We ushered in a new little update to ActiveInbox recently (and it’s on its way to Firefox – just hang tight!).

Currently, we’re focused on simply listening to your requests in the forum and building them as quickly as we can, instead of Mega Projects like we did with ActiveInbox 6. So these are small but I hope very welcome 🙂

Pausing the inbox

This has been a ridiculously popular request, especially amongst the Getting Things Done crowd… The inbox is a constant source of interruption, a to do list others control, and worst of all, it’s addictive (it’s a perfect “Variable Reward” machine, which plays havoc with our brains, as sometimes we check it and there’s a pleasant surprise, and sometimes nothing, but that just means it’s a delightful game…).

Now you can temporarily hide the inbox, so you can just focus on finishing tasks without temptation. Just click the little toggle arrow…

Support Evernote Links in Notes

Evernote has it’s own fancy links that begin with evernote://, which our Notes system didn’t understand, and show didn’t show them as links.

We’re embarrassed about our lack of worldly sophistication. We’ve fixed it.

Show Gmail Labels

In our lists (e.g. Today, project folders, etc.), in ActiveInbox 6, we decided to not to show non-ActiveInbox labels to keep things clean. You’ve made it clear that the labels were important for your own custom systems, so we’ve brought them back 🙂

Did you know you can make ‘Today’ a permanent view?

Worried about ignoring or overlooking Today items?

You can ‘lock’ a view into place permanently by holding shift while you click it. Et voila, Today is going to prod, nudge and goad you into action.

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  • Mike Gaughan


  • AvatarKava

    Looks great! Super small thing, but I love the attention to detail in hiding the number of unread messages in the inbox from the sidebar when it’s collapsed. I was actually coming here to suggest it as a feature when I realized you’d already thought of it! 🙂

    • Troy Lakey

      Yes! I love this little detail too.

      • Eric Orsbon

        Can you hide the number of messages in the task bar? Like the Chrome task bar at the bottom of the screen? I know, we always want more! ha

  • Troy Lakey

    I’ve said it elsewhere already, but so very grateful for the Hide Inbox feature! Thank you, thank you, thank you, 1K times! It’s already helped me a ton. That Evernote feature is very cool too. Thanks!

  • Ian Slinger

    Some nice features here but I miss them because I can’t add this blog to my RSS reader. Reckon you could add in an rss feed?

    • Paul Thompson
      • Ian Slinger

        Ok, thanks. That’s just what I needed.

        Perhaps might need to put an autodiscovery url in the page so that others can find this automatically.

  • jpnelson40

    The Inbox selection boxes end up a long screen distance from the GMail drop-down selection box (All, None, Read, Unread, Starred, Unstarred) with the AIB panel in between (see my graphic of the issue). Maybe a setting could allow the Inbox to be above the AIB panel, next to the GMail controls, so that the action between them is more clear. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c3cf6ad149e8ccedfa8efd06b1c64452997174a6a2254c91926245c47e4f9860.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f03c52a42278e91ca6c948d37cdabb19fc58f2173975717e0bea309dbdba08c9.jpg