I think anything other than fixing the core Tasks function would result in confusion. Too often folks would simply forget to go into an app to add tasks so there is too much overhead in continuosly correcting this, plus the inconsistency, plus...well we could go on at length but there is little point.
We've discussed the situation & recognise that Podio expects people to work in a way which doesn't fit with our needs (and if we are to assume that only 20% of similar people bother to post on here then there are many others like us). Maybe one day Podio will see the light but for now, we can't use it and won't be recommending it to our customers. We are thereore exploring other options now.