Compared to Gmail, Google’s Inbox app is a complete reimagining of email. Sure, it borrows plenty of features from earlier services like Mailbox, but it brings new features to the table as well, and it wraps them in a gorgeous user interface similar to the UIs found in other Google apps.
Google’s so-called “email killer” Inbox is a fantastic new service from the search and software giant that aims to take some of the sting out of email. The app apes some key features found in a number of similar apps such as Mailbox, mixes in a few original functions, and wraps it all up in a user interface that is positively gorgeous.
One of the key limitations for Inbox so far has been the lack of support for Google Apps accounts, so business users and people with their own domains have been unable to test Inbox. Starting soon, however, that will begin to change. More →
This past October, Google released a new email app that had all the makings of a winner. Called Inbox, the app offered a somewhat fresh new take on email management that looked to help users combat email fatigue. Inbox only notifies users when important emails arrive, never when things like newsletters or promotional emails hit the Inbox, and it also includes snoozes and other features from rival offerings like Dropbox’s Mailbox app.
Now, a new update issued by Google on Thursday adds one important new feature that many users were sorely missing. More →
Google on Thursday announced some very cool new features for its Inbox app, which has been called an “email killer” by several pundits. On its Gmail blog, the company detailed a new reminders feature that can sit atop the inbox in order to let users easily save and access “to-dos” for later. More than 20 pieces of information, dubbed “assists” can then further help with reminders, with Inbox also able to combine assists and learn from past experiences. More →
If a team of engineers at Google is to be believed, the company’s new Inbox app is the future of email and it will eventually replace Gmail entirely. That’s a long-term goal, of course. In the meantime, Google’s fresh new take on email in an experiment that aims to help people better manage the flood of messages we all receive each day.
Google first launched Gmail nearly 11 years ago, and there is no question that it changed email as we know it. Practically limitless storage, enhanced spam filtering, a new means of email organization… and all for free! Gmail remains one of the most popular email services in the world to this day, but we all know nothing lasts forever.
Disappointed that no one has yet invited you to try out Google’s awesome new Inbox by Gmail app? Well you can get one right now if you act fast. 9to5Google points out that Google on Wednesday said that it would guarantee Inbox invitations to anyone who emails firstname.lastname@example.org from a Gmail address between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon PST (1 p.m.-3 p.m. EST). This means that as of this writing you have just over an hour to email Google and get your guaranteed Inbox invite. More →
Naming your revolutionary new email product after the central feature in traditional email — the inbox — is peculiar at best, but that doesn’t make Google’s new Inbox app any less nifty. The new invite-only mobile and web app attempts to take the sting out of traditional email by skimming out the junk, applying better rules for organization, and only alerting you when important messages hit your inbox.
Of course, Inbox is only great if you know how to fully take advantage of it. More →
Google may think of Inbox as the future of email but that doesn’t mean it’s hanging its Gmail app out to dry. In fact, the recently released Gmail 5.0 update is the most dramatic overhaul of Gmail we’ve seen in a very long time, as it marks the first time that Google has brought Material Design to its hugely popular email app. More →
Do you like what you’ve seen with Google’s new Inbox app so far? If so, that’s a good thing because Google thinks its the future of Gmail. In an interview with Mashable, the team behind Inbox explain what they’re trying to accomplish with the new app and why they believe the traditional email inbox desperately needs a renovation. More →
Google last week unveiled a new email product that’s similar to Mailbox and packed it with task-oriented features and even Google Now-like smarts. However, Google’s Inbox by Gmail is invite-only at this time, much like Gmail was when it first came out. In case you’re tired of waiting for an invite and desperately need to start using Inbox, there’s a way to force Inbox access on your mobile device, as discovered by WonderHowTo. More →
Email is a daily chore that can be quite annoying, whether it’s for work or leisure (if there is such a thing), but a new company called Inbox thinks it has found a way to make email a more pleasant experience. Founded by former Dropbox engineer and Nest designer Michael Grinich and Christine Spang, who previously worked at Ksplice on the Linux kernel, Inbox wants to take on Gmail and everyone else with an open-source solution that’s built by an “email company” rather than an “advertising company,” The Next Web reports. More →