Email can be overwhelming. Important messages get lost amidst junk messages and endless threads zap productivity. If you ever hit “inbox zero,” it probably only remains that way for a few minutes.
And yet, email is still around because it works. It can just get a little unwieldy sometimes, and that’s where Google’s new Inbox app comes in.
“Years in the making, Inbox is by the same people who brought you Gmail, but it’s not Gmail: it’s a completely different type of inbox, designed to focus on what really matters,” Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android, Chrome, and Apps, wrote in a blog post.
In a demo video (below), Inbox looks like a combination of the Facebook news feed and the Dropbox-owned Mailbox app, with a little bit of Google Now thrown in.
Inbox features Bundles, which let you “deal with similar types of mail all at once.” Google said it’s an extension of the tabbed inbox option added to Gmail last year.