An impressive review for Google's new inbox app. Two things are for sure: 1/ Email is not going away 2/ NO-ONE thinks emails is efficient and fulfilling.
Any tech that can try to reconcile these two things and make a better email is onto something big and Google seem to be on the right track. I'm looking forward to trying it.
Inbox Comes Close to Mastering Email November 5, 2014 By Katherine Boehret We can now text, tweet, iMessage, Facebook message, Skype and even leave one another disappearing messages. But old-fashioned email isn’t going away. It’s still a vital part of how we communicate. That’s not to say email is flawless — far from it. We mark items as “unread” so we will remember to deal with them later, then forget. We receive too much meaningless email and don’t know how to sort it. We try different methods for organizing our email, then even those methods become work, so we give up on them. For the past week, I relied on a new app from Google to handle nearly all of my personal email. It’s called Inbox, and it works on Android, iOS and in the Web browser on your desktop. It’s so new that you can only get access to it if you receive an invitation (write to firstname.lastname@example.org to get one), and it doesn’t yet work on business accounts. Inbox solves a lot of common email issues. It also throws in some cool extra features that are so useful that you’ll wonder how you survived email without them. Below, I’ve outlined the ways that Inbox cured my email ailments, or as I call them, emailments.