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Google Inbox : A new way of managing emails

Google Inbox
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Google has been shaking a lot of things up recently. Just a week after announcing Android Lollipop and the new Nexus devices, Google’s Sundar Pichai announced Google Inbox on Gmail’s official blog.

Google Inbox has been created by the same people that created Gmail. The app focuses on your email, but make no mistake about it, it is separate and different from Gmail. The main focus of the app will be to bring forth what is more important to you (from your Gmail Inbox). How Google Inbox does it? Keep reading.

It has been quite some time since Gmail introduced its tab based inbox. This new strategy has seen the grouping of the emails in these three categories as you can see below.

Google Inbox takes this concept and runs further with it. It contains “Bundles”, which organize the similar types of information together from your emails. So, if your inbox contains bank statements and receipts, they’ll be grouped together in a bundle.

The bundles can be customised by the users. You can manually tell Google Inbox to group certain emails together.

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Besides Bundles, Google Inbox also features “Highlights”. The highlights bring forth any important or key pieces of information from your messages.

The information can be anything e.g. flight information, event details etc. Furthermore, it will display information from the web that relates with the highlights from your emails. Both the Bundles and Highlights work mutually to give you a quick glance, or a summary, of the important information that you may need,

Google inbox also lets you add reminders to help you get back to the important things that you need to get done. It also offers “Assists” along with the reminders.

As the name suggests, the assists will assist you in getting the tasks done by providing extra pieces of information. You can also snooze the reminders if you’re not in a position to immediately do some task and would rather do it later.

The Google Inbox app can be downloaded for iOS and Android. You can download the app. But you may not be able to use it initially. Google has just started out rolling Inbox.

In order to be able to use it, you’ll need an invite. Either directly from Google, oy by any friend who has received his/her invite and is already using Inbox. To get it from Google directly, you’ll need to send an email at inbox@google.com and Google will send you an invite as soon as it is available.

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