Friday, April 17, 2015

Google Inbox!

I just got a spontaneous invite to Google Inbox! What is Google Inbox?
Hell I didn't know what it was until I started using it. From the name you can guess that it has something to do with email, but after that people generally get lost on what the hell Inbox is.
The Standard Inbox

See how there are a boat load of related emails that you kind of want to see but also aren't important enough to get a notification about?
The worst thing about this is that later you will want to cycle through and get rid of all those emails that are adding to the several thousand total emails you will have received over the course of the year.
Your inbox on Google Inbox

Google Inbox punches that problem in the teeth by "bundling." You might remember labels in gmail, and the tabs in gmail. It is like that but on roids. Bundling groups together emails based on their content, tags, and user settings so that you cab see all your "BIG NEWEGG SALE" and "NEW HUMBLE BUNDLE" emails as part of the same group. Most importantly you can just tell those emails that you are done with them without having to manually select them. That little check mark allows you to banish everything under that heading.
The 'Snooze' function

Better yet, Inbox has other functions, you can put emails off till later! You can define when you want them to pop up again like a reminder. This is perfect for a professional who has actual work to do or anyone else who is busy as hell. You won't have to worry about forgetting an important message until six months later when you are procrastinating by clearing your inbox piece by piece starting in 2005.

Its neat, its invite only and you will probably see those features rolled into Gmail soon, or Gmail  just be named Inbox, we will see.

Also I don't have any invites for this left so don't bother asking.

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