Tired of your email being so, well, linear? The team behind Gmail thinks they have a solution for you.
Yesterday, Google premiered “Inbox”, an email application designed to focus on “what really matters” in your day-to-day communiqué. Among the app’s key features are Bundles, Highlights, Reminders, Assists, and Snooze.
Bundles, as the name implies, will group similar emails together in an easy-to-locate manner so that they may be scanned through quickly. While Google’s Inbox will create rules for how Bundles are to be created automatically, you can obviously adjust as you see fit.
Highlights will perform a function that Gmail itself pioneered years back– it will scan emails for information that can be pulled from the Interwebs, such as flight & package tracking, to locate related info quickly & easily.
Reminders, Assists, and Snooze all fall under the “task management” function of Google Inbox (and their nomenclature pretty much speaks for itself).
Google is planning on releasing an Android and iOS app for Inbox, and a desktop version will be made available as well. Though, initially, availability will be limited to invite-only, you can request an invite by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org directly.
Check out an intro video for Google’s Inbox, and let me know your thoughts on the new email app below!