We’ve known for a while that email was broken - we just didn’t know that Google knew it too.
Its new Inbox app goes a long way toward fixing the problem of an excessive deluge of updates, soliciations, and downright junk. Like Mailbox, you can swipe and snooze your way to a clean inbox, triaging email far more quickly than with the Gmail app.
Yet there's a learning curve for some features and some growing pains for power Gmail users. But give it time, and you’ll find yourslf going all-in.
We’ve compiled the ten best features, highlighting along the way a few areas Inbox could get better. Check out our slideshow and let us know your thoughts about Inbox and if it’s changed anything about how you manage your Gmail.
For now, Inbox is invite-only. The best way to get on the list is to mail email@example.com asking to test it out—Google sends out invites in waves.