Google has just unveiled a brand new email app called “Inbox”, developed by its Gmail team for iOS, Android and desktop computers. The new app, which according to Google is unique and significantly different from the regular Gmail app, offers new features like Bundles, Highlights, Reminders, Assists, and Snooze. “It’s a completely different type of inbox, designed to focus on what really matters”, notes Google on its official blog.
The Bundles in Inbox app will automatically group similar messages, like bank statements or purchase receipts, so that it will be easy to scan through them quickly. Users can even teach Inbox to adapt to the way they work by choosing which emails they’d like to see bundled together. Inbox also highlights the key information from important messages, such as flight itineraries, event information, and photos and documents emailed to you by friends and family.
“Inbox will even display useful information from the web that wasn’t in the original email, such as the real-time status of your flights and package deliveries. Highlights and Bundles work together to give you just the information you need at a glance.
Reminders, Assists, and Snooze: your to-do’s on your own terms Inbox makes it easy to focus on your priorities by letting you add your own Reminders, from picking up the dry cleaning to giving your parents a call. No matter what you need to remember, your inbox becomes a centralized place to keep track of the things you need to get back to.”
Starting today, Google is sending out the first round of invitations to give Inbox app a try, and each new user will be able to invite their friends as well. You can email Google at firstname.lastname@example.org to get an invitation as soon as more become available.
Download Inbox by Gmail for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad [Direct Link]