Hi all,

We’ve been busy adding a few little improvements to ActiveInbox. As my brain isn’t feeling hugely creative right now, I’ll just skip to describing them 🙂

Choose from Recent Folders


ActiveInbox now remembers the last 3 folders you picked, and puts them up top, so you don’t have to trawl through a long list for them.

Send And…

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We’ve put a hover menu over the Send button, so it’s really easy to either mark an email as Done or as Waiting On (just at the moment you’re most likely to want to do it).

Re-Arranged the Review List Tabs


This was just a little touch to make the Review Tabs (above your inbox) consistent with our action menu in the email view, to help build muscle memory.

We made pinning more obvious


In the dropdowns, we’ve made the pin icon it’s own button (rather than being buried in a menu); because we’ve found that not everyone knows you can pin things to optimise using ActiveInbox.

Refer a Friend, and be richer than your wildest dreams*

(* Assuming suitably modest dreams)


In the name of lazy marketing (aka asking you to tell a friend), we’re bribing you (Lisa says I should say “thanking you”) with credit to extend ActiveInbox.

It’s a little nuanced, so roughly:

  • If someone installs, you get 50% of the credit
  • If they buy, you get the rest

The credit applies immediately, and extends your (personal, professional or business) account by the calculated amount of time.

We’re not at all sure what’s a sensible reward to give, so we’d welcome your feedback (even though that blatantly incentivises you to say “more, more!”). It means it’s also likely to change (but we’ll always honour whatever deal was present at the time you did the invite).

It’s rolling out slowly

We’re getting a bit more nervous in our old age, so for a big change like this, we’re only releasing it today to 20% of users. Then tomorrow we’ll do the rest. Sadly we have very little control over who those 20% are!


This was written by Andy Mitchell