Google to shut down Inbox app in March 2019
by Cosmin Vasile / Sep 13, 2018, 12:17 AM
For users, Inbox was a lighter version of Gmail, an email app focusing on what matter most while still offering some nifty features that weren't available to Gmail users. However, the latest major update that dropped back in April, which brought just about every feature of the Inbox to Gmail, made everyone think whether or not Google plans to discontinue the former.
Google was pretty adamant about the future of Inbox saying at that time that there's no reason users should be worried, as the app is here to stay. Fast forward several months and Google's plans for Inbox crumbled to dust, as the search giant confirmed to The Verge that it will shut down the app in March 2019.
While Google said that there are still a couple of Inbox features that must be added to Gmail, there's no turning back when it comes to shutting down the app. To make the transition to Gmail easier, Inbox users have been provided with a support guide that will offer them all the information needed to migrate to Google's email service.
Posts: 194; Member since: Mar 25, 2018
I like inbox better than Gmail! It's sad :( I really like that inbox icon!
posted on Sep 13, 2018, 12:57 AM 2
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I can suggest Spark developed by our team at Readdle if you're looking for an alternative. It's super fast and friendly. It works for Mac and iOS, and the Android version comes soon. It has a lot of useful features: one inbox for multiple accounts, smart inbox and notifications to quickly see what's important, ability to snooze email or schedule it to be sent later, and more.
posted on Sep 13, 2018, 2:43 AM 0
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Still don't get the important of Inbox.
posted on Sep 13, 2018, 1:34 AM 2
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I never used inbox but I know a lot of people liked it for some reason.
posted on Sep 13, 2018, 3:32 AM 0
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Okay, I've been using inbox ever since it was in open beta and have been loving it since. I can't even think of going back to gmail, and there are multiple, very strong reasons behind it. First of all, the reminders you can set in inbox are better and more integrated than any other google utility (tasks, keep etc) I got most of the features much before gmail did. Like snoozing for example, or file preview(which inbox got years ago). It works much, much better. My inbox is much less cluttered, I can get all the information at a glance and it's much easier to declutter my inbox. It just works. I don't have to configure my inbox for it to work. Google's AI does it for me and it learns my preferences with time. I know some people love configuring their emails and good for them, but I'm not one of those people. The mobile app is much better than gmail, the notifications are better and everything takes lesser clicks. Please check out this article too: https://www.androidpolice.com/
posted on Sep 13, 2018, 6:04 AM 4
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There is a single reason for this: you can't mark your email(s) as read. Their "mark as done" or other stupid options remove your emails from inbox. So basically they tried to force an absolutely stupid behavior on email users. They paid the price. Good riddance ! I'm now using Microsoft Outlook as my email client. They are much better at listening to their customers, they don't mess around. Look at their Launcher. Surpasses anything while still looking clean and professional.
posted on Sep 13, 2018, 4:28 AM 0
Posts: 1261; Member since: Aug 31, 2016
I use inbox and I like it over Gmail but I have no problem going back to Gmail. I expected this to happen since Google has a history of shutting down new apps that don't reach the minimum usage numbers they want.
posted on Sep 13, 2018, 9:04 AM 0
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