Gmail has been Google’s email service ever since and with that comes the Gmail web applet that serves as the main site for receiving, viewing, and composing emails, but in 2015, Google made Inbox, which is a streamlined version of Gmail and for those who have OCD, it’s very satisfying to work with. The thing with today’s always connected lifestyle is that most of the services that we rely on require an email address for confirmation with an account, and with that, comes frequent mail about important as well as useless stuff such as offers and newsletters, Google’s new email handling service aims to clean up all that clutter to make your email account organized.
Inbox Manages to Keep Everything Clean
At first glance, Inbox is no different from the Gmail, it serves the same function but is now a more organized experience. The UI has a blue color theme opposed to the primarily red color scheme on Gmail. Like all Google apps, it has a sidebar that you swipe from the left to access more options such as accounts and settings as well as other tabs such as the done tab and spam. The main inbox view is where your mail comes in, it’s organized into “today”, “this month”, as well as prior months, on display is the subject, as well as a preview of the email content and on top of the organized mail is the “done” button where it gets swept into the done tab freeing space in your inbox helping to keep things easy to see and free from clutter of unimportant mail.
The main features of the app are the done button, the pin button and how it keeps things neat and tidy. As mentioned before, the Inbox app is focused on organization, mail is sorted by day, and month with a simple button to expand the tab to see all mail for that month or day, and press the done button to sweep it clear once done. If you see important mail that needs future attention, keep it pinned so that it’ll stay on your inbox and won’t be accidentally swept if you press the done button. All done mail is put in the done tab accessible via the sidebar away from the main view. If you’re a person that has OCD, this app is a pleasure to work on. Other than that, what you do in the app gets reflected on Gmail and vice-versa.
Google could have just revamped the Gmail service to function the way Inbox functions but instead they created two slightly different apps of the same purpose. This may cause some sort, divide or reluctance of some users to migrate but all in all, the app performs better than Gmail and is highly recommended.
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