36 votes

Inbox is signing off. Find your favorite features in the new Gmail

26 comments

  1. [14]
    Shahriar
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    Inbox is being discontinued by Google as they migrate these users to gmail by March 2019. I'm actually genuinely upset by this as Inbox is one of the more clean and polished services Google has...

    Inbox is being discontinued by Google as they migrate these users to gmail by March 2019. I'm actually genuinely upset by this as Inbox is one of the more clean and polished services Google has had to offer. Going to miss the reminders, grouping, and snoozing options in the app. Gmail is nowhere close to the UI design Inbox had.

    22 votes
    1. [11]
      NeoTheFox
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      Yeah, it's really sad, I've got really used to Inbox over the years, the "email as to-do list" approach was really neat. Oh well, I've been degoogling for the long time, might as well use that as...

      Yeah, it's really sad, I've got really used to Inbox over the years, the "email as to-do list" approach was really neat. Oh well, I've been degoogling for the long time, might as well use that as a sign that it's time to move all my mail to another provider finally.

      9 votes
      1. [2]
        spit-evil-olive-tips
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        We had a recent thread about de-Gmail-ing that you might find useful.

        We had a recent thread about de-Gmail-ing that you might find useful.

        10 votes
        1. teaearlgraycold
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          Yup. By March 2019 I'll have GMail out of my life anyway.

          Yup. By March 2019 I'll have GMail out of my life anyway.

          5 votes
      2. [5]
        Celeo
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        I'm thinking the same. If Google wants to shake up how they handle their email clients, this is a better time than most: instead of getting use to GMail again, might as well jump ship entirely.

        I'm thinking the same. If Google wants to shake up how they handle their email clients, this is a better time than most: instead of getting use to GMail again, might as well jump ship entirely.

        3 votes
        1. [4]
          Gyrfalcon
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          I might be in the same boat. First they replace Play Music with Youtube Music, and now this...

          I might be in the same boat. First they replace Play Music with Youtube Music, and now this...

          1. [3]
            pamymaf
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            Is play music dying? I still have a subscription and I thought the services would (confusingly) live side by side.

            Is play music dying? I still have a subscription and I thought the services would (confusingly) live side by side.

            1 vote
            1. [2]
              Gyrfalcon
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              My understanding was that Youtube Music would replace play. Here is an article that explains a bit.

              My understanding was that Youtube Music would replace play. Here is an article that explains a bit.

              1 vote
              1. pamymaf
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                This worries me, I currently pay a few dollars extra on Play Music so those in my family group on Google can have it. I'll need to do more digging to make sure that transfers over.

                This worries me, I currently pay a few dollars extra on Play Music so those in my family group on Google can have it. I'll need to do more digging to make sure that transfers over.

                1 vote
      3. Pilgrim
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        I loved it an used it exclusively for a long time but it was so, so slow for me. And apparently others judging by the forums I was reading. Back to gmail for now.

        I loved it an used it exclusively for a long time but it was so, so slow for me. And apparently others judging by the forums I was reading. Back to gmail for now.

      4. [2]
        the_loophole
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        Hey guys am I the only one to find inbox's features in the new GMail ?

        Hey guys am I the only one to find inbox's features in the new GMail ?

        1. anowlcalledjosh
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          Which features are you referring to? Many of Inbox's features simply don't exist in Gmail – bundles, reminders, pinning...

          Which features are you referring to? Many of Inbox's features simply don't exist in Gmail – bundles, reminders, pinning...

          3 votes
    2. trunicated
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      Reminders live on in the assistant, grouping is still possible in Gmail (though it is a bunch more work, and something I personally never liked about Inbox), and snoozing is available in the Gmail...

      Reminders live on in the assistant, grouping is still possible in Gmail (though it is a bunch more work, and something I personally never liked about Inbox), and snoozing is available in the Gmail app for Android, as well as on their website.

      Inbox was meant to be a testbed for features, and if they're not using it as that, I can see why they would stop putting resources in to it.

      1 vote
    3. SourceContribute
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      Yep, the only complaint I had about Inbox was the loading time. It always felt slower on mobile and on desktop than GMail; no idea why their email loading was so slow when GMail is so fast. This...

      Yep, the only complaint I had about Inbox was the loading time. It always felt slower on mobile and on desktop than GMail; no idea why their email loading was so slow when GMail is so fast.

      This has inspired me to look at free/open source email clients like Thunderbird and Evolution and even...Emacs.

  2. [2]
    clerical_terrors
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    I guess Inbox is going to join Google Reader and others on the ever-growing list of apps everybody liked but Google didn't know what to do with.

    I guess Inbox is going to join Google Reader and others on the ever-growing list of apps everybody liked but Google didn't know what to do with.

    19 votes
    1. Archimedes
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      I'd never even heard of Inbox. Definitely don't know what to do with it.

      I'd never even heard of Inbox. Definitely don't know what to do with it.

      1 vote
  3. Luna
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    This is really saddening. Inbox was beautiful, Gmail's UI doesn't even come close. Gmail did have more features in the email department, but it didn't have the same integrations, inline bundling,...

    This is really saddening. Inbox was beautiful, Gmail's UI doesn't even come close. Gmail did have more features in the email department, but it didn't have the same integrations, inline bundling, and nice previews Inbox did. I liked having separate Keep and Inbox reminders, but it seems now I'll have to go through all my Inbox reminders and convert them over (the least they could do is have a tool to convert them to Keep reminders).

    I'm really disappointed in Google. It seems that they kill all their good new products.

    9 votes
  4. [2]
    Celeo
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    This is frustrating: I switch to Inbox and moved to the "inbox zero" flow for managing my emails and I really enjoyed it. I never needed to scroll through a bunch of emails, or re-purpose "stars"...

    This is frustrating: I switch to Inbox and moved to the "inbox zero" flow for managing my emails and I really enjoyed it. I never needed to scroll through a bunch of emails, or re-purpose "stars" as "todos." When I needed to know about something, it'd come off snooze and then I'd deal with it. It is a really nice, low-stress way of dealing with emails.

    From the migration guide they've published, it seems that GMail now has the snooze feature, and I can still keep an empty inbox, so I guess it won't be too annoying of a change. Still, it's annoying - there wasn't anything wrong with Inbox (for me), and Google is killing it.

    6 votes
    1. Celeo
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      I was wrong: GMail doesn't support adding custom reminders and snoozing them. Google wants us to download another app called "Tasks" and do task management there. No thank you. I'll use Inbox...

      won't be too annoying of a change

      I was wrong: GMail doesn't support adding custom reminders and snoozing them. Google wants us to download another app called "Tasks" and do task management there.

      No thank you. I'll use Inbox until they kill it or I move away from Google.

      6 votes
  5. [2]
    edward
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    Ugh, Gmail apparently doesn't let you group emails by category/label, but still show those groups in one inbox (in "bundles"). Instead I would have to use the tabs feature, so instead of one list...

    Ugh, Gmail apparently doesn't let you group emails by category/label, but still show those groups in one inbox (in "bundles"). Instead I would have to use the tabs feature, so instead of one list with sub-lists, I have to look through multiple tabbed lists.

    IMO bundles is the best feature of Inbox, but it hasn't been brought to Gmail.

    5 votes
    1. Pilgrim
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      I set up labels to act like "folders" might in Outlook and that's made the transition easier for me. The "bundles" aren't in the inbox, but instead on the left hand side.

      I set up labels to act like "folders" might in Outlook and that's made the transition easier for me. The "bundles" aren't in the inbox, but instead on the left hand side.

  6. OneSubtractOne
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    As good a time as any to jump ship I guess.. I've been meaning to De Google anyways.

    As good a time as any to jump ship I guess.. I've been meaning to De Google anyways.

    3 votes
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    1. Celeo
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      The ability to add reminders.

      The ability to add reminders.

      3 votes
    2. anowlcalledjosh
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      Bundles are gone (although The Verge says they're getting added to Gmail "Soon™").

      Bundles are gone (although The Verge says they're getting added to Gmail "Soon™").

  8. alexandre9099
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    Meh i just tryed inbox and it is similar to new gmail, but even tough i don't like the design i prefer inbox ;) IMO the gmail redesign (not sure when it started, i clicked accidentally on the...

    Meh i just tryed inbox and it is similar to new gmail, but even tough i don't like the design i prefer inbox ;)

    IMO the gmail redesign (not sure when it started, i clicked accidentally on the webmail the other day, i usually use thunderbird) is horrible, my eyes hurt when looking at that, can't they just follow simple designs like roundcube's or even tutanota?