I’m incredibly delighted to be able to announce this… For the last 8 months, we’ve been busy refining and testing ActiveInbox 5, and it’s now nearly ready for release.
(Ok ok, I admit the journey hasn’t been super smooth – we were supposed to launch in March, but we kept spotting opportunities for extra little touches!).
This was made possible because of all of you – the Cyber Monday sale we did was a remarkable boost (I’d like to blog that one day), and the number of people buying Plus has been happily increasing, meaning we had both the confidence and the means to invest everything back into making a product that I’m incredibly proud of, and cannot wait to share with you.
I’m going to preview a few of the best new features on the blog over the next week or two, starting with a total transformation of Notes.
Notes AND Next Steps
The first generation Notes feature that was in ActiveInbox 4 served its purpose, but it lacked elegance, it was clunky.
So we ripped it out and started over. This is what it looks like, in fully expanded ‘Edit’ mode:
For starters, it’s no longer in the header bar – so it doesn’t take up the precious ‘fixed’ vertical space. Instead, it’s at the top of the conversation (in the scrolling section).
And it’s a welcoming shade of yellow, invoking hues of a Post It note (am I laying this designer speak on a bit thick? I’ll ‘tone’ it down).
But much much more importantly, we’ve added in a new Next Steps feature. This is a great way to summarise – in an actionable vocabulary – the things you have to do for a long conversation.
And, your Next Step appears in the Active Results, underneath the Subject. Which in practice is like being able to edit the subject, as it makes scanning and prioritising that much easier.
This is just new feature #1, I cannot wait to show you more 🙂
Sign up for early access to ActiveInbox 5
As only 20 people have been beta testing V5 for the last few months, we’re still incredibly cautious about rolling it out.
So, the first people to get access to V5 will be Plus users who enter their email address below:
(Please be aware this really is a beta product, albeit one that has been tested for many months, and it’s not for the faint of heart).
We’ll send you an email when we’ve automatically upgraded you to ActiveInbox 5. There are no downloads required!
Even if you’re not a Plus user, you can enter your email address anyway – and if you upgrade to Plus in the near future we’ll get you on V5. We certainly appreciate your support 🙂
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