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I'd like to use Google Tasks without having to open Gmail or Google Calendar or Google Docs. How can I do that?

It used to be possible with mail.google.com/tasks/canvas

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Use this link by Google to open Tasks standalone:

https://tasks.google.com/embed/?origin=https://calendar.google.com&fullWidth=1

If you have multiple Google accounts logged in at the same time, you can add the target account to the link url like so:

https://tasks.google.com/embed/?origin=https://calendar.google.com&fullWidth=1&authuser=example@gmail.edu

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    I joined just to thank you for this. Tasks is once again usable on the desktop. Here's a bookmarklet that will load the page on first click and execute the style change if you click again after the task list loads: javascript: if(!window.location.href.startsWith('https://tasks.google.com')){window.location = 'https://tasks.google.com/embed/?origin=https://calendar.google.com&fullWidth=1'} else {document.querySelector('body').style.display=null; } Nice that you can bookmark a specific task list now, which you couldn't do in canvas. Now if someone could remove all that padding...
    – Rich Moss
    May 10 '19 at 16:26
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    I used the link provided above, and it worked perfectly. The bookmarklet wasn't required in my case. Jan 22 '20 at 16:10
  • It's no longer needed, thanks for your comment Feb 2 '20 at 16:58
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You now have a web interface for Google Tasks on https://tasksboard.app/

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    This is awesome. Makes it way easier to move tasks between lists. 🎉
    – GollyJer
    Nov 17 '19 at 23:36
  • Thanks! Much better than alternatives here
    – aclowkay
    Jul 1 '20 at 10:48
  • Thanks, works very well. Very easy to use and best part, auto loads the css when we revisit the same page. Jul 31 '20 at 6:20
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You could use Full Screen for Google Tasks

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I used simplegamer solution with tasks.google.com/embed link but for javascript I prefer greasemonkey, so you save 1 click every time.

This is the script I use in greasemonkey:

// ==UserScript==
// @name     google tasks
// @version  1
// @grant    none
// ==/UserScript==
// @match https://tasks.google.com/embed/list/~default?fullWidth=1
// @match https://tasks.google.com/embed/?origin=https://calendar.google.com&fullWidth=1
javascript:document.querySelector('body').style.display=null
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I'm also an old Google Tasks Canvas user, and I built a complete replacement web app for it (with upgrades) called GTaskD that you can use for free: https://tasks.gtaskd.com/

Warning: 2019-08-30 is the date that Google will get rid of multiple levels of subtasks in the API itself (as opposed to just their interfaces), so third party apps won't be able to support them directly anymore. I'm building my own API/backend that will sync with theirs, but I can't make that part free, so there will be a small fee.

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Somehow @kokosnakokos's userscript didn't work in my browser. I got it work with a style tag:

// ==UserScript==
// @name google tasks
// @match https://tasks.google.com/embed/*
// @grant none
// ==/UserScript==

var s = document.createElement('style');
s.textContent = 'body { display: inline !important }';
document.head.appendChild(s);
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Alternatively, with stylus, or another user stylesheet manager:

@-moz-document url-prefix("https://tasks.google.com/embed/") {
body[style] {
  display: initial !important;
}
}

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