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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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    assistant.google.com/tasks
    – Jasir
    Jun 19, 2023 at 20:54

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Use one of the following 3 approaches to open Google Tasks in a single step:

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

    • If you have multiple Google accounts logged in at the same time, you can specify a secondary account by appending the authuser parameter. If the specified user isn't logged in to your session, it will redirect to the default user. Replace [google-account] with the actual target account's address:
      &authuser=[google-account]
      
    • For example, if you have a secondary logged in account [email protected] the full URL will be:
      https://tasks.google.com/embed/?origin=https://calendar.google.com&[email protected]
      
  2.   https://assistant.google.com/tasks

    • This approach also supports the authuser parameter. Use the same instructions as in #1 above, however, since this is the first and only parameter, use the question mark ?, not the ampersand &:
      ?authuser=[google-account]
      
      https://assistant.google.com/[email protected]
      
  3. https://calendar.google.com/tasks
    or
    https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0/r/tasks

    • Technically, this opens Google Calendar, which may disqualify it. Still, it accesses Tasks in a single step using a single URL and is a good option if the additional clicks are what you seek to avoid.
    • Use of the authuser parameter require the longer URL. As the first and only parameter, use the question mark ?, not the ampersand &:
      ?authuser=[google-account]
      
      https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0/r/[email protected]
      
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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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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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