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Inbox: An email app brought to you by Gmail but it isn’t Gmail

A new email app by Google was leaked a few days ago. The search giant has now launched Inbox, brought to you by the team who made Gmail, but it’s not Gmail. It was announced back on October 22 and you need an invite to access it (meh).


The Gmail team of Google is basically rethinking the way we use email. Or we can also put it in another way, Inbox = ‘Material Design’ Gmail.  As we know, Android Lollipop is implementing Material Design across the UI along with all the Google apps. We recently saw Google Play Music and Google Play Store itself get the material design treatment. Lets have a look at what new features Inbox will offer us.

Bundles: stay organized automatically

Inbox expands upon the categories we introduced in Gmail last year, making it easy to deal with similar types of mail all at once. For example, all your purchase receipts or bank statements are neatly grouped together so that you can quickly review and then swipe them out-of-the-way. You can even teach Inbox to adapt to the way you work by choosing which emails you’d like to see grouped together.

Highlights: the important info at a glance

Inbox highlights the key information from important messages, such as flight itineraries, event information, and photos and documents emailed to you by friends and family. Inbox will even display useful information from the web that wasn’t in the original email, such as the real-time status of your flights and package deliveries. Highlights and Bundles work together to give you just the information you need at a glance.

Reminders, assists and Snooze: your to-do’s on your own terms

Inbox makes it easy to focus on your priorities by letting you add your own Reminders. No matter what you need to remember, your inbox becomes a centralized place to keep track of the things you need to get back to.
You can know more about Inbox here.

You can only use Inbox if you have an invite. So to get an invite, email Google at [email protected] and join the queue. If you don’t want to wait anymore, ask your friends around to send you an invite. We would personally like Google to open up the service for all without any invite drama.

You can download Inbox by Gmail app for free from Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

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