Google introduces Smartbox by Inbox

Google introduces Smartbox by Inbox
Are you using Inbox by Gmail yet? It is an excellent execution of managing emails. Now Google is making mail smarter, as in regular mail. You know, the kind printed on paper and delivered by the United States Postal Service.

Postal mail has proven to be one of the few constants in life, spanning generations, and Google is committed to bringing the mail of yesterday to a mailbox of tomorrow, today. Google brings you, Smartbox by Inbox.

We got to applaud the work our favorite tech companies put into these productions, even if they are pure whimsy. However, you have to admit, there are some practical use-cases for something like this. Then again, even when it's not April Fool's Day, the tech corridor can unveil some pretty crazy stuff, so in a way, it could be just like any other day. Of course, Smartbox would be powered by Android.

Anyway, if you are not using Inbox by Gmail, send an email to inbox@google.com before April Fool’s Day ends to get your invitation, and save a spot for the Smartbox.

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6 Comments

1. homi3kh

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

April Fool -_-

2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

April Fool's joke or not, it's actually not a bad idea being able to know whether you have mail waiting in the mailbox without having to go and check. It'd certainly be pretty convenient.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7433; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I like the spam filters as well. To keep out the junk and unwanted mail.

4. alexvoda

Posts: 39; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

Are mail boxes in the USA really like that? A round box with a door anyone can open? No lock, no nothing?

5. aahmed215

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

Yes, unless you live in an apartment building or complex. In that scenario, you have all the mailboxes in the same place and each one has a door locked with a key.

6. Mobilephile

Posts: 167; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

If it was smart, it should digitize the paper mail and be able to see it in my inbox/gmail on my device. do i sound lazy or am i on to something?

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