Gadgets


iGoogle & Google Calendar Gadgets

You can add the GQueues Gadget to Google Calendar or your iGoogle homepage for quick access to your lists. View overdue and upcoming items at a glance and mark them complete right from the gadget.


Add the Gadget to iGoogle

In GQueues go to Settings and click on the iGoogle Gadget link.

A new window will open prompting you to add the gadget to iGoogle. Click Add to iGoogle.

The GQueues gadget now appears on your iGoogle page. Read Gadget Setup to finish the process.


Add the Gadget to Google Calendar

In GQueues go the Settings and click on the Google Calendar Gadget link.

Your calendar will open in a new window prompting you to add the gadget. Click Yes, add this gadget.

The GQueues gadget now appears on your iGoogle page. Read Gadget Setup to finish the process.


Gadget Setup

Once you have added a gadget you must authorize it to access your GQueues account. To do so, in GQueues go to Settings and copy the the Private Key.

Go back to your gadget, paste the key into the box and click Save.

That's it! Now your gadgets will shows your tasks and you won't have to repeat the setup process unless you reset your private key.




Private Key

Your Private Key is a unique set of characters and numbers that is tied to your GQueues account. The GQueues gadgets use this key to properly identify your account and pull down your tasks.

This key is meant to be kept private. If you give it to a friend, they can use it in a GQueues gadget to view your tasks and mark them complete.

If someone else gets access to your key that should not have it, you can protect your data by resetting the key.

This will disable all gadgets for your account and the new key must be entered to activate them again.


Using the Gadget in Google Sites

It is possible to embed the GQueues gadget on web pages created in Google Sites.

You can add it to a page using the following URL: http://www.gqueues.com/gadget

Settings are handled differently in Sites gadgets, so you must set the Private Key at the time you insert the gadget.

NOTE: If you share your Sites page with people or make it public, they will be able to view the items in the gadget AND mark them complete. Most likely you'll want to keep your Sites page with the gadget private, but if you want to share it heed this warning.


Using the Gadget with Google Apps

In order to use the calendar gadget with Google Apps you must enable Calendar labs for you Apps domain.

To set this, go to your Google Apps Administration Dashboard, Service Settings, Calendar and check the box for Enable Calendar Labs for my users.

You can find additional info at this Google Apps Help Page.


Gmail Gadget

The GQueues Gmail Gadget is available only for Google Apps users with a paid subscription or free trial account.

Once installed on your Google Apps domain, the gadget appears at the bottom of every email and allows you to easily convert emails into tasks using familiar GQueues controls.


Using the Gmail Gadget

The gadget will appear at the bottom of every email. Click Create Task to begin converting the email into a task.

The task description is set to the subject of the email, but you can change this if you want.

By default the new task will go to your GQueues Inbox, but you can choose any existing queue.

Add notes, tags, assignments and a due date as necessary and click Create Task.

The task is added to GQueues and contains a link to the original email.

You can now archive this email if you want and continue reading new messages.


Installing the Gmail Gadget

To install the gadget, go the Marketplace listing and click the Add it now button.

NOTE: You must be an administrator for your Google Apps domain to install the gadget.

Type in your Google Apps domain name.

Agree to the Terms of Service.

Grant the gadget access.

Enable the app.

The gadget now appears in your Admin Dashboard and will begin appearing at the bottom of emails for all users on your domain.


Choosing who sees the Gmail Gadget

By default the Gmail Gadget appears at the bottom of emails for all users on your domain. You can limit which users get the gadget by doing the following:

1. Go to your Google Apps Admin Dashboard and click Organization & users

2. Create a suborganization (or use an existing one) and place all users in this group who you want to have the gadget.

3. Select your top-level organization, click on the Services tab, turn the GQueues Gmail Gadget to OFF and Save Changes.

4. Select your GQueues suborganization, click the Services tab, turn the GQueues Gmail Gadget to ON and Save Changes.


Uninstalling the Gmail Gadget

To uninstall the Gmail Gadget from your domain (it will be removed from all accounts):

1. Go to your Google Apps Admin Dashboard and click GQueues Gmail Gadget

2. Click on Delete GQueues Gmail Gadget

Since Google Apps mail caches gadgets, it may take a few hours before the gadget stops appearing at the bottom of emails.