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EDIT: SKIP TO THIRD POST BELOW:

I had seriously considered doing this as a reply to another post that I made several years ago about "to do" but thought that actually it didn't fit.

if a moderator wants to move the post to another thread my permission is hereby given. :)

This is actually part of a post that I made at Kubuntu forums but thought that a subesction would be appropriate here.

The "trick" is that there is now an app in the PlayStore for android which syncs with the google cloud to do.

Well, I've kept to-dos on Kontact for several years now since it was completely enabled some time ago but it was on............ the tower.

Google has a folder in gmail for "tasks" but, one had to e-mail the task and then copy and paste it when one got onto the tower.

Enter an app for Android which is FREE: "Google Tasks" GTO Lite.

This app just does what it says it is supposed to do, it makes a task, and it immediately syncs with Google calendar tasks "on the web". No frills, can't add this or that or dance on the bar, but it gets the basic job done very simply and very quickly.

Problem then was getting it to sync with Kontact. Didn't happen.

So, googling around I found a "bug" that turned out to not be a bug which works.

Now, there is discussion about how to NOT do what the fellow did, which was enable a second Akonadi resource of Google Calendars and tasks, but I'll live with inelegance:

Do what it says, enable a second version and when you then pop Kontact you seeee NOTHING... let it churn for a minute or so, and then you will have to MANUALLY click all the items in the left bar, for calendar, to do, etc. etc. but....everything does appear except....the tasks...

In tasks you will have to drop the menu by hitting the little arrow thing and there will be two sets of "you" tick all of them and...

magically the task you set on your android using GTO lite which has previously appeared on the Google cloud now appears in Kontact! waaaayyyyyy keeewllll

If someone wants to post a very simple stepwise of how to do this and not have double resources please do so, i am just thankful that it woiks!!


AGAIN Devs, marvellous job! My life has become really complex in the last few months and this now makes the whole process of keeping track of "to-dos" ... seamless.

woodsmoke

link to the bug:

https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=325778

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rather like what was going on before with Kontact, in terms of MySQl....it has been "messing up"

The whole thing is just....curious....it would SEEM that if a piece of "software" was going to "do this" or "do that" then...

it would..do........this or that..........

but...no............sometimes NONrecurring bits and bytes appear and then they do not appear........

THE PROBLEM is the I function in the "real world" and sometimes i really have a need for a heavy useage of this or that...

and sometimes I am laying on the couch watching Castle or Bones....

As advised in another thread....I'm going to try Kolab.

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As per the suggetsion of others as in einar's I have been using Kolab for the last few weeks.

Due to it being summer, the crazieness has settled down a LITTLE! :)

But, Kolab works, reliably, all the time and the syncing from tower, to phone to google cloud and to a MyEebo tablet.

woodsmoke

 
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