Google wants to change how you view you emails, in a more approachable and organized way with less effort. This is the idea behind Google’s new email App they have called Inbox, it’s basically a combination of Google Now, Gmail inbox and your email. According to Android and Chrome boss Sudhur Pinchai in a blog post , he said
” For many of us, dealing with email has become a daily chore that distracts from what we really need to do-rather than helping us get those things done, If this all sounds familiar, then Inbox is for you. Or more accurately, Inbox works for you.”
Is Gmail still necessary?
The new inbox aggregates similar pieces of email (bank invoices, for example), highlights related information (like Google Now alerting you to flight changes, traffic, etc.) and keeps track of your life (it’ll give you reminders, among other heads ups). Is Gmail still necessary with the launch of Inbox? Of course it is, since this is Google’s initial attempt to dive into making mail easy to use.
To our surprise, Inbox is made by the Gmail team giving it some sort of competitive advantage over other apps, which means they could directly access all the tools required to make it happen, like quick access to Gmail without the IMAP hindrance that other apps have to jump through. By looks of it, It also, apparently, has another distinct advantage: a huge and enthusiastic team of engineers and designers behind it.
Invite Only for now
Just as Gmail began, Inbox is now in the invite stage, and Google says the first round of invites are already out in the world. If you want to try it out, Google’s set up an email address for you to ask to get in on the action. It will be compatible to Android phones with Jellybean or better (4.1+) and iPhones running iOS 7 or better. If you use Chrome browser, there is a web-client as well.