While assigning tasks in Google Tasks, I wondered if it was possible to send an email of Google Tasks in tabular form. Upon exploring, I found that yes, it was indeed possible. This discovery opened up a new avenue for me to manage my tasks more efficiently and ensure nothing slips through the cracks.

The Spark of Curiosity

It all started during a typical workday as I populated my Google Tasks with numerous items that needed attention. As the list grew, the thought hit me: could these tasks be automatically sent to my email in a well-organized table? This would not only give me a snapshot of my day’s responsibilities at a glance but could also serve as a handy reference that I could access from anywhere, even offline.

The Exploration Begins

Driven by curiosity, I dove into the possibilities of integrating Google Tasks with Gmail using Google Apps Script. The first step was enabling the necessary APIs—Google Tasks API for fetching the tasks and Gmail API for sending emails. Then, I ventured into the world of scripting, where I crafted a script to retrieve tasks, format them into an HTML table, and send this table through an email.

Crafting the Solution

The script I wrote was straightforward yet effective. It fetched tasks from my default Google Tasks list, formatted them into an HTML table with columns for ‘Title’ and ‘Status,’ and sent this table to my email. Here’s a snippet of what that looked like:

function sendTasksAsEmail() {
var tasks = Tasks.Tasks.list(’@default’).items; // Fetch tasks from the default list
var htmlBody = '<table border="1"><tr><th>Title</th><th>Status</th></tr>’;

tasks.forEach(function(task) {
htmlBody += '<tr><td>' + task.title + '</td><td>' + (task.status || 'N/A’) + '</td></tr>’;

htmlBody += '</table>’;

to: "",
subject: "My Google Tasks",
htmlBody: htmlBody

Real-World Application and Benefits

The first time I ran the script, it was magical. Receiving my tasks in an email format allowed me to quickly scan through upcoming responsibilities without having to dive back into Google Tasks. This automation not only saved time but also enhanced my productivity by keeping my tasks visually organized and accessible via any device with email access.


This exploration into automating Google Tasks with email was a fruitful endeavor. It taught me the importance of leveraging existing tools to enhance productivity and provided a practical solution to task management. For anyone looking to streamline their task management process, integrating Google Tasks with Gmail through Google Apps Script is a worthwhile consideration.