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I'd like to manage a to-do list using Google Calendar. I can see how to create tasks in Google Calendar. However, each task is forced to have a due date. It appears that the due date always shows up as today. The task doesn't automatically roll over to tomorrow if I don't mark it as finished.

I'd like to be able to create a task with no due date, so that it'll appear on my to-do list forever until I delete it or tick a checkbox to indicate that it's done. Is there a way to do this in Google Calendar? Is there a way to create tasks with no due date? Or, is there an easy way to create a task with a due date very far in the future, and have it appear on a daily task list until it is done?

(I don't use Gmail, ideally I'd prefer to be able to create and view tasks from within Google Calendar, but I'll take whatever I can get.)

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Create the task in the task area on the right-hand-side of the page.

You don't need to specify a date, it will only appear in the task block, not on the calendar.

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I figured out how to do this. Look for "My calendars" on the left. Click it to expand it. You should see a row/item labelled "Tasks". If the checkbox next to "Tasks" is not already checked, check it. Now you should see a sidebar on the right appear, labelled "Tasks". This is the list of tasks. Click any empty area in that sidebar, and that will let you create a new task. The key step was to enable "Tasks" under "My calendars", otherwise it's difficult to figure out how to create a new task.

My thanks to Stuart for a hint that was useful in helping me to figure this out.


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