Inbox is the new email App from Google that organizes everything for you and relieves the stress of digging through junk. It looks chic, modern, and is responsive on all devices. And, while it can’t get you Starbucks, it is a helpful assistant that can remind you of things at the right time. It also categorizes messages based on level of importance, so you can put off things you don’t want to deal with right away. Strategically procrastinate by putting off work emails until tomorrow and watching the baby penguin video now.
Inbox is easy to use once you get the hang of it
If you’re a Google Apps user, check with your admin about enabling it, otherwise it won’t work. It’s also not yet available yet for education and nonprofits. It takes some getting used to, but streamlining and shuffling emails means you don’t have to think about unimportant or irrelevant messages until later. Once you receive a message, instead of deleting or archiving, just check it and mark it as “Done.” If you don’t want to deal with a message right away, you can snooze it and bring it back to your inbox later. It also has built-in reminders so you can combine your to-do list and email into one inbox.
Inbox consolidates everything to save you time
Inbox groups messages into different bundles like Shopping, Financial, Purchases, Social, Updates, Forums, Travel and Promos, so you can focus on one thing at a time. And one of the best features is that you can access photos, videos, and other attachments without having to go into the email itself, which saves a ton of loading time.
You can try Inbox before you commit
The best thing about Inbox is that you can try it out without having to switch over completely. Just go to google.com/inbox, take the quick tour, and you’re up and running. You can switch back and forth to Gmail if you want because it doesn’t replace Gmail. And then when you’re completely comfortable with it, you can switch it over to Inbox full-time like I have. Honestly, we think that after a couple of days, you’ll master it and you won’t want to go back to regular email.