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Kristin Burnham
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10/27/2014 | 8:59:08 PM
A few days in...
After a few days of using Inbox, I'm beginning to get used to it. One feature that I don't mind (which actually surprises me) are the push notifications. When an email is sent to me from a contact (not a promotional or social email) I get a push notification alerting me -- gives email more of a messaging feel. Not everyone will like this, but it's handy especially if you're waiting for something important. 
Kristin Burnham
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10/27/2014 | 8:55:54 PM
Re: old but still the same
@nasimson Agreed. A good first step were the tabs for mail sent to you, promotions, and social emails -- those have helped bring some order to my inbox. 
Kristin Burnham
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10/27/2014 | 8:53:28 PM
Re: Thumbs up.
@tzubair I'd love to hear your thoughts once you've spent some time with Inbox.
Joe Stanganelli
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10/25/2014 | 5:41:59 AM
Re: Nice feature review
More the the point, I am unconvinced that Google even knows entirely what it's doing in that realm.

Case in point: I am an attorney.  Google has some sense that many of my correspondences involve law practice -- and uses this information to target ads to me.

Ads for attorneys.

*sigh*
Alison_Diana
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10/24/2014 | 3:39:47 PM
Re: Nice feature review
Agreed! Perhaps it'll also help with spam since it will know the real "Chase" bill from the fake Chase mails that sometmes sneak through spam filters.
Thomas Claburn
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10/23/2014 | 6:38:36 PM
Re: Nice feature review
I'm looking forward to try it out. But there's a limit to what summarization and UI can do for a problem that's defined more by your other activities. Sometimes people have time for email and other times they don't. There's no way for a computer to read your mind (yet?) and determine that. One easy fix for email is just to whitelist contacts and sending everyone else's messages into a different folder, to be read when you have time.
Lorna Garey
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10/23/2014 | 5:37:52 PM
Re: Nice feature review
Agreed, nice wrapup. Google is certainly right that email is broken. Whether this is the right answer, I guess we'll see, but kudos to them for giving it a shot.
Michael Endler
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Michael Endler,
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10/23/2014 | 3:22:52 PM
Ongoing thoughts
I'll be curious to see what you think once you've spent a bit more time with the app, Kristin. This is a great overview of the features, and should help some users to more easily tackle the learning curve.
Charlie Babcock
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10/23/2014 | 2:16:42 PM
Nice feature review
This is a very useful review of Google Inbox features. It sounds like a great alternative to the hodge-podge nature of regular mail.


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