When comparing Google Tasks vs Checkvist, the Slant community recommends Checkvist for most people. In the question“What are the best cross-platform task apps?” Checkvist is ranked 26th while Google Tasks is ranked 70th.
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Pro Integration with Google Calendar
Google Tasks integrates with Google Calendar, consolidating your information in one place and allowing you to easily see which tasks have to be done on what day.
Pro Subtask lists
Each task can have a subtask allowing users to gradually break down a larger task into steps needed to accomplish it. When a user marks the parent task as complete, all subtasks inside that main task will also be marked as complete.
Pro Printable to-do list
Google Tasks allows users to print their to-do lists.
Pro Tasks can be managed with custom tags
Pro vim-like commands
Pro Convenient search by text or tag filtering
Pro Converts incoming emails to todos - this is a way to enter tasks from anywhere.
Pro Great search
Search filters help you search for tasks by tag, due date, assignee, etc.
Pro Very flexible
To-do lists often need to be grouped and regrouped for clarity. The outline-based nature of Checkvist makes it easy to move things across categories, to increase and decrease priority, etc.
Pro Smart parsing of items
Parses markdown, html links, hashtags to become formatted text, clickable links, and tags, respectively.
Pro Generous set of free features
Checkvist offers many free features if you are using this individually.
Pro Supports comments on tasks
Any item can have a free-text comment, which can be shown or hidden as desired.
Con No official app
Google Tasks currently does not have an official app, but third-party Google Tasks apps are available.
Con Inconsistent sorting when printing
You can start your tests online, but when you print it comes out differently.
Con Can print calendar or tasks but not both
If you want to see your day, you can see both your tasks and your meetings online. However, you cannot print it altogether as shown online. You have to print two separate things.
Con Limited capability in the android app
Checkvist is primarily a web interface.