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Google's Inbox is like Facebook for emails

posted Oct 30, 2014, 8:27 PM by Barny CK
I've recently requested for and received an invitation to use Google's Inbox on my phone. So my verdict is this; Inbox is like Facebook for emails.
 
Fundamentally, 'Inbox' has two main page; Inbox and Done. New mails arrive in Inbox like posts on Facebook and once you're done reading it, you can flag it as Done by swiping it to the right side of the screen. Then, there's other pages or Tags if you would like to group some emails together. Where a profile picture will appear on Facebook, you'll see tags like Updates, Social, Promos and many more. You can also create new tags for a customised layout. The tags are in different colours for clarity. 


Basically, I think Inbox provides a template with better visual to ease one's eye from the drudgery of a typically mundane  email layout because tags aren't something new. It's just that a phone screen size is only that much and Inbox helps display what you need, when you need. 

And then, there's some extra features like Reminder and Snooze. I particularly like Snooze because don't you hate it when a certain email comes to you early and you wished the email 'comes' to you later when you need it again? In Inbox, you can by Snoozing the email at another specified day and time and then the email will 'arrive' in the inbox like it's a new mail. 


All in all, I think it's high time all emails look like Inbox in the future because everyday, we receive tons and tons of emails and there's gotta be some more efficient ways to manage them. Google's Inbox has just hit the nail on the head. But if only they don't require us to request for an invitation to use it. 
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