Email to Inbox via Bcc:

We’ve been working on this for awhile, and we’re happy to announce that you can now direct email to your Nirvana Inbox as a Bcc: recipient.  :-)

Say what?  OK, in case you didn’t know, Nirvana lets you create actions by email. When you send an email to your Nirvana account, the email subject becomes the action’s name, and the email body becomes the action’s notes. You can find your Inbox address on your Nirvana account dashboard, or by selecting Getting Started from the pulldown menu on the top-right of the screen (when you’re logged in to https://app.nirvanahq.com/).

While you could always send yourself an email as a normal To: or Cc: recipient, you can now include your Nirvana inbox address using the Bcc: field, which comes in handy when you’re sending an email to someone and want to send a copy to your Nirvana Inbox without your recipients knowing about your Nirvana Inbox email address.

An added bonus: this also means that you can set up forwarding rules in mail apps such as Gmail to (for example) automatically forward incoming email with specific search patterns to also arrive in your Nirvana inbox.

Very cool.

If you have any handy use-cases or tricks for using bcc, please be sure to share the knowledge.  :-)

Update – Reminder:

For those folks that have been with us for a while – if you are still using the old Email-to-Inbox addresses pointing to the Nirvanahq.com domain, you need to make sure you update to use the Nirvanahq.in domain (the portion of the address prior to the @ symbol remains the same).   The .com addresses had been deprecated for some time, but with this change are no longer valid.

Reference Lists and More

A quick note to let everyone know that we’ve pushed out a bunch of updates to Nirvana.  Here’s what’s new:

  • Reference Lists
  • Terminology Alignment: Tasks → Actions; Tags → Contexts
  • Collapsable sections in left navi
  • and a ton of other refinements

Will post a more in-depth look into what this all entails shortly.

In the mean time, detailed Release Notes are here:
http://support.nirvanahq.com/entries/22634726

N2 Build 508 – Start Week on Monday

An update for our many friends across the pond, you can now (finally) set your calendar week to start on Mondays if you so desire. Our first step down the path towards proper localisation — other languages and date formats to come in future releases — being able to start the week on Monday was a big one for a lot of people, so here it is.

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Visit Settings » Preferences… and you’ll find the radio buttons to make this your preferred calendar view – over on the right-side of the Preferences dialog.

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We also fixed a rather annoying rendering bug that was affecting Chrome users: that 4 pixel high line that would occasionally appear in the left navi is no longer.  Thank goodness.

As always, release notes are here.

N2 Build 457 – Insert New Tasks Wherever You Like

N2 Build 457 went live moments ago.  And in our never-ending quest to create the most enjoyable and useful app known to GTDkind, Nirvana’s got some new tricks!

Create new tasks at the TOP of a list

  • via hot key combo Shift + N
  • via rapid entry field with Shift + Enter

Create new tasks in the MIDDLE of a list

  • by Shift + Clicking on an existing task’s drag-handle (or any whitespace)
    a new task will be inserted just above the one clicked

In addition, there were a host of bug fixes which you can read about over here.

Happy weekly-reviewing everyone.

N2 Build 379 – New Themes / Collapsible Lists

Happy New Year Everyone!  (it’s not too late to say that right?)

It’s a new year and we’ve been having a blast in Nirvana land.  There’s a lot less noise from the agency side of the house (the holiday workload was intense, but wildly successful for our clients and for us), Mitch flew down to sunny Buenos Aires last week, Elbert and Romina will join him soon to escape the brutal winter (forecast says -30 tomorrow, yikes), David’s hanging out in Mexico as usual… iOS and Android apps are on the horizon, looking to remove the beta moniker soon, and the sunsetting of N1 (take 2) will be grounds for a serious party. Life is good.

So about that build that went out a few moments ago.  The blog title pretty much says it all, but do read the release notes if you want more details re: some of the other important though perhaps less sexy tweaks/fixes.

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As always, feel free to join the party over in the forums.  A lot of great discussions, suggestions, tips and tricks.

P.S. We know that there are many people waiting in the queue for access to N2. We’re working as fast as we can to open our doors en masse. Shouldn’t be much longer.

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