GoodTask: a smart reminder and task manager for your Mac

Goodtask integrates with your Mac’s built-in Calendar and Reminder apps to make sure you never miss a task again. Its simple interface lets you plan your days, weeks, and months effortlessly and schedule reminders so your commitments don’t sneak up on you. With handy features like alerts, tags, quick actions, and subtasks, your productivity is sure to rise.

Here’s how to put it to work.

Creating tasks

Once you’ve synced the app with Calendar and Reminders, click the “+” button in the upper right corner to create a new task. Use the menus at right to set due dates, times, and locations. If you want some help remembering to complete it, add an Alert from the same menu.

If you have a task that repeats every day, week or month, use the drop-down “Repeat” menu to set up a recurring event.

Sorting tasks

It’s easy for tasks to pile up, so the app helps you streamline by sorting your tasks into lists. Your lists are visible on the left hand side of the screen. To add another list of tasks, click the “+” button at the bottom left corner and select “Reminders List” or “Smart List”. You can add any task to a Reminders List with the “Lists” menu when you create it.

When you create a Smart List, select the words or features you want it to filter for, and the list will automatically add any tasks that fit those criteria.

Quick actions

Quick actions make it easy to customize your tasks as needed. To access the “quick actions” tab, click the lightning bolt icon on the right-hand side of the screen. These actions let you automatically change the due date or time of an app or add it to certain searchable lists. You can add your own quick actions by going to the “Quick Actions” tab under “Preferences”.

Reminders and Calendars are useful apps on their own, but Goodtask by Setapp brings out the best in both. The more you create smart lists and sort through your tasks, the more you’ll benefit from this sleek time-saver.