Google has officially announced a brand new app called Inbox from the Gmail Team. It is not just an update to the existing Gmail app, though it does obviously still utilize users Gmail account.
The goal is to “reinvent email” by creating an intelligent system to sort information and bundle things into groups. This is based on filters, preferences, etc and users can figure out what is worth reading. Basically, Inbox acts like a personal assistant with reminders with the capability to snooze items and even create to-do’s notes.
Speaking of to-do’s and reminders, “Assist” is a function in the app that will help users make their reminders better, for example; if a user writes a reminder to call the hardware store, Inbox will supply the store’s details and phone number and tell users if it’s open.
There is a smart algorithm that drag goods like phone numbers and important contact info out from users emails and keeps them organized. Inbox will also present package tracking, photos, flight times and other similar features in the form of Google Now like cards that appears right in the users message list.
Although Google’s Inbox app is already on Play Store, users still need an invite to actually try the app out. Though Google says that the first round of invitations are going out today and that new users will be able to invite their friends. For those who can’t wait to try out this app, email Google at [email protected] to get an invitation sooner. But keep in mind that a lot of people will be doing the same, so patience is a virtue.
Source: Android Authority