GMail vs Google Inbox
Last updated: January 30, 2019
Gmail is a free, advertising-supported email service provided by Google. Users may access Gmail as secure webmail, as well via POP3 or IMAP protocols. Gmail's spam filtering features a community-driven system: when any user marks an email as spam, this provides information to help the system identify similar future messages for all Gmail users. Google also provides GMail alternative for business - G Suite Mail.
Inbox by Gmail is a new app from the Gmail team. Inbox is an organized place to get things done and get back to what matters. Bundles keep emails organized.
Face to face in the news:
2018 - Google discontinues Inbox by GMail
Google officially announced that Inbox by Gmail, the company’s experimental email client for Gmail, will shut down at the end of March 2019. Google says it’s making this change to put its focus “solely on Gmail.” While that makes sense, it’s a shame to see Inbox sail into the setting sun, given that it pioneered many of the features that have now become part of the new Gmail. While the new Gmail now has most of Inbox’s features, one that is sorely missing is trip bundles. This useful feature, which automatically groups all of your flight, hotel, event and car reservations into a single bundle, is one of Inbox’s best features. Google plans to bring this to Gmail early next year — hopefully well before Inbox shuts down.
2015 - Google Inbox comes to iPad and Android tablets, Firefox and Safari to challenge GMail
Google rolled out an iPad-friendly build of Inbox (the company’s invite-only Gmail reader with built-in tricks like email snoozing). It's also available for Android tablets. Besides, the web version of Google Inbox finally picked up official support for Firefox and Safari, whereas only Chrome had been supported to date. Google says Inbox is a new take on email management. It’s more of a blend between Gmail and Google Now. That’s not a bad thing: Google Now insights make for a smarter Inbox with contextual reminders and emails bundled together in groups such as Purchased, Finance, Social, Low Priority and Updates.
2010 - GMail will save your Attention to take on Google Inbox
Attention - is more precious resource than time. And e-mail - is a black hole, which draws your attention. While spending just a few minutes to check your inbox, you can spend a lot of (units) of attention - tire your brain and significantly reduce its efficiency (especially if you use to check your email every half an hour). Until now, GMail users had some advantage in this issue. GMail provides, perhaps the world's best spam filter. Besides, tags, stars, customizable filters, discussion threads help to make the mailbox more clear. But nowadays, when an average office worker receives 110 emails per day - it's not enough. That is why the GMail developers came up with the new revolutionary GMail feature - Priority Inbox .
Those who activate this feature, will have the mailbox divided into 3 sections:
- Important and unread messages
- Starred (with spot on)
The first section contains the most important messages. Priority will be determined automatically based on several factors: the history of correspondence with the contact, how often you open emails from this contact, the keywords in the message text that are usually found in the messages you read. Thus, opening your GMail, you will immediately see the important messages, and don't need to look for them in the long message list. Unimportant emails will go to Others. If GMail has made a mistake, you can mark a message as important or unimportant and next time it will be taken into account when processing emails from that address.
The middle section shows all the starred emails - which is also very convenient. Because until now they went down and often were forgotten.
The Priority Inbox feature will appear in all GMail accounts during this week.