Set Up a To-Do List or Shopping List And Access it From Your Mobile Device

Setting up a to-do list and shopping list is a great way to stay organized both at work and even at home.  You don’t want to be missing that due date for your reports, or coming back from the supermarket only to realize that you forgot that carton of milk.

This article will show you how to setup a to-do list and shopping list using free tools and services available on the Internet. You can access the to-do list from your work computer, home computer or mobile device. The moment, something pops into your head that you need to do or buy, enter it to your to-do list on your desktop computer of your phone whichever device is at hand.

Setting Up a To Do List On Your Desktop Computer

While there is some good quality paid tools available, a simple, effective and free service is Google Tasks. If you have a Gmail account, you already have access to Google Tasks. If you don’t have an Account, you can sign up here (

Login to your Gmail Account. At the top left corner of the screen, click on the Gmail button. At the pop-up menu, click “Tasks”


Google Task Dialog will look something like this :

You can now define your task lists or categories and add tasks to them. You can use this both for work, home and for shopping. For shopping, you can have one list for each shopping venue. So for example one for the supermarket groceries, one for the hardware shop etc. So anytime you realize you are short of something, justs bring out the phone and enter it right away at the appropriate list before you forget. When you are at the shopping venue, you would have an updates list of all things you need to buy at that venue.

Accessing Your  To Do List From Your iPad or iPhone

  • Go to the Apple Store. Download and install “GoTask” (free at the time of this writing)
  • After installing, you will need to connect to your Gmail account. So add a new Google account  and enter your  Gmail email address and password. You should now be able to access your task or to-do list.

Accessing Your  To Do List From Android Device

  • Go to the “Play Store”, search for the App “GTask” and install it.( Gtasks is free at the time of this writing)
  • After downloading and installing, you will need to enter your Gmail email address and password.  You should not be able to access your tasks and to-do list on your Android Device.

Never forget an item again.