Thanks to the 1000+ votes, and saintly people who let me bore them with questions about how they work with their calendar, we’ve released a new integration between ActiveInbox Due Dates, and Google Calendar.

This is vastly more robust than the feature we tried in ActiveInbox 5, as Remi the Developer built it anew using the proper Google approach.

Adding an email to the calendar

Just choose a date, then click ‘Add to Calendar’. It’s a 2-way integration, so if you move the event around on the calendar, ActiveInbox will update. And the email will forever have a link to the calendar event, and vice versa!

You can choose calendar from the dropdown. It will default to your main one, but you can also choose to have everything put into an ‘ActiveInbox’ calendar.

Our guide on how to decide…

1. Is something *really* important?

Optionally choose to add it to your calendar, where you can’t miss it.

2. Is an email an event?

Then definitely give it a Due Date in AIB, and put it on your calendar.

If you move the event around on your calendar, it’ll be updated back in ActiveInbox & Gmail.

If there are multiple emails about the same event, we suggest linking one of them to your calendar, and then using Notes to link to that main discussion email from the other emails.

3. Do you want to snooze an email due Today until a certain time?

Due Dates now support times (not just days) when you add them to your calendar, so you can keep things hidden for a few hours.

E.g. if you’ve said the due date is 2pm today, it won’t appear on your Today list until 2pm.

Release Schedule

This is being rolled out to Chrome first (6.0.56 should appear by Thursday 22nd June), and if that goes smoothly, we’ll have it in Firefox soon after.

Any questions, or suggestions, please add to the forum or leave below!


This was written by Andy Mitchell