Google launched Inbox, a new email client back in October last year. It is made by the team of Gmail but it is completely different. Now, the email app which can only be used if you have an invite, is launching on the iPad and Android tablets.
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 5.0 Lollipop is implementing Material Design across the UI along with all the Google apps. Now, it is expanding to the iPad and Android tablets. Although, you still need an invite to use the app. Send an email to Google to get an invite. Let us have a look at the features of Inbox.
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.
On this announcement, Taylor Kourim, Software Engineer said,
“It’s always hard to know when it’s time to share a new product, because there’s always just a few more things you want to do. Today we’re happy to check off some of these to-dos for Inbox, making it easier to use on more devices and browsers.”
Inbox by Google can now also be used on popular web browsers like Safari, Firefox and Chrome in addition to iPad and Android tablets. It has not yet made its way to the Windows Phone platform yet.
Recently, Microsoft has also launched Outlook email client on Android and iOS.