Google is currently testing out a new email system app called “Inbox” which will be connected with your Gmail account. This will be a completely new revamped Gmail’s interface which will make it pretty easy for users to keep their e-mail’s organised and will be easier to manage. Most of us, are overwhelmed by plethora of mails, and sick os seeing all messages cluttering up our emails and for this very reason, Inbox is the right choice for you. Inbox is definitely different from most of your standard email apps and did take some time getting used to. But after playing around with all its new tools and shortcuts, I realized that this was a step in the right direction for Gmail — especially if you like to keep your email system clean and empty. The whole design and idea behind Inbox is really refreshing and can make your life a whole lot easier.
The new inbox app is invite only for now. If you have someone in loop already using Inbox, they can invite you to th app. OR you may request invite from Google by mailing them on firstname.lastname@example.org (http://www.google.com/inbox/)
Straight away, to the point – The app is DIFFERENT. The Bundle thingy in the app will automatically bundle up emails for you. Meaning, you will have the feature in it that ill automatically group together emails which are of the same subject or from the same sender. You can however, customize your bundles and do your own grouping.
Take a sneak peak!
This is going to be super smart! Inbox, has bundles labeled Travel, Finance, Social, Promos and Purchases. eg: Anything related to traveling such as your reservations, booking, information will be grouped into the Travel bundle and can be accessed easily by clicking on that group.
To create your own groups, follow these steps:
There is a menu button on the top left on the home screen, tap/click on it to pull up the panel as shown below
Scroll down and tap/click Create New
To create a bundle for all your work emails, name your new bundle and then select Add.
You can now customize exactly what kind of emails you want to be automatically put into this bundle. It could be emails sent from specific people, emails with certain subjects or even emails that include or exclude specific words.
So now with bundles you won’t be seeing an excess of emails. Instead, you can group all your emails so that all you see is bundles when you open up the app.
Snooze Your Emails
Don’t have time to deal with an email right now? You can Snooze emails using Inbox so that you will get a notification later reminding you to read or reply to that message.
Then, you can pick what time you would like to be reminded about the email. If you’re out running errands, you can even choose Pick place and select a destination like your home address so that you can receive a notification on your device about the email automatically once you get back home.
If you have important meetings and dates to keep track of, using the Reminder tool is great way to receive notifications through Inbox. Reminders will not only be shown on the top of your home screen of the app, but also can be snoozed so that you can get notifications about it straight to your device.
Once you select Reminder you can create a note for yourself. These reminders can also be set so that you can receive a notification about it on your phone.
Achieve Inbox Zero
Now for the best part: cleaning out your inbox. “Inbox Zero”, for those of you who don’t know, is when your inbox is email-free and completely empty. This app’s best quality is that you can quickly and easily empty your inbox to erase all the unnecessary clutter.
If you swipe right on an email it means that you no longer want to see it on the home page of the app and it will be categorized as Done. Think of this as archiving an email. You’re not deleting the email; you’re simply putting it to the side since you’ve already dealt with it.
To view all these emails that you have archived, you can select the menu button on the top left hand corner and then click Done. All those emails will appear there.
You can also Sweep emails as well. Since Inbox already groups messages for you, selecting Sweep will mark them all as Done. The app also groups messages by month, so if you have emails from a whole month that you don’t want to see, just select Sweep next to that specific month to quickly get them out of your way.
These nifty tools make it so much easier for the user to create and manage an empty inbox. There is no need to dig through emails anymore to find important messages. Inbox really is a great way for you to manage and organize all your emails. Just click on a bundle and you’ll be guaranteed that you can find the email you’re looking for right there. With just a swipe or two here and there, all your emails can be uncluttered and out of your way and you can finally achieve inbox zero.