If you have been using Gmail, check out this new app called Inbox developed by the Gmail team. All in all, it makes your list of messages in Gmail more appealing, organized and less cluttered in a brand new design.
Rather than grouping your messages into categories like Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates and Forums, the new app now lists all messages in one page chronologically, with a clear section for today, yesterday, this month and so on, and with some contents or attachments displayed in graphics.
In each section, messages of the same sort are bundled up with a label so that they don’t look crowded. To view bundled messages, tap a bundle and it expands into a full list. You have a choice to bundle or unbundle messages under a label, and add a new label to automatically bundle new messages matching the criteria you set.
For important messages that you used to mark starred, you can pin them instead. Viewing only pinned messages is easy with a noticeable pin slider at the top of the header.
For old messages that you used to archive, you can now swipe right to move them to a newly created “Done” folder, or if you like, tap a check sign to sweep all unpinned messages in a section to this folder as well. Previously all archived messages were mixed with others under the label “All Mail” in Gmail, but it’s now much clearer and easier to find in this "Done" folder.
On top of this, Inbox has a reminder feature. You can add a new item to remind you about things to be done when you reach the Inbox, or dealing with existing messages, swipe left to move them to a “Snoozed” folder and set a date, time or place that you want to see them again in the Inbox folder.
Composing a new message is intuitive by touching a plus icon, and sending a message to a recent recipient is just one tap away.
To run Inbox, download the app from Google Play or Apple's App Store to your mobile, or head to inbox.google.com to use the web version, which currently works in Chrome. As of this writing, Inbox is only enabled after you’ve received an invitation. No invitation yet? email Google at firstname.lastname@example.org to get one as soon as more become available.
To catch a glimpse of how Inbox works, watch this official video from Google:
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