Tough Choice: Gmail 5.0 Or Inbox?
As we were gearing up to bid farewell to the Gmail app and welcome Inbox, Google gave us a reason not to by turning the tables with Gmail. Android’s Gmail version 5.0 has been painted with a Material Design brush and supports more than just Gmail: it can now handle Microsoft Exchange, Yahoo, Outlook.com, IMAP, or POP mail too!
While the new Gmail app looks and works better, it doesn’t change the way we use email, like Inbox. So which email app is your type?
For all the organized people out there, Inbox is a certain treat for the eyes. You no longer need to create folders or rules because Inbox does that for you by grouping messages smartly together to make it easier for us to search through the mails. Let’s have a quick go through the features this beauty offers:
Snooze deals with those messages where you have to reply or do some task with them, but get them out of the way so they don’t clog your inbox.
Inbox syncs with your Google Now reminders and uses auto-suggest to allow us to make a new reminder quickly. It turns your inbox into an actual to-do list, which is faster to navigate than Gmail.
Bundling is the main feature of this app that makes us organization fanatics so excited. Even though it is consumer-focused right now (labels have been built for finance, travel and social updates), we can only wait to see if it focuses the business users as well.
If you have a Yahoo or other account that you need to maintain, you can now do that through Gmail. Say goodbye to the annoying Email app and third party options on Android!
Gmail is also better for those who permanently delete everything. Since there is a lot of storage available, we find no reason to actually delete something but then there’s always something you wouldn’t want lying in Google’s servers.
To facilitate this phobia, Gmail has a trash icon available for deleting by adjusting the swipe gesture. This doesn’t exist in Inbox.
Then there’s our loved labels. The compromise with Inbox is to turn them into a bundle, but they’re still grayed out, and forced beneath the list of default Inbox bundles.
Why not use both?
You can always play for both, Inbox keeping track of reminders and snoozing, while Gmail providing us our comfort zone.
All we can do right now is wait for Google to see how it evolves Inbox. We hope it tweaks the app with additional and flexible bundles.