Google announced an update to its Inbox app on the Official Gmail Blog on April 20, 2016. The company wants to make the app much more practical for the everyday user. The update brings three new tools for everyone to organize their days in a very practical and friendly user way.
Google calendar is very helpful, you can share it with a group of people and make plans without a lot of complications. However, Gmail’s inbox gets full very quick with important stuff and thousands of online offers and this could make difficult to keep track with the calendar since you get distracted.
To solve this, the new calendar will really highlight important dates on your schedule. But this might not be enough because people love to change their minds, fortunately, the company thought of this too. If anyone in the group changes an appointment, the inbox is going to warn you giving you enough time to make adjustments.
Not everything that makes it to your inbox deserves attention and this got covered too. The update allows the user to have a complete preview of e-mails in a similar fashion to that of Reddit. In addition, you will be able to mark your favorite newsletter and they will have priority over the rest which makes it pretty easy to find them in a sea of emails.
“Life can get really busy. Inboxes too. Just think about everything inside your own inbox, from personal messages and trip itineraries to promotional offers and yes, even bills.” Said Pras Sarkar, Software engineer for Google.
The one that steals the show is the new “save it to inbox” option. How many times have you been wondering around the internet and said: “this looks interesting, but I don’t have time to read it right now”? There are very simple solutions to this problem. You could copy the link to a message or an e-mail and sent it back to you. You could also take a pic with your phone or tablet, or maybe, you could just tap on your new “save it to inbox option” and move on.
Later, when you want to take a look at that interesting recipe or that conspiracy theory website, you simply go into your inbox app and there is going to be a new section, similar to “sent e-mails” that contains everything you saved with the new option. The update is already available for Android, but IOS users will have to wait a little bit to enjoy it.
Source: Official Gmail Blog