Anyone using Inbox by Google?

Big Dan

EQ Forum Moderator
I was wondering if anyone has been using Inbox from Google (Sign in - Google Accounts) it ties into your Gmail and follows the "Getting Things Done" method of task management.

I started using Inbox a couple of weeks ago. It took a little getting used it really makes managing large amounts of email easier. The Android and iOS apps are just a awesome as the Gmail apps.

  • Like regular Gmail, Inbox groups messages into categories. They all show up on the main screen (your inbox) unless you specify otherwise.
  • Batch Mark as Done - This marks a group of messages as read then archives them. For instance, this is great for the bajillion server notices as I usually don't need to read more than the subject line.
  • Email Snooze - Helps keep things tidy. The email is removed from your inbox and reappears whenever you designate. This is useful for a myriad of stuff. All my eBills are snoozed until the third week of the month when I start scheduling payments. I've also been snoozing completed task email threads from clients for a week to remind me to check in and see how things are going.
  • Reminders - you can set general reminders which work pretty much like the snooze function only it's not tied to an email.
I probably missed a couple of features but if you run a large amount of mail through Gmail and often find yourself lost in a sea of messages Inbox is well worth a try.
 

popowich

EQ Forum Admin
Staff member
Here are our thoughts on it from last year - Pros and cons of inbox by gmail

I have not been back to Inbox. My email is mostly a task list and I still use the labels with stars lab to stay organized.

I suppose the moral of the story is that users are resistant to change and I'm no different.
 

Big Dan

EQ Forum Moderator
Here are our thoughts on it from last year - Pros and cons of inbox by gmail

I have not been back to Inbox. My email is mostly a task list and I still use the labels with stars lab to stay organized.

I suppose the moral of the story is that users are resistant to change and I'm no different.

I forgot all about that thread. I even participated in it. D'Oh! I still find myself switching back to the familiar Gmail interface from time to time though less often the more I get used to Inbox. I agree any kind of change is hard. So far it's made my email a little less complicated and I'm all for simplifying.
 
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