ActiveCollab 5.5 Delivers Major Features

ActiveCollab 5.5 Delivers Major Features

A Gantt-like timeline, a card view for agile workflows, task start dates, mail to project, webhooks for third-party integrations, Basecamp import, and easy self-hosted upgrade — all in one huge update.

Mail to project

Create tasks and post comments directly from your email. Don’t feel like leaving your inbox to log in to ActiveCollab? Not a problem:

  • When you get an email notification, just send a reply to post a comment.
  • Send or forward emails to a project email address to create tasks.

Column view

See your tasks as cards on a Kanban board and move them across columns. Perfect for spotting bottlenecks and improving your task management abilities. Agile workflows will now feel natural with task lists like “Backlog”, “In Progress”, “Done”, etc. Learn in our free ebook how powerful this feature can be and what you can do with it.

Task start dates

Tasks can now have a start date. Plan projects with greater precision and communicate the start date with your team, in addition to the due date. They’ll automatically appear on the timeline as well.

Timeline view

Manage and schedule all your tasks in a Gantt-like timeline. See tasks as phases on a timeline, get an overview of how they interact, and update start/end dates by dragging the handles on the timeline.


Notify 3rd party services about what’s happening in ActiveCollab. Integrate with existing apps or create your own custom workflows. Take real-time data from ActiveCollab and put it to work however you need.

Easy update

Update your self-hosted ActiveCollab with one click. You no longer have to open the terminal and connect via SSH — just update straight from the Settings page.

Basecamp importer

Move all your Basecamp projects into ActiveCollab and continue where you left off.