Google is trying to make your email experience less clunkier and more organized. The company today released a new app for it called “Inbox”, via which it is reinventing the way we approach emails. Also Read - Happy Father's Day 2021: Google Doodle wishes dads with cute pop-up greeting card
Instead of catering users with traditional list of emails, with Inbox, Google is trying to intelligently sort out what’s really worth checking in a more organized way and in the form of Google Now-esque cards. What’s even more interesting is that it piles the emails that it knows you don’t really want to check separately so that you can ignore them with a single click. Also Read - Google might be working on a 'Find My' network clone for Android users
The main focus here is organization. Inbox automatically sorts your purchase receipts, bank statements and other relevant documents and neatly group them together so that you can quickly find them when you need them. Google says that Inbox will learn things from your habits and soon get an idea of the things you consider important and the other things that don’t deserve your attention. It will group them separately. Also Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing ends
The second most important feature is highlighting. The Inbox app automagically understands what information mentioned in an email is important. The app goes one step further and even fetches information from web to give you a real-time and more informed information about the highlighted text.
The app also has integration with Google Now, that helps it bring the reminders that are mentioned in your emails appear on the Google Now section. Much like the recently announced Dropbox-owned Mailbox, the Inbox app also lets you snooze emails.
With the Inbox app, Google is trying to bolster user’s productivity. For that it has a special feature named “Assists” that analyzes your daily to-do’s and fetches information from web to make things simpler for you. For instance, if you were planning to visit a hardware store, the ‘Assists’ feature will give you the store’s phone number and inform you about its availability time. Similarly if you’re planning to visit some place, you will be provided with maps and other relevant information, perhaps traffic information too.
It has a Web app, and native apps for Android and iOS, Sundar Pichai, the head of Google’s Android and Chrome and Apps announced in a blogpost.
Inbox is not open to all at the moment, and users need invitation before they can start using the service. You can either wait for a friend to send you an invite or drop a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to stand in a queue for your invite.