GTDInbox was successfully accepted by Mozilla yesterday (thanks guys, the reviews you gave were awesome, I’m very flattered!). So I wanted to welcome all our new users, and give everyone an overview of the current situation. Actually, before I go any further, I should extend that welcome to say that I encourage you all to make yourselves at home… GTDInbox is a very user-centric app, with an active forum/blog where everyone plays a role in the direction, development and bug fixing of GTDInbox. Never hesitate to get involved!
So first, a little history. GTDInbox 2.0 is a complete rewrite of the original GTDInbox. It’s far more refined and focused on common work flows, and rather than just task management, it now aims to make your inbox truly manageable.
GTDInbox 2.0 is designed to work purely with Gmail 2. Not everyone has Gmail 2 yet (you can tell by checking to see if you have a link to ‘Older Version’ in the top right of Gmail, near ‘Settings’). You enable it differently whether you use personal Gmail, or Google Apps. For more information on this, please see the FAQ.
Gmail itself is in a great state of flux. It’s the curse of working over it, but one I readily accept. This means that there may be days where GTDInbox doesn’t work 100% because Gmail has changed. When this happens, if you leave a message in the Bug Tracking section of the Forum, I will get it fixed asap.
Another common – and related – problem we have is that not everyone’s Gmail is the same. Google rolls out updates to different users at different times. So, people may experience a problem before I do. The other problem is clashes with other Firefox addons. We just have to deal with this on a case by case basis. If you use Google Apps and have a problem, it really helps if you can temporarily set me up an account so I can experience problems first hand.
GTDInbox 2.0 is just the start of the journey. There are plenty of improvements and improved functionality still to do. Very shortly, we will be switching to a system whereby supporters get early access to new releases, access to the beta programme, and as a consequence, a little more impact on how it develops. So, if you want to continue the great supportive community tradition GTDInbox has enjoyed, please look at the Donations page.
And for those of us who’ve gone through the beta programme, you’ll be pleased to know new feature development can now begin again (hopefully no more releases dedicated soley to bug fixing!). 🙂
This was written by Andy Mitchell