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!
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.