Hello! This is best summed up in a little video I recorded:
(You can turn it up to 720p and go full screen)
But if you like reading, I have lots of words too…
A Radar that is a pleasure to use
The big change is that you can now select which views go above the inbox, and which go below. We recommend you put the Today items above, and everything else below.
And, we also made it a little less clunky, visually, so it’s now it feels much more airy, and just feels easier to use.
Streamlined Due Date box
I hope this isn’t too controversial, but I dropped the ‘Week’ number from the calendar, as it was of limited day-to-day utility, but visually cluttered your choice.
And, I’m not sure if you know this, but you can also change the week start date from Sunday to Monday (just look in Prefs).
Simplified ‘If Reply’
A few months ago, we implemented a rough prototype of “If The Contact Replies, Do Something”. It was an attempt to solve the problem how to make Waiting On lower maintenance.
But it was overly complex, trying to cover every last scenario, and visually repellent.
So, I have taken it right back to it’s bare minimum use case: removing a Due Date if the contact replies.
Why not remove Waiting On (or change it into Action)? Because when they reply, it comes back into your Inbox. Which means you need to process it again, and it’s useful to see it was marked as Waiting On. And when you process it, you can make the choice to change it.
But a deadline – well, your Today list is precious. It should be kept small. And it’s demanding, it shouts at you. So you only give something a Due Date if it’s really important, and once they reply, a Waiting On item is no longer that urgent (you can re-process it at your leisure).
I’m open to discussion on this. You have to enable the new “Simplified ‘If Reply'” manually – just go into Prefs to do so.
Compose Self finally auto-archives
If you compose yourself a task, and put a status or a deadline on the message, ActiveInbox now automatically makes it skip the inbox (straight into your to do lists). It’s just a little thing that makes a big difference to how easily you can glide through work.
- Susan spotted that Drag Drop Ranking was not sticking in some situations. It now does!
- Quite a few people were suffering the issue where the date in Active Results changed to “Jan 16”. This is now fixed.
- As is the problem where sometimes in the Active Results, there’d be no message snippet next to the subject.
- And, for reasons I really don’t understand, if you need to ‘Connect Your Account’, Chrome shows you a blank popup. I haven’t understood that issue yet (it’s a Chrome glitch I think), but I have a work around. Just go to our <a href='http://www.activeinboxhq.com/support/debug.php#connectaccountTroubleshooting page to start the workaround. (Or contact Support!).
This was written by Andy Mitchell