Google Debuts New Service, ‘Inbox’, To Help You Get Those Emails Organized

October 24, 2014  |  

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Are your emails out of hand? Mine are. There may be help at hand. Google has created a new email service called “Inbox” that promises to be a better way to organize emails and display important information such as appointments, flight bookings, and package deliveries in a more user-friendly way.

But the service will not be available to just anyone. “Google said it was sending out invitations to selected Gmail users to try out the new service. Users can also email the company at inbox@google.com to get an invitation,” reports The Chicago Tribune.

Currently the new service is being offered with Gmail, which was launched in 2004. But Inbox will also be available on the Web as well as on Android smartphones and iPhones.

“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,” the company said in a blog post.

Here’s one plus: Inbox displays real-time updates to emails. It shows the delivery status of items bought online, for example. And it displays reminders in a more accessible way that lets users better keep track of chores and appointments.

Sound like something you can use?

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