Tuesday, November 4, 2014

GMail vs GInbox - One Father Two Sons


We all have have our inboxes filled  of email, right?
1000+ of emails and its not at all easy to figure out the important ones :)
So coming to the point.
Here we are comparing two apps named Gmail 5.0  and  the new Inbox .
Taking about Gmail 5.0 First


After being teased back at Google I/O and then appearing in numerous images here and there, as well as being featured in a ROM built for the Nexus 4, we can finally talk about its beauty (and new functionality). In case you were wondering, yes, this is the Material Design update with ripples, layers and transitions that also includes support for Exchange and other email accounts like Yahoo, Outlook, AOL, etc. You now have an all-in-one email client on Android that has been built by the Gmail team. How awesome does that sound?

Taking About The Structure

The first thing you will notice is the big, beautiful red action bar at the top of the app that blends into the status bar. We have a pulled out hamburger menu icon, a move that seems to be born from Material Design. Tap that icon or swipe from the left and you expose the slideout menu that houses your accounts (including Outlook, Yahoo, etc.) and email categories/tags.
This is How You Submit Different Accounts
The rest of the app is mostly the same, in terms of settings, notifications, and swiping. I didn’t notice any new settings or options in notifications, plus the swipe-to-archive/delete is the same. You still won’t find swipes across messages that can do multiple actions, like you will in Google’s new Inbox app.

Options Avaliable

Inbox is a new interface of Google, which intelligently categorises your email, allows you to hide messages until later and highlights the most important information from your inbox.
Do I get a new email address?
No, Google Inbox is really just a new interface for your existing Gmail account.
You keep your existing address, and you can even still use the regular Gmail interface if you wish.
Google say the standard Gmail interface isn't going anywhere - Inbox is an optional extra.

1. Snooze emails

Previously seen in third-party clients (most notably Mailbox), Inbox lets you snooze emails to deal with later—it's the same as archiving Emails except these messages pop back into view after a predefined time. In the apps, swipe left on a thread; on the webs,click the clock icon. Available options include later today, tomorrow, next week or some day. The email remains snoozed until you manually move it back.

2. Enhanced Search engine

As with the main Google portal, the idea is that you don't even need to finish your search to see the information you need.

3. Create reminder
Reminders are a Google Now feature really, but they make it into Google Inbox as well. You can create simple reminders that hang around as sticky posts in the Inbox view and the Pinned view. Unfortunately, there's no ability to associate a reminder with a particular time, date or location (as you can in Google Now) so presumably Google will improve this feature over time.

4.Pin emails

Pinned emails are to Inbox what starred emails are to standard Gmail. You can quickly view pinned messages—"emails you need to get back to" in the words of Google—by toggling the master switch at the top of the Inbox interface on Web and mobile. Emails that you've snoozed are automatically pinned and show up in the same view as well as any reminders that you've created.

5. Use the Low Priority label
It's likely that a lot of the email traffic that arrives in your inbox is "low priority" and Google does make some attempt to sift out automatic emails, special offers, confirmation messages, social updates and the like. Inbox introduces a new Low Priority label that you can use instead of or alongside bundles like Social and Promotions. Find it on the app's main menu to activate it.

6. Building bundles

Bundles are another of the headline features of Inbox but you might find yourself a little wary of the way they automatically hoover up many of your incoming messages. They're like the preset tabs in the Gmail Priority Inbox, but they stay in line with your other messages. You can move individual emails to and from these bundles, and (as with Priority Inbox) each time you do this the app will ask if you want to sort these kinds of emails automatically in the future.
Over all Its an awesome & worthy upgrade for me.
The new inbox  looks far too much impresive to be ignored; initially you need to have an Invite :)