Apr 6, 2023 Recaps

ActiveCollab 8.0: Improved Search and Task Navigation

ActiveCollab 8.0: Improved Search and Task Navigation

Hello everyone,

Welcome to the latest recap of ActiveCollab’s updates! Last time, we talked about how your changes will be synchronized with the current version if you’re trying out ActiveCollab 8.0 and vice versa. This time, we’ll discuss new search options and easier task navigation.

Improved Search

Perhaps you didn’t know about this feature before, so we’ll let you in on a little shortcut. You can open the Search box by using Ctrl+K on Windows and Cmd+K on Mac, even in the current ActiveCollab version. The new interface in ActiveCollab 8.0 opens the same window that you can use to look for everything everywhere by term, whether you use a keyboard shortcut or click the search icon.

If you open a project and try to search for something, you’ll see the option to look for tasks, discussions, or notes within that project only.


You can also find tasks and invoices by their ID number. When you type in a hashtag and a number, they’ll pop up in the search box.

And if you keep searching for the same tasks or links, you can pin them as shortcuts in ActiveCollab’s sidebar! Add tasks or useful links, so you don’t waste any more time trying to find them!

Task Navigation

We mentioned this feature in our previous recap, and now it’s ready to use in the Early Access Program! You can open a task within a project and navigate quickly up and down to the next or previous one. The same option is available when you open a task individually, making it easier to hop from one task to another.