Inbox by Gmail
- Last update: 2 years ago
- Size: 12.92M
- Compatibility: 4.1 and up
- Author: Google Inc.
- Content rating: Rated for 3+
- Package name: com.google.android.apps.inbox
- Last update: 2 years ago
- Version: 1.3.45
- Size: 212 MB
- Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Author: Google, Inc.
- Content rating: Rated 4+
- Languages: English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Basque, Bengali, Bulgarian, Cambodian, Catalan, Chinese (Hong Kong), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Korean, Laotian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Malayalam, Marathi, Mongolian, Norwegian, Norwegian Bokmål, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Zulu
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Inbox 2016: Updated Google's Mail App On A New Level Review
Google's mail service Gmail has become a default one for most Android users and not only. But there’s another ace in Mountain View company’s sleeve. Inbox has been out on the market for years, but it would be an exaggeration to call it a breakthrough until recent updates.
The new version of Inbox released in April 2016, gave us a reason to review the app again and take a closer look. Imagine we’ve never heard of it before.
A Mail Race
The Inbox is Google’s attempt to conquer business email segment. And it seems successful, as the app has a lot of features useful for busy people with days planned and inboxes filled. Little improvements finally can save a lot of time.
The mission has been to make the mail app you only need to glance at, and this mission is quite possible.
Inbox looks like a regular mail app, and in fact, it is a mail app with a lot of useful tricks and little features. One of the most amazing features of the app is its business-oriented approach. Letters can be treated like events that can be postponed or marked as done. If you swipe the letter left, you can select the time you’ll get a reminder of it again. There are customizable options like “Today, 6PM”, “Tomorrow”, “Next week”, custom time and (we know you needed it) custom place. You can set the location on your Google Maps, and when you’re around, you’ll receive a notification with this letter. And if you swipe the letter to the right, it will be archived as Done. You can also pin letters to have quick access to them with a switch in the right upper corner. All your folders are available from the hidden menu on the left. The smart sorting works, though not as greatly as Google’s spam filter. So letters that should be automatically bundled in Trips, Purchases or Finance, slip away from these marks and remain in Inbox only. There’s no calendar section, unlike Outlook. Events are displayed just as letters. You only need to tap on an event to see all the letters relating to it. Of course, it’s important first of all for group meetings. And there’s Google Calendar app for more. The update brought a small but very useful feature: storing links within Inbox. Now you have your little bookmarks bank you can update from incoming mail or from third-party apps. A great thing to quickly share some link via email. You can completely forget about that undeletable Gmail app. To avoid duplicating alerts you can turn off Gmail notifications straight from Inbox.
The app looks as simple as it gets, both on phones and tablets. There’s nowhere to get lost, isn’t that the best praise for its design? And you won’t even have to open the message to see its essentials as the app displays an informative preview right in the list. After the update, you can see the complete list of your letters in a condensed preview mode like notifications in Android panel. This mode requires a bit of getting used, but the more mail you get, the stronger you will appreciate this feature.
We experienced no crashes or slowdowns while using Inbox on Android Marshmallow, Lollipop or Kit Kat. The app should run on earlier Android versions just as smoothly.
Cross-platform use 8/10
Inbox is available both for Android and iOS as Google traditionally keeps from colliding with WP and also as a Chrome extension, so your PC and mobile experience will be seamlessly united.
It’s Google, so the app has no hidden paid options. It’s enough that you prefer Google.
The Bottom Line
After getting updated, Inbox has become a simple and fast business-oriented Gmail app. If handling your email takes a lot of your time, look at this app, and your saves seconds and minutes may bring you extra life days.Collapse
An advanced tool for business-oriented mailing, but bound to Gmail only.
Pros : Fast and simple in usage and meant to simplify taking care of business with your mail.
Cons : Works with Gmail only.
Cross-platform use 4.0