You’ve probably heard these names before – Inbox and Gmail – and wondered, “What’s the difference between these two?” Those that tried them both may have noticed the different approaches these two apps take to killing the same rat. The aim of this post is to clarify the contrasts of styles between Gmail and Inbox.
Inbox and Gmail are both email clients, in fact, the two services were made by Google. Gmail is the traditional email app we know and we’re used to. Read and reply emails, Star, archive, and the new Block and Unsubscribe feature.
Inbox on the other hand, is Google’s attempt to automatically organize people’s emails. This is especially for those who are too lazy to organize it themselves. Most people can endure a constantly bloated inbox with Gmail, but this is not the case with Inbox.
The service bundles similar messages into groups so you can deal with them all at once. With a swipe, you can delete all messages in category you no longer want. Sometimes, important emails are surrounded by junk mail. Situations like this are totally avoided with Inbox because of this grouping.
Inbox allows you to add reminders to your emails, there’s also the ability to pin important messages to a separate tab/page and they stay there at the top until you address them/mark them complete.
That’s all. Now you know the differences between Gmail and Inbox. Do you use Inbox? Share your experiences.