I’ve just added a new piece of functionality – the Action Bar is now in the Reply Box.
The most likely time that you’ll mark something as Waiting On, or declare something as finished (removing all statuses/deadlines), is when you’ve sent an email. Therefore we put the Action Bar nearby to both reduce the use of the mouse, and to act as a little visual reminder.
(You may have noticed it actually appeared over the weekend, but with visual glitches – sorry about that, I had actually only intended it to go to beta testers at that point!).
The other major fix was that some of you noticed that Action/Waiting On was being “auto-assigned”, starting on Monday. (If you’re geekily interested… In actual fact, it wasn’t being auto-assigned, it was just that when you clicked an email in the Inbox [mouse button down], the screen instantly changes to view the conversation, and a few milliseconds later you release mouse button [mouse button up], but inadvertently over one of the Status buttons – which triggered ActiveInbox to apply the status.)
You may also have noticed we have a new help button on the Action Bar in conversations, to give new users a really simple way to learn how ActiveInbox works.
In other news, I also:
* Fixed the “Send & Archive” button when you reply. It had stopped working over the weekend.
* Removed the ‘Send EOM’ button, as it’s universally disliked.
* Added support up until Firefox 22
* Increased the robustness of adding the Action Bar into the new Compose box (occasionally it would fail to be added)
This was written by Andy Mitchell
i’m still seeing the auto-assign of s/waiting on s/next action, etc. even with the new version.
I’m also seeing. It all started this morning (possibly last night). In CA, USA.
I’m really not experiencing it any more… are you on Firefox or Chrome?
The function “Put Move-Nexters (e.g. Archive & Move Next) To The Right of the Horizontal Action Bar” stopped working – there are simply no move-nexters in the thread view when that option is on.
Thanks Arek – I’ll get that fixed this afternoon. Just so you know, there were big changes behind the scenes to the way the Move-Nexters work, and that preference slipped through the QA net. Sorry!
If that’s diffcult you could make a poll if that preference is needed.
I use move-nexters constantly.
I also do, move-nexters are most used functionality. I meant a poll about the need of “Put Move-Nexters (e.g. Archive & Move Next) To The Right of the Horizontal Action Bar” preference.
New changes look really nice, but I’m missing my “Finish” option very much.
Is it possible to add it back – maybe optionally if others do not like it. Hoping… :0)
Hi Egyud, which Finish option is missing? I don’t believe I removed it… If you let me know, I will be able to restore it.
You guys rock. Great update.
Hi. I’m not seeing these features. Is this a “plus” feature set?
I’m not seeing the Action Bar in the Reply Box. I’m still using the “old” Gmail interface, not the newest one — perhaps that’s the issue, or at least part of it?
I’m also not a Plus member. Just started using ActiveInbox recently, and want to see how the main functionality works for me. If it helps me finally manage my email better, I will be happy to upgrade to Plus 🙂
Brilliant. Fixed my issues. Great job.
Love the new design and look. I think this was a huge leap forward. One glich I have, when pushing on a nexter, it doesn’t bring up the next email, rather, it takes me back to the list. Sometimes it works right, but mostly not. I imagine this will be come more stable in future versions. Love it, gain!
Always the best! You are great!
looks great after the improvements, thanks a lot for the changes!
Any idea when (if ever) there will be Android support? I really see a gap during mobile usage
Just wanted to say that I really like the new bar to update status when sending, at first I thought I wouldn’t use this but it saves me a lot of time. Thanks!
I’m seeing one problem. When clicking on the “+” for add’l attaching options they can’t come up since they are covered by the Action Bar. I have to switch to draft mode to insert URL’s, Drive Docs, etc.
I’m still using old gmail compose functionality and my AIB status bar is still on top… do I need to use new gmail compose for this to work? If so, how in the heck do I get the new gmail compose? Thanks 🙂
Also, I am using Chrome… is this only working in Firefox???