced but i don't think you can open the note from the task on the phone. Nor can you link a task from OneNote to outlook on the phone.