Chrome/iOS: Handle is the productivity add-on that Google should have made. It seamlessly combines emails, to-do lists, and calendars to make Gmail your central productivity hub.
How to Turn Gmail Into Your Central Productivity Hub
Handle might even make Google Inbox converts switch back to good old Gmail. It’s the best implementation of a to-do list in the Gmail inbox that I’ve seen so far. Here’s a quick summary of just some of its many abilities:
Type “T” to turn the email you’re reading into a to-do list item. All the information from the email will be automatically copied into the to-do.
Add a reminder, a due date, or notes to any to-do item in your list. You can also assign it to a project to keep track of it. Reminders work with Google’s spoken language operatives, like “tomorrow” or “at 5pm.” You can also create reminders based on location.
Handle also has a built-in calendar for your projects and to-dos, which syncs with your Google calendars.
The app has two display modes. Fullscreen mode lets you see your to-dos with your Handle calendar. Sidebar mode shows your to-dos next to your inbox, which is invaluable while sorting your inbox.
Click the Handle icon in the Chrome toolbar to create a new to-do at any point. Handle is completely free right now, and even has an iOS app to manage your tasks on the move. But the Gmail extension is where it really shines.