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How to rename the inbox?

BD

Hello, how can I rename the project Inbox, if possible? If not, I'd suggest that feature.

Simple example, my native tongue is French (Canada). And yes, I understand what "Inbox" means, but in French, it doesn't mean anything. I ended up creating a project called "Divers", which means "Miscellaneous", but noticed Inbox afterwards, but it seems to be missing the usual project editing features, my guess is because it's some kind of system default. But at least, I think you should offer the ability to rename it. and/or perhaps have the ability to re-declare another folder the default one, and then have complete control over projects... Not big of a detail, but the impression, being "forced" to have an Inbox folder, is one of "software weakness", a bit, being a developer myself ;-) Thanks!

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Aug 16, 2013 - 15:20 UTC

Hi Bernie,

Unfortunately, there is no way you can rename the Inbox project and we feel once an updated version of our web app comes out it will be much better suited.

Though, since it is a default item, I suppose it should be translated when using other languages, or at least changed to another name in other languages. I will let the developers know about it and talk about changing the name.

Thanks,
Brendon.

BD
Bernie Derby premium
Replied on Aug 16, 2013 - 16:32 UTC

Thanks, well in general, I always leave my locale / keyboard / language settgins to default, which is english.

Reason is, being a geek and a developer, it's much more annoying to endure translated interfaces, and sometimes instructions don't match (ex. your read the manual and it says "click the XYZ button" then you search for 10 minutes only to realize the manual wasn't up-to-date for french etc etc. Not only that, but sometimes default interface has had a bit more debugging, or the translation is just horrible (ex. Inbox is usally "Boîte de réception" lol)... But thanks anyway!

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Aug 16, 2013 - 16:46 UTC

Bernie,

Thanks for the detail. There was indeed an issue with the French translation and I confirmed it showed up as Inbox. This will of course be fixed.

Though, yes, right now you cannot change the name of the Project. We might consider allowing this in future updates.

Thanks,
Brendon.

TP
Thomas Patellis premium
Replied on Feb 12, 2014 - 00:33 UTC

Plus, when you are in Outlook, it's a little confusing to have an Inbox and an Inbox. Outlook / Todoist. It should be named something like, Unregisterd, Bucket, Quick Tasks.

Instruction can then read
'add a task to the 'Bucket' and register it later'

BD
Bernie Derby premium
Replied on Feb 12, 2014 - 02:16 UTC

A rename feature on project "Inbox" would be the simplest I think...