What is the big deal about Inbox by Google?

Inbox by Gmail

Inbox is an alternative email client for Gmail, and it is also made by Google. Google claims that Inbox is a fresh start that goes beyond email to help you get back to what matters. That sounds exciting, so when Inbox was first announced, I jumped in with excitement to give it a spin.

I was disappointed. Badly. For weeks, I could not figure out how it helped me manage my emails better. But I wondered if it wasn’t my grey hair messing with me, so I kept quiet and kept using it. Surely, I would figure it out eventually. Sadly, till today, Inbox just seems like a jumbled mess to me. And I am not the only one.

Discussions with others who have installed and used it have resulted in responses varying from people describing it as bleh, meh, lousy or useless. In almost every case, the users have un-installed it shortly after installing. Reviews are my job here, so I cannot uninstall mine. I shall keep playing with it from time to time. In the meantime, the Gmail app and Outlook for Android app are much better at everyday email management.

But if you have installed and used Inbox and it has made email management better for you, I’d love to hear from you. How does it do email better? What does it help you achieve? If you found it meh or bleh too, feel free to sound out!

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  1. I am always looking for ways to free up space on my device. and would install/ keep an app installed only if I am convinced it brings something to the table for me.

    I don’t even use an app for email because I don’t get an emails every thirty minutes or have to attend to/ know about emails faster than now.

    So, I have no clue what this app on here is about or what advantage it would cover on the user. And I have surely not been tempted to even install it.

  2. I tried Inbox by Google. I seriously could not figure out how it was better than Mailbox, which I have been using for a while.

    It’s just sitting there looking at me. And I ignore it and continue to use Mailbox.

  3. I tried it but couldn’t figure out how it made emails better. In fact, it brought confusion rather than organisation. I had to uninstall it.

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